This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog we are challenged to use scraps in our design.
With all the fall decor and children talking about what they are going to be for Halloween, I pulled out my Halloween Papers and made this card.
I used different sized strips starting in the middle, then I found the pretty Happy Halloween scrap and trimmed it to use as my sentiment, used another scrap for the border, and adhered it to the black card base.
Hope to see your creations over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog.
This month over at Stinkin Inkers Challenge is to make a long and skinny card aka Slim line Cards. I have to admit I am not a fan. But I pressed onward and challenged myself to make one for the team.
What I was pleasantly surprised by was I could use more stamps and bigger stamps on cards. I also got my Scan N Cut out because I refuse to pay all that money for a slimline die and purchased a $1.99 SVG file on etsy.
I watercolored the images and the products I used are from the Stamps of Life.
I used a drop background stamp (retired from MFT) in Blue and Red. I stamped the fireworks (retired) then silver embossed them. I mounted that panel on white glitter cardstock. I also embellished with Dazzles blue shiny dots.
Stop by and see what the other design team members created for inspiration and stop by and play along with us.
The Stamp Set from Stamps of Life this month was a BBQ set and I made this card:
I used Kraft cardstock for the beach and added dots to represent sand. The dune grass stamp is from an older set from GinaK. The cloud cardstock is also from Stamps of Life as well as the twine. I needed something up there in that right hand corner so I used those “Candy Stripe Dots” from Queen and Company (I like the contrast of the dots on the cloud paper to the stripes on the embellishments).
This card will be going to my son for his birthday which is on Sunday.
The theme this month over on Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (project for woman or a girl). With Mother’s Day coming up I made this card.
I used an outline sticker, colored it in with watercolors and used Distress Edges dies (retired from Spellbinders) for the layers. The Happy Mother’s Day is a stamp from Hero Arts, which I embossed in gold and propped up with foam tape.
For the month of April the challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that can be repurposed or something that can be used in a different way. I love using colorful paper napkins or napkins with a theme for my cards.
There are many videos on YouTube where you can learn to do this technique. I peel the layer or layers off the back. 2 Ply napkins have 1 backing on the napkin. 3 Ply napkins have 2 backings on the napkin.
I carefully place the napkin on my base and test how it will fit and look. I cut the napkin with scissors adding 1″ around all sides so I can attach it to the base and wrap it around the back. This is the back of the card:
I then cover my base with mod podge, place the napkin to the base, wrapping it around to the back. Then I add another layer of mod podge right over the napkin – you have to be patient and work very slowly as not to tear the napkin.
These type of designs are the one I like best. Let the napkin shine and just add a ribbon and sentiment.
I purchased a Scan N Cut2 a few years ago. My main goal was to save money and space by not having to buy dies. I have learned so many things that I can create, and with the world of svg files out there, the sky is the limit. I can do so much with the machine.
There are three sites that have helped me learn the Scan N Cut, The Papered Chef, Alanda Crafts and Jennifer Brodie (search for ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer).
Here is my box:
Here is how it opens:
I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree. There are so many possibilities with this triangular shaped box. You can use it for any occasion and it is so easy to put together (especially with the step by step you tube videos). Use other themed papers, cardstock and stamped images to customize it to fit any occasion.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge.
I love outline stickers and used the negative space of this sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to create the focal point of my card. I used transfer tape to take off the negative space and applied it to an embossed piece of cardstock (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder no longer available). The additional stickers are all outline stickers. Loved how this card came together with all supplies in my stash.
Can you believe it is 2020? I can’t. The older I get the faster time flies. This past year I was introduced to two more grandchildren (5 now). It is a very exciting time for my husband and I. We have Jackson (13), Julianna (10), Landon (3), Weston (9 months) and Julius (3 months).
The current challenge over at Stinkin Inkers for January 2020 is “Staying Warm”. Anything related to staying warm over the winter: hats, coats, sweaters, hot beverages, blankets, mittens, etc.
Here is my card:
I used a discontinued stamp set from Sweet N Sassy to create my card.
Stinkin Inkers is hooking up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge (click on the link to find out the particulars). Double Trouble Challenges are fun and innovative as they try to combine other challenges with theirs. It gives us more reasons to be creative.
Please check out my About Me page to see how I donate cards to worthy causes. My number one is Send A Smile 4 Kids, followed by 2 Veterans Homes in PA, Smiles for Seniors, Inc. and Soldiers Angels through Scrapping for Soldiers. You can donate to any of these charities or you can send me your cards and I will add them to the boxes I am getting ready to mail to these organizations. Just email me and I will give you the information.