Posts tagged ‘Cute Card Thursday’

August 28, 2014

Paper craft project no. 248: Happy everything mixed media card

2014-08-27 Happy everything mixed media card-A

Hello! Today is my turn to share a spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. Here’s the mixed media card I made with stamps, chalk inks, Twinkling H2Os, gesso, gel medium, and gift wrapping paper. Check out my spotlight project post for the step-by-step photo tutorial featuring stamps from Bloom Sketches and Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds.

I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; Crafty Girls Challenge #25 – Anything Goes; Aud Sentiments #114 – Any Sentiment Other than a Birthday; Delightful Challenges – Layer It; Dream Valley Challenge #89 – Flowers; and Cute Card Thursday #336 – Anything Goes.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great Thursday :o)


August 17, 2014

Paper craft project nos. 241 and 242: Be merry and bright / Smile you

2014-08-17 OLC Be merry and bright

I sure have been cutting it close several times these last few days! I’ve got cards for a couple of challenges that end in a few hours. First up (above) is a one layer shaped card I made for the current Virginia’s View Challenge #6 – Shape Card. My month wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t create something for this wonderful challenge hosted by the fabulous Virginia Lu. I got a tad ambitious with my card (I made 5 attempts) and grew frustrated with each attempt (there was always something in it that I didn’t like) but I persevered and ended up with a card that so impressed the hubby so it was worth it!

To make this card (it’s 7 inches wide and 6 inches tall), I stamped my poinsettia (from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower set) several times on watercolor paper to make a Christmas wreath then I fussy cut around the outer edge of the stamped images and did the same to the back of the card. I watercolored the poinsettias with Memento inks, then went over them again with Inktense blocks for the darker colors. I also painted a bit of persimmon and sweet alfalfa Twinkling H2Os over the flowers and leaves to give them some shimmer — hard to see in the photo, but the poinsettias shimmer beautifully! I stamped my sentiment in VersaMagic chalk ink (midnight black). My Christmas wreath still looked a little flat to me so I took a white Faber-Castell PITT big brush pen and traced some of the flowers and leaves to give it a 3D frosty look.

I’m also entering this card to 3 other  fun challenges: Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas #190 – Favorite Things (watercolor paper is my favorite card base; I love Inktense blocks for watercoloring; Twinkling H2Os are my newest faves; and the poinsettia stamp has become my favorite stamp); Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas in August; and Addicted to Stamps and More #108 – Holiday (entry #2).


2014-08-17 CAS Smile you

As for my second card…I created it as a last-minute entry to the Clicking Cameras challenge over at Moxie Fab World. I initially thought the challenge was over since it said the deadline was midnight August 17 (as in a minute after 11:59 pm, August 16), but the linky’s still open. On cardstock, I stamped and colored a retro-ish camera image (one I’d drawn and turned into a stamp) with Memento markers and fussy cut it before mounting it onto my card base with foam tape. I paired it with a couple of bold sentiments (from the STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms set). I created the background by stamping one of the square stamps in the Graphic Squares set in 3 different VersaMagic chalk ink colors (red brick, pumpkin spice, thatched straw), I rather like the the autumn/masculine feel of the card. I gotta say I was inspired by this gorgeous card by Deepti, so this is sort of a CASE of her card. (And because I used squares, I’m entering this to the current challenge at Addicted to CAS (#45 – Geometric).

I’m entering my camera-themed card to these other fun challenges: Sister Act Card Challenge #70 – Anything Goes; Sisters of Craft – August Anything Goes Challenge; and Cute Card Thursday #334 – Clean and Simple.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!



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