Posts tagged ‘clean and simple’

November 23, 2014

Paper craft project no. 305: Smile

 

It’s a brand new week at 613 Avenue Create. As always, our challenge are Anything Goes with the optional twist. This time, the twist is to use subway art. We have two fab sponsors: Lacy Sunshine and Beansie Doodles. For my project, I used the cute Christmas Boo image from Lacy Sunshine. I decided to use her in a non-Christmas card and so I colored her in non-Christmas colors as well :o) I printed the image on cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir and Chameleon alcohol markers, and fussy cut. On my card base, I stamped the bold sentiment in different chalk inks before adhering the image in the center. I hope you’ll come check out the awesome projects that my teammates created, and then join us this week :o)

I’d like to link up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Send A Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes 4 Kids; (2) Ladybug Crafts – Bright Colors; and (3) A Crafty Mess #1 – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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November 16, 2014

Paper craft project no. 302: Thanks

I haven’t played in a while at The Paper Players so I thought I’d play this week! I also thought I’d make something that isn’t fall-ish so I ended up with this card. I stamped a woodgrain background on a panel and then sponged brown ink over it and around the edges. I also cut a small area on the panel where I want my sentiment to show through after stamping it on my card base. On pre-cut diecuts, I stamped two daisies and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.

Linking up my card to these two other fun challenges: A Little Bit Crafty – Clean and Simple and Sisters of Craft – Anything Goes (entry #2).

Thanks for stopping by! Check back tomorrow at 6 a.m. PST (GMT -800) for a fun blog hop! :o)

~Shery

Supplies: (Stamps) Boxed Blooms, Bloom Sketches – STAMPlorations, Woodgrain Background – Stampabilities; (Ink) Nautical Blue, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle – Memento/Tsukineko; (Markers) Spectrum Noir alcohol markers [CT4, GB5, OR1, EB5, GB10, DG4], white PITT artist pen – Faber-Castell; (Paper) 100-lb classic white premium heavy weight cardstock

 

November 12, 2014

Paper craft project no. 300: Joyful wishes one layer card

Hello! Popping by today with a one layer card for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges, where it’s a Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration challenge. We hope you can play with us…you have a week more to share your projects! Here’s the photo:

Photo source: The Swenglish Home

I was inspired by the wooden floor and crate so I mimicked those by scoring (embossing) the lower portion of my card base and then swiping various Distress inks (vintage photo, brushed corduroy, walnut stain) over it. Next, I stamped the gift image and colored with Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers. I then masked it before stamping the holiday words in VersaMagic chalk ink (aegean blue). And the card is done :o)

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Stamping Sensations November Challenge – Simply Christmas; (2) Crafting When We Can #82 – Use Your Markers; (3) Love to Create #141 – Anything Goes; (4) Addicted to Stamps and More #121 – Anything Goes; and (5) Creative Card Crew #74 – Christmas Joy.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Shery

PS: There’s a design team call for a new challenge that starts on January 6. If you enjoy making one layer cards and Christmas cards, please check it out here. Please feel free to pass the info along to anyone you think would be interested :o)

November 6, 2014

Paper craft project no. 297: 4 cards = Shery loves doilies!

I’m a one layer card girl at heart, but I gotta say that the doilies from SRM Stickers had me hooked! Once I started using them, I couldn’t stop at just one card. I hope you’ll come check out the SRM Stickers blog where my cards are featured today.

Exhibit A: Simple But Elegant

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

So this is card #1. I thought I’d do a simple card first and because you know me and layers…we don’t go along well! (Besides, I had to channel my inner Nonni for this batch of cards. That girl can be the poster girl for doilies because the cards she makes with them are simply gorgeous…like this one here.)  I used an SRM White Heart Lace Doily. I thought it was perfect to use for a love or wedding themed card. I placed the doily on the bottom left corner of the card, trimmed the edges, and rounded the corner. I was after a clean look so I kept the design uncluttered and simple using the white stitches in the Sticker Stitches/ChristmasStickers by the Dozen/Wedding, and Fancy Sentiment/Love.

Linking up card #1 to these fun challenges: Creative Moments #55 – Anything Goes/Celebration and Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Exhibit B: Clean And Graphic

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

Card #1 got my me all happy that I decided to step it up a bit on card #2 and add a little layer. I also wanted a clean and graphic look, so I stamped a newsprint stamp on my card base in brown ink and adhered Sticker Stitches/Christmas on either side. I adhered the labels with the fishtails in the Labels by the Dozen/Bright Blank then adhered the 4″ white lace doily on top and trimmed it to the edge of the card. Next, I took a large 2.5″ white scalloped circle punch piece, added a sentiment from the Fancy Sentiments/Thanks, adhered it onto the doily, and trimmed. I finished the card by adding black stitching from the Sticker Stitches/Black.

Linking card #2 to these fun challenges: The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #89 – Thank You and Word Art Wednesday #157 – Anything Goes.

Exhibit C: Clean And Simple for Fall

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

As for card #3, I decided to create a fall-themed card so I went with fall colors of yellow, orange and red. I stamped the newsprint and leaves on the card base and added black stitching from the Sticker Stitches/Black. I layered two scalloped circle punched pieces (2.5″ and 2″) and added a sentiment from the Sentiment/Fall. I cut a 4″ white lace doily in half, folded each half, and adhered on the back of either side of the layered punch pieces.

