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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!!
Today I broke out my distress ink cubes to watercolor with for the Lawnscaping “Try a New Technique” challenge. I hadn’t had a chance to use the “Soy Happy” stamp set so I thought the two would be a good merge.
I started with the new Tim Holtz stencil called “Mesh” using old paper distress ink. After watercoloring all the images on watercolor paper stamped with archival ink I fussy cut them and went around with a black pen to clean up the edges (for more on how to do this check out my other post). I arranged the images and stamped the heart coloring it with Pigma Archival Brush Pen in red.
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Happy Thursday Friends. Today I broke out my Dylusions Ink to do some watercoloring to enter my card into the Ellen Mix It Up Challenge. For this challenge Ellen chooses one other company for a combined product challenge. This week it’s Avery Elle.
My card features the “Mondo Magnolia” by Ellen and the Avery Elle “Gift Tag” set. To achieve this look I followed Julie Ebersole’s tutorial from a previous “Hello Monday” called “Magic Watercolor” – Thanks Julie!
Believe it or not, Julie almost scrapped this because she didn’t like how it came out at first but I’m thrilled she persevered. The birthday sentiment is from “Cupcake Party” by Simon Says Stamp.
Happy Tuesday! Today I’ve made a birthday card for Ellen Hutson’s new “Mix It Up Challenge” with Lawn Fawn. I just love this stamp set by Ellen & Julie Ebersole. I also added in Lawn Fawn’s bird from Critters in the Forest. The animals are colored with Copic Markers and the Balloons are Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Peacock Feathers. The stars are a combination of Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp. I inlayed the balloons, but added dimension with foam tape for the entire card panel.
Here are a couple more cards from the March Kit. The first card features the sketch from Retro Sketches and the second is a sketch from Fusion Card Challenge. In addition to the kit, I used the rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and both Hero Arts Shadow and Simon Says Stamp inks.
You know I love Saturdays and the time I get to spend creating. Today I colored A Day For Daisies image called, “Mailing Love” for the Polka Dot Challenge. I colored her with Copic Markers and Uniball Signo White Gel Pen. Sentiment is Our Daily Bread, “Ornate Frame Sentiments”. I cut the image and surrounding papers with Lawn Fawns rectangle dies. I stamped the My Favorite Things “Romantic” background stamp on the card base but I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s upside down! Darn I hate when I do that. Oh well, not worth scrapping the card. LOL.
Happy Saturday! You know I love the weekend because it means it’s time to create. Today I used my Kuretake watercolors on the new stamp set by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen. Ellen is holding a “Mix it up” challenge combining Essentials products and Hero Arts. Today, I used the Hero Arts background stamp “Capture Number Background”.
Inspired by the A Day For Daisies challenge using the butterfly ADFD images. The coloring is Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Mica’s and Sprays in Freaky Franken-Lime, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Witches Potion Purple and Summer Lovin’ Sun. I also used Molding Paste colored with the magical’s and sprayed through stencils created by Simon Says Stamp leaf die. The frame is Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink. I finished off by distressing the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.
Hope you’re not sick of the February kit yet, but here is another card using Sugar Sketch 20 rotated on it’s side. The circle die is My Favorite Things, the heart die is Simon Says Stamp, and the border die is Lawn Fawn. Everything else is from the SSS February Kit.
It’s Monday and time for another Cards In Envy Challenge. As we near Valentines Day, this challenge will be perfect as it’s “Hearts a Flutter”, which calls for at least 2 hearts on your card. The rules are simple for this challenge and simply require that your card fit into a A2 standard envelope.
For some inspiration I chose A Day For Daisies image called, “Cute Fairy Waiting”. Her sweet headband is made from hearts. I colored her with copics and used a Lifestyle Crafts square scallop die. The paper pack is an older one from Lily Bee called, “Head over Heels” and the small tag dies are My Favorite Things tied with waxy thread from Close To My Heart. I finished off with some gems and fluttered away! Come join us!