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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Let's Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate"

Ahoy Maties!

It's time for another Humor Me Wednesday project and if you can believe it there is a  "Talk Like a Pirate Day", which is also today the 19th.  I happened to look it up on the internet and it looks like this is definitely a big deal in some places.  So here is me card, you scurvy dogs.  I am featuring AKV Pirate Treasure from Bugaboo Stamps.


I kept the card simple, and used printed card stock. I added a few colored sequins around the treasure chest, which is overflowing with booty.  I would have added a few empty wine bottles, but this is for the kiddos and not the Captain Jack Sparrow fans.  If you have someone with a birthday on Sept 19th, surprise them with a pirate card.

Challenges:
MFT Birthday Project - CAS
CHNC Patterned Paper - Sep

Arrrgh!  Hope ye liked me card.




Monday, September 17, 2018

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest

The other day I posted my CAS (Clean and Simple) card entry.  Today's I am showing my Innovative Master entry.  All entries have to used MFT product only, with the exception of inks and paper.  I think some of the tools like embossing folders and embossing powder from other companies are ok, at least I hope they are, I used an embossing folder on one of my cards. Any way, you certainly can't win if you don't try, so I thought it is a long shot, but here goes.

Here is what I came up with.


Here is the outside of my card, pretty simple right.  I don't have MFT's cloud stencil, but I do have the Stitched Cloud edge dies, so I used that to make a stencil.  The cloud edge die has stitching on both sides of the cut, so I used the other side as a  layer for the bottom portion of my card.  

I cut a tiny little slit on the dragons arms so I could slide the candle in, so he looks like he is carrying the candle.  I attached everything with foam tape to add dimension.  I decided to leave the sequins off, since I could use some masculine cards.

Drum roll please, 


As you can see my images all pop-up when the card opens.  I cut little pop-up on another piece of card stock that measured 8x5".  I placed score lines in the center of the brackets and where they attached to the card.  I cut the two sides so the would pop out.  As you can see I made my pop-ups different sizes.   My first pop-out was about 1.25" deep and the others were only 1" deep, so I have two layers.



I placed the candles around randomly and stamped my sentiment on the card layer.  My little dragon on the front flew in a whole bunch of candles.  

Supplies:
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Clouds
MFT Die-Namics Outside and In Stitched Cloud Edges
MFT Die-Namics Make a Wish Coordinating Dies

Stamps:
MFT Magical Dragons
MFT Make a Wish

Here is my entry for the Coloring Virtuoso contest.  I didn't create a blog post, I just added it tomy Pinterest board.  Here it is.
This card used the MFT Die-Namics Outside and In Stitched Ovals and MFT Wildflowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from MFT All About You stamp set. I used the masking technique to create my bouquet of wildflowers.  I cut around some of the flower and leaves so they would fall outside the oval.


Challenge:


Thanks for stopping by,
Kim




Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stella Says Sketch 9/16/18

Today's card features Gus Fishing from Bugaboo Stamps.



Have you ever had this amazing idea in your head, but when you apply it, it just doesn't pan out.  Well this card was one.  I thought by making my backgrounds clouds and sun, I could hold true to the sketch.
Not by best work.  Oh well, it's done.

I split the sentiment into two parts, and printed it with my laser printer and added black foil.  

I created my backgrounds using cut out clouds and a sun stencil, both of which I cut out with my Cricut Explore.

The water layer was cut with my Lawn Fawn Stitched Waves, I cut it into three pieces and glued it to a piece of card stock, then used foam tape to pop up the water layer.

Sentiment on the inside says "Teach a man to fish, and he'lllsit in the boat and drinking beer all day".  This image is perfect for the fishermen in your life.

Card Stock
The Paper Studios Heavy Duty - Hobby Lobby
Georgia Pacific - Wal-Mart

Supplies:
MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax
Deco Art Foil - Black
Distress Oxide Inks
Show Off Blank Stencil - Hobby Lobby

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join us at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Winners are randomly selected to win free digital stamps from the Bugaboo Store.  Also, a free image is available every week, get yours here!

