Friday, April 10, 2015

simply create too 83

There's a new and great challenge over at Simply Create Too starting today. Create without using a stamp or a digi stamp. For me that's tougher than it sounds. But it's a great time to get reacquainted with my PP stash!

I had an additional challenge. Needed a 50th birthday card. And it needed to be masculine! So I reached for some Tim Holtz PP (kinda has a retro, back fifty years feel to it, right?). I decided the 50 needed to be good sized to hold its own against those patterns, so I printed it onto printer paper using the PC and then used it as a pattern to cut the numbers from cardboard. I grunged them and the PP edges a bit with ink and voila!

This is what I did on the inside of the card. I actually created those shadows of the 50 by placing the cardboard ones there and pouncing over them with my ink applicator.

Thanks for taking a look. If you're an avid stamper, why not take the no stamp challenge and join us at Simply Create Too this time around?


  1. Such a great masculine card!! I love how you created the "50", and the inside of the card is so clever!

  2. Cool and groovy, Maria ... yep, definitely a retro vibe with those fab DPs ... and such a brilliant sentiment! Anita :)

  3. This is unique, I like it :)

  4. Cool! Love the corrugated numbers!


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