Sunday, June 3, 2018

Creation Station is Going Man Made

This month our theme for the Creation Station Blog Hop is "Man Made."  What does that mean?  We can interpret the theme however we want.  I thought of stuff made for men, something a bit masculine.  And that's what I was going for until...
I added a couple striped party blowers in Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron.

Instead of some cool cards for men I suddenly had cards for perfectly suited for an Elf on the Shelf theme.  I was totally loving my Granite Grey, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade, and Gold Glimmer cards until I added those pesky blowers.  Thing is once they were sewn down I couldn't get them off without ruining the card.  So, there you have it I made three cards designed for Saint Nick, Father Christmas, and Buddy the Elf who might I add are all men :0)
I punched out a bunch of Tailored Tags from Shimmery White Cardstock and then gave each a quick watercolor.  Once they were dry I stitched them down to panels of Whisper White.  Next I took greetings from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set and stamped them on Granite Grey, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, and Poppy Parade scraps of cardstock with Basic Black Ink.  Then I cut apart the greetings and regrouped them in a colorful layout.
I cut one of each of the Celebrate You Thinlits in Gold Glimmer to mix in with the greetings.
I will say I have used the Shaded Spruce for several projects and it's a color I would not typically gravitate towards, but I am a totally converted fan of this deep saturated green tone.  Is there a new SU! color that has surprised you?  What's your new UNEXPECTED favorite color?
Your next stop on the Creation Station Blog Hop is with the VERY amazing stamper Sara Levin.


  1. If you hadn't mentioned the Elf on a Shelf, it would never have occurred to me that this was a great holiday color combo. Seriously, these are really terrific, fun cards. Love the idea of watercoloring punched shapes--the stitching sets them off.

  2. WOW! Elizabeth I am again so impressed by your projects. I love the color combo and also the way of adding sewing seams to your cards. just AMAZING! Kind Regards, kerstin

  3. I keep saying I need to learn to sew just enough to stitch cards -- love that look that detail adds! Love the idea that these can go from any celebration to thinking about Christmas just by changing an element!

  4. Love these cards in these men colour combo. I really love you still kept the fun stitched details in and still pull off a great masculine card!! Linda xx

  5. Wonderful cards! Just curious, did you use a Scan 'n Cut for the other sentiments? I'm thinking of buy one.

  6. Liz: Your cards are AH-mazing (as usual)!! I love the watercoloring and fussy cutting. Divine!! xoKathyxo

  7. Adore these colour together. Fabulous cards Liz, Thank you x