Wednesday, 28 March 2018

even MORE Anything Goes with the Crafty Gals Corner & Decosse Dynamite Doodles

~~~ post 3 of 4 for today ~~~

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Prize ~ 1 Digital Image

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Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Prize ~ 1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsor


This is my third card for today using some of the Naturally Cool digital papers from Decosse Dynamite Doodles, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a CAS A5 top folding masculine 21st birthday card.

I printed each of the blue shades of Naturally Cool blue papers on A4 white cardstock.
Starting with an A5 panel of white textured cardstock, I die cut the offset pinked circle window, then aligned the die with the lightest blue patterned paper, cutting it slightly to the left of the position of the white one, repeating for each colour until I hit the bottom solid, darkest panel.  I used liquid adhesive to secure all the layers in the pinked window in place.  It can up pretty thick, so I added foam adhesive around the edges & randomly around the panel to support it nice and flat.  Just to ensure the pinked window sat flat, I adhered some layers of cardstock until it was the same thickness as the foam.  I adhered the panel to an A5 top folding card base.
I used the darkest paper from the set to die cut the "happy birthday" sentiment.
I die cut the "21" five times from white cardstock, adhered
them together then secured them in the middle of the pinked circle.

I matted the inside of the card with layers of all the patterned papers,
leaving the top panel white for writing some cheery 21st birthday wishes.


These digital papers have a lovely pattern and texture, especially on textured cardstock.


NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


Decosse Dynamite Doodles - digital papers -  Naturally Cool
Paper Smooches - Pinked Circles Dies
Paper Smooches - Birthday Words Dies
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the front panel to card base
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to Decosse Dynamite Doodles for supplying the digital papers I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #162 - Anything Goes at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. On a roll Tracy, another great use of just one third. Thanks for playing again with the AAA Cards Challenge.

  2. Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  3. Fabulous shading, ombre look to your card, you have made some super masculine cards for our challenge and it has been great to see them all at Time Out x

  4. Great take on the challenge theme! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  5. Great design and use of tone, it packs a punch. Thanks for joining our no-more-than-3-colours challenge at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  6. Very cool way to use the 1/3 rule. love the ombre feel. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  7. Cool and wonderfully graphic, Tracy ... fabulous layering ... what a great contrast the curvy font sentiment is to the graphic style! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  8. Hi Tracy! your take on the 1/3rd challenge is so unique. love the cool ombre look. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Cards challenge - Hugs

  9. My goodness, you were very busy and as a result have made three amazing birthday cards. Love the cool effects of the stacked papers in this one. Very unique!

    Thanks again for such great work and for doing my designs such justice.

    ☺ Lisa D.
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Owner of the Path of Positivity Challenge!

  10. Quite striking monochromatic card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card and for playing along with us over no the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge... x

  12. I really love this. CAS always catches my eye and your card is stunning! Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

  13. This is a great CAS design, and a great masculine card. Love the different shades of blue layered on each other.....very attractive! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

  14. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On! Challenge Blog ~Marciava ~ Design Team Member

  15. Fabulous card, clever way to catch your eye to your 21.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


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