TGCDT - September 2022


                Hello & Welcome to Crafting Down Under. My name is Brenton. And this is my 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.

        For my BLOG HOP I am sharing a card using a few Products that arent part of a collection. I fell in love with this idea the moment I though of it and knew just exactly what I wanted to create for you all. Creating a Clean & Simple Monochromatic card,  The Happiness Abound Stamp Set was released in our 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalogue, Brilliant Wings Dies a returning product and the Fern 3D Embossing Folder also released in the 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalogue. Today I'll be showing you a Clean Simple Monochromatic style to create a Stunning Card. 

Ferns and Butterflies


  1. The Card base is a standard C6 cards base 14.8cam x 21cm scored at 10.5 cam (AUS & UK) in Thick Basic White. (US just use your standard Card base & layers.) 
  2. Basic White Layer  #1 14.3cm x 10cm  &  #2 13.4cm x 9.1cm(for inside layer)
  3. Basic White 10.5cm x 1.7cm 
  4. Splendid Day Designer Series paper  13.8cm x 2cm ( soft sea foam print)
  5. Soft Sea Foam Layer 14.3cm x 10cm for inside layer 
  6. Basic White scrap for die cutting butterflies
  7. Happiness Abounds Stamp Set 
  8. Fern 3D Embossing Folder 
  9. Brilliant Wings Dies
  10. Opal Rounds
  11. Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad 
  12. Adhesives 


  1. Have your Card base ready for assembling
  2. Using the first basic white card layer #1 emboss using the Fern embossing folder.
  3. with a blending brush and the soft sea foam ink, lightly colour raised areas of the embossed fern cardstock, use a light hand, you just want a tint of colour. 
  4. With the basic white strip of cardstock 10.5cm x 1.7cm stamp in Pear Pizzazz the sentiment "best wishes" then adhere the strip to the lower part of the Fern 3D embossed layer. 
  5. with dimensionals, stick to the back of the Splendid Day DSP Strip then adhere vertically on the left side of the Fern 3D embossed layer, as shown in the image.
  6. With multipurpose liquid glue adhere the embossed layer to the card base.
  7. With the Basic White Scrap for die cutting butterflies, using the Blending Brush and the Soft Sea Foam Ink, blend some soft sea foam tot he cardstock. Then using 2 Butterflies from the brilliant wings dies die cut them from the soft sea foam blended cardstock. 
  8. Using the multi Purpose liquid glue stick your butterflies to the card front Fern 3D embossed layer.
  9. Then using the Opal Rounds add that BLING BLING to your Card.
  10. The Soft Sea Foam & Basic White cardstock for the inside Layers, Adhere them to the inside layer with the Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, first the Soft Sea Foam and then the Basic White on top, stamp a sentiment on the inside if you so desire.
  11. Your Card is now Complete. I hop you enjoyed creating this card with me. 

                    Thankyou all so much for stopping by. I have had a BLAST creating this card for you and for my Blog Hop.

#TGCDT Inspiration Hop Links

        Click on the names below of our fellow #menofstampinup to see what they have all created. Enjoy hopping along for more cardmaking and papercraft inspiration from the The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team. Don’t forget to come back and order your Stampin Up products from Crafting Down Under.

Brenton Golley - You Are Here

Jay Soriano and Barry Selwood

Bruno Bertucci - NP

Daniel Nickeson - NP

Kevin Estey

Martin Stone - NP

Stampin’ Up! Products

You can purchase any of the Stampin Up card making and paper craft products I use from Crafting Down Under, available to residents in Australia Only via my online shop by clicking the images below or contacting me direct via email or phone.

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If you place an order for $250 and above, do not use the host code, you can get the reward for yourself. But if you do spend that much, please think about joining Stampin Up and My team 'Down Under Crafters', as you'll end up saving more for your future product purchases. More info can be found on the JOIN MY TEAM tab. 

Stampin’ Up! Products Used

Product List
Opal Rounds
Bone Folder

            AGAIN Thankyou all so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it & grateful for your time.
         Until next month, 
              🐨  HOOROO! 👋🏼 🤓