Inspired by Gingerbread

Hey, everyone! Even though Christmas is almost upon us, I still found time to make one more Christmas card! I used the photo from Inspired By All The Little Things challenge-

IMG_6129.PNGI really love how the small amount of red pops off the photo. So for my card I decided to use kraft and white as the main focal point and red in the background. I love these types of challenges because everyone interprets them differently! Here’s my take!

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I started by using a MFT background stamp to give my red card base a wood grain affect. I used white ink from SSS but it gave a more light pink color instead of the red. This would have been a perfect time to use a Stampoholic or the MISTI. I only have the Nano so the large stamp didn’t fit. Anyways, then I used a scalloped rectangle die from Craftin’ Desert Divas to cut some kraft colored paper. I used an image from Neat & Tangled as the focal point. I heat embossed it in white. It didn’t fill in completely so I filled in the empty spots with a white gel pen! Finally, I punched a small hole and tied some striped ribbon onto the card. Thanks for stopping by and have the merriest of Christmases!

 

CTD #423

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another entry for the Color Throwdown! This week’s colors are red, hot pink, and lime green!

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These colors work great for Christmas but also for Valentine’s Day! It’s crazy that we’re already thinking of Valentine’s Day Β and it’s not even Christmas yet! But anyways, here’s my use of the colors! Enjoy!!!

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I startedΒ by stamping the cat from Newton Nook’s Sweater Weather and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I used a few Copic marker’s to color it in. Then I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut rectangle (Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangles) and popped it up on the card base in which I stamped a few brush marks int he challenge colors. I love how colorful this card is yet it’s very clean and simple. Thanks for stopping by!

 

CYCI #143

Hi guys! Boy do I have something special for you all today! CanYouCaseIt? is having 3 week challenge! This gives you all loads of time to link up to the current sketch challenge! Here it is-

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This sketch lends itself to so many styles! I decided to go fairly clean and simple with my take, but with lots of lecture and dimension. I might try some more designs with the sketch, too. I was thinking of making the square a shaker! But, anyways, here’s my take on the sketch!

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I started by using an embossing folder on my white A2 sized card base. I decided to rotate the embossing folder so it only embossed the middle section of my card, leaving about an inch unembossed on the top and the bottom of my card. This helps bring more interest to the center of the design where my main focus is.

I swapped out the square shape of the sketch and used a tag instead. I used a really old Sizzex die, like the really thick ones, for my tag shape. Then I created a homemade stencil using a cloud border die from Mama Elephant. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink to do some blending to create a soft cloudy backdrop to my scene.

Frosted Fairy Friends from Lawn Fawn was the set I decided to showcase on my card. I Copic colored all the images using some markers my crafty friend Linda sent me earlier this month. Thanks Linda!!!!! I also used a white Gelly Roll pen to add some dotting detail to all the images.

I popped up the elements onto my tag and stamped a sentiment in Versafine. I also added a banner piece behind it to finish off my card as well as some brown and white baker’s twine on the tag.

I hope you guys like my take on the sketch challenge this week! There’s plenty of time to link up over at CYCI? and maybe you’ll be picked as a winner! Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

MFT Sketch Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my card for the latest MFT Sketch challenge! Heres my card!

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I started by doing all of my die cutting. I used a Mama Elephant border die to cut a plaid paper from Lawn Fawn and a Kat Β Scrappiness stitched rectangle die.then I stamped a MFT Cool Cat and created a mask with a sticky note. Next I stamped the Pure Innocence girl from MFT in SSS Intense Black and Copic colored her and the cat. Then I stamped the sentiment and a few paw prints and added some enamel dots to finish it off.

Here are the links to the challenge!

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http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/12/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-310.html?m=1

 

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness

Hey, guys! Today I am sharing a few tags on behalf of Kat Scrappiness for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I was not able to participate in the fall hop so I was very excited for this time around!

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I started by die cutting three tags with the second smallest sized Double Stitched Rectangle dies from Kat Scrappiness. Then I used the Stampoholic Nano to stamp the cup and and sentiment from Waffle Flower’s Warm Wishes stamp set. Then I used a trio of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to make the backgrounds. I used plenty of water to get the soft fade on the tags. I used a gray marker to add some shading tot he cups as well as the steam and to ground the images. Finally, I tied on some black and white baker’s twine to the top of the tags after hole punching them. These will work great for tying onto hot cocoa gifts or Starbucks coffee mugs. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog hop!

Give Me Some Space

Hi everyone! Here with a quick post for the latest CASology challenge! The cue word was SPACE and here is how I interpreted it.

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I went for a more graphic style this time around and really kept it clean. I started with a white card base and used Concord & 9th’s Perfectly Penned stamp set to stamp out the sentiment. Then I popped up the cut out spacebar and free hand traced around the edges with a fine point Sharpie. And that was it! I love this card just not sure if there is an occasion to send it hahaha…

Here’s the challenge!

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http://casology.blogspot.com/2016/12/week-227-space.html