Saturday, July 27, 2019

52 CCT July Stash Challenge

I got the best compliment from my husband tonight.  He said even the most simplest card I make, is better than any other he has seen.  
For those who know my husband...he is my biggest for me to get a compliment like that?  I will take it!!!

Penny Black "Scarlet Majesty" is the main focus on this card.  Stamped with Memento Angel Pink and a little coloring with Copics #RV55, RV00 and YG11.  Since Ribbon was the challenge...I dug out some left over pink ribbon for the bow and around the card.  Shiny Black from Scribbles finished off the card for the flower center.

Check out 52 CCT for more ideas from the other Design Team members by clicking on the picture below and then dig out your ribbon stash!

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

52 CCT July Theme Challenge

1/5/2020 update:  This card was chosen as one of the Best of 2019 at #10

Challenge at 52 CCT is to use a Non-Traditional Image.  I asked a friend what would she do for a Non-traditional challenge.  She offered a few choices and I guess using a Halloween image with Christmas is pretty non-traditional!  Thanks Pam for your ideas!
First I found the Witch rubber stamp and then I drew out so many plans on paper on how to use it before I made a decision.  Once I decided where to place everything, I stamped the witch and the tree branches.  Next I colored them in with copics.

The next step was coloring in the background but I needed to protect the witch first. 

 I normally use post it notes for masking but I recently found something even better.  I just bought a roll of Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape.  I love masking and this tape was amazing...not too thick...more like a printer paper.  The tape is sticky enough to hold but not too sticky.   It comes in a fairly good size roll so you can use it for the tiniest masking to anything long.  The tape is easy to stamp on to cut out your mask.  It peels off your card easily and no residue is left behind.  I was able to save my witch mask and store it with the stamp for future use.  I bought mine at Amazon so here is the link to where I got it in case your interested... ECLIPSE

The background was done with just sponges and ink.  While I had the mask still on the witch, I stamped the two evergreen trees to the right.  The witch image had black lines to represent her peeking over something so I continued those lines with a thin black marker to the right and left.  Now it looks like she is peeking over a snow hill.
 I used a mix of Stickles and Scribbles for the snow on the witch, sky and trees. I printed the words on acetate so the snow would show through....
Oh Crap 
I Overslept 
Inside the card I also printed....
Oh Well
Merry Christmas

I know who this card is going to go to at Christmas.  It's someone who has a very good sense of humor.  
I can't wait to see what the others did on the design team and what all of you did too!  See you over at 52CCT.

Copic Colors:  YG11, YG25, YG95, T0, T8, FV2
Ink Colors:  Versafine Onyx Black, SU Dapper Denim, SU Night of Navy
Scribbles Shiny Winter White 3D Paint
Stickles Diamond
SU Holiday Home Rubber Stamp Set
Penny Black Winter Branches Stamp Set
Third Coast Witch stamp

Saturday, July 13, 2019

52 CCT July Color Challenge

Green, Red and Brown. 
 The 3 colors on this challenge at 52 CCT.  This card is a z-fold with popped up elements.  The snowballs in front of the Santa's workshop sign are popped up...along with the lantern above the sign.  The packages and the 2 of the evergreen leaves are also popped up.  Add some white, red and green glitter and the card is done!

On the back is a space to write your message to the recipient.  I did not take a picture but it looks like a window with Merry Christmas above it.

Your turn now to show us your red, green and brown card!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Color Burst Cards

Just a quick post.......I just wanted to share some Color Burst cards I made from one of the backgrounds I created in Ken Oliver's class.  A whole lotta fun! 

The rest of the backgrounds were also cut and ready to use on some A2 cards in the future. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Colorful Birthday

A few months ago I went to 2 different classes to learn how to use Color Burst at My Favorite Things craft store.  I had so much fun and I got to meet Ken Oliver...the creator of Color Burst! 

 Ken is a very interesting person and such a comedian.  If you ever get the chance, go to one of his classes.  You won't regret it!  We created all day and we laughed a lot.  The day went by too fast.
 I picked up some Color Burst and used my knowledge at home.  I was able to make a CAS card (clean and simple).  CAS cards are difficult for me but with the color burst backgrounds, it feels much more I guess.  
With one of my background experiments, I used a die from My Favorite Things called "Happy Birthday Block Die" and cut out the letters.  I used the same die to cut out the letters on white cardstock and on a teal sparkle cardstock.  I replaced the letters that were cut out on the white cardstock with my Color Burst letters and teal letters.  Clean and Simple.

Here is a picture of some backgrounds we did when I went to Ken's classes.  

 Layering colors, wet-on-wet, stenciling, spritz and sprinkle, wax resist....just so addicting to watch the colors come to life.

Thank you for stopping by....


Saturday, July 6, 2019

52 CCT July Sketch Challenge

Can you believe 1/2 of the year is over with it?  We are already into July and today is my first Christmas card in July share.  If you enjoy creating handmade cards, it's not too early to get that holiday paper out and get crafting!  Below is the card sketch at 52 CCT to get those creative ideas flowing. 

For the card above, I used all scraps except the actual card base.  Since I have revamped how I store my scraps, it is much easier to see and use.

Thank you for stoppinbg by!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Alligator Wishes

Two birthdays down and from!  Love the ease of making the cards from there.  Sometimes you just need simple but cute!

Made one that was 6 x 5 and another just A2 card.  This time I layered each layer flat.  The A2 I wanted to make it easy to mail so I just made them both that way.  I also added some sand hills and grass in the sand on both cards.  It does come with some small sentiments which I used one on the A2 card.  On the bigger card, I stamped 21, as the recipient turned 21 today!

Here is the big card.

Here is the A2 card.  This one has sparkle on it.  What is a birthday without sparkle!  

I will be posting another card from Craftsuprint in the next few days!