Saturday 27 June 2015

Paper Craft Crew 150

It has been a few weeks since I last played at the Paper Craft Crew but sometimes, life just gets in the way....

Anyway, the sketch this week was extra appealing, with its overlapping, askew squares.

I often find myself with a lot of feminine cards, not at least because of the frequency with which I reach for a butterfly stamp or die! So today, I was aiming firmly at the masculine end of the spectrum - not all male but something acceptable to a male - but still OK for a female.

I did indulge myself and get some Everyday Chic DSP from the new catalogue and have been itching to give it a turn.

The black and white is a good foil for the Coastal Cabana. Edging the cut shapes with a black marker gives a subtle, but perceptible, pop to the cut shapes. I really wished I had the little itty-bitty star punch tonight, so I could add in some tiny stars but the circles pick up the 'a' from the sentiment, so I'm OK with that.

Update: Pleased to be voted a Feature Artisan for this card.

Card: Black, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana scraps, Everyday Chic DSP
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Other: Square Framelits, Star Framelits, the star from the Circle thinlits die, circle punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack, Coastal Cabana twine, Black marker pen, dimensionals.


  1. This is an excellent design, Jan, and I love the b/w and coastal cabana colors! This would work for any gender and any age!! It's a winner to me! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Fantastic card, love the graphic feel!
    Shanna :)

  3. Hi Jan, this is a great card. Sometimes I think our sketches can be a bit too busy and you have found a really nice and clean balance this week with it! Thanks for joining us again at the Paper Craft Crew! Crystal

  4. Jan! This is a great clean and simple version of this card!! This is great masculine card! It is hard to resist the butterflies and bows! Love this! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew!

  5. I love your tip of edging the die cuts pieces with the black marker, Jan! You're right - it does add a definite 'pop' to the pieces. So glad to have you join us again at the Paper Craft Crew! ~Deborah

  6. Excellent card with this clean lines, would be a perfect male card. Thanks for joining us once again at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx