I haven’t done a lot of shaker cards lately, so I thought that I would go for one on this card! I don’t have any arch dies, so this was as close as I could get. Great thing about sketches are that they are a jumping off point. Sometimes you have to adjust according to your vision, or in my case supplies!
I just used some stash stuff for this one. I like the colors! I hope that you will stop by the blog today and check out what the rest of the team has created for you! Some really great projects!
Now winter activities could be anything, skiing, skating, ice fishing, decorating a tree…..but what about Reindeer Games! 🙂
I had this really cute stamp set that I got for an online card class (which surprise, surprise, I’ve not done yet, and it was from last November!), and it’s from Close To My Heart. I thought it would be really fun to do a bit of a different take on the theme. I stamped out the stamp and sentiment using inks from my Tim Holtz Distress inks and some stampin up as well. The DP is from my stash and I die cut a couple of ovals to set off that image a little bit. I added a few iridescent crystals to finish it off.
Head on over to the blog to play along and win this month’s prize. (Just remember you need to include out monthly theme image as well as a link back to the blog to be entered to win).
Ready for day 3 of my Spring Card Class? We were doing some gel press techniques. I have to be honest. I’ve had a gel press for about 6 years ( a gift in my goodie bag from a crop I attended) and this is the first time I’ve used it. I have no idea why I never used it before as it really is a lot of fun and it’s so unique!
We paired the gel press with some embossing as well, again something that I don’t do near enough (although it did make me realize I don’t have any clear embossing powder in my stash….say what???? )
I needed some birthday cards to send out, so I focused on that sentiment but really mixed and matched here.
The left card is using some Gina K stamps and sentiment (you’ve seen this set before from another online class I did last year), with a Plaid Crafts stencil to add an extra layer of texture to the gel pressed panel.
On the right we have some gel press and watercoloring and it is paired with a stamp and die set from SCT delivered online (this is part of an online card class from the spring that I haven’t finished yet so stay tuned for another card with this set). This one I brayed the watercolored ink and then added the panel onto the gel press. It gave me some lighter and darker parts, which I think adds some great interest to this card. I did some gold embossing and I love the gold on this!
Our flat card, which was actually my first gel press panel, I cut out the flowers using a CTMH stamp and die set (again from a previous online card class) which had been heat embossed with some gold embossing powder.
The inks were from Your Next Stamp for this one. I went with some pink/purple/teal combo, which is a little out of my wheelhouse but I love it with the gold embossing!
Get out your gel press and have some fun with it! There is no right or wrong way ( I even left a little ink on mine for the next batch).
I hope you had a lovely Easter holiday! Sadly on my end, although I was happy to head to my farm in Saskatchewan, we arrived back yesterday and realized that we all have Covid. It is not a fun time in this house! 😦
I had this Lawn Fawn cupcake die set that I had never used, and to be honest, I don’t know where I got it from. I did want to use it tough and so I paired it with some fun papers from my stash as well as a fun birthday sentiment. Of course, enamel dots right!
Be sure to head over to the blog to see what fun the rest of the DT has created for you and we hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.
I was playing around with some PinkFresh flower die cuts for my card!
The DP is just from my stash and the sentiment is a new one from my card class a couple of weeks ago! It’s also from PinkFresh and is from the Simplest Gestures stamp set. A little twine and some enamel dots from Your Next Stamp finish off this card!
The DT has some really great projects this week to highlight this sketch (don’t they always though!). I hope you will stop by and give them some love!
Well, looks like this is my first post of the 2022 year! I’m hoping that there will be a lot more this year then last. I’ve stepped down from a few of my DTs as these last few months were having me feel overwhelmed. I’m hoping to play a lot of catch up this year with various subscriptions, classes, challenges etc (I’m sure that I say that every year but I’m really going to try and do more for me!)
That being said, here is my first DT assignment for 2022! Our new challenge is up and as per usual, we are highlighting the Design Team’s favorite sketches over the last year.
We are highlighting Andrea’s favorite out the gate! Sketch #612
This is a favorite of mine as well. A simple sketch that is great with some scraps and a fun focal point.
So, using up the last little bit of Doodlebug from my latest card class I created this fun winter birthday card. I did have to add in just a bit of Photoplay Paper for the inner circle as I didn’t have a piece of DB that would fit. This stamp and die set is called Deck the Halls and I think it might be an exclusive set that we got for the class (designed by the ever talented Vicki Boutin).
Funny thing, when this sketch first was posted, I used Doodlebug Hello Spring collection for my card that week! Who knew!
I hope that you will head over to the blog to play along with our sketch this week and to check out the great projects the DT has for you as well.
Greetings one and all! It’s the first Sunday of the month so that means a new challenge at Dragonfly Dreams! Our theme is FOR THE BOYS! What a great one. If you are like me, you don’t have nearly enough masculine cards!
I knew I wanted to use this image and sentiment that was sent to me in a swap. I colored it with my copics and decided to use come paper from a 6×6 paper pack I picked up at the $$ store awhile ago that had all these green and leafy papers in it. I really like the green and blue together and I think these are perfect colors for a guy’s card.
The DT has some fabulous projects for you today to really get your mojo flowing so be sure to stop by the blog and leave them some love ok!
Hey everyone! I’m really excited to be a new designer for the ‘There’s a Stamp for That’ Design Team! TASFT can be found on facebook and each month we have a fun challenge with 3 different aspects that you can add to your project.
I’m really excited to bring you my inspiration piece for this month’s challenge! You get a few different themes to choose from for challenge #23 (Frogs, Paper Piecing or Freshly Made Sketches #458–used with permission. ) I decided to go with the frogs, because well why not! Some of the frog stamps out there are adorable as I’m sure you have already seen so far!
My stamp is one of the free ones that you sometimes get when you buy the magazines from the UK or Australia! It came with a fun stamp set, a stencil and a die! I love this little guy. I paired him with some Doodlebug and Echo Park papers and some twine from my stash. I colored him with copics and added a little white gelly pen for some added interest. A few enamel dots and voila! good to go!
Head on over to Facebook, join the group and play along in our challenges! We can’t wait to see what inspires you!
Are you ready? The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it’s gonna be a fun one! Check out this mini slimline sketch!
It’s got a lot of possibilities! We also have a prize this week gracously donated by Andrea who created this week’s sketch! Andrea will donate a prize: 6 assorted colored mini slimline envelopes from Taylored Expressions. How fun is that!
Here’s my card!
Now as you can see, my card is not 100% the same as the sketch but a lot of the elements are there! I decided to pull out an old Lawn Fawn stamp set called Elphie Selfie that I’ve not used in awhile. I stamped and colored with my copics and then stacked them one on top of the other. I also used my Lawn Fawn cloudy stencil for the background for the first time paired with some Stampin Up Baja Breeze ink and I don’t know how I haven’t used it before now! It is so fun to play with! I added a bit of rainbow background paper from Kaisercraft’s Party Animals collection just to give a bit of a break between the all white. I also used my fringe scissors for the grass which I’ve not used in a long time! A few enamel dots from Your Next Stamp and we are good to go!
I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog to win that fabulous prize!