Linking card #3 to these fun challenges: Shopping Our Stash #176 – Leaf Me Alone! and Fresh Brewed Designs – Fall Colors

Exhibit D: Freestyle Collage

SRM Stickers Blog - Doily Love by Shery - #cards #doilies #stickers

And now we come to card #4. This is the card that took me the longest to put together. I spent 45 minutes auditioning the different elements and I kept bugging DH and showing him different looks. Being the ever helpful husband, he gave encouraging comments (“That looks pretty, dear.” “I like the color of that butterfly.” “I don’t know what that thing is that’s sticking out, but I say keep it.” “How much longer are you going to take? It looks great already. I’m hungry.”) accompanied by glazed, helpless looks. The 6″ white lace doily was the perfect background for all the diecuts I found in my stash. First I stamped a newsprint background stamp in black ink on the card base and then added white cross-stitch stickers from the Sticker Stitches/Christmas around the edge. I adhered the doily, trimmed it, and then added black cross-stitch stickers. I went through my stash of diecuts and just layered the different elements onto the doily. I used a label from the Labels by the Dozen/Black & White and adhered it on the card base. I finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Sentiment/Thinking of You.

Linking card #4 to these fun challenges: Crafting by Designs November Challenge – Anything Goes; Simon Says Monday Challenge – Good ‘ol Days (the diecuts from K&Company that I used have been in my stash for at least 4 years); and Mod Squad Challenge – Grandma’s Attic (Doily).

Hope you enjoyed my little parade of cards. And I’d love it if you could stop by the SRM Stickers blog. There are oodles and oodles of fabulous projects and inspiration there! Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

November 5, 2014

Paper craft project no. 296: Joyeux Noel CAS card + video tutorial

We have a new challenge at Time Out Challenges! In the next couple of weeks, we’re doing Home Sweet Home, a photo inspiration challenge with a homely twist. Joining us this time around as guest designer is Toni of Frankie Helps Craft. I hope you’ll check out her card, as well as the cards by the Time Out girls, so you can see how we each got inspired by the photo.

Photo source: The Swenglish Home

For my card, I went with a taupe brown recycled card base to mimic the kraft/brown/rustic feel in the inspiration photo. I created the background by repeatedly stamping the poinsettia in gingerbread chalk ink, masking as I went. I also stamped it onto a pre-cut diecut and then colored with Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers. I love these markers! I only used 2 markers (RD4 and GR3) to color the poinsettia – I much prefer coloring this way over using multiple pens to create shadings and/or gradients. Here’s a short video (4 minutes, 23 seconds) showing how I put this card together. Thanks for watching!

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQNao1vYbRE%5D

I’m linking up my card to the following fun challenges: Creative Card Crew #74 – Christmas Joy; Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – No Patterned Paper; and Dream Valley Challenge #94 – Getting Ready for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 30, 2014

Paper craft project no. 292: Merry Christmas CAS card + mixed media Christmas tag

2014-10-30 CAS Merry Christmas

I missed the last couple challenges at Less is More and all week I’ve been wanting to play in the current challenge, Recipe Week #195 – Newsprint. Found 10 minutes to squeeze this card in. I stamped the Christmas bells on gift wrapping paper that has a newsprint design and fussy cut it. I stamped the bells again on scrap cardstock, colored just the ribbon, poinsettia leaves, and berries with Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers, and then cut out the bells. I paper-pieced this onto the newsprint bells. I stamped the snowflakes in HA soft pool ink before adhering the bells. I also stamped the sentiment along the bottom. I gave the berries some sparkle by applying a bit of crystal stickles on them and the card is done. Clean and simple, and best of all — quick! :o)

I’m entering my card to the following fun challenges: Festive Friday #43 (I was inspired by the bows/ribbons and red in the photo); Addicted to Stamps and More #119 – CAS (entry #2); Aud Sentiments #118 – 2- or 3-Word Sentiment; and Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Snowflakes.

Oh, and it’s my turn today to share a spotlight project at the STAMPlorations blog. I created several one layer mixed media Christmas tags and I’m sharing one of those tags. I’ve got a step-by-step photo tutorial here.

And lastly, I’m having a design team call for a new challenge that starts on January 6. If you enjoy making one layer cards and Christmas cards, please check it out here. If you know someone who’d be interested, please pass the info along and thank you in advance! :o)

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

October 30, 2014

Paper craft project no. 291: Tears of joy one layer card

2014-10-30 OLC Tears of Joy TO Reminder Card

Quickie post for today, friends! I’ve been nursing a nasty cold for close to a week now and have started to feel a bit better. I’m hoping to finally catch up on things today and tomorrow — my to-do list is a mile long but I think I’ll be thrilled if I could cross off at least 5 things there today. Wish me luck! :o)

My one layer card today is to remind you that there’s a week left to join us at Time Out Challenges! We’re doing an Inspired by Words challenge — “Birds of a feather flock together.” So for my card, I took a feather stencil (TCW) and sponged Memento grape jelly over it and simply stamped one of the new inspirational quotes stamps from the Typografia by STAMPlorations. The card didn’t need any embellishments, I don’t think, and it’s one of those cards you can put on stand-by and send to someone who may need some encouraging.

I’m linking up my card to these fun challenges: CAS on Sunday #45 – One Layer Wonder; 4 Crafty Chicks – Crazy Egg (Anything Goes); and Deep Ocean Challenge #89 – Just One Layer.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

 

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