Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Hey, Hot Stuff!

      After my brain freeze over the weekend, I decided to take action. Saturday I was staring at this BBQ stamp and die set, matching patterned paper, and embellishments with not one idea surfacing. I decided to make an "Idea Jar". I cut 1" x 2" pieces of card stock and wrote all sorts of ideas to give me a boost when I am stuck. I just looked around the room -- ribbon, embossing folder, names of fancy folds, some dies that could be used with any topic, etc.

     When I had a healthy stack of cards to throw in my jar, I drew. I got "SHUTTER CARD", and here it is:  

     I have just completed a total de-clutter of my craft room. I found a stack of these two Bo Bunny patterned papers left over from an Easter layout I did in 2018. You can see the layout here. It worked perfectly with the outdoorsy print on the back of the green leaves. I started with a white card base and matted all panels with Kraft. I then mixed it up a bit with the patterned paper.

    I used my Copics to color the BBQ pit, then die-cut it, and die-cut another out of Kraft card stock to make it sturdier. I added a spatula, tongs, and meat fork, some twine and enamel dots. 

     My B70 Copic marker was almost out of ink. You can see how light the center of the coloring is. I have decided that I like the contrast and have an ink refill ordered.

     The sentiment "BBQ time" was in the stamp set, but I was feeling lazy about masking half of it. Using my Evernote data base, I found a stamp that had the word "time" by itself.

     Here is a pic from another angle:

The IDEA Jar


   Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Week Adventures

   Card Stock: TSOL - Powdered Sugar



                                    Silver Mirrored

   Stamps: TSOL - BBQ 2 Stamp

                              Party Statement "time"

   Dies: TSOL - BBQ 2 Stamp

                          More BBQ 2 Stamp

   Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black

           TSOL - Twig


                          Green Apple

   Copics: BG 70, 72, 75, 78

                  R 35, 37, 39

                  E 42, 43, 44 477

   Embellies: Kraft/White Twine

                      Peacock Enamel Hearts


     Creative Creases - Fun Fold - #15 - *

     Creative Fingers - Anything Goes - #144 - *


  1. Well glad all the ideas got your muse working. Your card is awesome. Wonderful BBQ design and facy fold.

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  3. Wow, I just love your tri-fold card! It's so creative and beautifully detailed. It's great for any guy, for sure!! Thank you for playing in the Creative Creases Challenge and hope you will join in again soon.
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