Sunday, July 29, 2018

Christmas in July

Shopping Our Stash has a kraft challenge this week. I love the look of kraft and white or eggshell. Since I always find myself short of Christmas cards, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to add a few to my stash.
The embossing folder was a Tuesday Morning find from Richard Gray, and the texture reminded me of warm winter sweaters.  I mounted the textured kraft on matching paper, and popped up both panels with dimensional tape.  While I like the eggshell color paper and proportions better, I like the twine on the white card better than the twill tape.  Option are good, learning is great!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

CAS Sympathy

I need to build up my stash of sympathy cards, and the Paper Craft Crew's sketch is perfect:  

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Here is my version:
Love the washi tape tripe.  Sentiment from Unity, die cuts are a mix of Ellen Huston and SU! Swirly Birds cut with adhesive paper.  Still deciding if I want to add any bling like the sketch suggests...

Come play along with us at Words to Craft By for our Flip Floppin' challenge!!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Thinking of You

Loving the Color Throwdown shades of the ocean.  
And they led into the perfect response to the Try Stamping on Tuesday's Tic Tac Toe, striaght across the middle row:

The card base is white, the circles holographic silver, and the circles aqua and bright blue, sentiment from Gina Marie.  I really hate trying to take picture of metallic papers, but I love this card!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Color Slider Christmas Card - Photo Heavy Post!!

I wanted to make a color slider card.  In the process, I made a lot of pretty trash!!!

I inked the background with oxide inks and added the snowflakes in white, cut the snow with a stitched dies, stamped the Recollections image, patterned paper DCWV.  I stamped the image on the transparency with Staz-On, and colored the other image with Derwent watercolor pencils. 

I am sharing this with The Paper Girls Challenge #156 - Transparencies, and Shopping Our Stash #362 - Christmas in July, and Jingle Belles All Bundled Up.  Wow!!!!  I rarely am able to enter more than one challenge at a time!!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

All Bundled Up for Christmas in July

The Jingle Belles challenge is All Bundled Upholiday cards with LAYERS... three or more layers, to be specific.  When I hear layers, I think about triple time stamping my way - using dies.  

Shopping Our Stash also a Christmas challenge - perfect for hot and steamy July!!

Gold metallic paper, the poinsettia layers are from SU!  The old Recollections sentiment is heat embossed.  I used Lawn Fawn stitched dies to make the SEVEN layers!!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Flip Flipping Summer challenge (talk about opposites!!).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Twofer Challenge #7

The Twofer Card Challenge prompt is:
Here are my bottles, holding my favorite beverage!

Bottles, wine glass, and wine sentiment from Repeat Impressions, compass rose and sentiment from Just Rite.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monkey See Monkey Do

Color Throwdown 501 looks like this:
Here is my version:
The images are from Stampendous, stamped in Sepia Ranger ink, and fussy cut.  This will be great for Cards for Soldiers!  They end blank greeting cards and notes of encouragement to our deployed military.  You can find them on Facebook.