TGCDT January Blog Hop - "Thanks A Bunch"

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Welcome friends, It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative side with you on the 2nd Friday of each month. Be sure to visit all the presenters in this month's hop - links can be found at the bottom of this post. 

It's time for a new Mini Catalogue, and for celebrating the next Sale-A-Bration!  One of the stamp sets you can earn for FREE is this clever "Thanks A Bunch" carrot themed set.  It has great images for creating bundles of carrots in several sizes, and a collection of clever sentiments for different occasions.   

Thanks A Bunch

I had a lot of fun creating my sample card for you today.  I started by stamping the large carrot images in Pumpkin Pie ink on Crushed Curry Cardstock, followed by the lined overlay image in Soft Suede Ink.  Then I stamped the leafy bundles in Pear Pizazz Ink on Pear Pizazz Cardstock.  I fussy cut all of these and glued them together to create my individual carrots.

Next I took a Thick Basic White card base and applied some Balmy Blue ink around the centre area using a Blending Brush. Then I splattered some Basic Black Ink from a marker around the blue area.  I added some of the grassy greens directly to the card front using Pear Pizazz ink where the tops of my carrots would line up. I wanted to add some fuller dimension and different texture to the greens of the carrot bundle.

Next I layered and glued three of my fussy-cut carrots directly to the card front, and added the fourth one on Dimensionals to add some depth.  I stamped the sentiment on Starry Sky Cardstock using Versamark Ink and White Heat Embossing Powder and layered it on Dimensionals over the bundle of carrots.  To add a little bling I added some of the orange Holiday Rhinestones here and there. Done!


Please visit all the other truly talented crafters
in this Blog-hop.  Click a name below

Barry Selwood & Jay Soriano
Martin Stone

unable to participate this month
Brenton Golley
Daniel Nickerson
Bruno Bertucci

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