Thursday, May 31, 2018

3D Thursday 5-31

Hi everyone!

Today's theme is 3D Thursday, creating a piece that is dimensional such as pop up cards, explosion boxes, boxes and tins, and so on.  WARNING: THIS IS ADDICTING! There are so many great companies that offer 3D dies, and they are so much fun to make. Plus, they make great gifts or party favors! I decided to make a pop up cards.  Here they are:

I used the Surprise Box dies from Our Daily Bread Designs (I've had my eye on that for a loooong time) and Catherine Pooler's new Stamp of Approval release called Celebrate Friends with Coffee or Tea (or both). I have just about every one of Catherine's releases and have been a member of Stampnation since 2015.  So this was a pleasure to create!  There are clear instructions with the Surprise Box dies, but you can also make one on your own by searching u-tube videos for instructions. I put together my pop up dies and chose patterned paper that would resemble the "ambiance" in a coffee or tea house. I die cut the patterned paper and glued it to the pop up box.  Next, I stamped and die cut the pieces I wanted to use from the Celebrate Friends release and adhered them. To keep the balloons standing up high and sturdy, I adhered them to a piece of white foam. The white foam blended in easily with everything. I finished with the cute sentiments included in this release and some embellishments and shimmer. I am SO EXCITED with how these came out!  There are endless options for pop up boxes such as flowers, critters, balloons, various words and sentiments. They fold flat for easily mailing, too.

Search for 3D cards and see what you find.  Many things can be DIYed if you're on a tight budget, but it's well worth the effort!

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wow Wednesday 5-30

Hi everyone!

Today's theme is WOW Wednesday, Turn Up the Volume on a Past Card. I think this is a great way to take those old cards out and add a twist to create a different look. Really, you're just CASEing your own card! Like I said yesterday, when you CASE a card remember to KEEP 3 things you like and CHANGE 3 things to make it your own unique creation. You can use that same concept with your own cards from the past. This is what I came up with:



My past card was a Clean And Simple (CAS) technique from several years ago. I have always loved this card. Simple and elegant! For my new card, I kept the CAS look with lots of white space, used the same heart die from a past Simon Says Stamp release, and used the same frame around the die. The changes I made to my new card were going with a square card base and rounded corners, using more vibrant colors on the heart die, embossing several sizes of Hero Arts heart dies around my heart frame (Jennifer McGuire does a great video on using die cuts to emboss), adding bright orange dots, and putting the sentiment directly over the heart to keep the eye focused in one place.  I think I will be doing this Turn Up the Volume on a Past Card more often!!! Pull out your old cards and give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Technique Tuesday 5-29

Today's theme is Technique Tuesday, Designer's Choice.  When I first read "Designers Choice", I started to drool and rubbed my hands together like a mad scientist.  I got to play to my heart's content!  Here's what I came up with:

I was thrilled with this card because 1) I love wine, and 2) I got to use my new wine dies from Spellbinders. I found inspiration from the sample card on the Spellbinders website with their recent release.  There's all kinds of wine-themed dies that I drooled over (I don't drool a lot, I promise).  I learned that when you CASE a card, KEEP 3 things you like and CHANGE 3 things to make the card your own. In this case, I KEPT the wine dies (of course), the stenciled brick, and the frame around it. I CHANGED the style of the frame, stencil paste, and coloring. I used Nuvo glitter paste rather than texture paste on the Tim Holtz stenciled brick (afterall, what crafter doesn't dream of owning a shimmery brick house!), picked a beautiful frame from Gina Marie Designs, added Nuvo drops on the vines to represent grapes and added detail to my vine leaves.  I put Glossy Accents over the red wine and finished with my sentiment. I usually don't say this, but I really wanna keep this card all to myself!

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 5-28

Hi everyone!

