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I am making it under the wire, yet again, for a Paper Craft Crew (#233) challenge. This week’s challenge is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I chose the middle, vertical column (shimmer, Shabby Chic, flowers) for my card. Here is the sketch:

This image is a digi stamp I purchased from Sherri Baldy’s Etsy shop. The purchase gave me two digi stamps of the cutest girl. I have a blog post featuring the other image here.

I had decided to try and make dread locks/ringlets on my girl after watching a YouTube tutorial on coloring with alcohol markers (sorry, I didn’t make a note of the video). I will do my best to note the markers I used, but this was one of those creative moments where I was creating and not paying attention to the details of what I used. Anyway, I’ll pull out my Spectrum Noir Hex chart and do the best I can (it will be pretty close).

Spectrum Noir alcohol markers were used on the girl and the flowers. The hair – IG10, IG2, BG6, BG3; skin – HB2, FS2, FS7, BG4, TN3, TN5; lips and cheeks – FS8; dress/headband/pants – LG2, LG3, LG5, LY`, OR1, OR2; eye – LG2, LG5; flowers – CT2, OR2, OR3; leaves – LG2, LG3, LG5; and, the blender pen was used throughout.

The base cardstock is SU! Pistachio. The images were stamped on Spectrum Noir cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The base mat is Pink and Main designer paper die cut with Fun Stamper Journey Persian Garden die, The orange mat is FSJ Creamsicle cardstock with a light green mat of designer paper from Heartfelt Creations Sweet Berry 12×12 paper pack (this explains all the flowers – I had to cover up all the strawberries on the mat – LOL), a Spellbinders die was used to create some FSJ Creamsicle swirls. Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen was applied to the hair and skirt to add the SHIMMER. FSJ Journey Glaze was applied to the flowers, skirt waist, skirt trim, and eye. Diamond rhinestones were added to the flower centers, and a triple bow from SU! lace Pistachio ribbon accented the card. Last but not least, everything is popped, popped, popped up. A lot of dimension is going on here.

It is a very busy card, but I like busy and it really yells Shabby Chic.

I really love the way this card turned out. It is one of my favorites.

This week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge #228 is such a great and unique card sketch. It really allows a papercraft artist to think beyond the box. I decided to enter two cards I recently designed for my January Make It based on is this week’s sketch:

I had created a heart card for January’s Make It class, but one of my good friend’s, Julianne, really needed a card design for a friend on the mend. Her friend has been a garden club member for a long time, and we decided to take the heart card design, change the cardstock colors and change the stamped image.

Here is the Make It heart card:

The card base is Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream, there is a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ Whip Cream mat with a watered down application of FSJ Sweet Berry Splash. The red mat is cut from FSJ Cranberry Bliss cardstock using the FSJ Persian Garden die (note: it’s best to use a precision plate to have the die cut efficiently). The heart is die cut from FSJ Bubble GUM cardstock. The bow is SU! white silk ribbon tied into a double knot (yes, I love those double knots). The wording was printed onto Whip Cream cardstock from a Word documents and cut into a banner. The heart is accented with FSJ rhinestones.

The Daisy card is below:

The base is FSJ Whip Cream with the same Whip Cream Mat mentioned in the heart description, but it was created using the FSJ Electric Lime Spash and then accenting with FSJ Sour Lemon and Orange Rave Silks. The cardstock used with the Persian die is Black Licorice. I stamped the Lovely Day Daisy in Black Licorice on Whip Cream cardstock and ran it throught the Platinum machine using the Pierced Circle dies. The double bow was created out of SU! white silk ribbon, and the sentiment was stamped onto Whip Cream and cut into a banner. The stamped images are accented with Orange Rave and Sour Lemon Silks. I LOVE those silks.

I know Julianne’s friend will love this card when she receives it.

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Fab Friday’s current challenge is a Color Challenge. Here are the colors:

Fab Friday 96 Color Challenge

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I decided to create a Mother’s Day card using Fab Friday’s color challenge.
I chose SU! Painted Petals and SU! Perpetual Birthday Calendar to create this card. I think this unique color combination turned out well. This will definitely be a wonderful card to receive on that special day! I tried to get the best picture I could, but it does not do the card justice. I had used the hexagon metal die as a mask to add a little Hello Honey to the background and in person, it looks good. But, in the picture it looks like a dirt smudge. I added some bling

Fab Friday Color Challenge 86

Enjoy!

Last year I had a technique class featuring the Bendi Card fold featuring a birthday card (I guess I didn’t post that card – will do so soon and link up). It was such a fun card technique, I decided to use it for a Valentine’s Day card. I used the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlit dies to create a fun and stunning Valentine’s Day card.

Bendi Valentine's Day Card

This card will unhook and lay flat for easy mailing. The dimensions I used on this card would not allow it to fit into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 envelope, but I adjusted the measurements for the one we did in class and it fit quite well in the envelope. Of course, you would want to put a little padding to keep everything intact during the mailing process.

Supplies: love and you thinlits, x-acto knife (not pictured)

 

 For some reason, I have missed the last two Pals Paper Arts card challenges by a few hours. But, I’m super excited to submit a card to PPA #268 Card Challenge today.

