Friday, 6 January 2012

The Friday Mashup #40 - Happy Birthday to You!

Hi Friends,
I can now reveal that I have been asked to be one of the January Guest Designer's for The Friday Mashup Challenges. A big thank you to the Design Team for giving me the opportunity to join them.
So come and join in the fun and have a go at this week's Mashup challenge.
The "Mashup" Challenge:
1. Make a "Birthday" project.
2. Or Make a project using "Pastels".
3. Or "Mash It Up" and create a "Birthday project using Pastels".
I used Ranger Perfect Pearls as my Pastels and coloured the car from Stampin' Up's Need For Speed Stamp Set. I framed the focal point using the Top Note Die and Oval Dies for the frame. I crimped the Crumb Cake with a Crimper and then draged the Early Espresso Stamp Pad over it and sponged the edges. For the Sentiment I mixed Perfect Pearls and Clear Embossing Powder together and heat set it with my Heat Tool. I used Bakers Twine, a Button and Shiny Gold Pearls as my Finishing Touches.

I tried to capture the shine on the car from the Perfect Pearls and this photo shows it best.
Stamps:  S/U's Need for Speed, Curly Cute
Card and Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White, DSP Well Worn
Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Versamark, Ranger Forever Blue Perfect Pearls, Ranger Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls
Finishing Touches:  Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Button, Shiny Gold Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Top Note Die, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Nestabilities, Sponges, Crimper, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Thanks' for stopping by today.


  1. What a great masculine card! I love that background you made with the crimper; it looks like cardboard, but way better. So glad to have you with us this month!

  2. What a perfect "man" card!

  3. Great masculine card for the challenge Susan! great to have you on board!

  4. My crimper!!! I love this... you just reminded me I have a Crimper.. that's a tool I totally forget about. This is a great Masculine card, I think the Pearls worked out great for coloring the image. So happy you could join us this month as a Guest Designer!

  5. What a fantastic card! I love all your details; that background is awesome! Big congrats on the DT! They are lucky to have you!!

  6. Fabulous masculine card Susan. Welcome to your GD spot with us, it's a joy to have your talent all month.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  7. Fantastic card! I love how you inked up the card stock after crimping it! I am so glad you are a GD for the Friday Mashup!'s gonna be fun!


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