Today's theme is Mistletoe Monday, creating holiday cards. Since we are in the month of May, creating a holiday card was QUITE challenging for me! Buy hey, I've got one holiday card down already! Here is my card:

I found inspiration for this card from a recent Splitcoast Stampers challenge using patterned paper.  I love to use my patterned paper on cards because the look is so classic and professional. So, I pulled out my holiday patterned paper and, using a sketch I had on hand, trimmed it down in layers and strategically placed my paper on the card until I was satisfied with the look. (Hint: when working with patterned paper, use patterns and colors that coordinate well together, and choose one large pattern and one small pattern along with a solid color. Try to pick a color that will be a focal point. In this case, it's red.) I decided to emboss some of my solid color paper (the beige paper) with patterned dots to give it dimension without competing with the patterned paper. For my sentiment, I chose a bold one from Concord & 9th (their 2017 holiday release) and embossed it in black 3 times so it would stand out. I added a couple of layers behind it so the sentiment would be the focal point, adhered a bow "topper" since the sentiment is shaped like a Christmas tree, added a few red Nuvo drops, and I was done with my FIRST holiday card of 2018! Afterall, it's never too early to start planning for the holiday!  Except for the weather, I'm not ready for that yet...

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sweet & Simple Sunday, May 27 2018

Hi everyone!

Today is Sweet & Simple Sunday using shades of pink, gold, and white.  At the time I created this card, I had Mother's Day in mind, so my creation is for all the moms out there! Here it is:

This 5.5 x 5.5 sized card.  I wanted a lot of white space on this card, but also wanted some texture. So I used a floral embossing folder from W R Memorykeepers on white shimmer paper and placed it over the card base. Next, I did some die cutting with my Spellbinders dies and placed them over the embossed piece. Finally, I die cut and colored the lady's silhouette in pink and applied gold liquid pearls on her bow. I framed my lady in blue, added a couple more drops of gold liquid pearls and the sentiment "everything's better with you" in gold.  And there you have it! Sweet & Simple with just a touch of pink, blue and gold.

Thanks for stopping by, and see you tomorrow!

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Scene it Saturday 21-2018

Wow - that week went by quickly. It's my last day here at Card A Day Challenge, until next month.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. For Scene it Saturday, the theme is to create a scene card. 

Here's my card

I created a 2.5” mask. I added distress inks (spun sugar) with an ink blending tool. Then I stamped using Technique Tuesday’s Wildflowers stamp set, Versamark ink and gold embossing powder for the grass, plants and dragonfly. I removed the mask and heat set the gold embossing. The sentiment uses Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day.

Thanks for hanging out with me this week. See you in June.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Freestyle Friday 21-2018

Hi! It's Sue back with another card for you today.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white.  For Freestyle Friday, the challenge is to create whatever I want. 

Here's my card

For the background of the card, I added distress inks (spun sugar, picked raspberry) onto a card panel. Then, I spritzed water to a Hero Arts Asian Flower Pattern stencil and placed the stencil, water down onto the inked panel. I left it there for a couple of minutes, as the water pulls the color from the panel. I carefully lifted the stencil and let the panel dry. For the sentiment, I used Memory Box’s Paintbrush Happy die and Clearly Besotted’s Happy Days stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday in 3D 21-2018

Only a few more days left in my week here at Card A Day Challenge blog. 

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. The creation of a 3D card is a stretch for me. 

Here's my card

I decided to make a fancy fold card. I found a 6x6 paper pack where some of the papers were gold, pink and white – perfect. I used some of these papers to decorate the different areas of the card. For the sentiment, I used Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day.  Here's a view of the card opened up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wow Wednesday 21-2018

Welcome back. I have another card for you today.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. For WOW Wednesday, the challenge is to turn up the volume on a card.  Here's the original card.

The original card used STAMPlorations Framed Dogwood stamp, gold embossing powder and heat set onto watercolor paper. I added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. For the sentiment, I die cut using Impression Obsession’s die 166-F Happy Birthday and gold heat embossed with Clearly Besotted’s Happy Days stamp set.

Here's my "turn up the volume card".

To turn up the volume, I added Wink of Stella to the petals of the flowers and Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard to the centers of the flowers. I added a few gold strips to the top of the card to add a bit more shine.

Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow and I'll have another card for you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Technique Tuesday 21-2018

Hi! It's Sue back again with another card.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. For Technique Tuesday, the challenge is to use this month’s technique – designer’s choice.  I chose heat embossing. 