PPA268

This card is a quick and simple Christmas card using SU! Festive Flurry stamp set. I stamped the large snowflake in Pacific Point, the medium sized snowflake in Bermuday Bay, and the small snowflake in Coastal Cabana. I added stampin’ dimensionals and rhinestones to give the stamped image depth and eye-candy. The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point using SU! Greetings of the Season stamp set.

PPA268

Supplies: retired SU! Greetings of the Season (not pictured)

This card was one of three cards made at my July Make-n-Take class. I usually offer three designs and my stampers make two of each design. Their tastes run from loving to make very simple cards to a few who like to make more detailed intricate cards; therefore, I try to appease both groups by giving them a very simple, quick card, a simple, quick card with some embellishments, and one card requiring paper piercing or piecing, multiple layers along with watercoloring/coloring, you get what I mean.

This was the simple, quick card with some embellishments. I had ordered two packs of Gold Soiree DSP. I used this paper as my mats and for the butterfly. I added Watermelon Wonder ribbon and accented the butterfly with diamond rhinestones.

It is truly an elegant card anyone would love to receive or horde.

Butterfly Card

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One of my friends asked me to make a birthday card for his wife. I asked him what she liked and he responded her favorite colors were white, navy, and gold and she liked geometrical shapes. I began to think how I could incorporate the geometric shapes into the card design. I remembered geometric shapes were a feature of her wedding decorations and they reminded me of diamond, like the jewel, shapes. I did not have a stamp set of geometric diamond shapes, but I knew where I could purchase one . . . at the Duluth Scrapbook Expo.

My friends Cheyenne, Kevin (she is a female with a guy’s name), Robbi, and her friend Cindy attended the expo somewhat together, meaning Cheyenne and I were together and briefly encountered Robbi and Cindy. Kevin attended the Thursday night Make-n-Take (well worth the $$ spent), and she took a scrapbook class with us on Friday.

Anyway, back to the stamp set. I found only TWO out of a center full of stamps, glitter, ribbon, embellishments, dies, etc., etc., etc. . . . . . I went with Pink and Mains geometric stamp set. Here’s a picture and link to Pink and Main website:

www.pinkandmain.com

www.pinkandmain.com

I got busy and made a blinged out card for his wife incorporating all of her favorite colors and shapes. I used Whisper White as a base, I used SU! Brushed Gold paper, along with Night of Navy, and glimmer paper while embossing the birthday stamped image and the geometric bling shapes with gold embossing powder. I accented the geometric shapes with diamond rhinestones. I posted two different photos but neither one captures the “bling” effect of the gold paper, gold embossing, and rhinestones. Personally, I was very excited to give the card to my friend. I really think this card turned out awesomely well.

 

Anisha Bday

Anisha Bday

Supplies: (not pictured – Pink and Main stamp set “Bling”

There are several card challenge websites I really like and Paper Craft Crew is one of them. Their challenge this week is

Card Sketch #138

PCCCS138

If you read my previous post regarding my last minute card challenge entry to Pals Paper Arts Card Challenge and how my first attempt at making the Very Vanilla mat stamped with SU! Dictionary stamp and two other stamp sets had turned into a Hot Mess of cluttered-ness, then you might recognize how I took a “Hot Mess” and used it in another card challenge.

I took the On Film die and strategically placed it to take advantage of my “mess.” I think it turned out rather well. From that starting point, I ran a piece of Pistachio Pudding through the Big Shot and embossed it with the retired embossing folder Script (not sure of the actual name) and brushed the edges with Pistachio Pudding ink. I matted it on SU! Mossy Meadow. I colored three rhinestones with the darkest of the Blendabilities Old Olive marker (in the picture, the light causes the rhinestones to reflect the Crisp Cantaloupe paper). I cut out the thanks in Mossy Meadow and Crisp Cantaloupe offsetting the Crisp Cantaloupe on the Mossy Meadow to give a shadow effect. I made the flower with the Boho Blossom punch. I punched four flowers out of the Crisp Cantaloupe; then, ran them through a crimper several times until I could pull them apart, I crumpled them up and uncrumpled them stacking them on top of each other. I punched the smaller of the flowers on the Boho Blossom punch out of the “Hot Mess” paper. I placed them all together, secured them with a brass brad (retired), and curled the petals around the brad. I lifted the frame and thanks up from the cardstock with dimensionals.

Here is the results:

PCCCS138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: As I lay awake this morning, Saturday, April 11th, I realized…I think I used Pear Pizzazz paper instead of Pistachio Pudding (that’s what I get for having sheets of paper outside of their wrapping).

Price: $4.95

Price: $99.95

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Here in Georgia, it really feels like Spring.  Cheyenne, my co-designer of this card, and I thought SU! stamp set Up, Up, & Away was the perfect stamp set to complete the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge (PCCCS137).

Paper Craft Crew Sketch #137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We took SU! Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper along with coordinating inks and card stock to showcase the Up, Up, & Away stamp set. Here is the completed card:

Up, Up, & Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued Supplies: SU! Up, Up, & Away! Stamp Set, SU! Peachy Keen Stamp Set, SU! Flower Buttons, SU! Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Right Marker, SU! Tempting Turquoise Stampin’ Write Marker

Additional Supply (forgot to add to list below): Circle Framelit Dies

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