Category Archives: Challenges

Have a Beautiful Day

April 8, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card kit. The stamp set, the patterned papers, the colors, the stencils…. They are all the best. This is the first card I made with this kit. As soon as I saw the reveal, I know I wanted to white heat emboss those butterflies and water color them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamp and white heat embossed the butterflies all around the edge of the panel. I added my sentiment and leaves with a black ink. I love the effect that was created by using both black ink and white embossing.

I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add color and a water brush to move the color around.  Once the card front was dry, I added some Wink of Stella all over background for some sparkle.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a white card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

               LOVE Flickr Challenge #28: Spring Fling

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157692073294172/            

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Peek a Boo Card Set

April 8, 2018

I am still working on the Christmas Card Collection for my grandmother. This is the latest set I made for her. In the end, I made four cards, but I only photo graphed two.

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Both types together

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Close up of the front

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Close of the Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all the images on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color in the images. For the pine needles, I used a mini ink blending tool and the same cool ink to color the paper. I used the dies for the deer and the polar bears, but I fussy cut out everything else.

I used a gingham backdrops stamp and black ink to stamp the red panels for the front of each card. I die each red panel with a stitched rectangle die and created the opening with a stitched circle die. I used the same circle die to create the openings in some black card bases.

I adhered the red panel to each card base. Then I adhered the pine needles around the circle opening to look like wreath. Once the pine needles were dry, I added the critter peeking through the card.

I created white panels for the inside of each card. I stamped a sentiment in red ink and adhered the colored images to complete the scene.

Lastly, I added the sentiment banner. I die cut each banner from some white card stock and added the sentiment.  I scored the banner twice on each side and folded the ends under to create some dimension. I used foam dots and liquid glue to adhere the banners.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-26-card-sets   

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Gingham Backdrops, Deck the Halls, For You Deer, Christmas Dreams, and Toboggan Together

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer Dies, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Lobster, Chili Pepper, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, and Noble Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Mom’s Picture Wall Card Set

April 8, 2018

I know I am a bit early for Mother’s Day, but I had an idea and had to run with it. I made a set of mother’s day cards. I plan on sending them to all the mothers in my life; mom, mom in law, grandmothers, aunts, and friends. I used a variety of critters so that each mom in my life can have one of her favorite critters.

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9 of the 12 cards

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Card 1

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Cards 2 and 3: I have two “moms” in my life who love chickens, so I made two chicken cards

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Card 4

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Card 5

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Card 6

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Card 7

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Card 8

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Card 9

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Card 10

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Card 11

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Card 12

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details: I began each card by creating the colored panel for each card. I used three different card stocks and inks. I stamped the frames in a matching ink to achieve a tone on tone look. I colored the frame in with a white colored pencil for some interest. I used a grey pencil on one of the panels as an experiment. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I stuck to white for the rest of the panels.

I stamped one of the larger frames 12 times on some white card stock and filled each with some critters. I used colored pencils to color all the scenes in. I fussy cut each scene out and glued it to the colored panel. I did the same with a smaller frames and the sentiment.

Using the coordinating inks, I added some simple scenes to the frames on each panel. I felt that this helped to make the card for interesting to look at.

I decided my cards needed some dimension, so I stamped the larger frames on some scraps of the colored card stock with the matching inks. I fussy cut the frames out; making sure to cut out the inside as well. I adhered these to the colored panels with some foam squares.  I mixed the colors up for interest.  I did the same for the smaller frames that hold the sentiments.

I stamped and fussy cut the bows that I adhered to the heads of the larger critter form the same colors of cardstock.

I adhered each panel to a white card base. Using the ink that matching the color of the panel, I stamped a sentiment and a small critter on the inside of the card. I love this detail.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics #26: Card Sets

               http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-26-card-sets              

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Critters from the Past, Critters on the Farm, Dad + Me, Elphie Selfie, Fintastic Friends, Flirty Frames, Mermaid for You, Mom + Me, and Monster Mash

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Peacock, Sugar Plum

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Trio of Butterflies

April 8, 2018

Jennifer McGuire did a video on Z fold cards a few weeks ago and I knew I had to try one. I used the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit and some patterned paper I got from my local Joann’s to make this card.  I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils and really love the results I got.

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Card Front

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Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Z fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping and coloring the butterflies on a scrap of white card stock. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the butterflies out.

I created the card base from some 12 x 12 white cardstock. It was a very light weight card stock, so I don’t think I will be using it again. I added strips of the marble patterned paper to the outside flaps. I used a scalloped edge die to add interest to the front panels.

I added a panel of white cardstock to the inside of the card to stiffen up the card base.  I stamped the sentiment and added a butterfly to this panel.

