Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Hello and happy Tuesday!
Today starts the new challenge at
Yo! Dude!

We want to see projects for the special men in your life.
(or for a complete stranger. We don't judge. *wink*)

Here's the card I made:

and the inside:

My teammate Barbara was kind enough to send me some stamped
images from the Hipsters set by Tim Holtz. I thought it was high
time I used them. (again, hoarder)
The chimp dude was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Glossy Accents added to his glasses. 
That background panel I had made a couple months ago, and decided to finally use it.
It's die cut, sprayed with a couple Dylusions spray inks, stenciled over
with embossing paste, then splattered with black ink.
(drying between all layers, of course)
The black panel was dry embossed with stripes before adhering 
everything together all wonky like.
As for the inside sentiment, I printed that out on my computer.
(Shout out to Charlton Heston from the Planet of the Apes movie!)
As everyone in my family shares a snarky sense of humor,
this will eventually be mailed to one of my male relatives. LOL!

I look forward to seeing your male themed creations in the gallery
at Shopping Our Stash! For more ideas, do yourself a favor and
visit the blogs of my teammies. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:
Naughty or Nice Challenge #50 - Using challenge #5: For the men

Stamps: Tim Holtz - Hipsters; Paper Issues - Freaking Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug
CS: Neenah; Bazzill/ Thunderbolt
Accessories: Dylusions spray inks - Cut grass, vibrant turquoise; Dreamweaver - embossing paste;
DecoArt Media black acrylic paint; toothbrush; GC; Lifestyle Crafts - inverted scallops die; SB - Std. Sm & Lg circle Nesties; Cuttlebug - striped EF from the James Set; Prismacolor pencils; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Istencil -27-00072 rsc stencil; computer and printer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; American Crafts - tacky tape; Scotch - foam tape


  1. WOW!! Now, that's a DUDE card, fabulous image from this collection, love your pencil coloring and the stenciled background.
    I'm sure the lucky relative you'll send this to, will have a huge smile as soon as he takes out this fantastic card from the envelope.

  2. Awesome card, I never thought to use one of those hipsters for my card, why am I brain dead when it comes to a challenge. great colouring and sentiments just a totally awesome card!!!

  3. between your first paragraph (we don't judge, wink) and the planet of the apes reference i might be chuckling too hard to type correctly but let's just say HOLY WOW & leave it there!!! :)

  4. You are so funny, Chris, and I love that card! Thanks for joining our final challenge at NoN, Jo x

  5. Love your checkered background - it sets your image off nicely! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Now you obviously need to own the Hipster set, since you rocked the ape dude here! Great background (so helpful to have a few handy) and perfect sentiments. I can thank you for joining us at two challenges, Seize the Birthday and the last ever Naughty or Nice Challenge!

  7. Love that background panel!!
    Gotta love a card with a Planet of the Apes quote!
    This rocks sistah!

  8. Oh my... the inky goodness! :) Hilarious sentiment also! These hipster stamps are perfect for masculine cards! I wouldn't be surprise if you remind people of that and we get a couple in the gallery! Trendsetter. Hipster! ;)

  9. What a totally fun card! Loving the background and the die cut shapes! Those stamps are perfectly used! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday challenge!
    - Ashwini, STB DT


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