I wasn’t going to do this week’s challenge after I didn’t get it done all week, and I’m doing LOAD so concentrating on that. But at 10 PM Sunday night I got a burst of energy and just had to try out my idea.
I used some silver metallic paper-ish stuff. It embosses very easily. The car is from Enjoy The Ride, one of my all time favorite sets. I think it was one of the first ones I bought. I’ve used it for birthday, graduation, wedding, love it!
I have been enjoying this technique lately, especially since I got my Inktense pencils. I discovered that I didn’t have the right re-inker colors.
I used Pretty Peonies and Simply Jane. Doing these challenges I find I have some gaps in my stamp collection, which is hard to believe when I have so many. I need more flowers!
The border is actually the cut piece of the heart border die. I was cutting the hearts and decided I liked the look. The stripes in the back were an experiment. I’m not crazy about them but I don’t hate them. Just playing with those Inktense pencils.
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I only have 10 minutes to upload this. Used my star sequins that came from the craft supplies mom had for us as kids.
This was fun! I embossed the Mehndi Medallion with white embossing powder. I inked it using Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Autumn Rose and I added a bit of Peeled Paint Distress ink which made it muddy so I used some Memento Elderberry to brighten it up.
This week’s challenge by Melissa Phillips was 2 Toned Stamped Flowers. I started out with Natural Beauties but could not get it to do what I had in my head. I realized I have a real lack of floral stamps! Out came Sunflowers. I always think of my Grandma Elmont when I see sunflowers as she loved them. I was trying to find something for the background and found this embossed piece. Then it all came together, my Gram was postmaster in Basalt, CO for many years. (It’s one of those postcard embossing folders from Tim Holtz in case it doesn’t show up.)
I have a light tent set up, have been experimenting with different ways to photograph in it.
This next card was for a baby shower I went to today. The theme was Superheros. The ”parachute” is the umbrella die from Scattered Showers, and the superhero is a Silhouette file. The Mommy said she is going to frame it.
This week’s challenge was glitter trim. Dawn reminded me that I have a Xyron sticker machine. Yeah. She said the glitter sticks well to it, but I have some sparkles going on.
I just got The Sweet Life and really wanted to use it. My inspiration besides Dawn’s card was Emily Branch’s card on the front cover of the March/April issue of Paper Crafts. It’s also on page 34. I love the chicken wire look. I modified some PTI to do the same thing.
This month’s challenge is to use monograms. I really needed to make a long overdue card for my friend who graduated with her accounting degree back in December. She’s coming by tomorrow to pick up her part of our Papertrey order. So I just made this work.
Patterned paper is Echo park, everything else is Papertrey. It’s simple but I ended up loving the color combo, I always love a pop of red.
This week Ashley showed us adorable pinwheels. I was busy all week and tired today but at 10 PM I decided I had to try one card.
I like working with the felt. I used a 3 inch square. I think I’d prefer smaller. Can’t wait to try more with different sizes and mediums. They are so cute.
Erin Lincoln has developed the cutest dies for making little barrette covers and the packaging to go with them. Our challenge was to use our supplies and make something like that.
Apparantly I decided I didn’t need all my barrette bases, just a reminder to myself not to throw anything away. I did find one pinback. So with my Beautiful Blooms die, hot glue, and a Gluber I made this cute little pin. I used Button Boutique to make the card. Some of the sentiments on there worked great for this.
It was fun making this flower. I keep pinning flower ideas but never do them. Now I’ve got the itch.
I went with another Becky Olson card this time. I love the Button Boutique set but I really haven’t used it much. Tonight I used it twice.