Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Designer at Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Coffee of the Day - Red Velvet Cake

I recently won a challenge over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and they so kindly asked if I would be interested in also being a guest designer. I was happy to say yes! :)  the challenge is to create an easel card that also has bling.

I used the image 'Tropical Sunset' and Basic Grey Shine On paper. the sentiment is from Create with TLC. it reads, "A Sunbeam to warm you."  Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles dies were used for the shapes.

The card base was sprayed with glimmer mist for some added shine. the main image was first watercolored. The sun and water were then over-painted with various shades of glimmer mist to add more sparkle. it really has a gorgeous shine irl - subtle. 

those of you who are regular blog readers know the strict criteria my guys impose on any masculine cards I make. so because this card is going to a guy, I had to be sure to not add any bows or that other 'girly' stuff that makes my  men roll their eyes at me! ;) I did add some rhinestones to the corner, but hopefully the burlap (manly man grunt!) and coconut button (another manly man grunt!) will keep their rolling eyes diverted! ha!

thank you so much to Margy at Digi Stamps 4 Joy for the lovely guest designer invite! I had so much fun making this card! I do hope all of you will give it a go! :)

Paper Pretties - fabulous folds
Loves Rubberstamps - great outdoors
Papertake Weekly- weather with you
Cards for Men - anything goes
Melonheadz - fancy folds
Ooh La La - easel cards
Paper Playtime - more than one fold
Basic Grey - masculine


Beth Fairweather said...

Very neat project, I'm laughing at the guy card comments, I hear the same thing from my husband, LOL!

Hugs, Beth

Eret said...

I love easel cards. Your card is awesome. Love the shape of it and its design. I'm sure the shine looks beautiful on it.

Chris said...

LOL, I heard Tim Allen in my head.
I was adding my (hopefully) masculine card to Papertake Weekly and you were the last to post before me. Well, when I saw the thumbprint of a palm tree I had to see the bigger version. I love it. It's bright, sunny and cheerful like my new digs in Florida.
Glad you're creating. This is beautiful.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, lovely warm colours and great design.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

Ellie said...

Hi Jennifer! Congrats on your guest designer spot at digistamps for joy! So well deserved! Love your image, you colored it beautifully and I love the elements you added! Great for a masculine card!
So glad you played along in my word play saturday challenge!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Penny said...

Congrats on the GDT, Jennifer! And what a fab easel card you created--certainly will work for one of your "manly" men! :^) Love the colors, image, and embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cindy Vernon said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with paper playtime.

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just LOVE this one Jen!! The colors are brilliant so serene as well!! Beautiful easel design! HUGS

Ceal said...

great card Jen makes me want to head to the coast! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, hope to see you again soon!

Patricia St Martin said...

Love the easel card. Love the colors and all the added embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Nana said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

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CheerDown said...

Lovely summery easel card. Love the embellies. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations.

Alli x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Great creation Jennifer, love the use of spray and the burlap adds such a great touch!! Thanks so much for playing at Melonheadz Friends this time:)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) the image and whole design is fabulous ,,, a beautiful desert island destination :-)

thanks for joining us on the PTW :-)
Lols x x x

Dangina Martinez said...

congrats and this is so gorgeous. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute, I am ready to go to the beach now! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget to Blog Hop and comment in our Sunday Blog Hop!