Saturday, January 22, 2022

Just Us Girls #616 - Photo Week

Lisa E is the host for our photo challenge at Just Us Girls this week and here is her photo choice: 


I pulled out an old stamp set from Stampendous and made a literal translation of the photo.


The background was colored with Distress Ink and splattered with white for snow.  The snow people were colored with Altenew artist markers, adding a glaze pen for their eyes and buttons.  They were fussy cut and placed behind a torn snow hill.   I found the sentiment on PTI's Two Feet Deep set and it worked perfectly to send to my great grandson for his 3rd birthday last week. 

Now it's your turn.  I know you must have some snowmen in your stash.  For inspiration check out what the design team and our guest designers have done.  I hope to see your card in the gallery.


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Monday, January 17, 2022

Time Out #205

I have all my valentines made and picked one to enter in the challenge at Time Out.  


I made another valentine with hearts using little pieces cut from a paper pack and when I saw the negatives laying on my table I couldn't let them go to waste.  Of course I had to square them up first, 😉 then arranged them on a panel cut with a scalloped edge (Frantic Stamper) and embossed with a quilt folder.  The little sentiments come from a couple of sets - two from The Greetery and the other from Penny Black. 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Flower Challenge #64 - Reminder

There is still time for you to get your beautiful monochrome cards into The Flower Challenge.  The Design Team has more inspiration for you on the blog so I hope you'll check it out. 


I went really simple with my card.


I embossed some PTI HIbiscus Burst with the Altenew Garden Roses 3D folder and then ran my HA Unicorn white ink over the raised edges.  It accents the dimension and gives a lovely glow to the card.  The sentiment from Altenew was stamped in pink and clear heat embossed on Lawn Fawn pearlescent vellum.

I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery.




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Just Us Girls #615 - Color Week

Lisa is hosting Just Us Girls for Color Week and these are her colors. 


That is such a wonderful color palette that should fill our gallery with beautiful cards.  Here's mine.


It all started with Altenew's Hanging Garden die.  I've had it for a while and never used it.  It's cut from silver mirror cardstock.  To add some texture to the leaves I stamped a panel with SU's Crackle Paint background in Speckled Egg DI before cutting the image again.  The little berries were colored with the same ink.  I also used it to color the sentiment strip that has been embossed in silver and around the image.

What do you see making with these colors?  The Design Team and our guests Chrissies and Stef have wonderful inspiration for you on the blog.  Won't you join the challenge?




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Friday, January 14, 2022

CAS Christmas - January 2022

Silver and gold.  Classic Christmas accent colors and the choice of Julia at CAS Christmas.  


I cut an ornament from Elizabeth Crafts from gold and silver and inlaid the gold into the silver outline.  I don't know what I was thinking because this is so fiddly, especially those tiny dots, but I love how it turned out.  For this card I embossed the PTI sentiment in silver and cut the panel with an Altenew die.   

Of course this allows for a second card in reverse.  


Here I edged the panel in the same gold as the PTI sentiment.

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