Sunday, 4 September 2016

One For The Boys

Our September Challenge theme at Stamping Sensations is one I often struggle with, as I'm sure do others, so coming up with an idea for this month's sample really was a challenge! It is, of course,

* * * * * ONE FOR THE BOYS * * * * *

We would like to see projects with a masculine theme, but please do remember that we are a stamping challenge, so your entry must include stamping as the focal point if you wish to be eligible for the prize or top 3 place.

Browsing for inspiration, I just happened to come across a tutorial for a card fold I'd never seen before - the Trapeze Fold - and thought I would try it out. It  appealed to me because it has plenty of potential for decoration, and it was easy to do! The tutorial can be found on the Trimcraft website.

Having completed the fold, I covered the card with papers from Craftwork Cards and made a topper using Inkylicious ink dusters, stencil and stamps.

Here's a view showing how it stands.

 And a close up.

This month we are sponsored by Hero Arts, who have been making and selling top quality stamps and accessories for an amazing 42 years! They have given us a fabulous prize!

If, like me, you find masculine cards tricky, then just pop over to the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog, where you will find gorgeous inspiration from my talented teamies. We can't wait to see your entries!


brenda said...

That really is a lovely fold Lynne and one I must check out, makes for a lovely masculine card in the colours and image you have chosen.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Lynne! An elegant scene and a lovely shape. I will go to the tutorial, thanks for adding the link. hugs, Marlies

Joan said...

Lovely card Lynne, must try that fold, love the scene


Jean said...

A beautiful scene Lynne. I like the tartan papers and interesting shape.
Jean x

Sally H said...

Having seen it IRL it is even more beautiful! I love it and will definitely be trying that fold

pinky said...

Wow Lynne, I am absolutely loving this card. What a great shape and the layers are perfect and what a scene!!! Amazing!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such a wonderful masculine card Lynne. I really like the peaceful scene that you've created and those green hills are fabulous. The stag is one of my favourite stamps and he looks totally majestic here on your card. Great fold and background papers too. Sandra X

Dora said...

Stunning scene! Beautiful card.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab fold Lynne and a gorgeous themed card - am off to Scotland (Elgin to be exact) on Wednesday - more Presidential team duties! Thanks for putting up with my absences - appreciate it. x

Maxine D said...

What a stunning fold Lynne, and I love your stamped and stenciled scene. A marvelous card!

Tracy said...

Hi Lynn
Fabulous creation, great masculine image and love the fold design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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