Friday, September 30, 2022

Gear Up - Happy Birthday - Color Dare #516 - Triple Play

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #516 "3-Play" using the Try Stampin' on Tuesdays Sketch Challenge #574, rotated to landscape, and combined with stencil technique.  My first thought was a masculine card with gears and sprockets but the colors were telling me no-no.  However, gear in slang means something stylish... so I went with stylish.  

This was a fun card to create, even with the unusural combination of colors with my sprocket dies.  Started with a light grey (Linen) cardstock, sponged Linen ink on stencil called "mini cell theory" and then bordered it with Sangria cardstock. 

Now I'm all geared up. Decided the center largest sprocket should be in Sangria and the smaller ones in blue (Carolina) and pink (Flamingo). Made several cuts of the different sprockets, amused myself with several layouts, had trouble fitting it in portrait so I simply rotated the sketch to landscape and was able to get something similar to the sketch. Adhered large sprocket direct to my stencil background and used 3D thin tape for the smaller sprockets.  

I actually pulled out my Cricut for the "Gear Up" sentiment I made in Design Space and adhered to the center of the large sprocket and stamped "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Sangria, Flamingo, Carolina, Linen and White Daisy 
     D1629 Just To Say 
     Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets" 
     Cricut "Gear Up" - Personal Text Created 
     Memento Ink "Black" 
     CTMH Linen Ink 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Stencil Crafter's Workshop By Jaime "Mini Cell Theory" 


Aimee said...

Great card. Don't you LOVE using sketch! I sure do!

MortiCraft said...

You definitely styled it out Suzanne! I think gears can be feminine too anyway. I’m certainly far better at DIY than my husband!! X

Debi said...

I love the texture in the background...very subtle but I think it helps the gears POP! Great card for anybody!

Michelle said...

Great job! Love the gears with our colors.

Vandra said...

Love the gears in our Colour Dare Colours. I also love how you've adapted the sketch too.

Fiona said...

I think these colours are still suitable for a masculine card and those gears are just perfect - love it

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! I really like all the gears and that sentiment is spot on! The stenciling in the background is subtle but packs a punch. Thanks for playing over at TSOT.

foleysfriend said...

Great job of combining stenciling and our sketch. Loving all the sprockets. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

sue n.

Anna said...

What a fun card. I love the clean and simple nature of the card and the subtle use of stencils. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, TSOT Design Team

Donna Scholz said...

Suzanne, what a clever interpretation of our TSOT sketch! I like how you rotated the sketch and went with the non-traditional colors... this would be perfect for teen guys or gals! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us!!! -Donna