Saturday, February 20, 2021

Just Us Girls #572 - Color Week

What can be happier than rainbow colors on a card?  This week at Just Us Girls, Angie has chosen rainbow for our Color Week challenge.

I took the easy way out and actually made a rainbow.

I used my Taylored Expressions rainbow die to cut all the colors and glued them to a panel embossed with clouds.  I used a sentiment from the set and fussy cut around it to arch over the rainbow.

I can't wait to see what our guest designer Leslie Turner and the Design Team have made with rainbow colors.  Why not check them out and let them inspire you to make a card for the challenge.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Less is More #436

Less Is More is 10!!!  Congratulations to Chrissie and Mandi for starting it, for those who took over when they had to leave, and to all the wonderful designers they've had through the years!  I think you were one of the first challenges I followed and entered.  

I haven't had a chance to enter cards lately since I've seen snowbirding but I did happen to have what I needed to make a card for this special challenge.  

It's always nice to celebrate with chocolate.  In my case it's s'more chocolate since I want s'more of Less is More in the future. 

The s'more set is from The Greetery.  I had to make my own graham cracker color by inking some Bristol with Altenew Sand Dunes.  The candy was stamped numerous times with Dark Chocolate and Espresso to get that rich dark chocolate that I love.  The candy was layered 5 times while the marshmallow was popped up with foam.  I wish the words were reversed so my sentiment would say "Sweet hugs".  I didn't have anything else with me to add so it is what it is. 

Congratulations again Less Is More.  You have a good thing going.  Keep it up.

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #53 - Reminder

There is still time to show us your newest stamps/dies at The Flower Challenge.

The Design Team have cards using their latest flower stamps and dies to inspire you.  I used another Altenew set that I've used before.
I stamped the flowers from Positive Vibes and placed them on a panel cut with Honey Bee deckled edge.  I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and placed on a panel of similar color.  The hugs die was cut and layered three times from a matching green.

Will we see your card in our gallery?

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Just Us Girls #571 - Trend Week

I bet you know what this week's trend is for Just Us Girls.  Yes, Maria chose slimline cards.

I haven't really jumped on that band wagon and the slimline cards I make are a little smaller than those others make.  Mine is 3 1/2 by 7 and I do have envelopes that size too. 

I stamped Altenew's Fabulous Florets all over the card and added a sentiment from Penny Black.  It needed something more so I found the little shape on another set and stamped them in black.  The flowers look a little brown on my screen but in actuality they are Amethyst and Grape Agate from Altenew.

Are you making slimline cards?  Why not try one and enter it into our challenge.  The Design Team and our guest designer Leslie Turner have some cards to inspire you on the blog.