Get ready for a lot of links!
Since I was gone over the weekend, I decided to just wait until today to post a few cards and link them with several challenges.
For my first card, I used the sketch from Mojo Monday. I took a piece of white paper and did some distressing around the edges. Then, I took some of my Memento Hot Chocolate ink, mixed it with a little water, and splattered it on. For the coffee mug ring, I just took a small, round ink pad, inked the rim, dipped it in water, and stamped it on the paper. I also stamped some faded text very lightly with Distress Ink.
The letters were cut with my Cricut, as well as the coffee mug. I added a little Glossy Accents to the heart as my transparent element for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge. Here's a closer look in case you can't see very well...
I was thinking of several coffee lovers I know that I'd love to have a reason to send this to. :)
My next card is very clean and simple. Definitely not as much inking as the first.
I cut three flower layers from my Cricut out of plain white paper. Then I used my Grape Jelly Memento ink and a cotton square to rub on the color. I stamped just the corner with yellow polka dots, and stamped the sentiment in black.
In the center of the flower I added a button with a baker's twine bow.
I'm linking this to House of Cards as a CAS with a button.
I used the color scheme of purple in yellow in response to OWH's Midweek Throwdown.
I used the button for SSS's Wednesday Challenge.
And... for the first time I'm participating in SSS's Work it Wednesday for March. They want to see what spring projects we are working on.
Whew! I think that's enough links for one post.
Some products I used:
I'm linking this one to two different challenge blogs today.
The first one is Mojo Monday. I used their sketch for the layout of this card.
The inspiration for the clock theme is from Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge blog. Their challenge was to create a project with the theme of "Time".
When I read the "Time" theme I immediately thought of these chipboard stickers I have. They were given to me, and when I first saw them I thought, "I have no idea how I'm ever going to use these". Now, I love them on this card. It's obviously a little bulky, so this card might be better off hand-delivered rather than sending in the mail.
I started with my chipboard elements since I knew I wanted to use them and then I picked coordinating papers to go with. The little watch was stamped and heat embossed with some metallic silver embossing powder. I had some glittery chipboard letters as well that I used for the sentiment, and some stickers I used for the word "cake".
I usually do a lot more stamping on my cards so this one is different for me just because the only stamping was the clock, and the word "for".
I had good intentions on making a few cards for various Wednesday challenges, but since I ran out of tape adhesive last night (while making this card), I might have to take a break for a few days. Or at least until I can run out and get some more.
I was inspired once again to try a tall and skinny card, like the one I made for Mojo Monday. This card is 3.5"x5.5" and will fit in a regular A2 envelope.
The cherry, sentiment, and tag were all cut with my Cricut. The only stamping I did was the little loopy border behind the sentiment. I used my white gel pen to add just a bit of detail to the cherries and to add a dash line around the top.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to add a red eyelet to the top of the tag, and ran some twine through for a bow.
The cherries are getting me thinking of all the fresh cherries that we will hopefully be able to enjoy this summer, as long as we don't move before they are in season!
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