I am so happy that I was able to make some cards this past weekend. My pain was less this weekend than it has been for a good couple of months. I am cautiously optimistic that the medication is beginning to work... time will tell but I am happy for this so now on with the show!
Butterfly stamp, gamsol pencils, perfect pearls, saying stamp, embossing powder.
Electric Ellapu-Anything Goes
Animal Friends-No Design Paper
I had to give this card almost a week late to my hubby but he still appreciated it. I had a dickens of a time placing the tape down, stamping with versamark and brushing the perfect pearls on it since I was trying to have red and pink stripes. I think it worked after much mess. I stamped and coloured the butterflies and fussy cut them out and adhered them on with pop up dots. I finally stamped the saying which is one of my favourites....oh and hubby loved the card.
Tuesday Throwdown-Favourite Embellishment
I enjoyed making this card because it took time! I was trying out some brushos I bought( tap out very little dust, add water and watch the colour go) but I didn't like how dark it went. I left it for quite a while and then got the bright idea to use my flower punch. I had used the tree sticker a while back and the negative was left so I took some sheet paper that is sticky on one side and lifted the tree negative and place it on the card. Where the flowers were, I used a pin and lifted each gold Petal and placed it on the flower punch and then glued the flower down. I added the water lily and coloured them with tomboy markers and sponged on some distress inks at the bottom to make it look like the tree was near water. I added my favourite embellishment-crystals.
Cuddlebug, snowflake folder, 3D paper pop up dots, stickers
Christmas Cards All Year Round-use red, pink and hearts
Simon Says-Pop A Flower on or Two
This was a quick card and I love these 3D. Papers. I just put the snowflake folder with the red paper through the cuddlebug to get the design and adhered the base of the 3D paper to it. I then built up the image with pop up dots, added the stickers and one can see the hearts of gold on each corner.
CHNC2-Anything Goes Christmas
I started making this card 2 months ago and finally finished it. It was supposed to be for another challenge that came and went. I stamped the swirly stamp with lavender Die and just stamped it all over the lavender card. I cut the white cardstock in a triangle and put it through the cuddlebug and glued it in place. I stamped the angel and embossed her in the psychedelic glitter powder, I used the cuddlebug to cut the borders out, added everything together and voila. Now my hubby, being a pig, looked at the card and thought it was the image of a woman's underwear with the angel being right where...well, you know. Yup I did call him a pig:)
shiny blue and purple cardstock, distress inks, Imagine Rubber Stamp, Dye Pad, Embossing powder, stickers and stickles
Alphabet Challenge-You Choose
My best friend is going through hell right now with the break-up of her 22 year marriage which, needless to say has been very difficult on her and it is messy in many ways. I will be sending this to her with a book for her to fill out about the positive things she can find each day (harder than you think). In You Choosetheme...I am not sure what Alphabet Challenge meant by that, but I chose a saying a the main focal point along with distress inks. I just added pieces of cardstock I had laying around, stamped the saying and embossed it. The fun part was playing with the distress inks. I placed the stamp colour down on a table (that I can wipe), added water and then just laid the white cardstock down. I dried the paper with my heating machine and then tried more colour. I think it turned out pretty cool...reminds me of space and moving forward so, of course, it needed sparkle which is where the stickles came in.
Winter Wonderland-Anything Goes
HLS-Watercolour challenge-can use dies
This looks better in person plus the picture isn't the best but I was in a hurry so that's my excuse. I played with the distress ink pads to get that midnight blue with some purple as a sky. I took the snowflake die cut and pushed it through the sizzex machine to get the snowflakes. I stamped the Santa image in black and used black sparkle embossing powder right on the blue cardstock. The blue was too dark to see the Santa, so I took a Q-tip and dipped it in bleach and gently blotted the image until only white showed. I coloured the image with tombow markers which turned out pretty good for a first try.
Whew! So there are some cards for you to see. Have a great day!!