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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Make your Mark

Hello there,

I have my DT project for the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz for you this morning. My team mate Julie chose the theme this week of


Now I wasn't sure how to interpret this, but as she explains - anything that you have made a mark with! Simples. So, no preprinted images or CD images, just making a mark with your inks, stencils, stitching, embossing- get the idea. So off I went, and here's my finished effort ...

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the Creative Expressions old vintage car with Sepia ink. Then stamped again on a sticky note and cut it out to make a mask. Once I covered the original image, I could get started with my stencil and inks.

The stencil is from Clarity Stamps and I used my ink dusters to brush Crushed Olive, Broken China and Gathered Twigs distress ink through the stencil. I also added some of my favourite Stampin' Up splatters using the same three colour inks - definitely made a mark there then! Lol.

I stamped the car image again onto a piece of scrap card and just cut out a small segment using a circle die. This is coloured with my Promarkers and mounted onto an olive green circle, and then positioned over the original image (just to highlight a small section of it).

I made a little banner to stamp the sentiment on and embellished with three little punched banner pieces cut from scraps of card that had been inked with the same three colours, and three co-ordinating brads to finish off.

I hope you can come and join us with your own male-themed projects this week.
Hugz, Jan xx 


  1. What a great card - so many techniques, I can see you had a lot of fun playing! I love the stencilled background

  2. Love the stenciled background Jan, just the thing for this week! :)

  3. I love it! I'm going to have to get some playing time. Great colours for the zany background. Super DT card for Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  4. Great card, love the techniques and colours x

  5. A fabulous card, love all the techniques and I think I need that stencil!
    See the grunge stamps have been used too, what did we do before we got them LOL



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