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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happiness is a Journey

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's June 1 Reveal


This month FIVE new stamp sets are being introduced. Until June 3, the sets are 20% off their regular price. The Camera Life rubber stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.



The sets are:
Journal Mixed Media #606
Camera Life #620 (Digital Stamp available)
Vintage Pickup #628 (Digital Stamp available)
Road Less Traveled (sports car) #629 (Digital Stamp available)
Travelin (camper) #630 (Digital Stamp Set available)
plus
(a Cruisin' Digital Stamp Set #Digi629 which contains all the cars & trucks, including a VW Beetle #Digi629.2 is available. 






Aren't these sets perfect for summer travel? I had fun using the Vintage Pickup and Journal Mixed Media sets on my card.




For the right panel I used a piece of metal sheet, ran it through a gear embossing folder, swiped black permanent ink over the raised areas and sanded off some of the ink. The left panel was made by stamping the mesh stamp from the Journal Mixed Media set and adding Teddy Brown embossing powder EP187to it. I also used the same embossing powder on the saying and truck.




To make the truck more interesting, I stamped the dictionary stamp from the Journal Mixed Media set onto the truck, colored it and fussy cut. I used a silver metallic pen on the chrome areas and silver embellishments on the wheels. The dictionary stamp was also used on the torn paper background. I used the golf bag from the Golf stamp set 509 to put in the back of the truck.



You may click here if you would like to see full instructions on how to make this card.




On June 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below. Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. 

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on June 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:




Steff Munnings




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! Now on to the very talented Anne's blog.

32 comments:

E. Marie said...

April, this is a great masculine card. The embossed metal sheeting and the metal embellishments really add to the look. Great idea to add the golf bag in the back of the truck.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cool and a fabulous masculine card. Love the red pickup and a great design too.

loulou said...

Wow April I love your card. All the embossing and the metal elements are fantastic. I really love the way use used the dictionary stamp on the old truck such a great idea and is looks amazing.

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh this is a fantastic masculine card!! That metal is so scrumptious and so perfect for that awesome truck...such a retro feel yet modern mixed in... love it!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

TracyM #6773 said...

TOTALLY COOL card April - a FABULOUS masculine design!!!
I REALLY LOVE the contrast of the mesh panel and metallic panel against the pickup, which has the most AWESOME wheels - WOW!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Paula said...

Oh good, some masculine stamps, the category that I struggle with. The card is great April, love all the details on it.

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful masculine card, April! All those metals and contrasts of textures! REally amazing card. Love the colors, too. April, thank you for the very good write up and great photos! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fantastic card April. So masculine! Love the backgrounds and the golf bag in the back of the truck is genius!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is amazing !!!!! I am in love with the design April !!! Beautiful yet masculine card !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a great dad's day card, April. I really like how you added all the metals to give it a true masculine feeling.

Alicia DiCarlo said...

Aweome card, great for the man in your life. Love the truck with the metal sheet behind. Great idea.

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic Father's Day card! Love the embossed metal sheet and silver wheels. So creative! Coloring the car red and using the red backing paper made this card really stand out. Love how you set the cog over the metal sheet too. Seriously terrific card.

Diane Maloney said...

LOVE the truck! Good for fathers day or a male birthday!

Karenladd said...

This is a wonderful masculine card! The embossed metal panel sets off your stamped image so perfectly!

ShirleyTACS said...

It's so hard to make a card for a man. This one is really nice. Thanks for sharing.

Shelliesscrappin said...

This is wonderful card. The masculine cards are sometimes so hard to design. The use of the metallic material is fabulous. I really enjoy looking are your creations.

Gerlinde said...

Love this, April! Especially the golf bags in the truck - a very nice touch!

Cynthia Clark said...

Such a wonderful manly card! Lovin' the golf clubs!

Janet Mack said...

Love the golf clubs in the truck. Great guy card.

ktfabian said...

Great masculine card!

SHartl said...

Oh my gosh, this card is so perfect for a guy!! Love the gears, the metal and the golf clubs in the back of the truck! How fun!

Sue D said...

Great card. I like all the metallic parts.

molly said...

That is an amazing card!

Gina Howe said...

So many details on this nice card! I love the pairing of the gears embossing and the new mesh stamp. And I love the truck because we have one!

Lisa Norstrom said...

What angreat card - love all of the detai! I really like how you stamped the dictionary print right on the truck and how you filled up the back of the truck! You INSPIRED me to try embossing on the metal sheet - cant wait to try it!

namabear said...

Awesome card great masculine card and I luv the saying.

AuntDi said...

This is a perfect card for any guy. I love the mixture of cars and golf. I never would have thought to use the embellishments you did, but they work perfectly.

Pat said...

Love your card, very masculine. The embellishments are so appropriate.

scrappymo! said...

Very cool card. Loving the golf clubs in the back...that would be my DH! lol
Using the printed paper looks really great too!

Eret said...

April, your card is so awesome! love the metal background. The wheels on the truck are so cool. Fantastic masculine card!
Hugs,
Eret

Embellishments said...

Great card April, the metal look and the mesh look is really nice! LOVE what you've done to the truck wheels :-) Creative!!!
Hugs, Steff

Shirley said...

OMGosh, April, this is awesome! The embossed foil and the use of the eyelets is so creative and your card is just wonderful. Love the warm and vibrant colors too!

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