Category Archives: Challenges

Treasure Map

August 17, 2017

I was just having fun playing with the new to me Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn and my Distress Inks.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping, clear heat embossing, and water coloring all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color everything in. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Next, I die cut a rectangle of tan card stock. I used the same card stock to create a card base and set it aside. I hand cut a few notches in the edges of the rectangle and then planned my layout. I added the compass rose to top left corner, sentiment in the bottom center, and the dotted lines. I used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to add interest to my map. Then I crumpled the paper up a number of times. I flattened it out and adhered the fussy cut images.

I wanted to add some interest to my card base. First, I stamped some of the images from the Ahoy Matey stamp set in a light colored ink. I felt that didn’t offer enough contrast, so I ink blended some really dark Distress Ink on the edges of the card base. The ink blending covers up the stamping mostly, but if you look closely you can see it. I adhered the map to the card front using foam tape and double sided tape. I tried to follow the natural dimension of the paper to let it keep its crumbled texture.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and adhered a few more fussy cut images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Nautical

Simon Says: Nautical

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo, Walnut, and Lobster

Distress Inks in Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy

 

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12 Looks Good on You

August 17, 2017

My niece turns 12 in a few weeks. I went for everything bright and sparkly for this card.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by fussy cutting the 1, 2, and the sunglasses from the Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection acetate sheets. Next, I created a grey frame and a blue panel from some of the Illustrated Faith’s Basic papers and some stitched rectangle dies. I traced the opening of the frame on the blue paper. I stamped my sentiment on the blue paper and add some tone on tone stamping around the edges. I backed the grey frame with acetate and added foam tape around the edges to create a shaker window. I added the sequins and silver glitter stars and adhered the frame to the blue paper.  To finish off the shaker box, I adhered the acetate pieces around the frame.

I create a yellow card base. I added some stamping that I embossed with WOW Cloud 9 embossing powder to the edges. I added a sentiment and one more pair of glasses on the inside of the card. Lastly, I adhered the shaker box to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clear to See, Clark’s ABCs, and Snow Cool

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up dies

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection papers and acetate numbers and images

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Merman and Sunflower

 

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Thanks For Everything You Do

August 16, 2017

Clean craft area day really means make more cards! Here is a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of the pattern paper included in the kit. I used one of the small sentiments to stamp on the white areas of the chevrons. I added this paper to a grey card base.

I die cut the large “thanks” from grey card stock four times. I glued them all together. I die cut the same “thanks” one more time from some striped paper. I glue this to the stack of grey die cuts, but off set it just a little bit. Once the stack of “thanks” was dry, I adhered it to a small rectangle of velum and adhered that to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

 

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Christmas Tags 3.1: Donut Peek

August 13, 2017

I love donut puns. So I had to make some Christmas tags using a donut pun.

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Details

Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started with a full sheet of white card stock. I drew a line 2 inches from each long side. Then using a grey marker, a green glitter gel pen, and a pink gel pen, I created a plaid pattern. I then die cut the tag shape from the plaid paper. I made sure to line the bottom of the tag up with the open area to leave myself room for the sentiment. I trimmed a piece of grey card stock to about 1/8th of an inch and adhered it over the line at the bottom of the tag. I added the sentiment in grey ink.

Then, I started working on the donuts. I white heat embossed the donuts on dark brown card stock. I fussy cut them out, leaving a small border. I stamped the donuts on some white card stock with Barely Beige ink. I fussy cut out just the frosting on the line this time. I went over the sprinkles with the same gel pens I used to create the plaid paper. To give the frosting a shiny appearance, I smooshed the pieces in Versa Mark ink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I adhered the frosting to the brown donuts. I used foam tape to adhere the donuts to the tags.

I stamped, fussy cut, and colored some holly leaves to add to the donuts. I think they add just the right touch.

To finish the tags, I die cute some plain white tags. I stamped “to”, “from”, and a donut in grey ink on them. Lastly, I adhered the plaid tag to the plain tag and added some grey reinforces.   

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #10: Custom Sentiments

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Riley’s ABCs, and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamps Smoke and Barely Beige

 

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Let’s Celebrate You Pop Up

August 13, 2017

This is a card that I made for my husband’s god daughter.

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Card Front

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Inside Pop Up

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Inside area to write a message

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped and colored the card front first. I used masking to hide the mouse behind the box. I traced a circle die to create the white highlight around the images. I used a water brush and Crayola Fine Line markers to color everything in. I used a grey ink to add the confetti to the colorful rays.

While the card front was drying I stamped and die cut all of the images for the inside of the card. I used the same markers and water brush to color everything in.

While those were drying, I die cut the stitched hillside pop up and another plain stitched hillside from a few shades of green card stock. I also die cut “celebrate” from holographic paper and plain card stock so I could layer them. I also die cut the posts from water color paper and colored them brown.

Next, I decorated the inside of the card. I used a puffy cloud die to trace with the blue marker. I used a water brush to move the color around and create a soft cloudy sky. Once the clouds were dry, I added the stamped confetti. I used the same markers to color them in.

Once the card base was dry, I began assembling the card. I adhered the green hills first. Then, I added the animals and balloons. The confetti was the last thing I adhered. I used glue dots, double sided tape, and liquid glue to adhere everything.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s FLickr Challenge #77: Splatter It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684750348450/

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10000

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Child

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/child/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Lawn Fawn’s Good Fortune

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critters Accessories dies

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop-up. Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

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Barrels of Fun

August 13, 2017

This is a birthday card for one of my very best friends. She loves purple, monkeys, and all things a little over the top.

