MIM Challenge #219 and ColorQ #301

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Hello! I’m here with another card to share. I made this card for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday Challenge and ColorQ Challenge #301

  I loved this color combo and I had to play along.  

 This MIM challenge challenged us to “kiss” our  inked up stamps with another uninked stamp to add a pattern to the surface to the stamp. I actually used an embossing folder instead of using another stamp to kiss my flower stamp with.  

 I even did some generational stamping. After I stamped a flower using the “kiss” technique, I would immediately press the same stamp on the embossing folder (without reinking or cleaning it) in the same stop I had pressed previously. This causes the stamp to pick up some of the ink that I left behind on the folder when I did my original “kiss” image. This created lighter flowers with a more pronounced pattern. Kind of a cool discovery!!! The flowers are from Altenew (painted flowers) and the sentiment is from PTI’s Think Big Favorites #12. I hope you enjoy!!

3 Challenges and a Redo

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Hello!! I’ve got another card to share and it has had a journey. 

 So I have been fiddling with this card for days and days. It’s concept originated from many challenges that have come and gone before this card was completed. Oh well. I’m still not over the moon for it but I thought I’d share it and its metamorphosis. 

I used my cricut to cut a rectangle with a sunburst and frame from whit cardstock. The burst is from the Essential Accents cartiridge. I created a gradation with my ink on a rectangle of cardstock then added a layer of sickles glitter over it with a brush. I decided to layer it a bit askew because the gradation turned out so pretty and then things started to get fuzzy. I stamped a “get well sentiment” on a strip of vellum in purple ink but wasn’t in love, so I then did it again with embossing ink and silver embossing powder because the sickles I used had silver glitter. I thought that was better and went with it and added so more silver embossed embellishments and sequins and ended up with this,  

 Okay, but I wasn’t happy so it went to the chopping block. 

 I cut the burst rectangle and frame piece from the card and adhered it to a card that I had splattered with black ink. Ripped off the vellum sentiment and replaced or my with a “thinking of you” sentiment stamped on a strip of black paper and embossed in white. I entering this card into the following challenges. Hope you enjoy!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #256
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge
Runway Inspired Challenge #88

MIM #218

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Hello!! I’ve got another card to share. I made this card for Papertrey Ink’s MIM challenge #218. Lexi demonstrated how to use our die cuts as stencils for watercolors. Here are her beautiful cards.

 I love the rainbow colors! She used large repositional labels as her stencils and they seemed to work beautifully. Unfortunately I didn’t have any but she did mention using watercolor paper and repositional adhesive in her video so I gave that a try.  

 I made my stencil using my cricut then I put repositional adhesive on the back side and stuck it to white cardstock. I then painted over the stencil with my watercolors in a gradation.  

 When dry I removed the stencil and then trimmed down the cardstock and curved on of the sides. I had some bleeding but overall it worked pretty well. I mounted the watercolor piece to craft foam and then glued it to the card base. Lastly I stamped my PTI sentiment near the bottom with versa fine black onyx ink.

 I also made a card using my leftover stencil.  

  

 I love two for ones!! Hope you enjoy!

Runway Inspired Challenge #87

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Hello again! I am here with another card for Runway Inspired Challenge #87. Here is our inspiration  

 Just lovely isn’t it! Okay here is my creation.  

I was inspired by the beautiful sparkle by the neck of the dress and the light lavender in the skirt. I cut the circle with my cricut then stamped abs embossed dots in silver. I then adhered silver sequins to the cut. 

 To create the lavender gradation I actually used my chalks and a cosmetic sponge on a white piece of cardstock. I also cut and piece of vellum to go under the circle cut. I glued the two together and put foam behind them then adhered it to the gradation piece. I finally attached it all to the card base. Hope you enjoy!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #255

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Hello! July is a surprisingly big birthday month for my family. I have a pretty good stockpile of Birthday cards except for masculine Birthday cards, and I need some soon!! With this in mind and a desire to play along with the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Summer Treats I decided to make a beer themed card. This is prefect because the two birthday boys adore beer, they even brew it!! 

 The only problem with this fantastic plan of mine is…… I don’t have anything beer related. No cuts, no dies, no stamps. So I had to create this beer glass cut using shapes found in the Cricut Design Space. I made sure to make a layer for the “beer” so I could ink it up and make it look dimensional. I did use one cut from a cartridge. The foam on top of the glass is actually a cloud from the Potpourri Cartridge. I had to stretch it out some to make it look right. After it was it I also added embossing paste to really make look foamy. 

 After I had all my pieces cut, inked, foamed?, I adhered them together then to some craft foam. The cloud I gave a double layer to because I wanted it to be even more dimensional. I stamped a Fiskars stamp repeatedly on grey paper for the background. I adhered my beer glass to the top of the stamped background and then adhered it to the card base. I also stamped the sentiment from Fiskars on a strip of white paper then adhered it to the front of the card. Lastly I used glossy accents to make the condensation on the beer glass, neat effect, right? I learned that from a Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday video. Hope you enjoy, thanks for checking it out!

ColorQ and Virgina’s View Challenge

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Hello everyone!! Busy week, hubby had some days off and I was spending extra time with him and missed the Papertrey Ink’s MIM challenge which is the layout for this card. Oh well! But I’m going to barely get this card I for the ColorQ Challenge and the Virginia’s View Challenge.   

  

I just loved the colors in the ColorQ challenge and knew I was going to primarly be stamping so I thought why not enter Virginia’s View challenge too.  

 

The bursts are made from Papertrey inks Snowflake Flurries set. I layered the different sizes flurries in purple, blue, and green inks. I did generational stamping with my purple to achieve the lighter purple hue. The sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink, Think Big Favorites. I hope you enjoy!!

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

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Hello! One quick card to share with you this evening for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. I’m just barely getting this in 😁 

I tried the watercolor smoothing technique with some distressed inks. It’s a fun technique and desires some more practice on my part. I stamped painted flowers stamp set by Alte&new In a square frame. The heart stamp I got a long time along from the craft store. I stamped it on black paper and embossed it in gold and fussy cut them. 
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink as well as the gold dots.  I hope you enjoy!!