The remaining two weeks of Double Trouble Challenge #73 are underway. Use a favorite cutting tool, link to Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge, and "Tie It Up" with string, twine, or ribbon. Both challenges began on Monday, December 7, 2020, ending on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
The new biweekly challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #424 opens Friday, December 11, ending on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The colors for this challenge are to use non-traditional holiday colors although your project does not have to be a Christmas card.
I have a new paper pack that I was eager to use and I needed a few more Christmas cards to finish up so I used the paper pack to cut 12 One-sheet Wonder designs. This is one of the cards cut from that method. The other 11 cards are now completed but this was the first one I completed so chose it for the challenge. The floral paper in this set is really pretty.
Please join us at Color My Heart Color Dare #424 Blog and check out the cards of the Design Team and entrants. We'd love for you to play along!
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White; CTMH Sapphire, Toffee & Glitter (Blue Belle)
Paper: CTMH "Serenity" Collection
Die: Simon Says Stamp "Rejoice" (with shadow)
Misc.: Foam tape
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
First, I adhered a panel of "watery" blue paper to a white card base. Onto that, I added a panel of patterned paper with tiny hearts, attaching the scalloped edges in red cardstock. I downloaded the digital gnome image, resized, printed, and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image, backed it with foam tape, and added it to the card front. The sentiment was stamped onto a punched label, which was adhered with a banner to the card. The inside was decorated with patterned paper.Please take a few minutes and visit the TSOT487 Blog to view the sample cards made by the Design Team. You can also check out our guidelines while you're there. We hope you'll play along.
Paper: CTMH: "More Magical" & "Something Fierce" Collections
Die: Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallops
Punch: Stampin' Up! "Lovely Labels"
Misc.: Illustrated Faith (blue enamel heart) & foam tape from stash
Monday, December 7, 2020
The holiday crunch is alive and well as I finish my holiday cards and get them mailed. Card challenges have provided continued inspiration for the designs, whether through sketches, colors, or themes. I followed the theme at Double Trouble Challenge #73: Use a favorite cutting tool, link to Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge, and "Tie It Up" with string, twine, or ribbon. I am also submitting this to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #398, a fabulous source for sketches. All challenges are underway as of Monday, December 7, 2020. The DTC73 biweekly challenge ends on Sunday evening, December 20, 2020. Bitten by the Bug 2 ends on Monday, January 4, 2021, and the AHSC398 weekly challenge ends on Sunday evening, December 13, 2020.
The first element was cut by using a decorative edge rectangle on a white card base. I added a panel of green tree-patterned paper. The narrow gold ribbon was added and tied into a bow, in keeping with the sketch. The fishtails on two of the banners were done with a punch. The banners were stacked together then added with foam tape for dimension. Finally, the sentiment was stamped, heat embossed in gold, and punched from red cardstock. A few glittery gems were added. The inside was decorated with coordinating paper. By the way, my favorite cutting tool is the die - any die. I love the results. Perhaps over time, I will say it is my Cricut but I need to build more confidence.
For specific details on participating in these three challenges, be sure to visit their blogs for the guidelines. All three can be successfully combined. We hope you'll join the challenge fun at all of them! Here are the links: DTC73 Blog, BBtheB2 Blog, and AHSC398 Blog.Materials
Stamp: Stampin' Up "Itty Bitty Christmas"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer
Paper: Echo Park (I think!)
Die: Gina Marie Designs
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Stampin' Up! ribbon and gems; SSS ultra-fine EP (gold); foam tape from stash
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Be sure to visit the AHSC397 Blog to see more inspiring cards using this sketch.
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Christmas"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Just Jade, Silver Glimmer
Paper: Doodlebug "Winter Wonderland"
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Ovals
Misc.: Stampin' Up! ribbon; SSS Ultra-Fine EP (silver); gems and foam tape from stash
Friday, December 4, 2020
Traditional Christmas colors - I love them! This is one of my favorite cards this season and I was inspired by Color My Heart Color Challenge #423. It's really quite simple. Select your favorite traditional colors and create a card. Black and white are permitted along with gold and silver. I selected red, green, gold, white, and, of course, black ink. Just to clarify - your project does not have to be a holiday card - just select what is considered traditional for the season and create your project.
I found a digital image with a sentiment and downloaded it. After resizing, I colored it then using a fancy-edged die I cut a smaller rectangle including the digital image. Using a larger die from the same set, I cut another rectangle from white cardstock. I adhered it to a green panel. Next came the addition of a plain rectangle in gold glittery cardstock followed by the smaller fancy-edged rectangle bearing the digital image. This smaller rectangle was added with foam tape. A few gems were added. The entire card front was added to a white card base. The inside was decorated with gold glitter cardstock and a sentiment.Design Team cards can be viewed at the Color Dare Color My Heart Challenge Blog. Our challenge began on Friday, Dec 4, and ends on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020. You may enjoy our next biweekly challenge as well. Challenge #424 begins on Friday, December 11, 2020, and features using non-traditional colors. We hope you'll play along!
Stamp: Digital image in black and white (source unknown)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Garden Green & Gold Glimmer
Dies: Gina Marie Designs
Misc.: Gems & foam tape