Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Paper craft project no. 491: Soar one layer card


Hello! Back today with a card for the current challenge at Time Out. There is still a week left to play over there. It's Home Sweet Home challenge, where we have an inspiration photo:


I took inspiration from the colors and two of the elements (bird and flowers) to create my one-layer card. I stamped the grungy bird (Trendy Birds 2) in black, the sentiment (Noteworthy 2) in salmon, and the grungy florals (Big Bloom Factory) in various colors. For faux texture and to ground the black bird, I randomly stamped a couple of grunge borders (Mixed Media Grunge, Mixed Media Elements) in black. 

Check out the cards that the TO team + guest designer KandA made and then come play with us! STAMPlorations is also sponsoring the challenge. One winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $10 gift certificate and another winner (randomly drawn from all entries) will win her choice of stamp set.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Paper craft project no. 490: I Love U



Hello! A new challenge starts today at Less Is More and I'm thrilled to be guest designing! STAMPlorations is sponsoring this particular challenge and if you play along, you get the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.

This week, the theme is ALPHABET. Easy peasy!


When Sarah revealed the theme to me, I was even more thrilled -- perfect timing because I had recently released two CUTplorations alphabet plate dies, so I knew I was going to use one of them ;o)

I used the Uppercase Alphabet plate die directly on my card base to die-cut the alphabets. Then on a piece of card stock, I stamped the grunge newsprint stamp from Mixed Media Grunge in black and stuck it underneath my card base. I took the die-cut letter I and U, colored them with a red marker and stuck them in place. Next, I die-cut the Love word die three times, colored one of them with a red marker, and then stacked them up and stuck them to my card. And my card's done. I resisted the urge to grunge up the card a little more because then it wouldn't be clean and simple anymore. Hope I did the good folks at LIM proud because I'm not really a clean and simple girl when it comes to cards ;o)

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used to create my alphabet card:

preview-uppercasealphabetplate  

Hope you were inspired by my card to join in this week's Alphabet challenge! Thank you again to Chrissie, Sarah, and the rest of the LIM team for having me.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Paper craft project no. 489: Because I care


Hello, hello! I'm back for the third day of Love TAGplorations over at the STAMPlorations blog. (If you missed the first day, the post is here. It has all the info on prizes and how you can link up your own Valentine's day projects.) 

For my card today, I took a page from the Color Blooms coloring book and die-cut a tag (using the medium Luggage Tag die). Next I die-cut the clustered hearts three times, coloring the hearts with pink and red markers, and layering them up. I used bright gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to outline the hearts. Then I die-cut two strips of card stock with the curly bracket die (from Lacy Edges and Borders), colored one of them with a red marker, layered them up, stamped the sentiment (from Pocket Blooms) in black, and adhered to the tag. I finished the card with pink twine.

Have you linked up to the Love TAGplorations gallery yet? You've the the weekend to create a Valentine's day project or two with a tag in it so I hope you'll join us!:o)


My card's layout is based on the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch:


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