Here's my card

I heat embossed the large flower using Hero Arts CL980 Mother’s Day stamp set onto vellum. I added color with Copic markers. I fussy cut the flower. For the sentiment, I used Simons Says STAMP Happy Holidays die and gold cardstock and Clearly Besotted Happy Day stamp set, heat embossed with gold embossing powder on a strip of pink cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow and I'll have another card for you.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mistletoe Monday 21-2018

Hi! Sue back here with another card for you.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. For Mistletoe Monday, the challenge is to make a Christmas/Holiday card. I chose to make a Mother’s Day card – is that a holiday? Well, it should be! 

Here's my card

I started with Altenew’s Sketchy Floral stamp set and gold embossing powder heat set on vellum. I added color with Copic markers. I added a thin strip of gold cardstock. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold using Hero Arts CL980 Happy Mother’s Day.

Come back tomorrow and I'll have another card for you to see. 

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday 21-2018

Hi! It's Sue here this week with seven new cards for you.

The theme for May is celebrating Mom and the color scheme is pink, gold and white. For Sweet and Simple Sunday, the challenge is to create a clean and simple card using this month’s theme and color scheme.  

Here's my card

I created the background with distress oxides (worn lipstick, picked raspberry) on glossy cardstock. I smooshed the ink on a craft sheet, spritzed water and then moved the glossy cardstock through the puddles of ink. I heat set each color before adding the next color. I was looking for a marble-like look. For the sentiment, I die cut the “happy” using Simon Says STAMP’s Painted Happy Birthday die and used gold embossing powder with Clearly Besotted Happy Days stamp set and heat set onto bright pink cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll have another card for you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Scene it Saturday May 19, 2018 20-2018

Scene it Saturday - I really wanted something Spring-like!

Here is my card:

I started my card with a white panel and stamped an image of an Iris from Anthony's Paper Craft and a sentiment from Raisin Boat using clear Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  I used Post-It tape to apply a frame around the image.  I used worn lipstick distress oxide ink inside the frame to create a scene.  I lightly spritzed it with water mixed with gold Nuvo mousse paste to add glimmer to the distress and after allowing it to dry I removed the frame.  I then water colored the image using distress oxide inks (worn lipstick and cracked pistachio).  I placed the white panel on a pink panel then onto a gold mulberry paper panel.  I used the same pink card stock for the card base.  I hope you have had a wonderful week!  See you next month! ~ Gracie

Friday, May 18, 2018

Freestyle Friday May 18, 2018 20-2018

It's Freestyle Friday - we choose what kind of card we would like to make today.  I chose mine keeping pink, gold and Mom in mind.

Here is my card:

Today I chose to make a gatefold card.  I started with a light pink card stock panel and stamped the image of butterflies (from Anthony's Paper Craft) with clear Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I then used bleach water to fade the butterflies.  The pink card stock I used faded to a light gray.  I cut the panel down the center and mounted it on a gray card stock base.  I used Raisin Boat's Mother's Day sentiment on white cardstock and adhered it to pink, then gray card stock.  I attached it to front of the card on the right side.  I added some white glitter enamel dots around the sentiment.  I love how the bleach turns out differently on each piece of colored card stock! ~ Gracie

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday in 3D May 17, 2018 20-2018

I really love being able to add something to the blog besides cards!  Today is Thursday in 3D and I think it is perfect for anyone's Mom!

Here is my 3D project:

Today I want to share an altered six inch embroidery hoop.  These are so inexpensive (you can buy them at your local craft stores for less than $2).  The sky is the limit in how you wish to embellish it!

I started by raiding my sewing closet.  I have been depleting my lace selection.  I had a three inch strip of lace about 1/2 yard long.  I cut it into 2 pieces and butted the edges together and whip stitched them.  I put the lace in my embroidery hoop and tightened it down.  Along the wooden edge of the hoop I added a string of 5mm pearls using hot glue.  I hot glued gathered lace to the back edge of the hoop.  I added the picture of the Victorian girl (from The Graphic's Fairy) printed on my printer and distressed with brown ink on the edges and curled the edges with a small paint brush handle with hot glue.  I then added an assortment of pinks and mint mulberry roses.  I tucked in the stamp over the image, the "inspire" word tag, a bird over the tag and the butterfly.  I finished with a gold bow.  I think she turned out lovely! ~ Gracie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wow Wednesday May 16, 2018 20-1018

It's Wow Wednesday!  Time to make that card you have just a bit flashier!

