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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!

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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.

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Penny For Your Thoughts”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week our theme is “Penny For Your Thoughts”.   These are cards feature a thought or speech bubble.

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, September 3rd and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the Cards in Envy blog.

For my card today I used a Taylored Expressions stamp set called “Party Grumplings”.  I also used the “surprise” stamp from My Favorite Things “Beary Special Birthday”, which I stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pool.  My design paper is also from My Favorite Things and my grumpling is colored in Copics use YG09, YG07, and YG03. The speech bubble is a stamp and die set also from My Favorite Things.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Penny For Your Thoughts” cards for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

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.

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