Hand Painted florals

Hey, everyone! I’m back with my last card for today! I wanted to play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge but didn’t have any stamps I wanted to use. So I just painted some flowers myself. I really like how it turned out. I used a sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch for my card! Here it is!

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I started with a white A2 sized card base and started painting! I used Crayola markers to scribble on some color onto a palette then picked it up with a brush. I simple slapped down blobs of color where I wanted the flowers and leaves to be and let it dry. Then, I used a more concentrated color to paint on details to give it a more floral look. I also added leaves to the card.

i only have smaller sentiments and I needed something larger to fill up the space on the left and middle portions of the card. So I grabbed a black Sharpie and wrote the word “hello.” I love how this card turned out and hopefully one day I will have stamps that can I can use instead! đŸ™‚ Here are links to the challenges I’m entering this card in!

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http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/06/color-throwdown-398.html?m=1

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http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/?m=1

Supplies-

White Cardstock- Recollections

Markers- Crayola & Sharpie

 

Celebrate

Hey, crafters! I wanted to make a masculine wedding card today and here’s how it turned out!

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Most weddif cards are full of flowers, ruffles, and pretty things. So I thought I would change it up a bit and make something a little more gender neutral. This card could also be used for a birthday or other things that are in need of a celebration!

I used the cue card form CASology and took inspiration from Lisa’s card from their design team.

So I started by adhering a piece of black polka dotted paper to my top folding A2 sized card base. Then I popped up a piece of plain white cardstock that I cut to have a diagonal edge on the right side. For the sentiment I used a rub on from my stash. This was a VERY clean and simple card. I wasn’t feeling too creative today but I still like the look of it. I’m sort of running out of ideas with the stamps I have so I think it’s time to get some new ones! Anyways- here’s a link to the  challenges in entering in with this card!

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http://casology.blogspot.com/2016/06/week-203-congratulations.html?m=1

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http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.tw/2016/06/challenge-199-cas.html?m=1

Supplies-

White Cardstock- Recollections

Patterned Paper- American Crafts

Metallics + A Cat

Hello crafty people! Today I made a super CAS card featuring my favorite stamp set from MFT- “Cool Cat!” I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the design of this card.

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I love mixing different metallics, so this is one of my favorite cards! I die cut a copper circle and trimmed a piece of paper that I colored with a silver marker. I also used the silver to watercolor the cat image. It gave him a very soft and subtle gray color. I glued down the strip then popped the other elements up with foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the same stamp set and curved it in my acrylic block to match the copper die cut. This is an awesome CAS design that I can see myself using in the future! Here is a link to FMS242 as well as a supply list!

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http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/06/freshly-made-sketches-242.html?m=1

 

Supplies-

White Cardstock- Recollections

Silver Infinity Marker- Target

Cool Cat- MFT

Onyx Black Pigment Ink- Versafine

3D Foam Tape- Scotch

Winter Summerland

Hi, everyone! Today I played along with a couple of challenges to create this wonderful winter card! It has been so hot out lately so I need to make something to bring me back to the good ol’ days of winter. Muse: Christmas Visions is the perfect challenge for today. If you haven’t seen their site go check them out! I also used a sketch from MFT. I also created this card with my girlfriend in mind. She was complaining about the heat earlier so I wanted to make something to brighten up her day!

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I used a side folding A2 sized white card base as my starting point. Then I used a blue ink pad to give a pice of white paper the look of frosted glass. I’ve never done this technique before but I think it’s going to be hdeone of my favorites for winter themed cards this year.I stamped the sentiment in black ink onto the panel then popped it up with some foam tape. Then I used a circle die to cut out some patterned vellum to act as a backdrop for my metal snowflake brad. I love the different elements of this card, they all seemed to go together perfectly. Below are links to both challenges as well as a list of supplies I used!

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http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2016/06/muse-christmasvisions-50.html?m=1

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http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/06/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-286.html?m=1

Supplies-

White Cardstock- Recollections

Blue Pigment Ink- Let’s Color

Vellum- Stampin’ Up!

Onyx Black Pigment Ink- Versafine

4th of July Berries

Hey everybody! Today I made a quick card with some watercolored strawberries! I’m absolutely loving using the “Market Fresh” stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for summer cards. I used colors from The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge for inspiration.

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I decided to do something a little different and use a square card base today. I added a dark navy blue panel onto the base and then a piece of wood grain patterned paper. I used a white gel pen to add some stitching detailed on the borders of each square. Finally, I watercolored some strawberries with Distress Inks. I fussy cut them out and glued them onto the card. I used Wink of Stella to give the strawberries some sparkle but it’s hard to see in the photo. This was a quick card and I love the colors. Here’s the challenge from TCP and the supplies I used.

