Monday, August 30, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Yes, it is challenge time again. So I am diving in with my usual card entering two challenges. The contenders you ask? The Just Us Girls Challenge blog with their inspiration photo:
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Today I made some super simple slimline cards🍹 using 6 x 6 patterned paper. This is a great place for new card makers to get started making cards. It also is a great stash buster to start using up those 6 x 6 paper pads. These are easy, fun, and can be done quickly. I hope you enjoy! To watch the video head on over to my YouTube channel. You can find it HERE.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Critter Cards Anyone? 🐷🐘🦨 I have had a few sheets of critter stickers I made using and my hanging out in my stash for some time. It was time to do something with these cuties. I have only included all of the cards I made using these stickers made with printable vinyl below.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
The two challenges I decided to combine, I thought...this should be pretty simple. But as I made my first attempt, I realized for me it was just not working. I think my first mistake was to try to ink blend the three inks I chose. I don't know why but when I try to ink blend more than two colors I just really don't like the result. To make the matters worse the sentiment I chose which was already a pre-made sentiment when I laid it on the card was a different shade of white than the die cuts I had added. That card got scrapped....
Finally, today after a couple of misses with some coloring on the die cuts I wanted to use things started to come together. I decided to use distress oxide inks in Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Salty Ocean to color my stacked die cuts. Salty Ocean was used also to color the sentiment that is stacked on two other white layers of the die-cut.
To ground the die cuts I used the Fossilized Amber in the corners applying over a stencil. I also added a sub-sentiment in Salty Ocean. I feel like this has a Moroccan feel to it. 💕
I am entering this card in two challenges:
Color Throwdown Challenge: #656 found here.
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge: #499 found here.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
I am using a one-sheet wonder "recipe" if you will for a 6 x 6 piece of paper. I found the card sketches and the one-sheet wonder from a blog called Poetic Artistry. It is a post from 2008. Now, this was to be used with double-sided patterned paper. Didn't realize that. I had made my own patterned paper using emboss resist. So I just brought in another pattern that had neutrals (black & white). I also after completing the first four cards...made a "stepped up" version. The video for the process of making the background and two of the cards can be found on my YouTube Channel. I will put a link below for the video with the rest of the cards as well. Have a great day! The post from Poetic Artistry can be found here.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
This is just a casual card to say Oh Hey! How's it going? I am enjoying participating in some challenges so I am doing so again today. First is:
Thursday, August 12, 2021
🍹Sweet Taste of Summer.
A simple Minislimline. If you want to see this come together head on over to my TikTok account (@Samanthadesigns2). This is totally budget-friendly, simple, and great for a beginner cardmaker. I made a few of these using the same paper pad. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.