Category Archives: Cards in Envy

Cards in Envy Challenge – Bug Me!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are bugging out with a “Bug Me” theme.  Choose any insect or bug on your card to enter.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, August 20th and the design team will be picking their favorites. As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features an old Close to My Heart stamp set called “Beetle Bug”.  I stamped him using tombow (443 & 173) markers on watercolor paper.  Once the image was stamped, I went back with an aqua brush and dropped it additional color.  I then highlighted the bug with a Fabercastell pen and added back ground with Daniel Smith watercolors in Hematite. Last, I stamped a club scrap foliage stamp and cut out the design using a My Favorite Things stitched flag die. My paper pad is “We Are Family” by Echo Park and the sentiment Lawn Fawn “On the Mend”.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Bug Me” cards.

Cards in Envy Challenge – Baby Blue or Pretty Pink?

For this Cards in Envy Challenge we are providing entrants a choice of making a card that is either baby blue or pretty pink.  By no means do you have to make a baby card, just choose either blue or pink on your card. Our challenges runs through Sunday, July 30th.  As a quick reminder, Cards in Envy asks that you make your card fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

My card today features a Skipping Stone Designs stamp called “Bra’s #1”. I watercolored the bra using Picked Raspberry and Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The white background is a dotted embossing folder and the pink is stamped with a MFT script stamp in white ink and clear heat embossed.  I finished off with a big ribbon to add more pink flare.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your choice of either Baby Blue or Pretty Pink cards!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Red, White & Blue

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating the good old “Red, White & Blue”!  Your card does not have to be patriotic, just needs to use those colors.

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.  The challenge will run through Sunday, July 16th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

My card design was based off one from a favorite artist, Sandy Allnock.  She is inspirational and has some great card making tutorials, especially if you like coloring.

I look forward to seeing your Red, White & Blue cards this week! I wish all a safe and relaxing 4th of July filled with friends, family and fireworks!

Cards in Envy Challenge: White on White

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating White on White cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.

The challenge will run through Sunday, July 2nd.  Our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I started with a Spellbinders Die and created a shaker card with white sequence.  My sentiment is from WPlus9 called, “Doodle Buds”, stamped in Hero Arts Silver.

White on White cards are so fun to create, but hard to photograph.  I ended up using a filter to get that tonal white on white feel.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

Cards in Envy Challenge: You’re The Man

Happy Monday!  We are celebrating “You’re The Man” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase boys, men or masculine cards of any occasion.  Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 size envelope.

My card features Artistic Impressions “Gordon Golf”.  After stamping him on Copic X-Press it paper with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored him with Copic Markers.  The design on the pants was inspired by the stamps packaging. For my background, I took a stamp from Club Scrap’s 2008 Mirror, Mirror collection and stamped a plaid pattern with using Navy, Cornflower, & Web Cement shadow inks.

You have until Sunday, June 18th to enter the “You’re The Man” challenge over at Cards in Envy.   Can’t wait to see what you do.

Entered in: Stamp Ink Paper: Masculine

Send a Smile For Kids: ATG

Cards in Envy Challenge: Favorite Color Combination

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is use your “Favorite Color Combination.”

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card, I chose the colors pink, yellow and black.  For the focal image, I used a Technique Junkies April Release stamp called “Life is Tough“, which I heat embossed with white, then applied Distress inks in a favorite technique called Distress Stain Dip, which can be found on the “Artistic Effects” CD at Technique Junkies. To add depth, I ran the entire card through the We “R” Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder and applied additional Distress inks over the top.

Hope we’ll see your “Favorite Color Combo” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until May 28th to enter.  If you love this stamp, I have a coupon code for a 10% discount at Technique Junkies: TJ10Kathy

Cards in Envy “Motherly Love” Challenge

It’s Monday and time for another Cards In Envy Challenge.  As we approach Mother’s Day, our challenge will center around “Motherly Love”.  This is a very open invitation to be creative.  The rules are simple for this challenge and require only that your card fit into a A2 standard envelope.

Today, my card was inspired by Therese Calvird who designs for AlteNew.  My card uses the “Oriental Orchid” by AlteNew as well as AlteNew Inks.  The design paper is My Favorite things and the sentiment is Clearly Besotted “Best Mom”.

We look forward to your cards over at the Cards in Envy blog.  Happy card making!!

 

Cards in Envy Challenge: Pretty Pastels

Happy Monday!  We here at Cards in Envy hope you are enjoying Spring.  Today we begin a new challenge highlighting “Pretty Pastels”.  What a great way to give some creative license.

As a quick reminder, please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, April 30th.  The design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

Today, my card features a Technique Junkies Stamp called “Large Poppies” which I stamped in Versamark Ink and white heat embossed over My Favorite Things watercolor design paper.  The “because die” and sentiment are also My Favorite Things.  To create the dimension in the “because”, I die cut it four times and stacked it up, then applied with Matte Medium Gel.  I finished off with Hero Arts hearts.

We can’t wait to see your Pretty Pastel entries over at Cards in Envy this challenge.  If you are interested in purchasing the above stamp, you can use my discount TJ10Kathy at the Technique Junkies Store.

Cards in Envy Challenge: Fantasy & Florals

Happy Monday!  Spring has sprung here at Cards in Envy and we are beginning a new challenge highlighting “Fantasy & Florals.”  Use florals and an element of fantasy such as fairies, elves, or unicorns, etc. Enjoy!

As a quick reminder, please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card envelope. The challenge will run through Sunday, April 16th.  The design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used a digital image by Aurora Wings called “Poppy Elf”.  She was colored with Copic Markers in R59, R46 and R14 for florals, E000, Eoo, E11, E21, E04 & R20 for her skin and G99 & YG03 for her eyes using the technique I learned in the “Elements of Nature” course at Kit & Clowder.  Alyce is one of the best teachers when it comes to Copic Markers.  My floral element are roses from Clearly Besotted’s “Love Quotes” which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

I can’t wait to see your Fantasy & Floral entries this week over at Cards in Envy!  Happy Spring!!!!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Black & White with a Smidge of Color

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating Black & White with a Smidge of Color cards!  Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.

The challenge will run through Sunday, March 30th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I started with Alte New’s “Adore You” stamp set which I stamped and copic colored with grey tones. My Smidge of color comes in the design paper by Glitz aptly called “Black & White”.  I added a sentiment, also from the same stamp set and a few sequins.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy  “Black & White with a Smidge of Color” Challenge!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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