Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cards- With No stamping

So I found a couple of challenges this week that interested me. One is from Splitcoast Stampers.  If you have never been over to Splitcoast you should really check it out.  There are forums to discuss all things Stamping or Papercrafting related, tutorials, and tons of inspiration.  Under the Ways to Use It Challenge posted 4/16/20 the challenge was to make a card with no stamping.  There are tons of ideas that floated in my head but nothing solidified till I saw Kristie Marcott's challenge, #kristiescardchallenge this week over on her Instagram channel. Her challenge was to make your own background paper.  From those two challenges as inspiration, I ended up with the card at the top of the post. 

I used Distress Oxide inks in worn lipstick and fossilized amber to make a blended background.  I added Brilliance moonlight white with a stencil of triangles. Then I added a white feather along with a die-cut HI sentiment. I added a few clear sequins for sparkle.  Simple but I loved how it turned out.

While I had everything out I decided to do another card. This one doesn't fit with Kristie's challenge but still is appropriate for the Ways to Use It Challenge from 4/16/20

My scraps from my easter cards led to the main panel.  I had cut my scraps into strips and made panels of "cardstock" out of them.  I kept this card simple by adding a pink die cut border to the bottom.  I added the white die-cut banner on top with the black sentiment hugs at the bottom.  I am going to add this card also to an Anything Goes Challenge #184 over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.

I hope everyone is staying safe.  Take some time to get creative out there...I know it helps me to stay calm during this time so Hopefully it does the same for you.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Entering a couple of Challenges...

 I had forgotten how fun it is to enter challenges until last week when I entered Kristie Marcotte's challenge on Instagram.  You can find her latest one by searching for #kristiescardchallenge.  You will also find each week's contestants using the hastag. 

But back to this lovely fairy card.  I found a couple of challenges I felt I could combine which led to this card.  The digital stamp is from prettygrafik design.  (By the way, there is a link but this post is in no way affiliated...I just love their digital stamps.)  My medium of choice for the coloring was Copic markers.  I used scraps to do all the die-cutting while adding a fabric washi layer. I know the trend is to add a sentiment to the outside of the card but lately...I have been enjoying doing things old school by leaving a sentiment off.  That way I can customize it when I am ready to give it by adding a sentiment on the inside or maybe even on the front.

I am adding this card into a couple of challenges. 1. Creative Inspirations April Challenge:  April Showers & Flowers.   2.  Papercraft Challenges:  #56 Pastel Colors.

Head on over to these great blogs to see all the entries...there are amazing cards showcased.  

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

More Card Goodness

Here are some more cards I have been sharing on Instagram.  I challenged myself to use up some images I have either had colored for a while or in my die cut bin.  Here's how those are turning out.

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