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http://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/blog-2/

Supplies-

White cardstock- Recollections

White Gelly Roll pen- Sakura

Market Fresh- Stampin’ Up!

Distress Ink- Ranger

Wink of Stella

More Christmas in June!

You guys celebrate Christmas all year round, right?! I’m always listening to Christmas music and making cards for the holiday! So when I found the Muse: Christmas Vision Challenge blog I had to join in!

Here is the inspiration-

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And here’s my version-

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I chose to focus on a sentiment rather than an image for this card. I started by placing 2 strips of gold washi tape on my card base. Then I layered on a piece of wood grain patterned paper. I trimmed down a paint chip from Walmart and rounded the corners before stamping the wonderful sentiment. Finally, I added a few embellishments!

http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2016/06/muse-christmasvisions-49.html?m=1

Supplies-

White Cardstock- Recollections

Paint Chip- Walmart

Corner Rounder-Recollections

Onyx Black pigment ink- Versafine

Gild washi tape- Target

Googly Eyes + Aliens!

Hi, crafters! Today I’m here with an out-of-this-world card made for a couple challenges. I’ll have them linked below if you want to join in on the fun!

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I started by trimming a piece of cold press watercolor paper to two and a quarter by five and a half inches. Then I stamped the alien image using a waterproof ink. I watercolored him in using markers as well as the background. Before adding the watercolored panel to the card base I stamped the greeting vertically and added some googly eyes to the alien. Here are the challenges and supplies!

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http://yournextstamp.com/blog/category/challenge/

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http://aaacards.blogspot.com/2016/06/game-67-googley-eyes.html?m=1

Supplies-

White cardstock- Recollections

Watercolors- Crayola markers

“Greetings, Earthling”- Stampin’ Up!

Onyx Black pigment ink- Versafine

 

 

Summer Time Grapes

Hi everyone! Back with another card tonight! This time I was inspired by The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #216! The theme was summer, so I instantly thought of using the delicious grape cluster image from Stampin’ Up! on this card. I, of course, had to watercolor them! đŸ™‚

 

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I started by trimming a piece of patterned paper to about 2.5 inches and adhering it flat onto the card base. Next, I cut a piece of water color paper to 4.25 by 4.5 inches. Then I used an oval cutting system from Creative Memories to give it the curved edge. I stamped the grape cluster in black water proof ink and watercolored it in. I went over the grapes with a reddish purple color first, then shaded in the shadows with a darker purple color. I used Distress Ink to color in the stem and leaves as well as the banner. I glued on the watercolor panel using liquid glue and finished it off by adding a dotted border to the curved edge. This card definitely reminds me of summer! Here is a link to the challenge!

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https://kevinbrayblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/mojo-monday-452/

Supplies-

Patterned paper- Stampin’ Up!

“Market Fresh”- Stampin’ Up!

Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone Distress Ink- Ranger

Water color- Marvey le Plume Brush Markers

Watercolor paper- Strathmore

 

 

 

MOJO Monday 452

I made another quick card using a sketch from Mojo Monday! This one has a more traditional feel to it. Hope you guys still enjoy it!

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I used some black polka dotted washi on my white A2 sized card base then added a paper doily. Next, I cut some red cardstock to 3×3 and added some bling to the edges. I stamped a stack of gifts and added some details with a gold gel pen. I glued it to the red piece. I die cut a circle from Kraft colored cardstock and stamped a birthday greeting in black. This was a super quick card! Here is a link to the challenge!

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http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2016/06/mojo-monday-452.html?m=1

Supplies-

Whitr cardstock- Recollections

Sentiment- Target

Onyx Black Pigment Ink- Versafine

 

Simple Butterfly

Hi, friends! Just stopping in real quick to share this CAS butterfly card I created using the sketch and theme from the Share Joy Challenge hosted by Taylored Expressions. I was their lucky winner last week and already have spent the gift card I won!

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I used this beautiful textured cardstock for the base to make the card colorful without having to add many elements. Then I stamped and watercolored the butterfly image and fussy cut it out. I used a circle die to cut out a backdrop for the image using my Big Shot and added some watercolor into that as well. My grandma just gifted me some gold thread so I added it messily behind the focal image. For the sentiment I stamped a simple “hello” onto some minty green cardstock to contrast with the dark burgundy base. And that finished the card! Thanks again to Taylored Expressions for the gift card! Here’s a link to their challenge as well as a list of supplies I used in this project!

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http://sharejoychallenge.blogspot.com/2016/06/share-joy-challenge-40-sketch-clean.html?m=1

 

Supplies-

White cardstock- Recollections

Watercolor paper- Strathmore

Thread- Target