Here is my card I made a couple of months ago for a swap.

And here is the card after I added some wow.

The card was made using a white panel stamped with three butterflies.  I die cut a section of each butterfly and stacked black card stock and foam tape on a black strip of card stock.  The panel was mounted on pink patterned card stock and placed on a white card base.  The original card has a "Hello" sentiment die cut and stacked three times to give depth.

The wow version started with removing "Hello".  Piece of cake with Undo.  To help the black pop I added black enamel dots around the butterflies.  I also added the white "pop pom" lace.  I stamped the sentiment from Raisin Boat on black card stock with clear Versamark ink and white embossing powder.

No go look at your craft table.  You will find a card you made that was OK but now hopefully you will be inspired to wow it up! ~ Gracie

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Technique Tuesday May 15, 2018 20-2018

Today is Technique Tuesday and this month we get to choose our technique!  I decided, since I love the smell of stick embossing powder so much, to make napkin cards.  I think they make lovely cards for Moms for any occasion!

Here are my cards:

I couldn't decide which one I like more so I posted both!  The first card was made using items I received in a card kit challenge.  The card base is cream card stock folded to make an easel card.  The first layer of my panel is printed card stock with two patterns (the writing and floral papers).  The "napkin", in this case, is actually a piece of tissue paper.  I colored the butterfly's wings with pink and turquoise Spectrum Noir markers.  I cut a section of Stick It and adhered it to a white panel and peeled off the lining to attach the tissue paper to it.  Then the fun begins.  Glitter!!  I stamped the tissue paper with clear Versamark ink and embossed with Sticky embossing powder ( I really love that smell!)  I then coated the Sticky with Diamond Dust embossing powder and heated the image.  Really sparkles like diamonds!  I added lace to the panel, tied a key with twine and added three mulberry flowers I adhered with hot glue.  I stamped the sentiment from Raisin Boat onto the floral card stock and attached it to the base with foam tape to make the bottom of the easel.  I used the same method for the second card as well but left off a sentiment.  I LOVE how they turn out so sparkly but I am a bling girl!  Now go, have fun, and play with a napkin! ~ Gracie 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mistletoe Monday May 14, 2018 20-2018

It's Mistletoe Monday!  Today we are thinking Merry Christmas!  It is never too early to start your Christmas cards.

Here is my card:

Pink and gold for Christmas!  I skipped what I would normally do to use gold - cut out a lovely die cut.  Instead I stamped a House Mouse image on SU's Whisper White card stock using Memento black ink (works very well with alcohol markers).  I took my time and had fun relaxing while coloring those sweet little mice with Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment using gold embossing powder onto a white card stock base.  I oval cut the image and a light pink mat.  I tied a pretty pink organza ribbon on the front of the card then layered the image over the ribbon.  I added some pink rhinestones.  There are only 224 days until Christmas!!! ~ Gracie

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday May 13, 2018 20-2018

Hello!  It's Gracie here this week for Mother's Day fun!  Our colors are pink and gold and our theme is celebrating Mom!  We hope you will join in!

Today is Sweet and Simple Sunday.  First, my card:

I started with a Penny Black Stamp Set and stamped my images on SU's Whisper White card stock with Memento ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored my images with Spectrum Noir markers and added a gold glitter pen to the envelope.  The sentiment is from Raisin Boat Formal Phrases.  I attached a pink ribbon to the panel and mounted it on pink pearl card stock.  I used a light pink for the card base.  I just love those little fluffy hedge hogs!  Most importantly, though, I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day! ~ Gracie

"Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."  Proverbs 31:28

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Scene it Saturday

Scene it Saturday

Create a scene card

May theme is celebrating Mom

The stamp I used to create today's card is "Urban Scribble Cling" by Stampendous.  I stamped the image with black ink onto a gel press print background.  I used Dina Wakley Media paints in  Lime and tangerine.  The other colors are from leftover paint that was on my plate when I made the print.  I trimmed the panel and adhered to a white card base.  ~Kimberly

