Saturday, August 6, 2022

A Gift For You

 I love how metallic paper looks against a black background:

Since the slick black paper can't take heat embossing, I broke out an old silver sticker for the sentiment.  Sharing with the Make the Cards challenge to use a black background.  




Send A Smile 4 Kids August 2022: Thank You Cards - Challenge #228

 Send A Smile 4 Kids has a child oriented thank you card challenge.  I love this sentiment for kids!

The colorful paper is from a (very) old Martha Stewart pad, sentiment from Stamper's Best.  Be sure to link up your project at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog!

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Happy Birthday!

 I needed a masculine birthday card, and came up with this:

NOW I know what I was thinking when I bought this sentiment!  It is perfect for this guy.  Sharing with The Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge:


And with the really fun challenge form Shopping Our Stash:  WTHeck Embellishmentsgo through the stash and find embellishments that make you wonder why do you even have them, and use them.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Patriotic Popsicles

 The Freshly Made Sketches challenge reminded me of a picnic:

Fussy cut SU popsicle layered on the picnic "blanket".  So cute! I adhered to the sketch pretty closely.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Color Challenge

 Just Us Girls color week prompt is coral, grey, and gold.  

Altenew Painted Poppy in Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.  I used a swipe of Weathered Wood Distress Oxide for the grey, and placed everything on a shiny gold layer.  The tiny sentiment is from SU.  Like most of my CAS cards, it took a lot of time and pretty trash!!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Celebrate with a Shaker

The Male Room has a Monochrome challenge  As I was editing my card photo, I realized that my first Male Room challenge was #9!  They are now up to challenge #164.  Great staying power for a great group!    

I participated in the Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop & Create back in March, and one of my favorite sets was from Concord & 9th.  I used their turnabout stencil with 3 different shades of blue to create the polka dots.  Balloon die to make the shaker opening, and stamped the sentiment so that it showed through the shaker filled with clear and white sequins.  Love this!!!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Soft Ink Blending

 I love the colors in this week's Color Throwdown, and decided to take a little softer approach:

Pinkfresh stamp, stencil, and dies.  Taylored Expressions ink.  SU Subtle Shimmer sequins.  As Laura Bassen says, dimension is life.  Both the stenciled die cuts and the panels are popped up with dimensional tape. 

I think it is interesting how the different saturations of the same colors gives a completely different look!