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Cards in Envy “Put Some Layers On It” Challenge

It’s Monday and time for another Cards In Envy Challenge.  This challenge is really unique with a theme of “Put Some Layers On It.” Instead of going for paper layers, I looked around at some of my digital images and found a “Layered Cake” by Sassy Cheryl Designs that I knew would be perfect for this challenge.

Before we get to the card, just a reminder that the Cards in Envy rules are simple and require only that your card fit into a A2 standard envelope.

For my card today I began by coloring “Polly’s Slice of Cake” by Sassy Cheryl’s Designs.  Unfortunately, she is no longer in the store, but you can find other great images by Cheryl for you image.  I added additional layers using American Crafts “Neapolitan” collection and stamped the background with a My Favorite Things Crosshatch background stamp.  I then added the balloons, which are also My Favorite Things dies.


I sure hope we see you at Cards in Envy “Put Some Layers On It” challenge.  You have until December 6th to enter.

Cards in Envy Challenge: Hey Dude

Happy Monday!  We are celebrating “Hey Dude” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase boys, men or masculine cards.  Please make sure your card is a standard A2 size without any large lumps or bumps.

The challenge will run through Sunday, May 31st. Our design team will also be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

My card features a “Sassy Cheryl Digital Image called, Noah’s Tire Swing.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used My Mind’s Eye Hattie Papers.  I made a frame using a copic multi-liner and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.

For the boys - Sassy-wm

I’m excited to see what your Hey Dude inspiration looks like for you!

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Watercolor Stamping

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This card is from the lessons on Day 3 of the Online Card Class that shows how to stamp using watercolors.  The background is made by putting a little versamark on a stamping block then placing watercolor around the edges of the block and stamping it on watercolor paper (at least 140 lb).  Then pull it up and let dry.  You can adjust and add color in areas that aren’t dark enough.  The stamp is colored using Distress Markers and spritzed with water.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread and embossed with gold.  While you can’t see it in the picture (again, still learning this darn Mac), it does show up IRL.  The card background is the crackle stamp from Impression Obsession.  Cardstock is My Favorite Things.

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