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Cards in Envy Challenge – Tuxedo!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are all about the black and white cards for our “Tuxedo” challenge. Create any black and white themed card for your entry.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, January, 28th 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 older Stampin’ Up image used with a square scalloped punch. The black and white papers are from My Minds Eye and cut with a Lawn Fawn scalloped die. My script stamp is from Impression Obsessions, which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow ink in soft granite. I edged in white pen, wrapped the focal in black and white twine, and finished with 3 black pearls.

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

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Cards in Envy Challenge: Winter Chills

Happy Monday and Happy New Year!  Over at Cards in Envy, we are celebrating the challenge with cards that focus on “Winter Chills”. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase anything about winter cold.  Snowmen, snowbirds, snowflakes, scarves, hats, mittens, or anything else you can think of that represents winter chills.  Don’t forget to make sure your card fits into a standard A2 size envelope.

My card today features a few different stamp sets to create this scene. The snowman is from Lawn Fawn’s “Making Frosty Friends”, the penguin is from Lawn Fawn’s “Toboggon Together”, and a few of the embellishments are from Paper Smooches, “Swanky Snowdudes”.  I colored them all with Copic Markers and paper pieced with Carta Bella’s “Bundled Up” design paper.

You have until Sunday, January 14th to enter the “Winter Chills” challenge over at Cards in Envy.   Can’t wait to see what you do.

Cards in Envy Challenge: Framed with Circles

Happy Monday!  It’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge.  This week, we are looking for cards that are “Framed with Circles”.  Your circles can be stamped, die cut, drawn, or paper pieced, but please add some circles on your card and make sure it fits into an A2 sized envelope.  The challenge will run through Sunday, December 31st and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card today I used Lawn Fawns “Snow Day” stamp set.  To make the circle frame, I started with a piece of the pattern paper from the Peace, Love and Joy paper pack and chose a Hero Arts Circle infinity die larger than my design paper, creating a “frame”.  Once the circle was cut out, it created two pieces that I adhered to my card front. I then took two smaller circle dies taped together onto some red design paper and cut those out which created another frame.  I die cut a final circle with green cardstock.  For my focal image, I stamped the heart in red and added snowflakes in white.  I finished off with a bow and a sentiment from the same set.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Framed in Circles” card for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

Cards in Envy Challenge – Jingle All The Way!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are ringing in the holidays with a “Jingle All The Way” theme.  Create a December holiday card using one or more bells. Our challenge runs through Sunday, December 17th 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 a holiday favorite digital image by Mo Manning called,  “Christmas Fairy Holly“, which I colored with Copic Markers. My sentiment is by Hero Arts and I finished off the card with Nuvo Drops in clear.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Jingle All The Way” cards.

Cards in Envy Challenge – It’s Only Paper

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, out theme is “It’s Only Paper”.  There should be no stamping or no non-paper embellishments.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, December 3rd 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 design paper from Photoplay called, “Luke 2”.  My stars were cut from glitter paper and my letters stacked paper from the Hero Arts alpha dies.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “It’s Only Paper” cards.

Cards in Envy Challenge: Typography

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  This week our theme is “Typography.” These are cards using letters, words, or sentiments as your focal image.

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 used Ellen Hutson’s “Holly Jolly” stamp set for my “typography” element. The design paper is Fancy Pants “Wish Season” by Kim Watson. I stamped the snow bursts in Simon Say Stamp white pigment ink and topped them with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  My flag dies are My Favorite Things and I finished off the card with some black Distress Ink.

Hope we’ll see your “Typography” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until November 19th to enter.

Cards in Envy Challenge: Let’s Play Dress Up

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  Our theme is “Let’s Play Dress Up” which means you can enter any card featuring Halloween Costumes.

The Cards in Envy challenge asks that your cards 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.  You have until November 5th, to enter.

My card today features a digital image by Tiddly Inks which I colored with Copic Markers.  The purple features RV99, V17, V15 & V12. The Hair is a unique combination is W9, R59, R56 and E97, a combination I learned from Alyce over at Kit & Clowder in her monthly coloring classes.

We look forward to your “Let’s Play Dress Up cards over at Cards in Envy!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Blowing in the Wind

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  Our theme is “Blowing in the Wind” which means you can enter any card that has falling leaves on it.

The Cards in Envy challenge asks that your cards 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.  You have until October 15, 2017, to enter.

My card today features WPlus9’s Autumn Leaves set which I gold heat embossed on dark card stock and then colored with primsa color pencils.  I finished it off with some Art Anthology Gold spray and a “Thanks” die cut.

We look forward to your “Blowing in the Wind cards over at Cards in Envy!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge.  This week our theme is “Easy as 1, 2, 3.” These are clean and simple cards.

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.

For today’s card, I used Paper Smooches “Falling For You” set to stamp my apple onto patterned paper.  To add some dimension, I stamped again on a coordinating paper and fussy cut the apple center.  I popped up a few hearts and inked the edges to add more depth to my simple design.  To create the circle, I die cut a circle with masking paper and inked inside. The sentiment is also from the set and I thought matched perfectly with the apple theme.  I do love this time of year!

Hope we’ll see your “Easy as 1, 2, 3” cards over at the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until October 1st to enter.

Cards in Envy Challenge – Cheers to You!

For this Cards in Envy Challenge, we are raising our glass and having a “Cheers to You” theme.  Create a congratulations or celebration card for your entry.  Our challenge runs through Sunday, September 17th 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 a technique I saw by Kelly Laveotla comparing Distress Inks vs. Distress Oxide Inks.  I used Distress inks in Milled Lavender and Broken China.  My stamp is from an older Hero Arts kit long sold out but I liked the ease of cutting out the mask for this technique.  My sentiment is Alte New, “Magnolia’s For Her” which I white heat embossed.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us your “Cheers to You” cards.

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