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Colour Creations Showcase - Crumb Cake


Hi there

Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Crumb Cake which is from the Neutrals Collection. I have some male birthdays coming up, so I decided to take the opportunity to make a masculine card.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I decided to ink up the Camouflouge background stamp for the first time using Crumb Cake ink. This gives a great tone on tone background without being too overwhelming. As I stamped the panel a little short, I added it to a Night of Navy mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the A Good Man stamp set for my art panel. I started by stamping the image in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock and then used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to create the sky, water and beach sections of the scene. Then to add extra depth I have used elements from the High Tide stamp set over the top. I randomly stamped the mottled image on the ground in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and then masked off everything except the water and stamped the waves in Seaside Spray ink. Finally, I added the small birds in Early Espresso ink at the top. The finished panel was cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted onto Real Red. I added a piece of Night of Navy designer paper under the art panel to ground it and a little tab of Denim Ribbon at the top before popping it up. The greeting is popped up at the bottom and I finished with a Star Designer Element that I coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend marker.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel (although in hindsight I think it should have been Night of Navy). I added some colour at the bottom with the Ivory and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends and then stamped the mottled image over the top in stamped off Crumb Cake. I masked a small section to create the water and then filled it in with the Light Seaside Spray marker. Finally I stamped the gulls in Early Espresso ink. 

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card would work for Father's Day as well, which is coming up soon in Australia. You could add the Father's Day greeting inside.


Project Details
Stamps A Good Man, High Tide, Camouflage
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, 
Accessories Denim Ribbon, Star Designer Elements
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals


Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Ros Davidson

The camouflage background stamp looks amazing in the background and certainly adds a lot of interest!

Theresa Gerrard

What a great masculine card Judy! Love how you have used the Camouflage background stamp and your colouring is just wonderful.

Michele Taylor

Your card is a work of art Judy. A stunning masculine card!!!

Tina Gillespie

Such a wonderful card, Judy! I love how you've added dimension to the sand and sea, and the touches of navy and red are perfect.

Kate Morgan

What a beautiful scene you have created, Judy. I love that Camouflage background, it's amazing and I would give anything to be in this guys shoes right now!


Love this card!! The Camouflage Background stamp is really effective and you have made me take a second look at it!!

Andrea Sargent

A lovely guy card Judy. Your colouring is amazing, and love the way you have combined it with stamping touches. The Night of Navy DSP looks great behind the central panel. Such a great card. xxx

Caroline Manwaring

Gorgeous card, Judy. A lovely piece of art. Great colour combo with Crumb Cake, and thanks for the idea of colouring the Star Designer Elements. I love the camouflage background stamp, it looks great with the stamped image and blends well with the overall look to the card.

Rachel Palmieri

Doesn't that camo stamp give interest to the background? I really like the Night of Navy with Crumb Cake and the denim trims too.

Cathy Proctor

What a wonderful masculine card Judy - your colouring is amazing and you've created such a relaxing scene. Thank you for inspiring us all with your crumb cake creation!

Christine Blain

Look at you, excelling at masculine cards! I like the look of the Camouflage stamp in Crumb Cake ink, on Crumb Cake card, Judy.

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