Sometimes the challenge is just getting the card done. I have been in a creative slump for quite a while. The need to create a card to go with a gift to be given tomorrow night and the inspiration photo at the Just Us Girls challenge was just the spark I needed. The flowers are from Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies by Hero Arts, colored with Copics: Y08, G24, C00 and C0. I cut the Vintage Jar die by Sunny Studio from vellum and sponged the bottom with Sea Glass ink by Gina K Designs. I added a bit of burlap ribbon from my stash and frayed it. I found a piece of gold cut with Alison’s Ribbon die in my stash. I recently got some May Arts Kraft Twine from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store which was perfect for the bow. The sentiment is from Clean Line Faith by Simon Says, cut with the smallest Tim Holtz Tag Die. The pattern paper is from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden collection and is cut with the Master Layouts 2 set from Gina K Designs. This was fun to do, but very time consuming. I’m entering this in the following challenges:
This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge Beautiful Butterflies. I used the March Sheetload of Cards Sketch while creating this card.
The paper used is from Lawn Fawn. When I have placed an order with this company, they include patterned paper with the order. This was one sheet, front and back both used on this card. Another sheet was used for a layer behind the floral and for the scalloped circle. The butterfly and greeting are from the set Spring has Sprung illustrated by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs. It is long ago retired.
I like this sketch. I may make a few more with the spring, Easter idea.
The challenge at AAA Cards is made in minutes and this definitely fills the bill. After I made the first one and realized how super duper quick it was, I decided to create a bunch more. I cut a white card panel to 5 ½ x 4 ¼. I placed the greenery from the Joyous Season Stamp Kit by Simon Says Stamp at the bottom of the MISTI. After stamping the bottom of the panel in Memento Cottage Ivy, flipped over and stamped the other end. I placed the sentiment from the same set at the other end of the MISTI and stamped it in Memento Love Letter. After stamping I cut 1/8” off all sides and attached to a red card base. If it hadn’t been for this design, I’d still be making cards.
The theme for the As You See It Challenge 239 challenge is “The color I avoid using most is ____.” Orange is just not my jam. However I was inspired by a card Sandy Allnock made a couple of months ago. It is such fun to watch her create – her cards just come to life. I won a $25.00 gift card from Sunny Studio’s release in August. One of the sets I got was Bountiful Autumn which has some nice Thanksgiving images in addition to some cute turkeys. I made this card for my husband. I was surprised at how much orange I ended up using. In addition to the carrot and pumpkin, there was the table runner – I couldn’t decide on a different color for it. Then the white background was just too stark, so I toned it down by brushing on Dried Marigold Oxide ink. I tried several card bases, but the one that worked best was Tangerine Twist by Gina K Designs. This was fun to do.
Thanks to Bonnie for sending the Desert Image, resized and printed. Brushed a very light distressed ink in the background. Used GK white card stock base, sentiment is from My Anchors Mini Kit (GK). Very simple card.
This is style #1 of my Christmas cards. Base card is GK paper, the rest is Heartfelt Creations. The card is covered with chunky glitter and really sparkles. I have 10 of these made, all a little different, but the basic concept is the pinecone which is die cut and dimensional. Fun making the poinsettias with the mold press.
Made this for 15 year old grandson – got 7 A’s and 1 B which is great for him!
Stamp set is from Technique Tuesday. All other paper is GKD.
Phase 8 is Rainbow:
The shiny clouds are made using some Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Polish in Pink Blueberry. I am absolutely loving the Opal Blaze Polishes.
Phase 9 is Window:
I did 2 different type of window examples. The dragon is stamped on black with a white pigment ink, then colored using different of the Opal Blaze Polishes. Definitely had fun with these.
Phase 10 is to do a 2 Fer: Make 1 panel/piece, cut it in half and make 2 cards out of it.
Here’s one of my panels
And the 2 cards I made using it
More of the Opal Blaze Polishes were used on the panel.
Here’s another example
So many ways to interpret all of these Phases.
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Here are the next few phases.
Phase 5 Pull Tab/Movement
Here it is open
I really like this one.
Phase 6 Leftovers (use those pieces you have laying around from other things you’ve made)
As a lot of my pieces were from MFT, I used their Sketch Challenge for this week to base this on.
Phase 7 Upcycle
Made 2 for this, both using pieces of tissue boxes.
Used more of those leftovers for this, too. I wasn’t too thrilled with it, so made the next one.
Whew. I’ll try and make the rest of the phases this week, but want to get most of these sent out in tomorrow’s mail, so need to get writing and addressing.
Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Have a great rest of your day and week.