I adhered the butterflies to the front panels having them overlap the seam. Lastly, I added a small black rectangle to the middle butterfly. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the black rectangle.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

Simon Says: A Trio Of Something

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day and Christmas Squad

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Flower Thanks Card Set

April 8, 2018

I needed some Thank You cards, so I created this set.  It was fun pulling out an older stamp set I haven’t used in a while.

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Details

Size:  Square 4.25 x 4.25 cards

Extra Details:  I began with 4 x 4 inch square of white card stock. I used a Misti stamping tool to help me stamp all of the smaller images in the different colors of ink. I used my Stitched Rectangle dies to trim the white panels down. Because of this, the panels didn’t all turn out exactly square but I’m ok with that.

I die cut the scripy thanks from dark grey and aqua card stock. I adhered the two words to the while panels. I offset the aqua color thanks just slightly to give it a small grey shadow.  I used Wink of Stella to add some glitter to the aqua die cuts.

Lastly, I adhered the white panels on to a square yellow card bases.

Challenges Entered:

               Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #26: Card Sets

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 26 – Card Sets

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Guava, Carrot, Lemonade, Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Noble Fir, and Mermaid

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Stenciled Butterflies

April 8, 2018

It has been a long time since I’ve done any blogging. However, I have still been making cards so now I’m going to try to catch up now.

This card was made using the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit. I have really been enjoying the recent Simon Says Stamp Card Kits. I haven’t really played with stencils before so this was a fun experiment for me.

 

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by taping my white A2 card base down. I temporally adhered the stencil on the top and used Distress Inks and a Mini Ink Blending Tool to add the color. I used two colors for each butterfly. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Lastly, I added some adhesive backed gems to the card for interest.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #94: Ink Blending

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157665201552757/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Stencils Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Butterlfies 6 x 6

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Poinsettia Frame

January 25, 2018

This is another card design for Christmas 2018. I loved watching all the YouTube videos featuring poinsettia stamps. I don’t any, so I stretched the stamps I did have.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of kraft paper. I stamped the paper with a wood grain stamp and some brown ink. I die cut a rectangle from the middle of the panel.

Using the frame as a guide, I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark ink and used gold embossing powder on it. Once I finished the heat embossing, I adhere the frame to the card base with foam tape.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on some white card stock. I used a color layering set and two shades of green and red inks. To add the gold centers to the flowers, I used an embossing pen and the same gold embossing powder. Once the florals were dry, I fussy cut everything out. I used glue dots to adhere the flowers to the card.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-layer/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers and Wood Grain Backdrops

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp Gold Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Doe, Lobster, Chili Pepper, Jalapeno and Noble Fir

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Mitten Tag Card

January 25, 2018

I am finally getting back into the usual routine after the holidays. This card was inspired by three challenges this week.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of grey cardstock. I stamped the solid diamonds in white pigment ink all over the panel. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the quilted lines in a darker grey ink.

I die cut a tag shape from some white card stock. I added the sentiment to the white tag using the same darker grey ink and some red ink.

I die cut the mittens from red card stock. I added some detail with the white and grey inks. As a finishing touch, I added a small white heart that I die cut.

I used some red and white twine to add a bow to the top of the tag. I adhered the tails of the bow to the mittens using regular scotch tape. I adhered one bow flat to the tag and the other with some foam tape.

Lastly, I added the tag to the grey panel and adhered everything to a white card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21: Inspiration Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-21-inspiration-board

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Tag It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11317

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layer It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-layer/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops and How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On

Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink and Chili Pepper

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Red Water Color Card Set

January 17, 2018

This is a set of cards I made as a Christmas gift. The sentiment is actually the negative piece left over for the Purple Water Color Card Set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by created some card bases from water color paper. I used an acrylic block and some pink and red Distress Inks to create the backgrounds. I used the ink smooshing techniques. I used a large block which is why the ink smooshing isn’t very consistent from card to card.

The sentiments are the negative die cuts from a previous project. Once the ink was dry, I was able to adhere the white sentiment rectangles onto the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-sentiment-2/

 

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Candied Apple, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You’re My Favorite

January 15, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp January 2018 card kit. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day cards. The mix of sentiment in the kit can also work for a variety of people which is very nice. This is the second card I made using the kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting one of the patterned papers with a cross stitched rectangle die. I adhered the paper to a white card base.

I die cut a smaller scalloped rectangle form the mint card stock. I stamped a sentiment in black ink on it. I stamped the small hearts on a scrap of white cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Guava ink and fussy cut them out. I added the hearts to the mint rectangle. I then adhered the mint rectangle to the card base with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-use-patterned-paper-2/        

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Really Like You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Stitched Heart Envelope

Paper: Pebbles Inc.’s Forever My Always

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Guava ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!