Posts tagged ‘Creative Corner Challenges’

September 1, 2014

Paper craft project nos. 253 / 254: Thanks / Thankful for you mixed media card

2014-09-01 Thanks

Hello again! I’m back with two more autumn-themed cards. First up is a CAS card for the STAMPlorations sketch challenge. Returning as our guest designer is the talented Carol of Just me: c. The STAMPlorations girls have certainly outdone themselves and created gorgeous projects — you gotta see them! Hope you’ll stop by the blog and enter your sketch-inspired project(s) :o)

To create my card, I masked the left and right areas with painter’s tape. I stamped the big brush stroke (Vignette: Celebrate Artsy) in three different VersaMagic chalk inks (red brick, pumpkin spice, and mango madness). Next, I cut a smaller panel and stamped the back side of the sunflower stamp (Bloom Sketches) in mango madness chalk ink all over before flipping the stamp over and stamping in red brick chalk ink. Next, I stamped the sentiment (Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments) in VersaMagic midnight black chalk ink. I distressed the edges of the panel, inked with red brick chalk ink, then adhered to my card base with foam tape. I drew borders with a brown colored pencil.


2014-09-01 Thankful for you

My next card is for the September Challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. We’re doing autumn colors with metal or leaves (or both) as an optional element. We’ve got Add A Little Dazzle offering a $15 gift certificate for the (randomly drawn) entry that has the optional element. Check out the gorgeous autumn-inspired mixed media cards that my design team created and then join us — challenge ends September 25.

To create my mixed media card, I embossed the dark brown chocolate craft metal sheet (from Add A Little Dazzle) with a TH embossing folder. I sanded the embossed areas to remove some of the brown color and give it a distressed/grunge look before adhering it to my card base. Next, I applied gesso on watercolor paper, blended Gelatos (lemon, mango, tangerine, red cherry, and gold champagne) on it, and stamped some sentiments and backgrounds (Subway Art Builders: Dare, Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds) in VersaMagic red brick chalk ink before cutting two panels out of it and distressing and inking the edges with VersaMagic gingerbread and red brick chalk inks. I also die cut some leaves (Momenta die) out of the dark brown chocolate craft metal sheet. I pounced various Adirondack alcohol inks (watermelon, sunset orange, latte, sunshine yellow, and ginger) over the leaves. I also stamped some sunflowers (Bloom Sketches)  on scrap card stock (with VersaMagic mango madness and gingerbread chalk inks) and fussy cut them. I layered all the elements, including a button, twine, and scrap burlap ribbon, onto the card. Last, I stamped the sentiment (Thankful, Grateful; Sentiment Builders: Thank You; and Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments).

Linking up my card to the following challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes (entry #4); The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #76 – Spring or Autumn; and Creative Corner Challenge – Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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!


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