Friday, February 27, 2015

Get Well and Merry Christmas

I have two cards today.  I have a list of 14 challenges, and more than half of them are weekly challenges.  Somehow it takes me until the week is more than half over before starting on the challenges.

First up is the card for Merry Monday #147- Stars, and SOS#190- Out of the Jar, and Simon Says Monday Challenge -No Rules.  This shaker card incorporates stars in both the embossed panel, the shaker elements, and the embossed and inked background.  The shaker bits and the embossing powder came from jars, small ones, but still jars.

I stamped, clear embossed and inked the background panel first, then die cut a window to create the frame out of one side of the inked panel. The clear pane was glued to the frame. A double layer of foam tape was laid on the base, the area filled with shaker bits-sequins, beads, gems. Two thirds of the card base was dry embossed, and the sentiment was heat embossed on Vellum. The completed shaker window was added to the card base last.
Supplies:
Stamp - Stampendous and Hero Arts, Embossing Powder - Recollections, Hero Arts;  Shaker Bits - Pretty Pink Posh, Martha Stewart; Cardstock and Vellum - Stampin Up; Inks- Versamark,  Distress Inks -Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Black Soot; Embossing Folder- Sizzix Stars and Swirls set; Micro Beads-Recollections


My second card is for the Card Concept #29 - Get well Soon, and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. This card is very simple, I started with a Navy card base, embossed the sentiment and then added a bow and ribbon strip towards the top.  I grabbed a new to me tag die and cut a tag. Using multiple pigment inks I stamped paint splotches on the tag.  After the ink dried the tag was hooked onto the bow.
Supplies:
Inks-Mama Elephant in Mojito, Coral Burst, Buttercup, Pacific Blue, Versamark; Embossing Powder-Hero Arts; Ribbon - Recollections; Sentiment-Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon, Hero Arts Brush Strokes; Cardstock - Simon Says Stamp.

You can get to any of the challenge pages by clicking the links above, or the icons below. Thanks so much for stopping by!


http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/02/merry-monday-147-stars.html   Grab Our Badge!  Simon Monday Challenge Blog

 http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-card-concept-29-get-well-soon.html  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

20 comments:

  1. I think these are both great, Cat!! I love the unique design and style of that awesome shaker card and your fun take on the Card Concept challenge with your tag card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Look at you piling up all the challenges! I had to laugh about you waiting until mid-week to play. I usually wait until the challenges have expired. ;/

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  3. Neat cards, Cat! I really love the starry Christmas card! I just can't seem to get myself organized for the challenges in the right order--LOL! Still hoping to get something done for MM, finally!

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  4. Lovely cards! So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  5. Both of your cards are so pretty! Love your take on the STAR challenge on the Merry Monday blog!!

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  6. Wonderful cards!!!
    Love the shaker card, of course! LOL
    But the second one is fun too ... all those bright paint splashes ... FUN!!

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  7. what a fun & festive holiday card, i love the cool shaker design! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (out of a jar!) STASH with us this week! :)

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  8. Fabulous cards ..... I love your star shaker card. Linda xx

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  9. Great cards! I really love the contrast of the embossing and the shaker on the first one.

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  10. I love that embossing folder and the shaker! Such a pretty and fun card, Cat! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Really cute shaker card. Loving the gold! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  12. Ooooh, I'm really liking them both. Great work!

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  13. Wonderful cards, Cat! Beautiful inking and colors with the shaker effect on your stars card combined with the embossing folder! Blue and white for Christmas is my favorite! Love the bright, happy colors on the get well card, too - certain to cheer and make anyone feel better! Hugs!

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  14. Great splats! Thanks for playing along at TCC:)

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  15. Both of these are fabulous!

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  16. These are both great cards! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday and TCC!!!

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  17. Love the paint splotches! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  18. I love how you placed your shaker element on the first card, and your embossing is so pretty, Cat! Love the mix of stars, too! Your new tag die cut is so fun with all the paint splotches...they really pop against the navy blue card base!

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  19. Two fabulous card, love the starry shaker card but love the tag on the black really makes the tag stand out.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  20. Oh, that Christmas card is just so elegant and sparkly! Truly lovely! And I adore how whimsical that second card is. The bright splats would definitely cheer up anyone's day.

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