Monday, June 1, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge 58 - I'm a Crazy Cousin!

Hello, everybody!  I am happy to announce that I am a Crazy Cousin this month at Double Trouble Paper Crafting!  Crazy Cousin equals Guest Designer but sounds like a lot more fun!

We have a great challenge for you, and I don't think it's any trouble at all!  Please head over to Challenge 58 for more inspiration and all the details, but in the meantime, here's a brief summary so you don't get in any trouble:

I made a card for a man, with lots of circular elements.  I was happy to dust off my gear dies that hubby Brian bought me several years ago!

I was inspired by a technique I saw at Splitcoast Stampers called Embossing with Detailed Dies.  Here's a link to their video that shows how I made the background, which I then die-cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered to a black panel. I fussy-cut the vintage car and adhered it with foam tape to a black die-cut circle and then adhered a white sentiment strip.  To finish the card, I die-cut several gears in black and adhered them to the background.

Dies:  Memory Box Gear Assembly, Memory Box Deluxe Gear Set, Memory Box Mini Gears, Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circle, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black, Rusty Brown, Timber Brown
Digital stamp:  Pixel Scrapper Vintage Car 01 (freebie, thank you)
Digital sentiment: Crafty Secrets Car Classics
Paper:  Silver poster board (from my Dollarama stash), black cardstock (Recollections)

I hope you'll be inspired to join our challenge!  I am looking forward to seeing what you make!

Check out my cute Double Trouble Crazy Cousin clip art!  She looks just like me! 

I would also like to support the following challenges: Artsystamper Digitals 17 Black and White and One Colour (silver) 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 508 AG Optional At Least 2 Layers 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Birthday 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Cut It Up Boys will be Boys 1E; De Egel 100 Something with Wheels; Dies R Us 146 Father's Day/Masculine 1/3; DL.ART June AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 58 Thing1 Masculine, Thing3 Round, Things2 Join Use Your Stuff 1/4; Jan's Digi Stamps June AG 1/5; Kat Scrappiness All About the Boys UE; SanDee and amelie's Steampunk June Steampunk/Industrial 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Make Your Own Background 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; Use Your Stuff Masculine or Father's Day UE; Word Art Wednesday 440-441 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk2

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Margreet said...

Stunning card with lovely gears and a great technique, Kitty!
xxx Margreet

Bunny said...

What a great masculine card. I love the gears. They look great. [Bunny]

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats on being crazy cousin and wow your card is up my it...xx

cotnob said...

A super card, a great vintage car - a fabulous masculine make.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Suzanne H said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer Spot. I have this gear embossing folder too. I'm off to see the video to see how to use it :)

jimlynn said...

Fabulous masculine card and I LOVE all the gears!!! Great technique and love the shine.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a beautiful handsome card...loving all the gears and technique you used. I have a lot of detail dies and I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for being our Crazy Cousin for June...always love your participation and support of Double Trouble.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! Kitty this is awesome. He will be a lucky guy that receives this. Thank you for continuing to visit my Bible Journal blog, where I seem to post more these days.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous male card, beautiful cog background with the classic car, love it.
Linda xxx

Alyson Mayo said...

Gears seem to be the theme of this challenge at Double Trouble... love the classic car and the sentiment to go with it!

Donna said...

What a fabulous masculine card, your gear background is fantastic! Congrats on your Crazy Cousin spot!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cool masculine card design with all those gears and colors.

Debi said...

Love the kitties on your Crazy Cousin sweatshirt! Your card is awesome and very masculine. Great job! Hugs, Debi

Kellianne said...

Really cool card! Love the metallic look! So glad you are the crazy cousin this month with us at Double Trouble :)

Jan Mahew said...

Karen, Absolutely love your masculine creation with all the metallic accents.
The Antique car was perfect for retaining the monochromatic effect. Thank you for sharing and supporting Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I always love seeing the creativity out there! HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Beverly said...

Hi Kitty,

I LOVE gears! These look super cool. Thanks for entering our challenge at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge! I truly hope we see you again soon. Hugs, Bev ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #76 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Polkadoodles. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats and Crazy Cousin sounds a lot more fun lol Great masculine card and love all the embossed cogs background a great vintage result-thank you for the lovely comments on my blog too
Carol x

Nelleke said...

prachtig geworden en wat mooi dat je ons blog gevonden hebt. Dank je wel voor het meedoen met de wielen challenge van de Egel. Groetjes, Nelleke

NanaConnie said...

KT, What a fantastic masculine card! Congrats on your GDT spot. While I'm here - Thanks so much for sharing with us and supporting our challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Wishing you good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

terrie said...

Awesome card Kitty and congrats on being on the June tree at Crazy Cousin...
enjoy your time there.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! Great use of the technique.


Donna said...

What an awesome card! Love the textured look. Great male card! I have to admit I just can't get my head around the Double Trouble challenge. I just don't understand the requirements. Guess maybe it's easier than I think but it seems to complicated. Good for you for figuring it out! Hope all is well.

Tammy L said...

This looks amazing! That detailed die really sets this card off. Awesome layers. Thanks for playing along with us at USE YOUR STUFF and hope to see you again.

Tammy DT Co-ordinator

DIANA L. said...

Thank you for joining the DL.ART JUNE LINKY challenge
This is really great!! I love it.
Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day


Gail said...

Fabulous Masculine card - I have some gear dies too - you did a nice layout here - like the car as well - have a happy day!

Fikreta said...

so great card!

GerJanne said...

So nice to find you on our blog! Your card is winderful! Thanks for joining us at de Egel

New Creations said...

Stunning job is done dear! Loe the textures and gears popped up so well, perfect for our Masculine theme! Thanks for joining at Cut It Up Challenges!
DT Vinita

Jackie Cornfield said...

This has come together beautifully!
Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
Jackie DT member.

Birgit said...

What a great card and just perfect for our "Father's Day / Masculine" challenge. Thanks for linking up with DRU challenge blog. Best of luck to you!

Lady said...

Great masculine card... Love the steampunk background... Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges... Wish to see you soon again
Lady DT

America said...

Awesome technique - looks so perfect for masculine themed cards. Would love to see you sharing your fantastic masculine themed projects at the "masculine cards" Facebook group to help inspire creativity. Hope you'll join us! :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is lovely. I imagine all those old cars were filled with gears!
The color palette is just perfect and you chose the perfect font to go along with your theme.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Boys Will be Boys challenge!


Elizabeth Hart said...

This background is amazing and I have never seen anything like it - love it!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

HandmadeCardsByGeorgia said...

Thanks for joining us over at Creative Fingers Challenge blog. Just love this card! Georgia DT for Creative Fingers.

Melanie R said...

Fabulous masculine card, Kitty! Thank you for providing the source of your technique and thank you for playing along with us as our Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble #58.

Carole J said...

Hi Karen, congratulations on your Crazy Cousin role! I love your masculine card with its embossed gear background and antique car. It is perfect for our Black and White challenge.
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS CHALLENGE. We hope you'll come back soon.

Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Darlene said...

Super Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
Please stop by for a visit.

Kerstin F. said...

A beautiful male card! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

Lena said...

Such a wonderful masculine card. Love it!
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Claudia N. said...

Great steampunk card! Thanks for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Barbara Godden said...

WOW WOW WOW this is just phenomenal!!! fabulous use of the gear and the car and the sentiment, WOW love it.

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional birthdays” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…