Guest Designer for Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #55 – Let’s Pretend


I am very honoured to be working with a great group of ladies for the month of January as a Guest Designer at Cardz 4 Guys. This week’s challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is Let’s Pretend.  The focus is to make a card for our guys using a faux finish.

In my case, I used a technique I learned from Kristina Werner and created a Faux night sky. You can see her demonstrate her technique here.

I started by colouring my Bugaboo Stamp – Martian Fly with Copic markers. I fussy cut him out and set him aside. I made two versions of the card (vertical and horizontal). I used sentiments from Waltzingmouse Stamps – Half Pint Heroes and Paper Smooches -Space Cadet.

To make the night sky I used Tim Holtz’s Distress Paints – Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough, and Mustard Seed. I blotted them on my craft mat, misted them with water, and smooched my watercolour paper into the paint about three times. I dried the paper between. Once I had it the way I liked, I added a few dots of white paint using a dotter (McGill – Paper Blossom Tool Kit). I also added a little shimmer by misting the background with clear Tattered Angel Pearl Spray. I thought these would make wonderful little Valentine Cards for two special little guys in my life!

This Challenge runs from January 27th until February 2. I hope to see you there!


spaveI also entered my card into the following challenges:

That Craft Place -  Love/Valentine

Through the Purple Haze - Love is the Air – Challenge #75

Addicted to CAS – World

Open-Minded Challenges - movie inspiration  Movie: Gravity


  1. Julie B says:

    Love the background you made Myrna, and thanks for the link, I’ve added it to my techniques tab. :)

  2. Shirley-Anne says:

    Adorable “love you “cards . I just know that they will be bring a smile .
    Love the night sky .Thanks for sharing on Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenge

  3. Jacqui says:

    Great background perfect for your image & the sentiment is so now. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  4. Robin Parker says:

    Love the distressed painted background. The sentiments are out of this world for your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #28 – Movie Inspiration.

  5. Absolutely love it…what a super card..

    Fiona DT

  6. kay dalton says:

    super cute!,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place

  7. kel says:

    super cute!! love that image!! thanks for joining us at open-minded crafting fun challenges!!

    lovies, =o) kel
    open-minded DT