Wednesday, 5 June 2019

…and I’m all outta gum

Sharing a super CAS card featuring the awesomely quirky Oddball Gamer from Stamping Bella.

I’ve used the sketch over at Sunday Stamps for the layout of this card.  I layered up a couple of mats below my watercolour cardstock top layer using one designer paper and one coloured cardstock layer.  To add in the rectangular element I embossed a frame around my coloured image, although it’s a bit hard to see in the photo.  I then added in the two accents lines with some embossing powder.

I went down the embossing route, rather than a die cut frame, in order to play along at Less is More.  And this card definitely is on the less side, no fussy cutting, no die cuts, no embellies, just that fab image and a bit of embossing.  I think the minimalist approach works though for a card heading out to my gamer teenage nephew.

And, as this is a male card, I am also linking it up over at Crafty Friends where they’re asking you to do one of those more difficult male cards.  Although, frankly, with these Oddball images from Stamping Bella it really isn’t all that difficult to bring a bit of handmade joy to the males in our lives!

This card is also my DT project for the June challenge at Bizzy Bec’s.  Our theme is always anything goes so it’s super easy to enter and doing so gets you a chance at a die or stamp chosen by Bec.  Well worth the effort of linking up, I say, so hope to see you over there.

Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Pine Needles
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn & Tea Dye
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark Pen
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Glitz Dapper Dan Collection ~ Geometric
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Garden Green
Crafty Friends #111

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card for a teenager ! Great design and amazing colouring. Love the funny face (so true !) of this young man. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.
    PS: You should enter your card at The Male Room challenge where the theme is Computer or Gaming...

  2. Such a fun image, and very cool take on the sketch - clever you! Perfect for a teen! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Lovely card for our challenge at Crafty Friends xxxx

  4. Such a faun card for a teen gamer! Love the image and your coloring. Thanks so much for playing wtih us at Less Is More.

  5. Very fun way to incorporate the sketch in your card with the embossed lines. I knew a few guys for which this card would be perfect. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  6. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us. It’s so lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Men/Boys’ theme … It will certainly brighten someone's day!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  7. What a FUN card! Great take on the sketch, too! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  8. Fun take of the sketch for your card!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!


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