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

CAS It Card Challenge

I tried to think out of the box a little for my card submission in the CAS challenge at MFT Stamps 2018 Superstar Card Design.  This is really one of my most difficult things to do, I just have a really hard time leaving white space.  I see so many beautiful cards on the internet, but I am never happy with my results, I think this one made the grade.


First I had to create my background, so I looked at my color wheel and picked three complimentary colors.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron.  I used water color card stock and just randomly applied color

I pictured this in my mind and thought how easy is this, well I got a little confused, on my first attempt.  So I had to re-think it, but the first try definitely made me realize there had to be a better way.   My second try was just human error, I forgot to put my cutting plate on top of my paper, now I have a bent cutting die.  I ran it through the machine a few times, and it straitened out some.

The 3rd try worked like a charm.  I do have one little tidbit, watch the placement of your die over the diagonal cut.  I had some really tiny pieces that were very difficult to handle.  Also, apply scotch tape on the back, for the seam and wherever the die is going to be cutting.  This will help your pieces stay together.

Once I cut it properly it was nothing to make.  I did, however, have to run my die through twice, the tape didn't cut through.  After cutting the first layer, I then placed it on top of the second card layer, this allowed me to position my die in the exact same spot.  Now everything will match properly.

I wanted a little dimension, so I cut the word die out of plain white and layered my letters, before placing them in the negative space.  The inside of the letters is only 1 layer.  This added a very little amount of dimension, you could add more layers, if you want it to stand out more.

As you can see you get two for one cards.


My background was created with Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron.  I used water color card stock and just randomly applied color

Just a few Nuvo Crystal drops in Dandelion and it's finished.  I think they came out pretty good.

Supplies:
Distress Oxide Inks
Hello Die-Namics - free this month with purchase

Challenge:
MFT Superstar Card Design CAS

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim




Friday, September 14, 2018

Bugaboo Freebie Friday

Today's Friday and it's time for another freebie.

This cute little image is great for teacher appreciation week, or just for thanking these wonderful folks for the work they do, shaping those little minds.  They are also perfect for bookmarks.

I pulled out my new Lawn Cuts Stitched Apples to create my card base.  I cut two from cream card stock.  I added a score line to one of these pieces at 1/2" from the top of the apple.    I taped them together to create the card base.

I then cut 1 red apple and applied the stem and leaves.  This was glued to the top of the card base, sandwiching the stem and leaves between them.

I heat embossed my sentiment and applied white embossing powder.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.

Stamps:
Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments  (partial sentiment - Awesome)
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments

Supplies:
Lawn Cuts Outside In Stiched Apple Stackables
MFT Fishtail Stitched Sentiment Strips
Lawn Cuts Say What! Stitched Gift Tags (stars)
Simon Says Stamptember Lawn Fawn

Challenges:
Simon Says Pop It Up
Lawn Fanwnatics Challenge 36 - Mood Board


Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to get your Freebie Friday image from Bugaboo Stamps.

Hope you will join me again for another project.

Kim


Thursday, September 13, 2018

MFT Sketch #402

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at My Favorite Things.

I love this adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things.  It was part of this months new release.  They are simple and easy to color.

The background was created by blending my Distress Oxide ink, then adding a few splatters in the blue ink and some black acrylic paint.

The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  My favorite brand in the Wow Fine detail powder, it gives a much crisper image. I attached the sentiment strip with foam tape for some dimension.

Stamps:
MFT Wildflowers
MFT Make a Wish

Supplies:
Nuvo Jewel Drops
Distress Oxide Ink
Acrylic Paint

Challenges:
#MFTWSC402
Simon Says Pop It Up

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim


Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #401

Today's cards were inspired by the weekly sketch challenge at MyFavoriteThings Challenge Blog.

