Our challenge for March begins today. This is a challenge that I give to my customers & classes each month. I am enjoying seeing everyone’s projects & what they create from the same sketch layout. To see all the cards, all you have to do is check out the Challenge Album on Facebook.
I decided challenge myself to a couple of things –
1. Minimum stamping
2. In Colours – especially ones that I don’t usually use
3. Have a lot of white showing, therefore creating a clean card
Once I had selected my Base Colour – Blackberry Bliss, I headed straight for the gorgeous DSP – Painted Blooms from the current Occasions Catalogue. I then decided that instead of stamping my images, I was going to emboss or punch them which is why I went for the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.
Adding a little Ribbon, Butterflies, minimum DSP & finishing off with Pearls created a quick & simple card.
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With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, thought it would be an idea to create a couple of cards, especially since I have a market coming up. It is a very simple easy card. In fact, it has been created with my left overs sitting on my desk waiting to be put back where it all belongs. Sometimes these make the best cards & do seem to come together quickly. If only this was always the case.
I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the lovely new Embossing Folder Happy Heart prior to adhering to Base Card Very Vanilla. I cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card with the Embosslit – Scalloped Heart of Hearts (Retired), punched a heart from Very Vanilla Card with the Full Heart Punch (Retired), embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the top of the Blackberry Bliss Heart.
I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread into figure 8’s a couple of times, attached to the back with a Glue Dot & adhered to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Gold Glimmer Paper was punched with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch before a small Blackberry Bliss flower, punched from the Itty BItty Accents Punch Pack was adhered to the centre.
“Happy Valentine’s Day” from the Good Greetings Stamp Set, was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla with Blackberry Bliss, cut into a “Banner” shape & adhere to a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card, which has been cut into a “Banner” shape too. This was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish the card, I adhered a small Pearl to the centre of the flower.
…. to Bonnie & Cam on the arrival of their lovely little baby – Zoey Ann. May she bring you lots of joy & laughter.
My niece had an early Christmas present 6 days ago – the arrival of her lovely little daughter. She wasn’t due until mid-January but surprised everyone by arriving a month early. Maybe she didn’t want to miss out on Christmas. Mind you, she did muck all their plans up, as they were going to do some work on their home before moving in
If it is one thing you can’t predict is the arrival of babies – they are ready when they are ready!
I hard a hard time creating this card, but now I think I was over-thinking it a lo, so I went back to some of my cards I have created over the years & took bits & pieces from a couple of them to come up with this card. I am happy with the result. It is a “me” card!
I embossed a piece of Whisper White CS with the Decorative Dots EF prior to adhering to a piece of Pink Pirouette CS & finally to the Base Card – Whisper White.
I printed “Congratulations” onto a piece of Whisper White CS using MDS , cut it down to size, scored a line above & below the word prior to attaching to card front.
The baby shoes is from the Stamp Set – “Baby, We’ve Grown” & was stamped in Soft Suede Ink, coloured with Blender Pen & Pink Pirouette Marker. It was then run through the BS using the Circle Framelits. To lift it a bit, I cut a layer from Pink Pirouette CS with the Starburst Framelits prior to adhering to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Butterflies were created using the gorgeous “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits from Pink Pirouette CS. I decided that I wanted the top part of the card to be mainly white, so the butterflies were adhered randomly to the bottom part of the card.
A girl has gotta have a little bit of bling, no matter how small, so to complete the card Pearls were added to the shoes & butterflies.
Today’s card is our 2nd card we created in our “Rock n’ Roll” Technique last Sunday. I will admit this is not my original idea – I found this gorgeous card on Pinterest & decided to put my own spin on it including a Fancy Fold. Thank you for your inspiration.
With the Fancy Fold spin, I saw this card & sat & worked it out. I have actually created it to fit our standard envelopes in Oz.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
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