Share Joy Challenge

Hey, everyone! Taylored Expressions has an awesome sketch+color challenge on their blog right now. I decided to play along and create this classy sympathy card. I used both the sketch and colors from the challenge. Here it is!

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I started with the copper panel and die cut a window in the center of t. Next I stamped, watercolored, and fussy cut out the florals. It took me a few minutes to cut around all those tiny leaves. Then I stamped the sentiment on a patterned piece of vellum and added embossing powder then hear embossed it. I love doing that to such classy sentiments. Finally, I added the panel to a dark blue card base. Hopefully I don’t need to send out this card anytime soon! Here is the link to the challenge!

http://sharejoychallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/share-joy-challenge-37-sketch-color.html?m=1

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From Meow to You

Hi friends!! Today I took part in the Color Throwdown Challenge 394 and the Fusion Card Challenge: Something Blue. Combing the colors with the sketch was super fun! I hadn’t used these cats for a while so I had to break out the set today. Here’s a look at the card and how I made it!

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I started with a white A2 sized card base and inked on the stripes with a pale pink ink. Then I added the die cut circle and gold cord with some foam tape. Next I watercolored and die cut the cat from MFT and popped that up also. I added some gems around the focal point and placed a blue sentiment banner behind the cat. Here are links to the challenges!

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/05/color-throwdown-394.html?m=1

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http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/fusion-something-blue.html?m=1

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The Challenge 74

Hi, everybody!!!!! I have been struggling lately with coming up with ideas. But today I finally came up with a design I LOVE! My last few cards were okayyyy but this was is definitely my favorite! I don’t layer too much so this was a nice change of pace. Anyways, here it is and how I made it!

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I started with an A2 sized card base, which I later trimmed down to a square card. I added a strip of striped pattern paper to the left side then added black stitching E to the rest of the base. Then I die cut a red piece and popped it up over the washi strips with foam tape. I wanted some texture so I added some white mesh along with a corrugated tag. I wrapped the tag with a black and white gingham ribbon to really give it that country charm. And to finally finding it off I added 2 silver stars and a button! This was a super fun challenge because I definitely do not navigate towards the farmish look. Here is a look at the challenge!

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http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/search/label/The%20Challenge?m=1

 

 

 

Bow Tie Birthday

Hello everyone! I’m here with a birthday card I made for a couple challenges. I played along with Inspired By All the Little Things and Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I used the bottom row on the board. I don’t have very many birthday cards for kids so when I saw the colors of the inspiration photo I thought of making a card for one of my little cousins. Here it is and how I made it!

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I started with the blue panel and wrapped some lighter blue mesh around it. I cut the mesh with wavy lines to add a little interest. The rest of the card is pretty clean cut so this added a little texture and variety to the design. Then I used a bow kit to make this striped bow tie. I adhered it over the mesh. Finally I die cut a sentiment out of some vellum and stapled it onto the panel. Lastly I adhered the blue piece to a white A2 sized card base. This card was super easy and has lots of dimension. Definitely going to have to hand deliver this one. Here are the links to the challenges:

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http://tictactoechallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/challenge-ten.html?m=1

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http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2016/05/inspired-by-all-little-things-featuring_21.html?m=1

 

 

MFTWCS281 & The Challenge #73

Hi friends! I made a card using a sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge and The Challenge’s Inspiration Photo Challenge! I wasn’t too fond of the design at first but after a while I grew to really like it. It’s hard for me to make a card without wanting to color something so this CAS card was quite the challenge. Here’s a photo of the card and how I made it!

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I used a white A2 card base then adhered a strip of vellum onto a piece of striped paper. The vellum already had the sentiment in it so this was a super easy card. I die cut the daisy out of white cardstock and added a wooden element as the focal point to finish it off. This card took less than 5 minutes to make. I think that’s why I was a little weary to leave it be. What are your thoughts?

Links to the challenges:

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http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/05/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-281.html?m=1

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http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/search/label/The%20Challenge?m=1

 

 

Pirate Cat?

Hey everybody! This week at Fusion Card Challenge there is a nautical theme challenge going on! So of course I thought of pirate cats!!!! I really liked the red and white striped bedding in the inspiration photo so I wanted to represent that in my card. Here it is and how I made it!

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So I started with the red and white stripes. I used a scrap piece of white paper and added the red strips of cardstock. I adhered that panel onto the navy blue card base. On the card base I drew on a wonky-ish border and added faux stitching with a white gel pen. I also adhered a piece of foiled triangle dotted paper. Then I die cut a black circle and added some white mesh to mimic a fishing net. I used pirate flag washi tape to act as a grounding spot for my watercolored cat. And of course I drew on an eyepatch. For the sentiment I used a speech bubble sticker and chipboard letters to spell out “ARG.” To finish the card on the inside I lettered “TRANSLATION:” then stamped “Congratulations!”

Here is a link to the challenge:

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http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/05/fusion-port-o-call-polaroid.html?m=1

 

SPDSS53 & CTD393

Hi again! Here with another card challenge entry! This time it’s for Sugar Ppea Design and Color Throwdown! I will link to both at the end of this posting. Here is the card and how I made it!!!

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This was definitely one of the more feline cards I’ve made lately. I started with a blush colored A2 card base and popped up a white horizontal piece. Then I added a rose colored smaller strip below. I watercolored and die cut a cool cat from MFT and adhered it over the sentiment strip. This was a super fun and easy card! Here are the challenges!

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http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/

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http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/05/color-throwdown-393.html?m=1