For my first card I cut out two ornaments in Design Space (Cartridge: Quilted Ornaments). Instead of using card stock as a layer, I decided to use glitter vinyl.
 

For the background, I added a very light coat of Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber, and splattered some gold ink.  

I applied the inside of the design to the larger ornament. On the smaller one, the cut was a little bit more intricate and some of the pieces came out while cutting, so I removed the design and applied the outer portion of the design. The smaller ornament was attached using foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment in MFT Ink - Cherry Crisp and added clear embossing powder.  

Cutting Dies:
Simon Says Stitched Rectangles (Inside and Out stitch lines)
Design Space - Quilted Ornaments #M4752E and #M40283

Stamps:
Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments

Other Supplies:
AC Card Stock
The Paper Studios Heavyweight (HL) - card base

My second card, I already posted to my Pinterest board, but thought I would add on this post.



I used Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Stormy Sky, and Tumbled Glass for the background.

I stamped my sentiment with Versamark and applied gold embossing powder.

I colored my little village with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and applied Nuvo Glitter drops in White Blizzard on the rooftops.

Stamps:

Challenges:


Thanks for stopping by.  Till next time,  Happy Craftin!






Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Merry Little Christmas

It's time to start my Christmas projects and I just received all my new products from Lawn Fawn.
I created this cute little tag using:

I cut two tags and scored the top tag right above the stitch line, then I attached the two tags together using a grommet.

The christmas tree was so small I decided to add a little more with the sentiment, from Lawn Fawn Say What? Christmas Critters.  I broke up "merry little christmas into two pieces and just added them staggered instead of perfectly straight.  And as you see I finished it off with a few sequins.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp It On
Simon Says Stamptember - Lawn Fawn
Simon Says Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Monday, September 3, 2018

Thinking of You

Today's card is inspired by a My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #400. This is my second card using this sketch.


On this card I used "Beautiful Day" by Simon Says Stamps, which I received in one of my monthly kits.

First I created a little stencil for the stripes using a blank stencil.  On water color paper I applied the stripes using a blue watercolor.  I stamped my large butterfly with a water resistant ink on water color paper then colored it using Altenew Watercolors in a red, orange and yellow.  After the image dried, I re-stamped with Versamark and then added some clear embossing powder, then added Nuvo glitter drops to the little circles on the wings.   I colored the black body in with my Distress Markers in black

The two smaller butterflies were stamped with Distress Ink, in Dried Marigold.

I added a little dimension and color with my Prismacolors.  I details with a white and black  and  gel pen.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #MFTWSC400
Simon Says Stamp it On
Simon Says Anything Goes

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sketch with Stella

Today's card features Gus Birthday - Recount from Bugaboo Stamps.



I split the sentiment into two parts, and printed it on my card layer with my laser printer and added black foil.  I love adding foil to my sentiments that I print on my cards, it looks just like a store bought card.

I used my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers in a very light color in the background to add more interest to my image.  Gus is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Sentiment on the inside says "I demand a recount" and I added Happy Birthday, it will be perfect for those over the hill friends.

Card Stock
The Paper Studios Heavy Duty - Hobby Lobby
Echo Park

Supplies:
MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax
Deco Art Foil - Black

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join us at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Winners are randomly selected to win free digital stamps from the Bugaboo Store.  Also, a free image is available every week, get yours here!

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Too Many Candles

Today's card is inspired by a My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.


I pulled out my "Make a Wish" stamp set from #MFTSTAMPS and used the colors from their color challenge.

I added splatters in a darker blue and red, which the blue ended up lighter and some Glossy Accents to the hearts so they would pop.

Challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #MFTWSC400
MFT Color Challenge 100
Birthday Project - CAS Birthday

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Oldie but Goodie Unicorn Stamp Set

Today it's Oldie but Goodie day.  So I picked out this cute little image from Bugaboo Stamps, Unicorn Set 2.   


