Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Now I don’t need an excuse to hole up in my craftroom and make cards all day but at least I have an actual [holi]day and an entire stamping community to back me up today. Afterall, it IS World Cardmaking Day…it’s the Olympics of cardmaking! Come on, I have to make cards today. Even though it is a nice, sunny, warm Saturday not making cards today would be like not having turkey on Thanksgiving. Gasp!
Here are a couple of cards I just finished.
I created the background by blending three different colors (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet) of Distress Oxide Inks. I spritzed with water then added a few drops of black ink. I drew and cut out the little ghosts and added a few die cut elements. The pink dots are the new Nuvo Glow Drops – they glow in the dark. So cool.
Well, I’m off to get some more cards made…I’ve got lots of ideas swirling around my crafty head. Until next time…
Products used – (cardstock) Neenah Solar White; MFT Black Licorice (stamps) MFT Spooky Sentiments (ink) Gina K. Black Onyx; Distress Oxide (dies) MFT, Penny Black (misc.) sequins, Stickles, Nuvo Glow Dots, multi matte medium, mini action wobbler
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Here’s a sampling of cards that are now for sale in my Etsy store.
Woo-Hoo! It’s time for the week long Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on SCS! It’s super fun and there are some great prizes at the end of the week. But you gotta be in it to win it! Stop on over and join in…click here to go right to the Dare to Get Dirty forum…new challenges will be posted daily and boy, are there some fun ones. I’ve got two coming up…one tomorrow and another on Tuesday so I hope you’ll join in.
Here are a few of the cards I made for today’s challenges. This first card is for Sandee’s (a.k.a stampersandee) DTGD challenge, I started by swiping Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with water and smooshed onto watercolor paper. Once I was satisfied with the results, I stenciled over the top with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment was stamped with regular distress ink (Wilted Violet) first, then I went back over it with the Distress Oxide ink…using the MISTI which really came in handy. The cute shades were cut from mirrored silver cardstock using a MFT die. Added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish it off.
My next card is a sample I made for Bev’s (TexasGrammy’s) challenge. The colorful strip started out as an entire A2 card front (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I heat embossed the triangle pattern (Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles background stamp) using Hero Arts white embossing powder then filled in each triangle with watercolors purposely overlapping the colors to achieve additional colors and triangles. It was a little overpowering left as it so I cut it into a strip and left quite a bit of white space.
I also made a sample card for Dina’s (a.k.a. dini) challenge today. I first made a background (A2) by gluing strips of different patterned pieces from Echo Park’s Happy Days collection. When I had all the strips in place where I wanted them, I then cut bigger strips using MFT’s Horizontal Stitched Strips dienamics to form my background. I wanted the fun, colorful pattern to be the star of the show so I kept things simple by just adding a framed sentiment.
There are five challenges posted each day so check out my gallery to see the other cards I made today. If you’re not already a SCS Fan Club member, be sure to sign up so you can access all these challenges as well as many other Fan Club benefits. I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more Dare to Get Dirty 2017 challenge cards. Meanwhile, . Here’s a sneak peek…
It’s the end of another week and I’m winding down. Back to the grind tomorrow. The weatherman got it wrong today…instead of 85 and sunny it turned out to be 70 (maybe) and cool AND RAINY! It poured rain all night and a good portion of the morning. It was okay though because we had no plans to go out and I did get some new goodies in the mail over the weekend. Perfect day to hang in my craft room and play. I did make a few cards including a few challenge cards.
I’ll start with a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge ctd439. This week’s colors are: Red, Orange, Purple and Yellow. The bouquet in the challenge photo is gorgeous!
This was one of the new stamp sets I got…it’s called Message in a Bottle from Create a Smile Stamps. Aren’t those little germs cute? I colored the image with Copics then fussy cut the bottle and covered it with SU! Crystal Effects. I used a memory box stencil to add some color before adhering the bottle with foam tape.
Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Daffodil, Bristol; (stamps) Create a Smile: Message in a Bottle; (ink) MFT Red Hot, Daffodil, MFT Orange Zest, Black Licorice; (misc.) Crystal Effects, Stencil (Memory Box), MFT Dienamics, foam tape
Next up is a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches FMS284.
Products used: (cardstock) MFT Kraft, Tangy Orange, Black Licorice, Kraft Collection Solids & stripes 6×6; (stamps) MFT: You Give Me Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies; (ink) MFT Black Licorice, Tangy Orange; (misc.) MFT Dienamics, foam tape, Wink of Stella
Lastly, I made a card for the Casual Fridays color challenge CFC172: Pink, Navy and White.
I used SU! markers to color in the letters. The MISTI makes it super easy to change the letter colors. I also used my MISTI to stamp the bottom half of the sentiment on a curve.
Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, After Midnight, Razzleberry, The Paper Studio DSP; (stamps) Casual Fridays: Shenanigans, MFT Make a Wish; (ink) SU! Markers: Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue, Pink Passion, Night of Navy; (misc.) MFT Dienamics, foam tape, Wink of Stella, Versamark, White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)
I’ve got a couple more cards to share this week so hope you’ll stop by to take a peek.