I have a few fun cards to share with you today!
This first one I'm linking up to Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge. I used their sketch to create the layout.
The background is just regular white cardstock. I added some paint splatters by mixing some of my yellow ink with a little water, and then using a paintbrush to flick some of the ink on.
Then I used some green carstock from The Shimmer Matstack by DCWV. I stamped a polka dot background onto it with Versa Mark, and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Finally I cut out the speech bubble with my Cricut, and stamped and embossed the sentiment. The little yellow heart is also stamped and embossed. Its a pretty simple look, but I like how it turned out. I think it has kind of a comic book vibe going on.
This next card I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog, and it has a totally different look.
The challenge was to use distressing in your project. I only own one shade of distress ink- Tea Dye. I used it to stamp the faded text background, and I also did a little more distressing around the edges.
I used a paper doily and a scalloped circle cut from my Cricut to cover the bottom corner. Then I inked up the purple flower, which is also cut from the Cricut. The two little flowers I bought somewhere, but I can't remember the brand. I added some fun brads to the center of all the flowers.
My sentiment is an epoxy sticker which I stuck to some paper and then cut out. The little pearls I glued on with some Glossy Accents.
So there it is! Two very different cards for today's challenges. Enjoy!
Some products I used:
Another OWH Sketch Challenge!
The sketch is for a vertical card but I turned it on its side. I've been doing a whole lot of vertical folds so I wanted to shake things up a bit.
I used a kraft cardstock as the base. Then I used black cardstock for the first layer. The patterned papers are from Kaiser Craft's Lush collection. I have their 6x6 paper pad and its just perfect for creating cards.
I stamped my sentiment and added some eyelets with my Crop-a-Dile. I like how the shiny gold gives the card another fun focal point.
Of course I also added dash lines with my gel pen and some string tied in a bow.
This next card isn't linked to any challenges, its just one I made alongside the first one.
I kept it very simple. I used the leftover cut-out from another card to create the window layer. I hate wasting any patterned paper so I like to try to use every bit of it. I heat embossed the sentiment with a white embossing powder.
The background is just white cardstock, and I stamped some flourishes with some Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Some products I used:
This card isn't linked to any specific sites or challenges, just a fun creation to share with you today.
I've been dying to use this super cute paper with the stars on it since I got it. I saw it and right away I knew I wanted to hit a few of those stars with some glossy accents to make them stand out.
I paired the starry paper with a few other coordinating ones, and I thought these little chipboard letters with glitter on them would also go just perfectly.
The silver star embellishments were cut with my Cricut, and then I inked them up with Versa Mark ink and embossed them with some metallic silver powder. I love how they turned out! I also had to add a string bow, just because, well... that's what I do. :)
I finished it off with some clear rhinestones. I love how shimmery it all is.
A few of the products I used:
Today's card challenges stumped me.
I read the challenges. At Operation Write Home the challenge is to make a Mother's Day Card. Simon Says Stamp's challenge is to create something with a tag. I decided to combine the two into the same card.
I knew what I wanted to do. I had it all figured out. I gathered my supplies and started... and I didn't like what I had. So I changed it, and it still looked horrendous. Since I had other things to accomplish today, I figured I'd leave my card, come back to it, and see if I had any better luck later.
So I left it again, and came back later. Still hated it.
Well, third time is the charm, right? I guess, but I'm still not sure if I'm loving it or just ok with it.
What do you think?
A Few of the 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'll just answer everyone's question off the bat to start out... NO, I do not have any particular person in mind for these cards. I get excited when someone announces a pregnancy, too, but that's not the case here. I just found some cute little onesie images on my Cricut machine and decided to put them to good use.
I cut out the onesies and also the little hearts and duckies that I adhered to them. I added some white dash lines around the onesies to help them stand out. The polka dot backgrounds were also cut with my Cricut. I stamped the polka dots with VersaMark ink. I just wanted a subtle pattern- nothing too bold that would overwhelm the overall card.
I then added a string and bow before taping all the layers together and onto the background. The word "baby" was stamped and cut out, and added with foam squares.
The last thing I did was to add a few tiny rhinestones to offset the bow.
This card is in response to Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown! The challenge was to make a card using the theme of light. Well, of course I'm counting down the days till spring and warmer weather, so a card about sunshine sounded good to me.
I just kept it simple with a plain craft cardstock background. Then, I drew sun rays on a piece of cardstock, watercolored them, cut them out, and adhered them around the sentiment. Added some dash lines with my white gel pen just to give it a little pop.
I try to get a birthday card out to everyone in my family. In fact, I have been teased in the past for being the kind of person that stays home on a Friday night to update her birthday list (you know who you are). Its just one of those sacrifices I make for those I love. You are welcome.
The stamps I used for this one I found in the dollar bin. Can you tell I'm a dollar bin addict? I could spend $20 on things I find there and still feel like I got a good deal. Haha. Anyway, I embossed the background, added a few paper scraps, and slapped a bow on this one and called it a day.
I wonder who this birthday card will go to? :)
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