I started with a great big word HAPPY, which I cut from a pretty glitter paper with my Cricut Explore.  I used a plain Arial type font, that I did stretch a little.

I used the Lawn Cuts Quilted Backdrop on the upper portion of my card, so the purple would peek through.  I left the bottom plain, so it wouldn't distract attention from my sentiment.  I covered the seam with a piece of black glitter washi tape.

I create digital dies for all of my digital stamps and regular stamps.  So I always upload my image and the digital die to Design Space and use the PTC feature.  I colored the little guy with my Prismacolors and attached him with foam tape.  I also added a little sparkle with my Wink of Stella pens.

I used Lawn Fawn Scripty sayings for my sentiment, which was trimmed down and applied with foam tape. And just a few sequins for my beloved bling,  but only a few, I didn't want to mess up that great background made with the quilted die.

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday - AG
MFT - Birthday Project: CAS Birthday
Cut It Up #155: ABC's or 123's

Now it's your turn, pull out one of those old images and create something new.  Or jump on over to Bugaboo Stamps and pick up a new image.  Every Friday there is a new free image, so be sure to get yours and give digital stamps a try.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenges over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Monday, August 27, 2018

Thank You Card

Quick post today to share my card inspired by challenges.


First I stamped my image with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I used my Altenew Watercolors to fill in my images and layered them on my card. 

I added some splatters with the greens I used on the leaves for a little interest.

Here are the supplies I used.

Stamps:
Flower - Altenew Garden Tresure
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamps - You + Me

Card Stock:
Neenah Solar Smooth - 80#
Watercolor paper - Strathmore 300 Series

Other:
WoW Embossing Powder - Rich Gold
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Bottle Green
Altenew - Watercolors

Inks:
Distress Oxide: Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Ink - Dried Marigold
Versamark

Challenges:
MFT Sketch Challenge #399
Altenew August 18 Challenge - color

Thanks for stopping by.
Kim




Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Back to School

Today I am showing a cute little window slider card, inspired by the die from Sunny Studios.



The owl is DS Image #M1341944, Cartridge: Kim Byers - Rule the School.

Here is the inside


 My stamped sentiment is from CTMH #D1612 - Teacher Appreciation.    I placed my slider card on top of a regular 4.25x5.5 card base, so we can write a little note on the inside.

I recommend either cutting 2 frames or shims, to place between the card base and slider window.  This lets the slider portion move easier, otherwise it is a tight fit.

Other Supplies:
CTMH Exclusive Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
MFT Interactive Labels

Challenges:
Simon Says Back to School - Monday
Simon Says Back to School - Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Happy Craftin!



Friday, August 17, 2018

Dino-Mite Birthday

Hi everyone,

We are on vacation this week at Bugaboo Stamps, but there are still Freebie Friday stamps each week.  Todays card is featuring today's freebie, see below for links to get yours.

I placed some small clouds I cut out with my Cricut Explore around using Tombow Removable Adhesive.  This tape is great for temporary placement, it rolls right off with your finger.

Then using Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean I created the sky.  I went over my cloud areas really lightly, they were just too white.

I add greenery for tree overhang using the Rose Peonies stamp set in my Gina K. Sunshine and Love StampTV Kit.  I stamped in both first and second generation ink, and add some lighter color also.

The grass and bushes are images found in Design Space.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Brown on the dinosaur spots.

Challenges:
#PIP1832 - Anything Goes
CardzTV #60 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge #398

Just a quick post to share my entry for the #MFTWSC398 weekly sketch challenge.  I used my Pink Fresh Stamp Set Fleur 1 as my focal point in order to include this in their monthly challenge for August. Summer.


I painted my flowers using Distress Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Clover Leaf, Squeezed Lemonade, and Fossilized Amber.

