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Cards in Envy Challenge: Pink & Grey

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating Pink & Grey cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, January 29th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card today I used AlteNew’s Adore You stamp set.  I stamped the flowers in Versafine Smokey Grey ink over design paper by My Minds Eye.  I inked the edges of my front panel with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and added ink spots in that same ink color.  The “I Adore You” sentiment, also in Versafine Smokey Grey completes my Pink & Grey card.

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I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your Pink & Grey cards for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

A Day For Daisies: May Kit Club Release and “Paint It Up” Challenge

It’s Friday and time for A Day For Daisies Kit Club Release!  In addition, we are starting the “Paint it Up” challenge so pop by the ADFD Blog by May 19th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

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For my card today I chose “Little Dancer Rose” to “Paint it Up” for you today. I used a Rubber Necker “splatter” stamp with Distress Inks for this adorable image.  The rainbow is a My Favorite Things die and I finished off with a AlteNew sentiment and a bit of great chevron washi.

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We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

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Cards in Envy Challenge: Flowers or Fantasy

Happy Monday!  Spring has sprung here at Cards in Envy and we are beginning a new challenge highlighting “flowers or fantasy.”  That leaves a pretty wide area of interpretation so enjoy!

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 17th.  The design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used the gorgeous new AlteNew set called Peony Bouquet stamped on the My Favorite Things Tranquil Textures paper.  For the ink I used the AlteNew mini cubes in blue.  I love these cubes with these multistep stamps as the colors are perfectly gradient.  I finished off with the sentiment also by AlteNew and some sequins.

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Can’t wait to see your flowers or fantasty entries!

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Just Purple”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “Just Purple.”

I’d also like to wish my oldest, Dan, a very Happy Birthday today!!

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, March 27th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used the My Favorite Things “Beautiful Blooms” card kit from January. I began with FW Pearlescent Fluid Acrylic Paint for my background.  It’s got a gorgeous shimmer.  I then used the stamp, dies and ink from the kit and finished off with an Altenew sentiment from Oriental Orchid.  The card base is cut out with a WPlus9 Die.

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I’m looking forward to seeing what you enter for your “Just Purple” cards this week!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Beautiful Butterflies

Happy Monday!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Beautiful Butterflies.”

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 one of the newer sets from Alte New called, Botanical Garden.  The coloring is a combination of both Copic Markers for the base and Prismacolor Pencils for detail.  To keep a “no-line” feel, I started with the lightest color of pink ink for the initial stamping. The card base is a WPlus9 die which adds rounded edges for a softer feel. To display, I played in photoshop to give a textured background.   I think I need to break out those lessons on how to use this program better!

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Hope we’ll see your butterflies in the Cards in Envy challenge.  You have until March 20th to enter.

 

A Day For Daisies: March Kit Club

It’s Friday, YEAH!!!!  Over at A Day For Daisies we have the new March Kit Club available!  In addition, we are still running the “Add Dimensional Flowers” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by March 10th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my card, I colored up “Mermaid Vintage Black Lingerie” with both Copic Markers and Copic Spica Markers.

I chose Echo Park’s “Creative Agenda” design stack and dies from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn to jazz her up. My sentiment is AlteNew.

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We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

Ellen Hutson Mix it up Challenge

For this Ellen Hutson’s Challenge, cards are to include a combination of Alte New & Ellen Hutson products.  My card uses the “Mondo Magnolia” sentiment from Ellen and “Sketchy Cities America” from Alte New.  The skyline is Boston and is a design case from Jen Rzasa that she taught in the Online Card Classes Watercolor.   In class she used Inktense pencils, however, I played with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I also tested them on Bristol Smooth 100lb paper and they work FABULOUSLY.  I had tried them on Neenah Solar White and they didn’t blend so I was pleased to find another surface besides watercolor paper for my new markers.

The background stamp is from Club Scrap.  I created the background on another card base then stamped the city, colored it and then fussy cut it out, popping it up on the background sheet.  I also used a brush and side water rather than a water brush.  I’m finding this works better for me.

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Ellen Hutson: Pin-Site Challenge; Alte New

 

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #26 – All White

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for a new Open-Minded Crafting Challenge and for this challenge we are celebrating the simplicity of the all white card.  Celebrating with us are some very generous sponsors offering great prizes.  You have until Friday, January 2nd to enter your all white card and winners are chosen at random.  The Design Team will also feature their favorites so I can’t wait to see your all white cards.

Now let’t get to some of those prizes:

Digital DelightsPrize: $5.00 Gift Certificate for Random Winner

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Prize: See Open-Minded Crafting Blog

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Prize: 5 Images of Winner Choice

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Prize: $12.00 Gift Certificate for Random Winner

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Prize: 4 Images of Random Winner’s Choice

Now for some inspiration!  Today, I’ve chosen an image from Paper Pretties called “Roses”.  I printed the image out a few times using a spellbinders flower die and then began layering.  The sweet bird is from Memory Box and the vent die is Simon Says Stamp.  Sentiment is from Alte New “Magnolia’s for Her”.  The difficult thing with all white cards is taking a picture.  I found that putting a dark color behind the card instead of having a white background helped.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this All White Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting!

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Exploring Art Journaling 4; Day 11 & 12

Day 11’s page uses a fun technique with a fan brush and 3 colors of paint.  The example uses an angle brush, but I went with a fan to get more shape.  I really like the ombre effect that the flower gets with this technique.   The sentiment is from Alte New.

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Day 12 uses alcohol inks.  First you have to gesso your page for it to spread and then you can use some blender solution to soften it up. I added some pearl to the clouds and heat embossed the rain.

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CAS(e) This Sketch

Hennah by Alte New

Hennah by Alte New

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Got this new stamp set from Alte New “Hennah Elements” and thought it was perfect for the CAS(e) this Sketch challenge 78.  I colored the images with copics then fussy cut them.  A great way to make suer you look like your an expert cutter is to outline your image with a black brush marker so it has a perfect black outline.  The sentiment is embossed with clear over Versafine and cut from Simon Says Stamp “Friendship Messages”.  The label die is also from Simon and the black gems are from Michael’s. Hop you are enjoying your weekend.  I sure am.  I love not having to do homework all weekend!

 

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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