A Man Card & Some News!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hi Friends! I do have a card to show you, but first I wanted to share some news...


Papercraft Inspirations Mag March 2013 Blueberry card

Back in January, I got an email from Papercraft Inspirations, a monthly magazine based in the U.K., saying that they had seen my blog and wanted to put my Blueberry Thanks card in their March issue. I didn't even have to submit anything to them. :) The magazine is finally in stores here (the U.S. version runs a few weeks behind the U.K. version), and my card is on page 89. It was so exciting to open it up and see my card in there!!!

Now, for today's card...
I used the Viva la Verve March 2013 Week 3 sketch for this card because I didn't want to cover up my background paper. My friend, Melinda, one of the Savannah Stampers, created it. Isn't it gorgeous! I don't know exactly how she did it, or what stamp she used, but it's on glossy paper, and I'm pretty sure it was done with alcohol inks. Since the background paper was glossy, I used shimmery cs to mat it, and also for several die cuts, that I'm hoping look at least a little bit like gears. The gear stamps on the circle die are all from a gear stamp set from Prickley Pear. I stapled the burlap to the circle, then added several metal embellishments and a couple of buttons to it.

This card would have worked for any occasion, but I needed a birthday card for a male, so I used a Verve birthday sentiment inside. The "gears" are all cut from the Splendid Circles Spellbinders dies. 

Thanks for stopping by, and for all the wonderful comments! I am seriously behind on commenting, but will get caught up eventually--promise! :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve March 2013 Week 3 (VLVMAR2013)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #211: Go Green! (FTTC211)

Stamps: Gears Clear Stamps (Prickley Pear); Making a Statement, Graph Paper Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Shimmer Stack (CSWV); County Fair digital (Sara Schmutz for Design House Digital)
Ink: Distress Ink; Alcohol Ink
Dies: Splendid Circles, Standard Circles Lg, Postage Stamps (Spellbinders); Rounded Rectangle Die (Verve)
Accessories: Mini Staples; burlap; metal gear; buttons; brads
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Conniecrafter said...

Wow congrats, to be published and not have to submit that is pretty cool!!
Great background, and you embellished it perfectly, great texture and metals!

Theresa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What fantastic news. It was just a matter of time though. Your work is just so amazing. I'm so happy for you.

Love the card too!!

Jessica said...

So excited for you and proud of you!!!! Muah!

Sue Lelli said...

THAT is so EXCITING! AND well deserved! What a compliment that they sought YOU out! LOVE that card and LOVE your masculine card Too!

Shelby said...

A ginormous congratulations on getting published! That's so awesome.
Love this really cool card as well and the patterns and shapes and colors look fantastic together.


Jessi Fogan said...

Congrats, Cheryl!! Isn't that exciting?!
I love today's card too - that paper is stunning, and I love the bits you've added to show it off!

Debbie said...

Congrats on being published!!
That's a wonderful male card! Love that paper!!

stampingbowd said...

First, Congrats!!!! That is soooo cool that you were published and what an honor for being picked from your blog, no submissions necessary!!! It's a gorgeous card!

Second, Love your "gear" card. You did a fabulous job creating gears without gears! Love your burlap and the BG is marvelous! What a special gift!

Cheryl said...

Hi Cheryl & CONGRATS to you, how fun!

Marie said...

Congrats, Cheryl. What a well deserved publication. Love your great masculine card.

stampqueen said...

Cool guy card - love the gears and the background compliments it well.
Congradulation on getting published!!!

Laura said...

Big huge CONGRATS on being published!!! That's so exciting Cheryl!! It's a beautiful card!

Maria said...

Wow!!! Huge congrats on your publication, Cheryl! How very exciting for you!!! Beautiful masculine bday card! Hope you're having a great week, hugs!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl, love all the elements you used! Congrats on being published, I know you are happy! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, how about that! They must have really loved your card, and no wonder, because it's beautiful. Congratulations! Today's card is pretty wonderful, too! I swear, the insides of your cards are as beautiful and creative as the outsides!