Friday, May 11, 2018

Freestyle Friday

Freestyle Friday

May theme is celebrating Mom

Today's prompt is to create whatever card I like!  I absolutely love this paper line by Dare 2B Artzy. The bold colors and patterns are fantastic to work with.  The card base is size A2.  I trimmed blue cardstock diagonally twice. Next, I adhered two strips of pink cardstock to the inside of each piece.  I attached the diagonal panels to a piece of the patterned paper and then onto the card base.  I fussycut the flower from another piece of patterned paper. Quick, easy and fun!  ~Kimberly

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday In 3D

Thursday In 3D

Cards or projects that are 3D

May theme is celebrating Mom

Color scheme is pink gold and white

Today's card is a pre-cut, pre-scored Z Fold card base by the Paper Cut.  The paper is G45 Floral Shoppe.  The clock face, flowers and leaves die are also G45.  This card type is very easy to create since the card base is pre made.  I chose my papers, measured, trimmed and glued the panels to the c/b.  Next, I die cut the clock face, flowers and leaves and adhered to the card front.  Quick and easy.  The card folds up to size A2 (see photo below).  ~Kimberly

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wow Wednesday

Wow Wednesday 

Turn up the volume on a past card

May theme is celebrating Mom

Color scheme is pink gold and white

Today is the day we take a past card and make it a WOW Card.  I decided to turn up the volume on yesterday's card.  I retained the original design and technique.  I changed the sentiment and added the Cowboy Hat and Stars (Hero Arts Stamp Set).  I also added Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the flower centers.  It is amazing how a few small changes can change the entire look of a card.  ~Kimberly

Original Card

WOW Card

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Technique Tuesday

May theme is celebrating Mom. 

Color scheme is pink gold and white.

Technique: Deisgner choice pick your favorite technique.

Emboss Resist Technique

The Emboss Resist Technique is one of my favorites because it offers so many possibilities.  I started with a Neenah Solar White c/s (distress inks blend beautifully on this c/s).  The floral pattern is a Hero Arts Background stamp, inked with Versamark Ink and embossed with WOW clear sparkle embossing glitter powder.  I inked the cardstock with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  I cut the panel diagonally to make it interesting.  I added a strip of gold glitter paper and stamped the sentiment (Altenew) with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.  Super fun technique, please consider giving it a try.  ~Kimberly.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mistletoe Monday

Mistletoe Monday 

Christmas/Holiday cards

May theme is celebrating Mom

Today's card is all about two of my favorite things, Coffee and Christmas.  The coffee cup is from Wendy Vecchi's "Mug Art" Stamp and Stencil Set.  I colored the image with WV Blendable Inks and the stencil included in the set. The poinsetta leaves are WV "Mat Mini Holly and Berries", also colored with the new blendable inks. I added a few embellishments with a stencil, ink and enamel accents to add interest.  ~Kimberly

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sweet and Simple Sunday

Hi, Kimberly here as this week's CADC Designer.

Today's Prompt:  Sweet and Simple Sundays

May theme is celebrating Mom.

Today's card is all about Wendy Vecchi's new stamps and inks.  I die cut white c/s with a Tim Holtz thinlits die.  The focal image is from "A Bunch of Art" stamp/stencil set.  I colored the image using Wendy's new Blendable die inks and the stencil included in the set.  The background paper is Tim Holtz "Worn Wallpaper".  ~Kimberly

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday Extra Edition Designer's Challenge 18-2018

Today we are showing cards we worked on from Theresa's choices found in our envelopes.  We had napkins and a beautiful black panel with copper.

Here is Anna's card.  She chose a napkin Theresa included.

For this card I found a hot air balloon on Cricut, added the sentiment, and let the machine do the work!  I used the napkin included and embossed it onto the white card stock using Stardust Transparent from Stamp N Stuff.  I placed it behind the balloon cut out. ~ Anna 

I chose a bright turquoise napkin from the envelope and neglected to take a picture but here is my card:

Bright pretty napkin!  Time for glitter!  I peeled the layers of the napkin down to one.  I used Stick It adhesive on a white piece of cardstock, peeled off the liner and applied the napkin.  This, so far for me, has turned out the easiest way to adhere my napkin.  I inked it up with clear embossing ink, embossed with Sticky embossing powder, then applied Diamond Dust embossing glitter and adhered with my heat gun.  So sparkly!  I stamped my sentiment (Heidi Swap) on white cardstock with Memento Luxe tuxedo black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added three random die cuts from my stash.  I placed the glitter panel on a turquoise card stock mat and used a white card base. ~ Gracie

