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Monday, 27 January 2014

Dream Valley #74 No Designer Paper

Dream Valley’s challenge this fortnight is ‘no designer paper’ and we are sponsored by Freckled Fawn with a $20 voucher for their online store, where you could choose from over 300 washi and deco tapes.

I had a Stamps Away stamp I hadn’t yet used and my Brother In Law and my Sister are into steam, so this stamp was perfect for his upcoming birthday.

74 No Designer Paper

I stamped it onto some slightly metallic white card and embossed it. The background layers were created with Embossalicious and Sue Wilson embossing folders, all layers were matted onto black cardstock, and I coloured some silver peeloffs with a permanent black pen to serve as little corners.

I am entering this into the following:-

A Gem of a Challenge – #111 One for the Boys
Cardz4Guyz – #2 Monochrome
Challenges and Candies – #26 Monochromatic
Country View Challenges – Monochromatic
Crafty Catz – #215 Monochrome
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Birthdays
Creative Knockouts – #21 Birthday Time
Great Impressions – January: Use Something New
Ooh La La Creations – #148 A Man Card
OSAAT – #197 White + 1 (am hoping you class black as a colour as technically of course it isn’t!)
Stampin for the Weekend – Happy Birthday



  1. What a fab design, Lin - love the embossed background and a great stamped image too. Perfect for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guys - good luck, hun.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  2. I love the layered look and the lovely textures of the embossing on your card. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. great embossing and a fabulous birthday card - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week and good luck xx

  4. Lin, I'd love to be looking in when your brother in law receives this birthday card - the impact of your black and white scheme with such beautiful embossing and layering is breath taking- stunning-gorgeous. I don't think we need be so pedantic as to disallow black as a non- colour in our challenge - that's just a scientific interpretation in my mind- this card needs to be seen and I feel very privileged that I've had that opportunity.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  5. Wonderful card Lin, i love the embossing folder and the corner stamps (?) frame the card so well. wonderful image too. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  6. Great card, love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions,.

  7. A great image and I love the different embossed backgrounds - who needs DSP? hanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  8. absolutly stunning card, love the design,
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. A perfect card for a man. The image and embossing is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La. Michelle x

  10. I love all the different textures on the card Lin it looks fabulous :)

  11. Great card. love the different embossed backgrounds. Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  12. This is a kewl card. I love the white and black together and the masculinity but still elegance of it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  13. Fabulous card Lin fab embossing thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  14. Fab card love the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Birthday Challenge x

  15. Stunning card! The embossing layers are beautiful in white with just a touch of the black. Lovely.
    Thanks for joining us this week @ One Stitch At A Time.
    Lisa - OSAAT DT

  16. Stunning black and white CAS card love the fantastic image and embossing--thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  17. Fabulous card Lin! Black and white is so elegant together. The embossing is fantastic; I just know he is going to love it. And yes, black is counted as a colour for this challenge :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  18. What a perfect 'man' card and the steamroller image is great, I can almost hear in thundering along the road. I love black and white together and thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week.
    Jennie x

  19. Beautiful card. I love embossed background and black & white combinationa.
    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
    Keti (DT)

  20. A fabulous textured and layered card. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx


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