Supplies:
Pink Fresh Stamp Set Fleur 1
MFT Die-Namics I/O Stichted Circles 
MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangles
Simon Says Stamp Set Thoughtful Messages
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Wow Rich Gold Embossing Powder

Challenges:
MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge #398
Pink Fresh Studios Monthly Challenge - August

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Happy Craftin!


Monday, August 13, 2018

Pop-Up with Gina K.

Hello,

Just a quick post to share my latest card using my Gina K. Designs Sunshine and Love Card Kit.


I first blended a blue background to add some color behind my flowers with Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean.

Then I added some greenery (Rose Peonies Stamp set) right over the blue background.  I used a light green (CTMH - Sweet Leaf), this stamp is also part of the kit.

Then I laid my flowers on my card base and decided I needed just a little more, so I stamped the smaller flowers with CTMH-Canary Yellow and Tangerine right on the card layer.

Both flowers are stamped with the two lightest colors in my Altenew Ink Sets, Cherry Blossom and Shades of Purple. The leaves are stamped with CTMH Ink in Pear.   Then I used my die cuts to cut everything out.  

I cut out all the flowers with scratch paper and placed in where I wanted my flowers to mask them off, then stamped the spatter with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke.  

I used foam tape to attach both of my flowers to pop them up.  I added a little Nuvo Crystal drops to the center of the flowers and then some Nuvo Jewel Drops around the flowers.

Please excuse the little brown spots on my flowers, they have already started wilting.  Just kidding, I guess I had ink on my fingers, and didn't notice till it was all put together.

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.  Till next time,

Happy Craftin!





Thursday, August 9, 2018

Can I get a "Woof Woof"

Today's card features an Oldie But Goodie Funny Pup by Bugaboo Stamps.



Since this is a birthday card, I had to add a cute little party hat for him to wear.  Then I added Nuvo Drops to the collar spikes, eyebrows, nose and the party hat's pom-pom.  You can get the Nuvo drops in very small places if you use something small like a stylus.  Anything small and pointy will work.  Once you have the drop down, use the stylus to drag it out to fill the area.  
It  adds dimension and a lot of interest.  

My sentiment was printed with my laser printer and I foiled it with Lime green foil. 

The inside of the card says, Can I get a woof-woof!  I got my inspiration from a card at Walmart.

Other Supplies Used:
Avery Elle Monsters

MFT Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges

Nuvo Crystal Drops - various colors

Challenges:
PIP Challenge 1831- Anything Goes
CHNC August - Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!









Sunday, August 5, 2018

Say it with Balloons

Hello, today's card features Balloon Bunch by Bugaboo Stamps.



Supplies Used:
Black Glitter Washi Tape
Nuvo Crystal Drops - various colors
Turquoise Gitter Card Stock (Michaels)

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!





Monday, July 30, 2018

Pop-Up Window Card

Hello,

Today I am featuring "Sweetest Flavor" from Lawn Fawn.

This weeks challenge at Lawn Fawn is to create a fun fold card.  Just in time,  Jennifer McGuire published a tutorial on how to make a Pop-Up Window Card.  

So here is my fun fold card.  


This was really fun to make.

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Birthday Fly By

Hello there,

Just a quick post to enter my card in My Favorite Things challenges.

I cut out various clouds with my Cricut Explore and used removable tape on the to create this soft cloud background.

I added Confetti Lights for my confetti, for the birthday challenge.

Supplies:
#MFTStamps -  Magical Dragons stamp set
MFT A2 Stitiched Rectangle Stax
Simon Says Inside and Out Stitched Circles

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Friday, July 27, 2018

Tropical Santa

Today's challenge features a photo inspiration and a new Freebie Friday image, be sure to get yours here.  


I cut out my sand and water in white card stock and used my distress inks to color the pieces.  The palm tree is a Design Space image (#M39E6F) from Sesame Street Seasons.  I cut the shadow layer from white card stock and used distress inks to ink it the colors needed.  I cut a second layer of the palm leaves at a smaller size and glued only the center so they would add dimension.

