This is our second June challenge at Papercraft Star and don't forget we're being sponsored ALL month long by our former Design Team member, Cecilia Stephens. Cecilia has come out with her own line of stamps called TradeFish Designs.
I established TradeFish Designs (aka “TFD”) in April 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina. TFD was created because I felt there was a need for stamps sets I could use in cards, scrapbook pages and other crafty projects for the boys and men in my life. TFD is devoted to creating stamps with masculine themes, imagery and sentiments. You can use the images and sentiments for feminine cards or projects too, but the focus in my design work is really about the boys. I promise that there will be no flowers, butterflies and/or girly swirls in any TFD sets. All the designs are a product of my own quirky design style and sense of humor, as well as a reflection of the boys and men I have been privileged to know and love. I hope you enjoy TFD stamps and create wonderful projects for the people you care about.
This months challenges are dual. Besides the regular challenge, we're also challenging you to make your project masculine. You can use the regular challenge idea, combine it with the masucline twist or make one of each!
For my DT Card, I've used some DCWV Metallic paper. The panels were created with alcohol ink on Glossy Paper. For the image I stamped with Distress ink using the Versamark trick. The star is a chipboard star cut with a Sizzix die that I covered twice with silver embossing powder and stamped on while still wet.
Let us see what you can do with this challenge and get it linked up by 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for your chance at a set of stamps from TradeFish this week and a chance at this months Grand Prize from The Scrapbooking Cottage.
Papers: DCWV, Ranger Glossy Paper, Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Studio 112, Inkadinkado, and Tradefish Designs "Missing You"
Inks: Broken China and Shabby Shutters Distress ink
Tools: Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Sizzix Stars #2 die and Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: Ranger Silver embossing powder, Recollections brads, Kraft Outlet Green Bakers Twine
Great card Tracy! I love the alcohol inked panels! The technique used on the star is wonderful too! Thank you! :o)
Tracy,this is gorgeous!!
Another great card. I love the look of those panels.. Very cool my friend..
Great card Tracy! I am loving that star, it is really catching my eye! Great work, Regan
Tracy this card is just beautiful. You make me want to break out my alcohol inks!. The star with the clock embossed image in just fantastic. Great job as usual!
What an amazing card Tracy, those panels have such gorgeous colours, interesting mix! Love your previous guy card, too, it's too funny! Take care, hugs, Ira
The background turned out really cool with the alcohol inks! I really like the star and dragonfly too!! Great card :)
Wonderful job with the alcohol inks - I try, but I just muddle around. Miss you bunches - will be glad when you are back from your wonderful vacation !!!
Ooh that dragonfly is so pretty! I always love the colors of dragonflies. It reminds me of warm summer days by the swimming pool.
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