Thursday, July 29, 2021

Birthday in Blues - Stampin' Up! Hats Off

 My card today is another masculine one and I took my inspiration from two challenges. The layout is from CAS Colours & Sketches and Cardz 4 Guyz has "Shades of Blue" as the theme.


  I started this one with a Pacific Point base. On a piece of Basic White I alternated strips of Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Misty Moonlight to follow the sketch. After I had the strips adhered I cut down the Basic White panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. Since the sketch is clean and simple I wanted to add a bit of detail without making the card "heavier" and some stitching helps with that.

  The hat is Misty Moonlight cardstock and ink and then cut out with the Hat Builder dies.  The patch is inked up with markers and then stamped on Basic White and then cut out. I love all the stitch detailing with these dies; I really think it adds so much to the style. This is a bundle that I hope Stampin' Up! keeps around and even adds some more patch stamps sports and other interests in future catalogs.

  Since this is a guy card and supposed to be CAS I only added a few white candy dots and 2 stamped stars as extras.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Hats Off

Ink: Misty Moonlight

Markers: Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue

Paper: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Basic White

Accessories: Hat builder dies, dimensionals, candy dots (retired)


  1. Beautiful card and great take on the sketch. I love the cap!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

  2. Yep you nailed it...great shades of blue and masculine!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "shades of blue" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  3. Wow! This is just so fun! What a great masculine card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

  4. Way to go Amanda - this is the perfect take on our sketch this week and I love those shades of blue too! Thanks for playing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  5. Great masculine take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

  6. Your bold baseball cap takes center stage and rightly so, love your take on our theme. Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  7. This fits my challenge to perfection. It's just brilliant. Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x


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