I am playing along with the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. The current challenge is birthday. Since I am working on my birthday project, I have a card to share.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Today I am playing along with the current monthly challenge at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. The current challenge is Stencil Monoprint. You start by inking the stencil, spritzing with water or shimmer spray. You turn it over onto a clean piece of card that can take water, pressing down with a paper towel to absorb any excess ink. This gives you a negative image of your stencil. Instead of coloring the design or image on a stencil, you are coloring the background.
This is a new stencil I had just bought so I wanted to try it out. I got out my distress inks to try the monoprint technique. On the first card, I colored the background paper by ink smooshing. I used one color of ink on this card. The sentiment was heat embossed on the card front which was die cut with a rectangle die and matted with a coordinating color of card stock.
This image was put on a pure white background. The sentiment was heat embossed.
Thanks for stopping by. These were very easy cards to make. I even monoprinted on the envelopes for these cards.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
It is November - how did that happen - but it is time for a new stencil challenge at Happy Little Stampers.
The challenge is always Anything Goes. So please go be wild and creative with your stencils. You know they don't get enough use.
Please dig out your stencils and make a fun card to join the November Stencil Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Wow - Christmas is sneaking up pretty fast on us. How is your card making for Christmas going? Are you ready? Have you started? We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers to help you get a few more cards made for the holiday.
The challenge at Happy Little Stampers is always Anything Goes but we do add an option if you want to try that. This month it is Make a Scene.
These were fun cards to make and easy so if you can find them to buy, I would do it.
Please come play with us at Happy Little Stampers for the month of November.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
I am continuing to work on my Birthday Project. I was out looking at The Graphics Fairy site and came across still beautiful blue floral image with the birds in the center and thought it looked like it belonged on a birthday card. Later on I was looking at challenges to jump start my card making and came across the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters to use a wreath.
I die cut the image with a rectangle stitched die, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom of the card I found some blue cardstock to mat the image. I thought it looked a little naked on the white card front so I dug through my scraps and found the light blue paper so added a strip of it behind the matted image. It picks up another shade of blue in the image. I added gold Stickles to the center of the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Actually I am feeling a little joyful. I found a little bag of gnomes all assembled, ready to be put on Christmas cards. This sketch challenge at AAA cards was perfect for my little man.
Monday, November 1, 2021
It is Monday time to show some love for your old supplies. I was going through my smaller pads of paper getting them ready to donate. Some of the paper starting talking to me so I had to make some cards from the paper before I donated the remainder of the pad.