Sunday, March 3, 2024

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 9.24 and NBUS #60

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Another week and another card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  It's week 9 and a sketch.


An after Christmas sale brought the Honey Bee Layered Bells to my studio.  It is cut from gold mirror cardstock with a blue bow attached.  For the background I sliced a panel embossed with Luminous Motifs from Altenew, which allowed me to make two cards.  I also purchased the Jingle All the Way sentiments and accompanying dies.  Since these are new products, I'm sending my card to Darnell's NBUS challenge. 

Do you have Never Before Used Stuff that needs some love? 







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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches #625

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Easter is early this year so I thought I'd better start on some cards.  I don't send Easter cards to my grands and greats but I do send them to the homebound people from my Michigan church.  It's a way to keep them connected to the church when they can't be there in person.  Freshly Made Sketches inspired this card.


It all started with Altenew's Stargazer Lily, one I had already stamped.  I embossed half of the card panel with Tasteful Textiles and inked the other half with Pastel Sunrise.  The sentiment from Jillian Vance was stamped in the same color as the spots on the lily.  I plan to use this sketch for a few other Easter cards using a butterfly as the main image. 

What about you?  Do you make Easter cards?





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Friday, March 1, 2024

Inkspirational #310

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Inkspirational has a lovely pastel mood board that inspired this card.


If you look at the mood board below you can see I took one photo literally and made a card with the Pinkfresh Studio set called Celebrate in Style.  Two cakes and the flowers are all one stamp and it comes with stencils to color them.  I made a gold plate for the cake to sit on and put it all on a Spellbinder's label die, layered for dimension.  The background was embossed with SSS's Blossom Field.  I left off a sentiment so I can use it when needed for a variety of occasions. 

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Double D - Patterned Paper Take Two

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In the very same paper pack I used for yesterday's card for Double D I found this large floral one. 


I cut it with Spellbinder's Four Petal Label dies and layered it three times on my card base.  The flower is from SSS and the sentiment is from Altenew.  Because the flowers on the paper weren't pure white I went looking for paper closer to that color rather than the PTI that I usually use.  I found some from MFT that I got in a kit when I visited their store a number of years ago.   It sure looks more white in the photo and I didn't notice it when I was doing the editing.  Sometimes photography can be a bugaboo, especially on cloudy days.

The sun is shining today.  I better get busy and take photos of other finished cards while I have good light.






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Time Out Challenge #258 - Photo Inspiration

Happy Leap Year Day !  Time Out has a fun photo to celebrate the day and inspire your card for this challenge.  We are being sponsored by Lawn Fawn and the winner of the challenge will receive a $25 store credit. 

 

Now it's time to think outside the box.  I do have a large frog stamp but I didn't want to use it.  The more I looked at the colors instead of the image the clearer my direction became.  


The frog's round red feet reminded me of this Berried Cotoneaster embossing folder from Altenew.  I used the matching stencil to color the image in a variety of Altenew inks, then added the sentiment from PB.  

What do you see when you look at the photo?   Whether it's the image or the colors, we hope you'll make a card for our gallery.  The Design Team has plenty of inspiration for you on the blog. 






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Just Us Girls #716 - CASE the Designer

Happy Leap Year Day!  

There are five Thursdays in February so the challenge at Just Us Girls is CASE the Designer.  That means that you can take any of the cards that the Design Team has made and use it as inspiration for your own card.  



This Blooming Pomegranate set was Spellbinders large die of the month last August and has been waiting for me to make a card.  All the images were cut in white and colored with a variety of inks.  

Now it's up to you.  There are some wonderful cards on the blog and all you have to do is choose one and make a card.  Will we see your CASE creation in our gallery?  














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