Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happy Birthday x 2

Hi there ~

These cards are for my Dad's Birthday. One from me and hubs and one from the cats.  I think my Dad gets a kick getting cards from the cats. They seem to live longest on the front of the fridge.

I'll be entering the cat card to Always Fun Challenges - Fall Colors  and both to Seize the Birthday with the toppings of using a punch or die cut.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Autumn Greetings


Another challenge beckoned me.  The fabulous fall colors over at Color Throwdown had to be played with.

I started with a full sheet of SSS Khaki cardstock. I cut it down for 1 card base and 2 panels.  One panel was diecut with a stitched edge and I cut three of Lawn Fawns stitched leaves out of that panel.  On the second panel I cut full leaves and the sentiment strips.

I colored the leaves with copics, because the coloring was on the khaki cardstock the colors seem deeper to me.  I covered the leaves once dry with wink of stella and then clear embossed them for some sheen.  I placed the back into the die cut space but allowed the smaller leaves to lay upon one another.  The sentiment were added along with some sequins in fall colors.  Then the panel was popped up on the card base with fun foam.

I am entering the card to two challenges.

Color Throwdown #510           Simon Says Stamp
Red Orange Kraft and Green    Wednesday Challenge
                                                            Pop It Up


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Clean and Layered

Hi there:

I am beginning to become addicted to watching the skies lighten as the sun comes up. Its so quite out.

This card is for The Card Concept.  I'm calling my card clean and layered.  I colored strips of paper and adhered them to the card base. Next I cut two layers of the daisy from 110lb cardstock scraps.

I added the daisies and a quick sentiment to finish the card.

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Another early morning crafting session with some techniques I rarely use.

I started with watercolor paper.  This new to me Penny Black stamp was colored upon with Tombow markers.  I spritzed the stamp lightly and then stamped it down onto the paper.  I stamped the leafy area first then using the same technique the flowers using an orange and a deep yellow.  I dried the entire image with a heat tool.

Once dry I prepped it with powder so I could clear emboss over the image to give it some texture and protect it. Once the image was clear embossed, I added some broken china distress ink with a brush to add a bit of color to the back ground.  I then spritzed the entire panel with a clear shimmer spray.  Once it dried again, I die cut the panel to fit a square card.  I added a sentiment to finish the card.

I am entering this card to the following challenges :

Muse 282- I was inspired by the loose color of Tracey's blooms
CAS Mix UP for September - stamping with markers, heat embossing, ink blending with a brush, resist, die cutting, and spritzing.
Addicted to Stamps 309 - CAS
Time Out 118- Photo Inspiration - I love the shades of orange and yellow in the photo

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Layering Leaves


I have two cards for three challenges today.  I am using sentiments from MFT and a leaf die from Concord and 9th.  I started by putting down distress oxide inks in Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade on to a sheet of Neenah solar white.

After cutting several leaves, I prepared two card panels, one squared sized with a pierced background from Altenew. Then I made a 7 petaled flower by arranged 4 1/2 leaves with their points in the center of a circle. I added a white heat embossed sentiment over the flower.

For the second card I sponged some Candied Apple in a banner across the card front. I added score lines above and below it. I adhered three of the lighter multi-colored leaves over the inked portion.
A small sentiment was heat embossed over the inked panel.

These cards were inspired by three challenges - Twofer Challenge - Leaves City Crafter Challenge - Autumn Colors; and a sketch challenge from AAA Cards.

For the Twofer Challenge :

For AAA Cards:

For City Crafter Challenge:

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