Thursday, July 20, 2017

Freshly Made with a Rosette

Two square cards in a row with Freshly Made Sketches, and I really like it!  The DT does such a great job of inspiration with a wide variety of sketch interpretations.  I just happened to have a rosette that I made a couple of years ago--it showed up when I cleaned in my craft room last month.  From there, I chose complementary papers for the rest of the card. And the sentiment: it's from Rubbernecker and I'm using it for the very first time.  It can be humorous, or in this day and age, quite appropriate. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Less is More with One Layer of Colored Cardstock

Many cardmakers groan when a one-layer card is the requirement.  This particular challenge requires a colored card base.  

 I chose a Gina K stamp set for this Less is More card, and added just a bit of texture with some scoring.  The butterfly has been accented with glitter glue, which photographs gold but is iridescent green IRL. 

Gold Embossing for the Flower Challenge

Today, I finished one card and made two more. The "one-in-progress" was for The Flower Challenge. I've had almost a month to complete the challenge, but just couldn't get started. A week of visiting family (5 adults, a baby, and a dog) kept me away from crafting, but I made up for it today.  

The Flower Challenge this month requires embossing, either heat or dry.  I chose to emboss in gold and then watercolor the tall poppies from Hero Arts.  Two shades of watercolor pens provided the color. I finished the card by edging the flower piece in gold Krylon pen and adding the "smile" diecut, which I also colored in gold.  One addition that might not be obvious is gold spritz over the embossed piece.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Freshly Made "Perfect"

I love square cards, but often have to dig for envelopes.  Yellow, black and white was my choice for this Freshly Made Sketch 296, inspired by a roll of washi tape.  The "perfect" die is from Verve. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Color Throwdown 451

The green isn't exactly the same shade, but I did like this piece of designer paper with the pink and green theme for Color Throwdown 451.  "Happy" is an Altenew die. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Less is More with Curves

Curves are a challenge for me, and this card for Less is More was no exception.  I think I cut up three separate pieces of cardstock, trying to get something that pleased me.  Then when I put the card front together, I decided that the solid color needed texture, so I peeled it off and used an embossing folder. The inset is a piece of ""Color Burst Splash" paper from Ken Oliver, and the die cut sentiment is from Verve.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch for a Fresh Start

As I mentioned in my last post, I've had difficulty getting into the card-making mood for awhile. Today had to be the day that I started up again.

For this Freshly Made Sketch 293, I leafed through some paper pads and settled on these neutral polka dots.  I had a butterfly in mind, but could find only this one with a little sea green accent. Perfect! I am sorry that I do not know the make of the sentiment; that's always a problem with my clear stamps. I lose the card with the name.