I also made a card with the beautiful black and copper panel Theresa included:

I simply added a sentiment (from Heidi Swap) I stamped on white card stock and used copper embossing powder.  I adhered the sentiment to the panel and a white card mat. and a black card base.  I added some metal gears for a masculine look.  I love how this turned out!
We hope you have enjoyed our cards this week.  We enjoyed making them so much!  We hope this gives you an idea to pick up something out of your stash and look at it in an entirely different way.  Have fun crafting!! ~ Gracie

Friday, May 4, 2018

Designer's Challenge Day 5 18-2018

It's Day 5 and Sue has chosen another panel.

Here is Sue's choice.  I forgot to take a picture of the panel before I started coloring it!  Silly me!

Sue's panel was embossed with Rose Gold.  Here is Sue's card:

I took the rose gold embossed panel and added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring so I hoped that using bright spring-like colors would speed it along. I used the sentiment from Paper Smooches' Salutations stamp set and punched it out using Stampin' Up's oval punch. I added a mat using Stampin' Up's scalloped oval punch. I used the same color as the mat to mat the entire panel. ~ Sue

Beautiful, Sue!!!

Here is my take on the same panel:

I took my time with this panel. My panel was stamped with black ink. I colored it using Prismacolor pencils.  Watched 2 movies while coloring.  When I finished I stamped the sentiment onto the panel using my MISTI so it would be straight.  I used Memento Luxe tuxedo black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I tied a light peach ribbon to the panel, matted it with pink card stock and used a purple card stock to make the base.  It actually gatefolds at the center with the panel rising to the top. ~ Gracie

Up next is Anna's card:

I used Prisma Water-Color Pencils "The Basics" and I LOVE THEM!!!  Super easy to work with the sentiment is a stamp from Bible Journaling with gold embossing. ~ Anna

Lovely, Anna!!!

Stick around for tomorrow - we have a few more to show you! ~ Gracie

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Designer's Challenge Day 4 18-2018

Up next in our Challenge is Sue!

Sue selected a panel that was stamped with "Our HEARTS are with you" sentiment.

Here's Sue's card:

I took the hearts theme and added hearts using Simon Says STAMP's Heart Parade die. I cut the outline with black cardstock and then used various scraps of patterned paper for the hearts. I assembled the outline and hearts towards the top of the card. ~ Sue

Turned out precious, Sue!

Here is my take on Sue's choice:

I chose to trim the panel down and focus on the sentiment.  I started with a red card stock panel and added a background die cut panel (source unknown).  I attached the sentiment and added a heart using pop dots layering over the sentiment.  I added some black enamel dots for accent.  I used a black card stock base. ~ Gracie

Here is Anna's card:

I added black paper to the pre-printed card and a fancy border die cut from my Cricut!  Super easy!! ~ Anna

It's beautiful, too, Anna!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Designer's Challenge Day 3 18-2018

It's Day 3 of our Designer's Challenge.  For today's challenge Anna is up with this choice - a tag!

Here is Anna's card:

I used the tag from our envelope, cut another tag on my Cricut, cut out a pocket card and welded a boarder onto it.  I added the "Don't Worry" and a little flower from Eyelet Outlet and the wooden sunshine is from Michael's. ~ Anna

Adorable, Anna!

Sue shares:

In the spirit of full disclosure, I couldn't find the tag in my craft room when it was time to make the card. So I re-created as close as I could, using things I owned. 

Here's my card:

I added a few other tags with some yellow organza ribbon and adhered them to a gray panel. I embossed the gray panel using Sizzix Textured Impression Dots & Flowers set to complete the card. ~ Sue

I did not have the same tag but did have another in my envelope. 

Here is my card:

The tag was made of watercolor paper.  I decided to trim the top of the tag into a flag.  I sponged the tag with Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio) and spritzed with water and let it dry. I picked a light blue card stock to make a panel and used Cracked Pistachio to stamp several Bo Bunny butterflies.  I stamped "birthday wishes" on black cardstock with clear Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  After adhering the tag and sentiment to the panel it still needed something - a die cut butterfly added with pop dots. ~ Gracie