Hello there! Hope you were able to clear out some of your bits box in our last challenge. We are back with a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM). It’s a colour challenge and the colours are Olive and Tangerine. Our May winner, Lynne of Cards from Lynne’s Loft, is our wonderful guest. We welcome back Seven Hills Crafts as our sponsotpr this month. Be sure to participate in all challenges this month to be in the running for a prize from them.
I will admit this colour combo was challenging for me. I finally settled on colouring these lilies as Tiger Lilies for my card. Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, masking in between. Coloured with green and orange Copic markers. Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.
For a bit of interest, framed it by die cutting it with a stitched rectangle. Die cut four more rectangles from black scraps and stacked them for dimension. Finished with clear shimmer on the flowers.
Hi everyone! I am thrilled and honoured to announce that I will be guesting at Seize the Birthday challenge for the next two months!
The challenges are anything goes birthdays with optional toppings. The optional topping this time is Sequins and I chose to use the toppings to create a shaker card.
To start, the Happy Birthday Circle Frame was die cut from mixed media paper. Attached a piece of acetate on the back. Added foam tape around the perimeter of the circle to create a frame to encase the sequins. Ensure there are no gaps.
Next, took a piece of white cardstock large enough to cover the frame opening and adhered some sequins to it. I like doing this so you can see the sequins even when the card is upright. Removed the adhesive liners, added the sequins, then enclosed with the white cardstock. Attached the completed shaker element to a white card base. Completed the card by die cutting the circle frame from gold foil cardstock and inlaid it. The bear, which was previously coloured with Copics last month on day 21 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge was adhered to the front to finish.
There are plenty of fabulous inspirations from the talented design team at Seize the Birthday. Click HERE to check them out! Hope to see your birthday cards in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!
Hello there! It’s Christmas in July (and every month for that matter 😂) here at CAS Christmas. This month’s theme is Poinsettia! And here’s my card.
I started by white heat embossing the poinsettia three times on scraps of Bristol paper. Watercolored them with a watercolor brush and a couple of blue Zig markers. Added clear shimmer for some sparkle and then fussy cut them out.
Next, created an antique frame by die cutting an opening in the center of a white A2 size Bristol piece. Adhered the top and bottom two poinsettias directly onto the card base itself. Popped up with mounting tape the middle one and the frame for dimension. Silver heat embossed the sentiment on a white strip and adhered to finish.
Marina of My Perfect Life was our May winner and is now our wonderful guest this month. Be sure to head on over to the main blog post HERE to see the beautiful cards she and my teammies have made to inspire you to play along. As always, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!
Hello! It’s still July 1st here, so happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Last month was the Daily Marker coloring challenge and on day 21, I colored a couple of bears from the Beary Special Birthday set. And today I turned them into cards. I am sharing one of them now and the other one later in the week.
Since the bear was already colored with Copics and die cut out with the matching die, this was pretty straight forward once I figured out what challenges I wanted to participate in. First, I die cut a stitched rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. Black heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
Next, I die cut a rectangle frame from Kraft paper using the two smallest rectangle dies. Took the larger of the two dies and die cut a white rectangle. Sponged Cool Caribbean ink (retired) on the bottom half, then arranged and stacked them all together. Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base, then mounted the framed image with mounting tape for a little dimension to finish.
Hello again! It’s nice to have a bit more energy the last few days to craft. This is why it’s my third day in a row that I’m posting! Today I have two cards to share. STAMPlorations is celebrating 5 years this month and their challenge is to CASE their STAMPgirls. There are so many inspiring projects by the talented STAMPgirls. I just chose what jumped out at me and what I have in my supplies. 😉 These cards were super easy and quick.