Monday, May 2, 2016

The Paper Players

This card I made for this week at http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/  . Nance has very cleverly provided us with the challenge of using a "BIKE" on our cards since May is National Bike Month.
I cut out the two large circles on my Explore and embossed half of the top circle with a Provo Craft "Clouds" embossing folder and inked them with a light blue ink pad, used a Stampin' Up mini grass stamp from the "Dreams & Dragons" set to stamp the bottom half. The bike is a cut from a Cricut cartridge and is layered in three sets, black, blue and red. Added silver brads to the tires and used an American Crafts black glitter marker on the seat, handle bars and pedal, which gives it a cool look (not very noticeable here). The sentiment I wrote and printed on my Explore.


 
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

 This week at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/  we are to use a "Snow" theme on our cards. I decided to make a Shaker card using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. I cut all the Snowflakes on Explore and misted them with Pearl Ex for some shine, added gems to some of the snowflake centers. The sentiment is computer-generated and I triple matted it with chipboard and used 3-D squares to pop it, and blue snow flake pattern paper I downloaded. The 3" shaker containers I bought online and filled it with some "Icelets" by Fairfied,  some sequins, pearl beads, silver glitter, small metallic silver stars and 2 larger blue confetti pieces. 
 
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Cardz4Guyz

Great sketch at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ this week. The challenge is to include "Wood"  on the cards. Nice and simple design great for a male card. The Lil' Buckaroo is a digi stamp from Dearie Dolls (isn't he so cute?). Matted the circle with chipboard for depth and inked the edges with Stazon  red ink. I wanted some plaid pattern paper  but didn't have any, I downloaded this black & red pattern for the center panel, all the other "wood" pattern papers are from my Scrap Box. I printed out the sentiment on the computer.  Made a little lasso from Jute cord and cut up some brown embroidery thread for the tail and mane. I used a Gel Writer pen in Metallic Bronze to highlight the scroll design on the boots and the nails on the wooden sawhorse.
 
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Tuesday Morning Sketches

Jessi Fogan at http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ has provided a very nice sketch this week. It lends itself to a variety of ideas and themes, I combined it to also to post at the Merry Monday challenge for this week. 
I decided to make a Shaker card with the sketch. I cut all the Snowflakes on Explore and misted them with Pearl Ex for some shine, added gems to some of the snowflake centers.  The sentiment is computer-generated and I triple matted it with chipboard and used 3-D squares to pop it, and blue snow flake pattern paper is a sheet I download. The 3" shaker containers I bought online and filled it with some "Icelets" by Fairfied,  some sequins, pearl beads, silver glitter, small metallic silver stars and 2 larger blue confetti pieces. 



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Paper Players

Great sketch at  at http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ this week.  Nice and simple design great for a male card. The Lil' Buckaroo is a digi stamp from Dearie Dolls (isn't he so cute?). Matted the circle with chipboard for depth and inked the edges with Stazon  red ink. I wanted some plaid pattern paper  but didn't have any, I downloaded this black & red pattern for the center panel, all the other papers are from my Scrap Box. I printed out the sentiment on the computer.  Made a little lasso from Jute cord and cut up some brown embroidery thread for the tail and mane. I used a Gel Writer pen in Metallic Bronze to highlight the scroll design on the boots and the nails on the wooden horse.

 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Viva La Verve

Card sketch  #2 for April at http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/  was a fun and simple sketch to create. I made a male card and decided to make it on the "flip" side. I wrote the sentiment using my Explore on  Design Space. After I posted the card  I'm not too happy the way the"Birthday" letters are so spaced out. I will definitely go back and redo it.
Pattern Paper -  6x6 " Designer Paper pad "Natural Expressions" by Colorbok
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Cane Back Chair" folder by Provo Craft
Black and white papers - From my Scrap Box
I added a metal brad in silver.


 
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

cardz4guyz

This week at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ the challenge is to make a card using "Books and/or Book Pages". We are almost at the end of the school year around the country, but I wanted to be prepared for the Fall's coming school year. I decided to make a "Back to School" card and started with black cardstock and rubbed yellow chalk on it for a "blackboard" effect. Next, I downloaded the "Happy 1st Day" and books (I fussy cut the books), added pop dots to the books. The apple is a rub-on (not very visible) and added a flag sticker. The ruler paper is from Recollections "All Seasons" stack.

 
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