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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!

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #159 – Twist: GateFold Card

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  My brain is still on vacation so I am late in posting my challenge!  ACK!!  I’m here with sketch #159 at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image and the sketch.  The rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to use a Gate Fold Technique.

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I used just the sketch this week.  My image is one of the sweet Faithful Friends images called, “Hold Tight Hugs” which I colored with Copic Markers.  My paper is Glitz Design called, “Felicity” and I used the MFT Flag dies as embellishments.  My sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die which I layered and then coated with Pico Embellisher.

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Sure hope you’ll join us for Sketch #159 at From The Heart Stamps this week.  Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #413

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a generous $10.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  Thanks Paper Shelter!  You have until Friday, May 27th to enter your card for a chance to win.  For those who closely follow, you likely saw that this post went up last Saturday by accident – OOPS.  Guess you got a sneak peak at the sketch!

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Rose” which I used in the pre-colored form.  I love the vibrant colors that Paper Shelter has in their images so you can make a speedy card of great quality. The design paper is from Glitz “Felicity” collection.   The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp in Kristina Werner’s handwriting.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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The House That Stamps Built; Designer Choice Challenge

It’s the second Wednesday of March and time for a new Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built!  Today, Patti is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “More Than One Fold.

As with our other challenges, we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store for our random winner.  Don’t forget, if you use a RI stamp, you get an extra entry!

For my “More Than One Fold” I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and was drawn to the kite card in hopes of bringing thoughts of spring to this nearly complete winter.

The Repeat Impressions stamps used were, “Kite 4511-I” and “Celebrate Life 8403-E” in Versafine Black Ink.  I edged the Glitz “Brightside” paper with Twisted Citron Distress Ink and tied Ellen Hutson Ribbon for the flag.

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I had fun looking for new inspiration to add “More Than One Fold” this week. We hope you’ll join us at The House that Stamps Built.  Happy Wednesday!

The House That Stamps Built; Project of the week: 1-11-16

Hello stampers!  The Crafty Nurse here with some creative play for The House that Stamps Built project of the week.  I have always been drawn to pattern paper and when I found the “Herringbone” technique back when I first joined Club Scrap, I fell in love.  So today, I’d like to bring you a post on how to make your own Herringbone card.

Let’s get started!

For this project the supplies I used are:

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To start, apply the double sided Carpet Tape to your card base and set aside.

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Cut design paper in 1/4 inch strips.  You can also do this with any size of paper strips or even vary the sizes of paper on the same project.  It all looks great.

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I chose four (4) different patterns for variety.  You want to chose a large print, a small print and a more open print.

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Take your bone folder and burnish down the carpet tape in preparation for adding paper.

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Peel off the backing of your carpet tape to expose the adhesive.

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Begin to place your paper strips by placing the 1st one diagonally across the card, then applying a strip to each side of center.  If you are using 6 x 6 paper like I did, your 1st piece won’t be big enough.  Simply place another piece to extend across the diagonal of the card.  It also doesn’t matter where you place the side pieces as long as you have the basic start like my picture.

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Continue to apply strips of paper alternatively.  I tend to use the same pattern on the left and right of center.

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Continue placing the strips down alternatively in a pleasing pattern.

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Once you finish your back and forth placement of paper you will have a lot of strips hanging over the edge.  JanPOTW10

Turn over the card and trim the strips off.

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Once you’ve trimmed it up, this is your end result.

 

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I like to smooth out my cutting with the Tim Holtz sanding tool.

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Stamp the Repeat Impressions Silhouette Heart using red ink on a circle die.

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Stamp the love sentiment from “you 10100” in the center of the heart with black ink.

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Apply your heart to the Herringbone background and you now have a finished card!  I just love the way this technique looks.

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I hope you enjoyed learning more about the Herringbone technique. Beginning Wednesday, January 13th, I am hosting the Designer’s Choice Challenge with the theme of “Winter Wonderland”.

I’d love to see your herringbone backgrounds in the challenge at The House That Stamps Built where you will have a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for our randomly chose winner.

I wish you a wonderful rest of the week!

The Crafty Nurse

A Day For Daisies: New Release 1-1-16

Happy New Year!!  To celebrate, it’s time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  We are also starting an “Anything Goes” challenge today so pop on by the ADFD Blog by January 14th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my card today I colored up “Penguin Gentleman” using Copic Markers. The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s “In My Heart” and the paper is Glitz.

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

Penquine

 

A Day For Daisies: New Release 9-18-15

It’s Friday and time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  In addition, we are still running the “Frame” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by September 24th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose “Mucha Style Flowers Wild Poppy” to color for you today.  I used Copic Markers in vivid reds of R05, R24 and R46.  The stem is YG67.  To create dimension, I took a pencil and curled the edges of my fussy cut image and popped that up with foam tape.

I cut the Memory Box vase out of Tim Holtz “Mirror” paper and popped that up over a My Favorite Things Stitched die. My paper is a combination of Glitz “Black & White” and My Minds Eye “Everyday Basics.”  My sentiment and banner are from Simon Says Stamp and white heat embossed.

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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A Day For Daisies: New Release 9-4-15

It’s Friday and time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  In addition, we are still running the “Plaid” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by September 10th to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose “Fairy Rose Portrait” to color for you today.  I used Copic Markers in an unusual color combination of B01, B02, YG03, YG17, YG67, Y00, Y11, and Y15 for the wings and the same colors for the roses.  I know, roses are usually not multi-colored in yellow, blue and green but I couldn’t help myself. Believe it or not, I actually colored the roses pink, but didn’t like the way it turned out so my fix was to re-print the image and pop-up the roses after recoloring them and cutting them out. Try to salvage your projects when you can friends. Her hair is E50, E50, E55 & E57 and Skin is E50, E51, E21 and E93 for blush.

The paper pad is from Glitz called, “Brightside” collection.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug and the leaf die is Cherry Lynn. I cut out the Glitz paper with a Simon Says Stamp stitched card die.

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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Brown Sugar Challenge #161: Big Sentiments

Happy Friday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges and today, we are looking for “Big Sentiments.”  This challenge is sponsored by Di’s Digis Stamps offering a $12.00 voucher to their store and SLS Lines Digital Stamps offering 3 digital images or products for $10.00 from their store.  Thanks Sponsors!!

For my card today, I’ve used SLS Lines “Tired Mom.”  I think those of us mothers can related, right?  I colored colored mom with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Brightside” 6 x 6 paper pad. My image and card base were cut out using a My Favorite Things dies.  My large sentiment “MOM” is cut out using a WPlus9 die, colored with Copics and glittered.  I figured she needed a little sparkle.

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We look forward to seeing what your “Big Sentiments” look like. You have until September 3rd to enter at Brown Sugar Challenges. See you there!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #367

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Dee Dee Digi’s.  That means a $15.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  WooHoo.  You have until Friday, July 3rd for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose a pre-colored image by Dee Dee Digi’s called, “Cow Are You?”  I love to color, but sometimes it’s nice to have an image already colored for a quick card. The paper used is Glitz “Black & White” collection as the print put me in the mind of cow markings.  I cut out the pattern paper using a WPlus9 die and the image using a My Favorite Things stitched stackable circle.  I finished off with a few strips of green card stock and called her done.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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