Friday, January 29, 2021
Thanks with a Flip Fold
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The biweekly challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday #491 began on Tuesday, January 26, and will run through Sunday, February 7, 2021. This is a sketch challenge with an optional twist. This optional twist is to make your card into a Slimline design. Here is the sketch:
Using slimline dies, I added a panel of vanilla cardstock onto a gray panel, followed by a rectangular panel die-cut from pink heart-patterned paper. I have been trying to use up some of my smaller scrap pieces so the three required elements are fussy cut from an old paper collection. I sponged pink ink onto the rose. The elements and die-cut sentiment were attached with foam tape. A few creamy colored pearls were added. The inside of the card was decorated with additional paper scraps.
Visit the TSOT491 Blog to join the challenge!
Ink: Distress Oxide "Picked Raspberry"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla & Basic Gray
Paper: CTMH "Feels Like Home" Collection
Dies: D2BArtzy Wavy Framelits & Cutplorations (XOXO)
Monday, January 25, 2021
Bee Mine Valentine
If your looking for a great sketch challenge visit the Atlantic Hearts Blog and join the fun!
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black & Foiled Cardstock (red)
Paper: CTMH "Gold Foiled Patterns" & Stampin' Up! "Golden Honey" Collections
Punch: Stampin' Up! (small hearts)
Dies: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine", Lawn Fawn (perforated stitched heart), MFT (stitched zigzag border die)
Misc.: Googly eyes and foam tape from stash
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Bee My Love Valentine
Today is the last day for the weekly sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts. I have been making a few valentines for family and friends and was inspired to use this week's sketch for one of them.
Atlantic Hearts Challenges is a great place to find fun sketches and inspiring DT cards so be sure to visit their blog!
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Foiled Cardstock (red)
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Golden Honey" Collection
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Dies: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Misc.: Foam tape
Monday, January 18, 2021
Happy Belated Birthday
Double Trouble Challenge #75 is partnering with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #490. Both challenges are biweekly. DTC75 begins on Monday, January 18, ending on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021. TSOT490 begins on Tuesday, January 19, also ending on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021.
Here is what you need to know for the challenges. TSOT490 has a sketch and DTC75 has three "Things" plus a prize!
Thing 1: Trouble Maker learned that January 28 is Kazoo Day so our required Thing is to include a music theme in your project. (I used fun sheet music for my background.)
Thing 2: Double Dare is providing an option whereby you use the TSOT490 sketch when designing your project and link it to their challenge. (I followed the sketch and linked.)
Thing 3: Twisted Sister was a little confused as to a Kazoo and would like to see you use a zoo animal in your design! (I used a sloth image because I am slow in getting this birthday card to the recipient.)
A panel of black cardstock and another of colorful sheet music was adhered to a green card base. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the image, adding the Googly Eyes and texturizing the coloring on the sloth's body. Using foam tape I adhered the image to a green rectangle matted with a zig-zag edged rectangle. I drew the sentiment, matted it, and added it with foam tape. I added a few black gems for interest. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock, decorated with music paper, and another hand-written sentiment, "Sorry I missed your party."
We hope you'll double your challenge fun by joining both biweekly challenges! For information, visit the DTC75 Blog and the TSOT490 Blog.
Stamp: Inky Antics "Silly Sloths"; sentiments are hand-printed
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers & Micron Pen
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Black & Just Jade
Paper: Echo Park "Party Time"
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Zigzag Rectangles"
Misc.: Googly Eyes, "gems", foam tape from stash
Friday, January 15, 2021
There aren't many tic-tac-toe color challenges for paper crafters but one is available at Color My Heart Color Dare #427, a biweekly event beginning Friday, January 15, and ending on Thursday evening, January 28, 2021. Select a direction of colors and create a project for our challenge. Once you have selected three-in-a-row colors you may add additional colors provided they are on the tic-tac-toe board. Also permitted are black, white, neutrals, and metallic gold. Colors that are not designated on the board below may not be used for this challenge. If you do not have the exact color, you may use one that is a very close match. I selected Peach, Blue Belle, and Sage then added Canary and Paprika plus a "freebie" of white.
The card base was die-cut from blue cardstock. A patterned paper was also die-cut to fit on the front of the card base. On white cardstock, I stamped three flowers in two colors, fussy cutting them and then adding a few yellow dots to the flower centers with yellow cardstock. The flowers were adhered using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped and matted then added using foam tape. A few pearls were added as well. The inside of the card was decorated with a white scalloped rectangle and a pink patterned paper. A large block-lettered "THANKS" was die-cut from pink patterned paper and adhered along with another stamped flower.
If you haven't tried one of our challenges, visit CD427 to see the inspirational cards created by the Design Team, and to review our guidelines.
Stamp Set: Stampin; Up! "Gorgeous Posies"
Inks: Distress Oxide Spun Sugar (for Peach), Fired Brick (for Paprika), and Faded Jeans (for Blue Belle)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Daffodil Delight; CTMH "Blue Belle"
Paper: CTMH "Happiness Lives Here"
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Celebrating Your Day
Having missed a few weekly challenges at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, I was eager to submit a card for Challenge #403. This challenge began on Monday, January 11, and ends on Sunday evening, January 17, 2021. Here is the sketch:
Onto a white card base, I added a panel of lavender cardstock and then another slightly smaller panel in purple. The patterned paper was cut to size and adhered as well as a color-coordinated ribbon. I stamped the sentiment and then die-cut the label shapes. The sentiment was added with foam tape for dimension. The butterfly is a vellum image (ephemera) from the same collection as the patterned paper, colored with Copic markers. In addition, I die-cut the flourish using more of the patterned paper and added it with the butterfly using foam tape. In keeping with the sketch, a few pearls were added. The inside of the card was decorated with paper scraps, a butterfly, and another flourish.
Visit the AHSC403 Blog and join the weekly challenge!
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Gorgeous Posies" (sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant & Wisteria Wonder
Paper: CTMH "Every Little Thing" Collection
Dies: Whimsy Stamps (sentiment labels) & MFT (flourish)
Misc.: Mermaid Rainbow Pearls & foam tape from stash