Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dies R Us April 1, 2015 Challenge (Team A)-"One for the Boys"!


Hi Friends!

Happy April Fool's Day to you!  You have a trickster in your house?  I used to work with a gal that loved to play tricks on us.  She would tape the toilet paper, put paper in our shoes, and she even sewed the doctor's pants along the hem!  She was too fun!:-)

Today, I'd like to share with you a card I made for Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme this month for Team A is "One for the Boys".  I knew that I would go with a hockey theme for my son plays hockey on a rec league.  So, for my card, I started with a black card base and paired it with silver.  On the white panel, I used Faber Castell ink in silver and just swiped it over and added a touch of water.  I did the same to the shirt.  The edges of the white panel were distressed with black soot distress ink.  The next layer is a stitched party banner from Lawn Fawn.  The shirt die is from MFT as is the Harlequin die at the side.  Stars were punched with an EK punch.  Hemp cord from Darice and a hockey stickers from Me & My Big Ideas to finish the card.
Ok, friends, get out those wonderlful dies!  You have until April 13th to enter.  The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us store!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge!

The dies I used for my projects today are available in the store, which are listed below...


Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my fellow teammates...

                                                      A Team Members
                                         Theme:  One for the Boys

Team B will post their creations on the 15th!
Theme:  Homemade Flowers

B Team Members


Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Paper: PTI, Colorbok, Tim Holtz(water color)
Stamp: MFT
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  See listed above
Hemp Cord:  Darice
Hockey Stickers-Me&MyBig Ideas
Star Punch-EK


  1. Such a fun card, Maria--love all the elements!

  2. Maria this is wonderful! Love all the fantastic layers and the awesome sentiment!!

  3. A perfect guy card!! Beautifully done!

  4. Awesome masculine card, Maria! I love that Harlequin die-cut. Must add it to my collection.

  5. Love this card Maria!!! I am a big hockey fan and appreciate this theme greatly :) Great design and choice of colors. Love those little red stars, they pop so nicely :) Hugs :)

  6. What a fabulous, masculine, sporty card design, Maria! Love all the layers and details and die cuts, and your inking techniques with the silver are amazing! This rocks!

  7. Fabulous masculine card. Beautiful worj with neutrals and the addition of stars is always a good thing; I love stars!

  8. Awesome card, Maria! Perfect masculine design.