Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Card

Greetings!  I had a little time today to play with my stamps, and created a card for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for August.  It was a brutally hot and humid day, so staying indoors was the only way to go for me.  I am not a fan of heat and humidity.

Here is a card I created today...
I started by stamping the Altenew wooden background stamp onto bristol card stock.  I then ran my Tim Holtz distress mini ink pads in brushed corduroy, gathered twigs, antique linen, and forest moss vertically down the paper.  I pretty much covered the inked wooden background, but I liked the look anways, so kept it.  I attached the panel to a top-fold A2 card.  I stamped and watercolored the Altenew stamp from the Best Mom stamp set on watercolor paper, then fussy-cut it out. 

I used the Spellbinders triple tear die to cut shiny gold card stock and adhered that the the background.  Then I used mini glue dots to adhere the floral image.  I also added a strip of the shiny gold paper and a piece of background paper I had created previously for another card, and added the strips along the left edge.

Here is a close-up...

You inspire me is stamped with Brilliance gold ink.  The 'You' is from Altenew's Adore You set, and the 'inspire me' is from the Hibiscus Bouquet set.

I am adding my card to the Altenew Inspiration Challenge 

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope to see you back here soon.



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Floral Shaped Card

The challenge on Penny Black Saturday Challenge today is to make a 'shaped' card.  I thought it was a great opportunity to use some neglected dies.
 I used Penny Black's Collage of Wishes 40-385 stamp on watercolor paper and Tim Holtz distress inks to watercolor the image.  

For the card, I used some ivory textured card stock, and the Spellbinders Decorative Elements die # S5-101.  I folded a piece of the card stock, and placed the die about a fourth of an inch over the fold so that the left edge would not cut out of the card, leaving the left seam intact.  I then cut the same die from gold card stock, cutting it fully this time, and layered this directly over the folded card, hiding the fold.  I then cut another one of the layers of the die from the ivory card stock and attached it.  

I cut my stamped panel out and attached it with foam tape to the card front, giving it dimension and interest.

Some sparkling crystals from Studio Katia finish off my card.

I sponged the inside lightly, and stamped Penny Black's stamp Playful (51-205) lightly in pink.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Shaped cards

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge - Anything goes (bloom)

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Happy birthday

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge 

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy your weekend!