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Stampin' Dreams - July 2020 - Male Card (Any Occasion)...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Stampin' Dreams July Blog Hop.

This month we have been given the theme Male Card, for any occasion.  I think we all struggle a little with male themed cards, I am not sure why but most crafters will say the same.

Not this time though as we recently saw the release of the new stamp set called Game On.

I started with a Basic Black card base and cut out a further piece of Basic Black one centimetre smaller than my card front.  I then cut out some 3cm Whisper White squares and arranged them in a chequer board pattern.

I then stamped two sets of the chess pieces and coloured one set using the new Water Painters.

I matted the chequer board background on to Pretty Peacock cardstock before mounting it on to a Basic Black card base.  The white chess pieces are glued flat and the black chess pieces are mounted using 3d foam.

I cut a banner using a brand new punch coming in the Autumn/Winter catalogue and stamped the greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp sets using Real Red ink.

Finally, I added a few new embellishments which are also coming in the Autumn/Winter catalogue which launches next month.

I hope you have liked my project today and I would love to hear what you think so would be grateful if you could leave me a comment below.

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  1. Wow Jo! Your card is awesome and looks 3D! Thanks for the inspiration and convincing me that I "must have" this stamp set

  2. I love both these stamp sets and you have showcased them lovely. Great male card,thanks for sharing

  3. Fabulous card! I love the way you made your own checker board! I never would have thought of painting in the chess pieces, they look great. Like Tracie said, your card almost has a 3D effect to it!! Very nice!!

  4. What a great card! I wasn't too keen on this set when I first saw it, but it is officially kn my wish list :)

  5. Wow this is a fabulous card. We played chess in ur family and very quickly our sons skills surpassed ours! I have thought of getting this set to use to scrap book some memories :-)

  6. Great card - amazing 3D effect!

  7. Pinworthy! I have these two sets and never would have thought of this design. You are very creative.