Sunday, March 17, 2019

AAA Cards - Challenge #136

Challenge #136 is up at AAA Cards:  use one image and as always, keep it clean & simple.
For my card, I used the Altenew Ditsy Print stamp.   I was going to make this a one-layer card, but had a little mishap with some ink smudges on my fingers, so I ended up cutting around the stamped image and adhering it to the card front.

I hope it's time to send out Spring greetings cards, but with the temps and snow in our area this weekend, I'm not too sure Winter is ready to give up!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Just Us Girls - Challenge #478 - Background stamping

Just squeaking in under the deadline for the Just Us Girls Challenge this week - use a background stamp on your project.

I had a new Halloween witch stamp from Whimsy Stamps, so used that on this card. The background starry stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped in gold ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  A few touches of glitter let this little witch sparkle!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Guest Elf @ Christmas Kickstart Challenge blog!

It's time for a new challenge at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge blog.  I'm thrilled to be the Guest Elf for this challenge!  Thanks, Jo, for giving me a chance to create with you!

This is challenge #6 and it's all about Hooves that Move.  We want to see your cards with hooved animals - camels, reindeer, horses, llamas, etc.

For my card, I used an old Stampin' Up stamp featuring a snowy ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

The scene was colored with Copic markers and then I added some Stickles to the trees and the snow.  The frame was cut with my Cricut and then everything was mounted on some white and silver paper.

I hope you can join us over at Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AAA cards challenge #135

Here is the new challenge @ AAA Cards:

The "One" is a stamped sentiment and the "plus three" can be any of these items: stamped image, one matted layer, colored pencils/pens, die cut, an inked stencil pattern, or a trio of small embellishments.

Here's my card, using stamps from the March Simon Says Stamp kit.

I used a stamped sentiment, stamped image, colored pens, and one matted layer.  He's a cute little Irish llama for St Patrick's Day!

Less is More Challenge #390

The current challenge at Less Is More is "horoscopes".  I had to think about this one but decided to go with a little lion image for my card, in honor of my fellow Leos!

The image is from a papercrafting magazine I bought a year or so ago.  I colored it with Copics and die cut with a circle die to adhere to the card front.  For this image, I went with a kraft cardbase to go with the little lion.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Jingle Belles music challenge

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to use something music related on your card - music notes, sheet music, instruments, etc.

I used some Tim Holtz stamps on this vintage inspired card.

The holly images were stamped in each corner and colored with Prisma pencils.  The sentiment was stamped in the center, and then I added gold sparkle pen to the accent letters.  I used Versamark champagne ink to stamp music notes in both corners, over the holly images. The stamped music is subtle but adds a nice accent.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 98

The March challenge  at Sparkles Christmas Challenge is to create a vintage inspired card

The focal point is a vintage style embellishment from Tim Holtz that has sheet music as the background.  It's hard to see in the picture, but I stamped some music notes in the top right and bottom left corners with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder just as an added accent.   I double matted this with cranberry and brown shimmer cardstock and adhered to a background piece that was stamped and embossed in sepia. I really love vintage Christmas items!