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November 16, 2014

Paper craft project no. 301: Hello you

2014-11-16 Hello you

Hello! Popping by to share a card I made for the current challenge at 613 Avenue Create. It’s anything goes with the optional twist to use “hello” in any language — because it’s World Hello Day on November 21 :o)

To create my hello card, I stamped a newspaper background on a cardstock panel. I inked up a Sizzix embossing folder with Distress inks, gave it a light spritz of water, and then placed the panel in the folder to transfer the ink. After the panel dried, I sponged Distress inks all over. On pre-cut diecuts, I stamped the daisies three times, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and adhered them to my panel. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to the card base. And the card is done.

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes; (2) Addicted to Stamps and More #121 – Anything Goes; and (3) Sisters of Craft – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies: (Stamps) Boxed Blooms, Bloom Sketches – STAMPlorations, Newspaper Background – Hero Arts; (Ink) Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk – Memento/Tsukineko, Distress inks [Chipped Sapphire, Broken China], Jet Black Archival ink – Ranger; (Markers) Spectrum Noir alcohol markers [CT4, GB5, CG2, DG4, GB10, EB5], white PITT artist pen – Faber-Castell; (Other) Embossing folder – Sizzix; (Paper) 100-lb classic white premium heavy cardstock


October 29, 2014

Paper craft project no. 290: Hello CAS card

2014-10-29 Hello TCCCB

Hello! We have a new challenge at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge blog. This week, our theme is “Things with wings.” I created a clean and simple card using the cute birdie image from our sponsor, QKR Stampede. I colored it with alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir and Chameleon Color Tones) and fussy cut it. I layered a couple of ATC size DPs on my card base and stamped the bold sentiment on one of them before sticking the bird on top with foam tape. Big stitch stickers from SRM Stickers are the perfect finishing touches. I hope you’ll come check us out and then join in on the fun!

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More #119 – Clean and Simple; Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Chevrons; and Robyn’s Fetish Challenge #235 – Stitching (Real or Faux).

Thanks for stopping by!


October 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 283: Hello one layer card

2014-10-16 OLC Hello TO reminder

Hello! Popping by to share a card I made to remind you that there’s still a week left to play with us over at Time Out Challenges.We’re CASE-ing the talented Heather Telford and giving our project our own twist. I took inspiration from the colors in Heather’s card and went with a fall-themed card.  My twist? I did a one-layer card :o). I stamped the fun leaves from Trendy Leaves in various Memento dye inks: cantaloupe, tangelo, morocco, and rhubarb stalk and finished it with a simple sentiment.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Simon Says Monday Challenge – O is for… (mine is a one-layer card); One Layer Simplicity Challenge #10 – Turning to Fall; Virginia’s View Challenge #8 – Clean and Simple (entry #5); and Everybody Art Challenge #296 – Leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!


September 12, 2014

Paper craft project no. 262: Hello one layer card

Happy Friday! Ready for a weekend of relaxation? I sure am :o) I want to share one more card, though, before I call it a week. For this one layer card, I used stamps from the Bloom Sketches set. On felt attached to an applicator tool, I put drops of Adirondack sunshine yellow and sunset orange alcohol inks and then pounced it onto my card base. Then I stamped the sunflowers. I finished by stamping the sentiment several times in VersaMark jumbo java chalk ink to create a border. Simple, happy card :o)

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August 25, 2014

Paper craft project no. 246: Hello

2014-08-25 Hello

Happy Monday, friends! What are you all up to this week? I’m sharing a card I made for the current sketch challenge at STAMPlorations. This isn’t my usual style, but I had a play at my VersaMagic chalk inks. I thought I’d do a shabby/vintage card by using the gingerbread-mauve-pink petunia color combo.

I started by stamping the grunge floral strips and graphic squares on the left side of my card base. Then on a scrap piece of card stock, I stamped the back side of the sunflower in pink petunia all over. I flipped the stamp over, inked it up with gingerbread and stamped. It gave the panel an offset-print/retro look. I adhered it onto a vintage pink textured cardstock, distressed the edges, and inked them with gingerbread. I cut a smaller panel, did the same distressing, then stamped “hello” in jet black archival ink. I used foam dots to mount the two panels onto the card base and the card’s done :o)

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: Come and Get It – Anything Goes with a Sentiment; Creative Corner Challenges – Girly; and Sister Act Card Challenge #71 – Anything Goes.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!


August 13, 2014

Paper craft project no. 237: Hello, dear friend

2014-08-14 OLC Hello dear friend

It’s a brand new challenge at Time Out Challenges! This fortnight, it’s CASE with your own twist. Whose card are we CASE-ing this time around? It’s by the fabulous Anita of My Paper Craft World! We also have Shona of Twine Around guest designing with us! I hope you’ll check out the blog and see how our guest designer and my teammates CASEd Anita’s card.

I took my cue from the blue/aqua/teal color and embossing on her card and gave it my own twist: I made a one layer mixed media card. First, I applied Gelatos (Mango) onto my daisy stamp (from the Bloom Sketches set), spritzed it with water and then stamped. I masked the image before stamping the other daisies the same way. Next, I applied modeling paste through a stencil and let it dry before watercoloring in some Twinkling H2Os (blue zircon) and letting it run and bleed along the side. I stamped my sentiments (from the Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments and Bloom Sketches sets) in Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts tide pool inks. I splattered some metallic mint Gelatos and finished the card by rounding one corner.

Here’s Anita’s card:

I’m playing along these fun challenges: One Layer Simplicity Challenge #8 – Shades of Summer (I picked #3); Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #3 – Stencils with Modeling Paste; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Summer (I went with summer colors and flowers); and The Pink Elephant #263 – Stencils.



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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :o)


August 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 233: Hello summer one layer mixed media card

2014-08-01 OLC Hello summer

Hello! It’s the first day of August and we’ve got a new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! Our first challenge was a success and we in the design team are so happy that our challenge is warmly received. Our theme for August is “Summer” with “burlap” as an optional element. Not sure what a mixed media card is? Here’s our definition as it pertains to our challenge.

I created a retro-inspired one layer mixed media card. I used cold-press watercolor paper (Canson) for my card base (7″ by 10″ scored and folded crosswise in half). I began by stamping the sunflower (from the Bloom Sketches set by STAMPlorations that’s scheduled to be released on the second week of August) in coffee archival ink then used Inktense blocks to loosely watercolor them. Next, I took out a couple of stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop (Specimens and Sketch Grid) and applied Distress inks (Broken China and Mustard Seed) with a sponge as well as a wet brush. I also stamped a grungy background (from the Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds) randomly in coffee archival ink, “hello” (from the Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments) in jet black archival ink, and “summer” (one which I hand-carved) in Memento Morocco dew drop ink. I also hand-carved a couple of blocks and I stamped them in alternating colors (Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Pool) to create my retro border. Last, I applied some Mango Gelatos around the edges of my card and rubbed with a wet finger.

I hope you’ll come check out The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog to see the projects that the talented girls in the design team created for this month’s challenge! And since our challenge is open until August 25, you’ve got plenty of time to share your summer-inspired mixed media cards — enter as many times as you like…there’s no limit :o)

I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes; Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge – Anything Goes; Crafty Little Fairies – Summer Fun; and Freshly Brewed Challenge #2- By the Sea/Summer.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have super weekend :o)


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