Jul 242020

Loved all the challenges this month challenging everyone to get those Christmas cards started.

After making a list of several challenge requirements, I went in search of images, sentiments, embellishments, papers, etc. that could be used to fill those requirements.  I ended up finding this sweet angel from a 2016 set to create a couple of cards.

The first card uses a no lines coloring technique.

The second card uses the much more common technique of stamping the image in black so that the lines remain visible.

Both angels were colored with Copic markers.

Challenges:

International Art & Soul Ch#88: Christmas Card Based On a Carol

Simon Says: Reach For The Stars Wednesday Challenge


Just Us Girls Challenge #545: Color Week

Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge: CHNC#499

Craftyhazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge: July 2020

Aud Sentiments Challenge #256: Things With Wings + A Sentiment

Iinkspirational Challenge #217: Painting or Colouring

Retro Rubber Challenge #139: Buttons Galore!

Sweet Stampers #46: Christmas in July

Christmas 24 Challenge #014

Happy Crafting!
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Card1:

Stamps: SU “Wonder of Christmas”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper

Inks: VersaMark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:


Accessories: Star Button; Washi

Card2:

Stamps: SU “Wonder of Christmas”

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Peaceful” and “Tradition”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:


Accessories: Stickles “Xmas Red”; Doily; SU “Ovals Collection” Framelits Die and “Occasions” Paper Piercing Pack; Paper Piercing Tool

It’s been so much cooler than usual here in Seattle.  But according to a little birdie, summer will finally arrive today!

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I applied the ink to the rubber stamp using horizontal strokes with a marker.  Love the textured effect on the tree trunk.

The little bird was cut out using a circle die and then popping up the image on foam tape.

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Hope everyone is enjoying some sunshine, too.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge:  #IC763

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Early Birds

Love to Craft LTCCB #48:  July Anything Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge #190:  Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations: July – All Creatures Great and Small

International Art & Soul Ch#87:  Tiny Things

Crafting Happiness Challenge #57:  Always Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Nuts About You” and “Hello Love”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Chocolate Chip

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy and Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: SU Grosgrain Ribbon; We R Memory Keepers Washi; Spellbinders “Classic Circles” Die; EK 1″ Corner Rounder Punch

Decided to give a few old retired stamps some love today.  The number “1” stamped on the balloon is a set from 1998!  The sentiment is from a 2009 set.  The pretty kitty is from a 2016 stamp set.

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The balloon is adhered with foam tape to the image panel which is also popped up for some depth and dimension.

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Every once in awhile its fun to dig through those stacks of oldie goldie stamps and use them!

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers F4A542: “Party Animals”

Retro Rubber Challenge 138: “Anything Goes”

The Card Concept #138a: Inspiration Photo

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July 2020

Love To Craft LTCCB #48: “July Anything Goes”

Crafty Animals #40: Anything Goes with an Animal

Tuesday Throwdown #461 – “Polka Dots”

Show Us Your Pussycats #56: “Furrything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Pretty Kitty”, “Balloon Celebration”, “Look Who’s Turning” and “Alphabet Attitude Numbers”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Regal Rose and “Birthday Bouquet” Designer Series Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Black Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Washi; Martha Stewart Border Punch; SU Balloon Punch

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Before the world stopped this past Spring, I used to go to the gym several times a week and do indoor spin (cycling) classes.  Well that all came to an end in March.  So now… I ride my real bike!  Where there’s a will there’s a way.

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I LOVE this sentiment!!

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The image panel and border were cut out with a couple of rectangular scalloped dies and popped up with some foam tape.

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I also love the sentiment on this second card.

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And like the first card, the sentiment/image panel and border were cut with the scalloped dies and popped up with foam tape.

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Hope that everyone is healthy and staying safe.

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 Healthy Crafting 
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Card 1 Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Take Me For a Ride”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

The Male Room “Challenge #139 – Use Die Cuts”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper June Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: “#45 Something Beginning With B”

Dare 2B Artzy: “June Challenge: Masculine”

Through the Craft Room Door: “Anything Goes WB 30th June 2020”

Card 1:
Stamps: SU “Enjoy Life”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday” (Inside)
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and True Black; Graphic 45 “Home Sweet Home”
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinder’s “Classic Scalloped Rectangles” Dies; SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder; Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon; Printer

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Enjoy Life”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday” (Inside)
Papers: PTI Select White; American Crafts Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Going Gray
Accessories: Spellbinder’s “Classic Scalloped Rectangles” Dies; SU White Taffeta Ribbon; Pearls; Printer

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