If you've been following along with my blog posts since this Spring, you'll know that I'm a super big fan of the Twist N' Pop or Pop N' Twist technique and have shared many cards I've made showcasing this design. I've also shared a tutorial on how I make my cards.
The Twist N' Pop card is also a huge favourite of my dear husband's. In fact, I can't count the number of times he's requested me to make one of these cards for our male friends for birthdays or special events. He really likes it when I make the cards specific to their personal likes or themes.
So, it will come as "no surprise" when I tell you my challenge card this week is another Twist N' Pop card. But, this masculine Twist N' Pop is a very, very special one because I made it with lots of love for my hubby's October birthday. I'm sure you'll figure out what his passion is when you see this card.
Here's My Card:
Stamp Sets: Stylized Birthday, On the Green (R), Badges and Banners, High Tide, Gordon the Golfer (Artistic Impressions), Golf Ball (Val Scrap), Happy Birdie (Amuse), and Many Mower (R-09)
Card Stock:Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Retired DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Tuxedo Momento Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Smokey Slate and Soft Sky.
Accessories: Patterned Paper Decorative Masks (brick), Paper Trimmer, Detail Scissors, Scallop Circle Punch for Cloud Mask, Best Badge Punch,
Tom Bow Glue, Sticky Strip.
1. My card base is a 41/4" x 11" Old Olive card stock scored at 5 1/2".
2. The first layer is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.
3. The second layer is a piece of Whisper White measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
4. I stamped Gordon the Golfer from AI in black ink on the card face and then stamped a second image on a post it note for a mask. I fussy cut out the mask and laid it over the original stamped imaged. The mask will remain in place until all the background sponging is completed.
5. I punched out a mask with the Scallop Punch from scrap card stock to make the clouds. Beginning at the top left edge of the panel I sponged the top 2/3rds of the card with soft sky ink, twisting and maneuvering the scallop circle to create the cloud effect.
6. The black birds were stamped using a bird cluster from the High Tide stamp set. The grass was stamped using the large grass image from the same stamp set. Before stamping on the grass sections I sponged the bottom of the card with a mixture of Chocolate Chip and Old Olive inks.
7. For Gordon's shirt and trousers I stamped his image again on scraps of old Designer Series papers that were in shades of Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I cut them out with my detail scissors and adhered them with Tom Bow glue. I coloured the rest of the image with markers and I highlighted the creases on the shirt and pants to blend them in.
I have so much fun mixing and matching stamp sets and DSP when I create the inside of these cards. For the top panel on this card I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and topped it with a 3 7/8" x 3" piece of long retired Old Olive and White Christmas paper that worked perfectly.
The four accordion panels each have a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" panel of Chocolate Chip Card Stock and a 2" x 3" panel of Whisper White.
1. The first panel is stamped with the golfer from a 2009 Stampin' Up! set called "And Many Mower". I simply couldn't part with this one, and it was a "par-fect" start to the panel. I used the scalloped circle mask to sponge in the sky, stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo black ink and coloured the image with Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Smokey Slate markers.
2. For the second panel I sponged the brick stencil from the Patterned Papers Decorative Masks with Chocolate Chip ink. The badge was stamped in Old Olive ink on a scrap of Whisper White and cut out with the Best Badge Punch. I punched a second badge from Old Olive and glued it to the back of the first badge and attached it with Dimensionals to the brick background.
3. The third panel has a great golf themed image from another retired Stampin' Up! set called On the Green. This was one of the first single stamps sold by Stampin' Up! I simply stamped this image in Chocolate Chip. I sponged the edges of all the white panels with Chocolate Chip before mounting them.
4. The final panel has the sky and green background sponged in as before and the Golf Ball image is stamped in black ink. I added the sentiment "happy birdie to you" also in black ink.
5. For the bottom I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and topped it with a 3 7/8" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock that had been sponged with Chocolate Chip around the edges. I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" in Chocolate Chip using the Stylized Birthday stamp.
And that's all there was to making this card. My hubby the golfer absolutely loved it. I hope you enjoyed it to.
If you'd like to join us for this week's Watercooler Wednesday challenge it's easy, just add your link to our Linsky on the WWC homepage before 5:00 MST on Monday October 23rd. We'd love to have you join us!