Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SHOPPING OUR STASH #192 - Counting On You

Hello and welcome! We have a new challenge starting at SHOPPING OUR STASH, and it's all about NUMBERS! We'd like to see you incorporate a number (or numbers) into your card or project. Here's what I came up with:

Here's the inside:

I had some fun with Distress Inks and masking. I die cut the larger Bam Bubble die and used the negative as my mask, then went to town using a couple different inks and sponged them in. I spritzed some water onto it then blotted off for the spots. The 'seriously' was stamped first in VersaMark then another DI color and embossed with clear embossing powder. I dug through my stash of number stickers and found these to use. Another stamp finishes the inside. 

I actually made three of these cards, all basically the same design, but with slight differences to them:

They all use the same three DI colors and all have the main panel edges distressed. I have four nephews that are all turning 21 this year. (two live in the same state, so I will need to make a different card for him) But since three of them live in different states, why not mass produce?! (And yes, 1994 was a very fertile year for both my hubby's and my family!) LOL!

I hope you get the chance to play along with this week's number challenge at Shopping Our Stash! Wait until you see the awesome creations that my teammies came up with! Please do visit their blogs and leave some love! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Challenges I'm entering:
CAS-Colours & Sketch #114
The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge #2
Addicted to Stamps and More #134 - clean & simple
Addicted to CAS #58 - Distress


Stamps: MFT - Twisted Threesome; Inkadinkado - Humorous Birthday
Ink: Ranger DI - Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord; Versa Mark
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Classic Sm & Lg Oval Nesties; Paper Smooches - Bam Bubble Die; water spritzer; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; Faber Castell - black Pitt pen; Tim Holtz - bubble EF; Tonic - distress tool; AC - Thickers & mystery chipboard number stickers
Adhesive: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


  1. you know, i was thinking, "these are BEYOND awesome, but how can she need THREE "21" cards at the same time??!" i stand corrected, you need FOUR!!! 1994 was SOME YEAR, lol! :) :) :) this is such an awesome design, tho, you could do it for nearly any birthday! i'm thinking, "16... already?" and maybe "39... again??!" endless possibilities! :)

  2. SUPER birthday card for 21-year-old young men! I'd mass-produce this design, too!

    I love that you've used the Bam Bubble die on the sketch instead of the oval. :)

  3. Love your take on the sketch, great cards for the 21 year old guys it sure was a good year with 4 of them. Fabulous design will have to remember this when I need a masculine card and Lauren has some awesome ideas too. Do I need that die? you are an enabler.

  4. That is too perfect for guy cards! And holy crap that was a fertile year all right....don't drink the water, man. Love the inking!

  5. Great trio of cards and I love how you've put the CC&S colours to good use on male themed cards. Thanks for sharing, hope you'll play again soon.

  6. Great designs and perfect colors for masculine cards. Have an amazing day!

  7. These are super! The starburst is fun but masculine - just perfect for a young man. I like the way you've made each card unique by switching around the colors, using different fonts for the numbers, and treating the backgrounds a bit differently. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at CC&S!

  8. Whew! All 21?? Holy schmoly! These are super cool and graphic!

  9. Ohhhhhh love the starbursts!! Fab job!! I love when you love a card so much you wanna make more of them (or cuz ya need them LOL)

  10. Fabulous set of cards! I love how you masked and inked the Bam Bubble and the font on the numbers is really striking! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM and Addicted to CAS!

  11. Such a fun set of cards and a great design! Love it in all the different colours. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

  12. This is brilliant and a hilarious card to give to someone who can't quite say their age out loud!!! Love the blending and the design, I just want to say 'kapow' everytime I look at it! So glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

  13. These are fabulous, Chris! SUCH a great design for some up and coming 21 year olds! Love that bam bubble shape, and your masking with the distress inks is amazing. Your slew of nephews are seriously going to enjoy these!

  14. A lovely set of bright, colourful cards for your nephews' birthdays Chris. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  15. Oh, so cool - fabulous inking and blending!


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