Category Archives: Challenges

Kraft Butterfly Birthday

  • Stamps –
    • Stampendous Laurel Burch “Cling Flutterbye”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Simply Said”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts “Damask”
  • White embossing powder – Stampendous
  • Pentel Sparkle Pop pens
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pens
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Bling cardstock

This was a fun card to make. I started by heat embossing the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock. Then I colored it with metallic gel pens for a nice shine. Once completed, I fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up on the embossed kraft panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto black. I matted the kraft panel and the sentiment onto shiny blue panels and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenge: Creative With Stamps Challenge #25 CAS + Sentiment

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Happy Birthday with Maxx

  • Stamps – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Dies – Newton’s Nook, “Newton’s Birthday Balloons”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs, Inc. “Kite Strings” and “Evening Garden”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers

I colored this kitty (stamp and dies from Newton’s Nook) so that it looked like our cat Maxx. He has mostly white fur on his paws, but there are a couple of black spots mixed in on the bottom of his back feet. He also has what looks like a skunk stripe running down his belly, but I digress! This was a very clean and simple card, using some of my stash of patterned paper. Love this cat stamp and matching dies. The cloud dies also came with the set. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge:

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #29


Sloth with a birthday forecast

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Rebekah Meier Designs “Connected Dots”
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush
  • Gold Mosaic Stickers – Mark Richards, Ltd.
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Come Away with Me”
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers – “Snarky”

I made this card for a young friend who turned 21. I knew I had to take advantage of our mutual sense of humor, so I used the “Snarky” sticker from Tim Holtz! I created the background with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. I colored the sloth and branch with Zig Clean Color markers and watercolored the ink with a waterbrush. Once the images were dry, I die-cut them and placed them onto the background, stamped the birthday sentiment and added the sticker. I edged the watercolor paper with Distress ink then layered it onto the patterned papers. The gold stone mosaic stickers gave the card a little pizzazz. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

My Creative Scoop – Color Inspiration Monthly Link Up 33

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Challenge #13


Chipmunk assisting Fairy

 

  • Stamps –
    • Designs by Ryn “Faeries”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Dies –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched Squares”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Little Leaf Sets”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Chiffon Vintage” and Pink Paislee “Back 2 School”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade
  • Wink of Stella

I’m not always attracted to images with fairies, but I really liked this one with a fairy and a chipmunk! I’m sure that’s a big surprise to those of you who are familiar with my critter infatuation! I colored the image with Copic markers and edged all of the die-cut elements with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I colored the leaf die-cuts with Distress inks as well. I added a couple of layers of sparkle to the fairy’s wings with the Wink of Stella pen for the glitter effect. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Get Creative Challenges – Challenge #67- Fantasy, Mythological


Fancy Fold Anniversary Card

 

  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Entomology”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile”
  • Dies – Sizzix “Royal Flip-its”
  • Patterned papers – Graphic45 “Nature Sketchbook” 8 X 8″ paper pad
  • Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Twilight Jade Slate”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I believe this card is technically called a flip card, although I’ve also seen it referred to as a flop card! I wouldn’t call it a flop–I’ve made much worse cards! Anyhoo, it is constructed so that when you open it up the butterfly on the front flips and the sentiment is behind it. You can get the idea in the photo below.

I heat-embossed the moth on the front with a subtly iridescent powder, which isn’t overly evident in the top photo. This Graphic45 paper collection is so pretty, it was hard to choose which patterns to use! I’ve been coveting it for a long time! But I really was drawn to the greens of these two papers. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Crafty Gal’s Corner – Challenge #161 – Make it Green

Double “D” Challenges Blog – Just Wing it

 


Vintage Bunny with Trowel

  • Patterned paper –
    • Card base – Authentique Jubilee Two Collection:  “Authentique Lace Two”
    • Bunny image – Authentique Jubiliee Collection:  “Jubilee Two”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Rectangle Stackables”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Washi tape
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
  • Miniature trowel

I designed this card for a class I’m teaching at Runaway Art and Craft Studio (class description). This is one of four Easter cards in the class, all using Authentique Easter papers. The image with the bunny and chicks comes from the Authentique Jubilee paper collection. I cut the bunny image from that collection, added a strip of washi tape and inked the edges to keep a vintage look. I added a small trowel, tying twine around the handle with a bow for an additional Spring touch. I’ve been waiting to find the perfect excuse to use those little trowels–they’re so doggone cute! I stamped the sentiment and adhered the entire thing to the card base (made  from another lovely Authentique paper) that I die cut for a scalloped edge. A very simple card to share some Easter joy. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Inspiration Destination Challenge #145 – Anything Goes

 


My Nutty Valentine

  • Stamps –
    • Art Impressions “Nuts About You”
    • Lawn Fawn “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables” and “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
    • Avery Elle “Pierced Mat Die”
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun Valentine to make, combining supplies from a several different companies. The squirrel is surrounded by candy conversation hearts, although his acorn seems to be his favored treat! I colored the squirrel with Copic markers to start things off. Then I die-cut the hearts, coloring and stamping the conversation hearts. I die cut the base shapes and arranged all of the pieces to make this Valentine for my son. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge #225 – Sweet Treats

Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines

Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge #356 – Valentine’s Day