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Front

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Inside

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping and clear embossing all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color everything in. I used a white gel pen, to add some details to the party hats and letters. Once the images were dry, I die cut everything out with the matching dies.

I die cut two stitched rectangles from some water color paper. Once was for the front of the card and one was for the inside liner.  I used three shades of green Distress Ink to ink smoosh on the front panel. Once the smooshed ink was dry, I added some leaves using two of the same Distress Inks. Then, I began creating my scene. I glue the vines and bottom monkey to the panel with liquid glue. I used dimensional glue dots for most of the monkeys. I used thin foam tape for the letters. Once, I had the main images on, I tucked in the extra leaves and hearts. Then, I stamped the custom sentiment. Thank goodness for the Misti! I double stamped the sentiment to make it really stand out against the ink smooshing. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an orange card base.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment and adhered an extra bunch of bananas and some leaves. I couldn’t let that adorable monkey but go to waste so I adhered that to the inside panel with another banana.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #10: Custom Sentiments

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-10-custom-sentiments

LOVE Flickr Challenge #20: Critters; Real or Imagined

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, Out of This World, Fab Flowers, Penelope’s Blossoms, Riley’s ABCs, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Lovable Legends Dies, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, and Twisted Citron

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Monster Hugs

August 4, 2017

My grandmother gave my kiddos a book about monsters. This is the card we made to thank her for the book.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping all of the images in Versa Fine ink. I clear embossed the images to speed up the drying process. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color all of the images.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I used the same markers to splatter the water color panel. I colored the markers on my acrylic block and used a wet paint brush to flick the ink onto the panel.

I glued to some black fun foam to some black cardstock and die cut the letters for the word “monster.” I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the water color panel before adhering the letters for “monster.” I used one of the monster images for the letter “O.” I adhered the rest of the monsters around the sentiment. I used a white gel pen to add some details to the monsters and the die cut letters.

I created a dark blue card base. I adhered the water color panel to the front. I added a white liner to the inside. I stamped the liner with the School House Backdrops so that my kiddos would have lines to write on. I added two left over monsters to the inside and the card was complete.    

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It

Simon Says: Splatter It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash and School House Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fairy Frame

August 2, 2017

Today, I decided I need to use up some of the pattern papers I have left over from Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of white card stock. I die cut a larger stitched rectangle first. Then, I cut four smaller rectangles to create a frame. I used the same small rectangle die to cut four pieces of patterned paper. I used a small heart die to cut hearts from each of the papers as well. I cut a scripty thanks die from three of the four papers.

I adhered the frame to a white card base with foam tape. I inlayed the color rectangle and adhered the hearts in the corners using liquid glue. I adhered the three thanks die cut together; slightly offsetting them, so that each color could be seen. I adhered the die cut to the middle of the frame using more liquid adhesive. Then, I set the panel aside to dry.

I stamped the fairies on some water color paper and used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color them in. I stamped the dresses on another piece of pattern paper form the same collection. I fussy cut each dress out, painted the edges and adhered it to a fairy. Once the glue was dry, I fussy cut the fairies out leaving a small white border.

I used dimensional glue dots to adhere the fairies to the card base. Lastly, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the fairies wings.

Challenges Entered:

                LOVE Flickr Challenge: Critters Real or Imagined

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157683661175512/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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Lemons and Iced Tea

August 2, 2017

I have been enjoying W Plus’s new Southern Sentiments stamp set. The sentiments are just so fun! I don’t own the set, so I took one of the sayings and made it my own. I also changed it just a bit to fit my recipient better.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by die cutting a large rectangle from some Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka paper. I adhered this paper to a white card base. I used a scrap piece of the same paper to die cut the letters in the word “lemons.” I used my MISTI and the matching stamp set to stamp the black outlines on the die cut letters.

Next, I cut a strip of water color paper about 3 inches wide and 5.5 inches long. I stamped the jar in light grey ink to help guide me when stamping the sentiment. Using an alpha set, I stamped the beginning of the sentiment in black ink. I adhered the yellow die cut letters next, and used the same alpha set to finish the sentiment. I set this panel aside to dry for a while.

Using another piece of water color paper, I stamped the jar, label, lid, and a lemon. I added the words “iced tea” to the label using a third alpha set. I used Distress Inks to water color in the jar, label, and lid. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out. I used more Distress Ink and a foam blending tool to color the edges of the images.

Then, I stamped the solid lemons and leaf on the sentiment panel. I adhered the jar flat to the panel and the label flat to the jar. I used foam tape on the lid and solid lemon. I adhered the sentiment panel to the card front.

I stamped a few more solid lemons and leaves on the inside of the card for interest.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Food and/or Drink

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9732

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and Fab Flowers

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Celery Stick, and Sunflower

Hero Art’s Butter Bar

Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, and Mustard Seed

 

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Rooster Card Sets

July 28, 2017

I LOVE the Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster stamp set. My grandfather and great uncle both raised chickens and this set reminds me of them and the time I got to spend with each. I made two card sets; one for my grandmother and one for my great aunt.

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Set One: I smudge some ink on one of the cards, so I added some clouds to cover it up.

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Set Two

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began with 14 white card bases. My new MISTI got quite the work out while stamping all of the pieces and layers for these roosters. I also used 8 different ink colors to create the roosters. I mixed the colors up to create a bunch of different looks.

I did create a mask for the feet so I put grass behind the rooster. I also used a variety of sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster

Ink: Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar, and Navy

Simon Says Stamp Inks in Watermelon Hybrid ink, Smoke, Slate, and Fog Dye Inks

 

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