Life Behind Bars

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. I was provided the amazing Defined stamp set and the Wild Thing stamp set with dies, and created a cool Father’s Day card. Did the title of my post get your attention, lol?!


This is a super easy design. I cut a panel of blue textured cardstock to cover the front of the card base and added a piece of silver foil cardstock embossed with a diamond plate pattern to the bottom. I ended up adding an additional piece of the blue textured cardstock at the very bottom to tone down the shine a bit… it was bright, lol! I stamped a fun sentiment in black ink and then adhered a stamped and die cut bike and shadow. The final step was adding black Crystal Drops to tie in the black ink and the shadow.


I embellished the bottom of the inside panel with strips of the textured blue cardstock and embossed silver foil cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on a lighter piece of blue cardstock.


And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! Of course, it’s for the hubby, but shhhh… don’t tell him! ;)


Sharing in the following challenges:
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Custom Background / No Designer Papers
Alphabet challenge Blog: D is for Dry Embossing
Double “D” Challenges: Begins with M (motorcycle)
QKR Stampede: #399 – Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge: #200 – All About Boys
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Favorite Technique (clean and simple)
Try it on Tuesday: Cut It Out

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV medium blue textured cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, GKD Powder Blue and Black Onyx cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set and Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Wild Thing dies (included with stamp set)
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice Diamond Plate Pattern embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

7 thoughts on “Life Behind Bars”

  1. Oh Leslie this is awesome! Love that diamond plate … my grandson races motorcycles so I use that for his birthday card nearly every year! LOL Awesome job my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Begins with “M”’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  2. What a beautiful card. Perfect for fathersday :-) Thank you so much for playing along at Place To Start Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us next month with the new fun team too!

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