- Die cuts made from:
- Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
- Spellbinders Nestabilities “Romantic Rectangles”
- Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday” (98164-MM)
- Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Snow Dots”
- Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
- Cardstock – Paper Accents
I created this card with the Operation Write Home Mid-month Throwdown in mind. The challenge is to make a Winter birthday card and I immediately thought snowflakes. I used an embossed background featuring snowflakes and added a couple of die cut snowflakes as well. Even the edge of the sentiment die cut fits in with the lacey snowflake look. Thanks for stopping by today.
- Stamp – from Simon Says Stamp “Leaves and Scribbles” set
- Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Frames” and “Thanks”
- Ranger Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, and Evergreen Bough
- Cardstock – Neenah and Paper Accents
- Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock
- Ranger Glossy Accents
For today’s card, I created a watercolor background and image with Ranger Distress Inks. I did a wash with ink and lots of water for the background and then added some spatters of color. Next, I cut the decorative frame from 110 lb. Neenah white cardstock, which is very hefty. I adhered the thin outer frame horizontally and then added the center vertically in the middle with dimensional adhesive. I applied Distress inks directly to the stamp and then spritzed it with water. Once it was dry, I cut out the leaves and mounted it on top of the frames with a bit more dimensional adhesive. The word “thanks” is a die-cut that I cut out of some cardstock that I found in my stash that matched some of my ink, and then added Glossy Accents on top for some shine to set the sentiment off a little bit.
I’m submitting this card in two challenges: this week’s Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #4 is watercoloring and the Craft Stamper October Take It Make It Challenge which is multi-colored stamping.
- Stamp – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hello Pumpkin” set
- Die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Curved Rectangles” die
- Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
- Paper Distresser tool – Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios
- Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Signature Essentials – purple
- Ric-Rac, button and fiber from stash
- Copic markers
This main image a favorite from The Cat’s Pajamas since it features penguins and Halloween in the same stamp! Perfect for the TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #277 with all of the Halloween-y colors. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some spooky fiber to the button that I’ve had for years. Actually, I’ve had everything I used for this card for years! I guess that’s why it is so appropriate that Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 174 is Halloween. I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration, Paper Players Challenge #219. I don’t think I’ve ever made one card that fit three challenges before! Finally, I distressed the edges of the cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.
- Die – Simon Says Stamp (Stamptember) “Thanks”
- Washi tape – Queen & Co. Trendy Tape
- Cardstock – Neenah & Paper Accents
I really enjoyed making this card, partially because of the sheer simplicity of it and also its clean design and color scheme. I used the current sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping (FTL 311). I’ve been hoarding a few rolls of washi tape for a couple of years, so I thought this might be a good time to pull it out. And based on my available stash, the black, white and red color scheme was a no brainer–plus I always like to add grey with those colors, so I mounted my base onto a grey card with dimensional adhesive. The die cut was made with a great new die from Simon Says Stamp. This will be a perfect Operation Write Home card. Thanks for visiting today.
- Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Happy Camper” set
- Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Haunted Manor”
- Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels One” and “Standard Circles Large”
- Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
The latest challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP 276) is to create a card using Light Grey, Rust and Dark Blue. For whatever reason, this card too me forever to complete! I cut different shapes, pushed them around and stared at them. This is how it ended up, for better or for worse! I colored the squirrel and acorns with Copic markers and cut them out. I’m thinking that the squirrel is juggling the acorns, by the way. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.