I created a cloud stencil by welding a several circles in various sizes together, just like all the stencils scene on the web.  I chose Warm Winter Wishes as my sentiment, since Santa is sitting on the beach.  This will be a great card to send my friends in Florida.

Other Supplies:
CTMH #D1562 Frosted WOTG Stamp Set (retired)
MFT Dienamics A2 Stitched Rectangles Stax
MFT Dienamics Beach Scene Builder

Challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown July - Non-Traditional
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #170 - Christmas in July
Simon Says: Christmas in July
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Join the fun at Catch the Bug, there is a new challenge every day and lots of prizes to win.
Saturday, July 21 - Friday, July 27
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. 

All Digi stamps are on sale now till the end of the month at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!








Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Elf Days of Christmas


Today's challenge is a Bingo Challenge, I chose the bottom left corner to top right corner: Bling, Bugaboo image and sparkle.


I have featured two images on my card,  the little guy peeking out from behind the M is Elf Peeker and the cute little guy sitting on top is Elf004.

For my sparkle I cut out the word Merry from red glitter card stock.  The font I used was Impact, which is free from Dafont.com.  I did manipulate the size a little, so it is a little taller than the original font.

I used my LF Quilted Backdrop, then I added little red dots with my Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry.  The card base is green, so all the little cut outs look like holly leaves.

I added a strip of green glitter washi tape and my Christmas sentiment with a few sequins.  

Other Supplies:
Sunny Studios - Holiday Style stamp set
MFT Dienamics A2 Stitched Rectangles Stax

Challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #170 - Christmas in July
Crafters Castle Challenge #7 - AG with option Christmas in July
Simon Says: Use a Die and/or Punch

Join the fun at Catch the Bug, there is a new challenge every day and lots of prizes to win.
Saturday, July 21 - Friday, July 27
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  All Digi stamps are on sale now till the end of the month at Bugaboo Stamps.




Till next time,

Happy Craftin!











Saturday, July 21, 2018

Winter Shadow Box Card

Today Bugaboo Stamps is kicking off a week of fun and prizes.  Be sure to check it out at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. Today's challenge is a theme, "Baby, It's Cold Outside."


Saturday, July 21 - Friday, July 27
I am featuring Winter Penguin Skiing and Snowball Penguins.  I fussy cut the second one apart into 3 separate images.


I started by creating a shadow box card in Sure Cuts A Lot 4.  It measures 4"H x2 3/4"Wx2 1/8"D.  The depth  and width will fold down to about 5", so it fits in a 4.25x5.5" envelope.

I used my stitched hillside dies to cut different heights of snow covered hills in white card stock, that has a layer of Wink of Stella and then a little Stickles.  This gives it the glisten of snow on a beautiful sunny day.

My sentiment was written and curved in Design Space, which I flattened for Print Then Cut.  I printed it out on kraft card stock, then used the Hinge Method to cut it out. 

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!









Thursday, July 19, 2018

Frame It With Flowers

Today's card features an Oldie but Goodie, Floral Doodles 02 at Bugaboo Stamps.


I printed the image on regular paper first to be sure it was the correct size for my card.  Then I printed it on a light pink card stock using my laser printer.

I applied a copper foil with my Minc, then applied Nuvo Glitter Drops in Midnight Sky on all the little dots and a few extra.

The sentiment was stamped with Delicate Metallic Ink in Celestial Copper.  I waited quite awhile, but as you can see, not long enough.  I smudged it when I added more of the sentiment.

Other Supplies Used:
CTMH Exclusive Ink Pad - Outdoor Denim

Challenges:

Join Catch the Bug this Saturday for the Christmas in July event, there will be loads of fun and prizes.


Saturday, July 21 - Friday, July 27
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration. Don’t forget to pick up your free image this week at Bugaboo Stamps.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!