Tuesday, September 5, 2023

TicTacToe Challenge #224

 Here's the current challenge board at TicTacToe Challenges:

This week I used the center column of books, yellow and bird/owl.  I combined stamp sets from Hero Arts and Mama Elephant for this card.

The sentiment was computer generated.  I think this would work for either a birthday card or an end-of-school-year card.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Less is More - Challenge #491 - Anything Goes

 The current challenge at Less is More is anything goes - just keep the card clean and simple.  Here's my card for the challenge.

I kept the stamping very simple, just black ink on white cardstock.  I added a thin diecut frame from black glitter cardstock, and a little bit of clear shimmer pen to the letters and the ghost eyes.  The stamps are from Simon Says Stamp and Pink & Main (sentiment).

Friday, September 1, 2023

Mix It Up Challenge #67 - create your own background

Here we are at the first of September, and time for a new challenge at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog!   This is Challenge #67 and the challenge is to create your own background.

For my card, I used an inking/dry embossing technique that Jennifer McGuire shared a couple of months ago.  You can find her tutorial here.

The background was made by inking the raised side of the Tim Holtz leafy embossing folder with gold pigment, inserting brown cardstock inside the embossing folder and running it through my diecut machine.  Then I brayered dark brown ink over the top.  Since the gold ink is down into the debossed areas, the dark brown ink hit the raised areas to create more dimension.  The title was cut with my Cricut out of cardstock and gold foil, and then I added some stamped and diecut leaves and a few copper dots.

I hope you get a chance to join in with Mix It Up Challenge #67.  We would love to see how you create backgrounds for your cards or projects!

Monday, August 28, 2023

CAS on Friday - Challenge #264

 The new challenge at CAS on Friday is to create a "good luck" card.  I thought this card would fit the bill nicely.

The duck and flower image is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment and banner is from My Favorite Things.  This card will go to someone starting out their school year today!

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Less Is More - Challenge #490

 The current challenge at Less is More is #490 - use the color orange.  My first thought was Halloween/Fall, and I ended up making a Halloween mini-slimline card.

Normally I stamp images on white cardstock and color them with Copic markers, but this time I stamped on kraft cardstock and used colored pencils to color the images.  The eyes and mouths were filled in with a black dimensional glaze pen for a little bit of shine.  I love these Stampers Anonymous pumpkin images!

Monday, August 21, 2023

AAA Challenge #247 - sketch for a teen card

 The new challenge at AAA Cards is to use this sketch to create a card for a teen.

Here's my card from the sketch.  The drummer is a Cricut image cut from black vinyl.

I used some old Hero Arts splat stamps and some Gina K neon inks to stamp the background before applying the drummer image.  Those same neon inks were swiped around the card base edges to create the border.  The sentiment stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.

TicTacToe Challenge #222

 Here is this week's challenge board at TicTacToe Challenges:

I went with the center row for my card:  checks, free, blue

I diecut the blue check paper and layered onto a kraft card.  The white diecut piece was inked with blue on top and green on the bottom, and then all the diecut stamped images were adhered to that.  Stamps are from Reverse Confetti.  We're have a week of 90+ temps here, but Fall and cooler weather will be here before you know it!