Monday, August 30, 2021

Summer Time Cards

 Getting you caught up on my Summertime cards. 🍹 Been a lot of crafting going on here. It's time to get you all caught up.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sketch/Inspiration Challenges


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: 
Along with a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches:

I went pretty simple using some older stamps in my stash by Technique Tuesday.  I stamped Hello Honey by Stampin' Up, followed by some Versamark ink, and clear embossing powder.  I then blended on Momento's London Fog Ink and added SU's Night of Navy around the edges.
On the card base, I added blue cardstock that had also been inked on the edges with Night of Navy.

The sentiment I had already had die cut out in my die cut bin.  I then used a sharpie to color some clear gems and added them for a bit of interest.  I think this turned out pretty good, though I think I could have done a bit better...but I am happy with the results.

The card I am entering into Just Us Girls Challenge # 599 found here.  I will also enter this into Freshly Made Sketches Challenge # 500 found here

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Mini Slimline Cards Using 6 x 6 Patterned Paper


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

Printable Vinyl Used on Cards

 Critter Cards Anyone? 🐷🐘🦨 I have had a few sheets of critter stickers I made using #cricutdesignspace and my #cricutexplore 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

A Struggle

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

One Sheet Wonder: Making a Batch of Cards

 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

Oh Hey

 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: 

You can find this challenge here.  I am also entering this card into the Freshley Made Sketches #498 Challenge also found here.  Here is the sketch: 
Think I did ok with this.  I just used some Recollections cardstock and black& white patterned paper.  I added a fun stitched oval in the middle along with a white butterfly. The Oh Hey came from one of my Spellbinders Card Kits...not sure which one now.  Such a super simple card that easily you could make multiples of if you need a few for a gift or to build up your stash. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sweet Taste of Summer

 🍹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.