Saturday, April 20, 2019

Just Us Girls #484 - Color Week

Maria is the host for Color Week at Just Us Girls and she chose these lovely spring colors.
I was playing around with a stamp I bought a while ago and hadn't used.  I hadn't even looked at the challenge colors at the time but when I was finished it was the perfect card.
This is the Hello Lovely stamp from Concord and 9th.  It has the open images to color or the loosely shaped layers to ink up and stamp.  You have to get used to the 'messy' look if you want to do it that way.  I used Altenew inks except for the outline which is Twilight by Catherine Pooler.  The sentiment is from EBE.

The Design Team and our guest Designer have some lovely cards to inspire you.  We hope you'll make a card using the challenge colors and enter it in the gallery.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week and have the chance to guest design with us.

Friday, April 19, 2019

AAA Cards #138 and Seize the Birthday #183

You know me.  I almost always do the option but at AAA Cards the option is sewing and because I use my machine for actual sewing I'm afraid to mess it up working on paper.  So here's my 'Along the Edge' card minus the option.
I used the C9 Birthday Stacks, adding a present on either end to fill out the bottom of my card.  Then I picked a variety of Altenew Inks to color them in.  It was so easy to line up that stamp that I actually amazed myself and did it right the first time. 

Seize the Birthday is having an 'Anything Goes' challenge this time so off this card goes to them too.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time Out #133

Embellishments.  Not something I usually add to my cards but since Time Out wants to see at least two, I obliged.
I placed the PTI scalloped die on their Winter Wisteria cs which matches closely with the Altenew ink I used to stamp the Gardenia.  Gardenias are usually white but I love the look of this layered stamping in other colors so let's pretend it's a different flower. ;)  The little dots are iridescent ones that I've had forever and are fairly flat to mail, especially since the flower is popped up.

It's been a busy couple of weeks so I'm getting behind again.  I did have over 12 DT cards scheduled and only two are left.  I have two more ready to post today and then I have to get commenting. I love seeing how creative everyone is when I stop by your blogs.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CAS Christmas - April

The CAS Christmas challenge this month is
I only have one elf stamp and a lot of the Design Team used the same MFT one so I tried to come up with a different way to present him. 
I made him the O in JOY.  He's colored with PolyChromos and popped up on foam tape.  The letters are from an MFT kit and are double layered.

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