Just a fun card I made starting with a pretty sheet of vellum covered with butterflies. I added a Happy Birthday die and layered it up 4 times for dimension and added some sequins for shine as you can see below.
Such a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The House That Stamps Built.. One of my favorite things to do is fun folds so I started with the Fun Fold box (bottom right) doing a new fold, a variation of the Z-fold, and went up diagonally and added in the stenciling square for the background to my butterfly.
This is a fun fold card I made for a friends birthday card. I saw it this fold on Pintrest (it was from one of Frenchie's Team challenge folds) and thought it was so unique I just had to try it. The coffee cup is from Stamplorations and the saying in from Endless Creations. I liked it so much I mailed it to my friend 2 weeks early.
I do not know the last time I made a one layer card, it was lots of fun. The clouds were done with a stencil and a combination of Oxide and plain Distress inks and lightly misted after. I paper pieced and fussy cut : 9116-N, Hot Air Balloon Cluster, and stamped just the top of 2713-O, Rocky Shore Vista.
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Be sure to check out the creative ideas that my design team buddies came up with:
Time for another Challenge at the House of Cards, this month is Floral Images and/or the fabulous color scheme below:
Floral Images and/or Colors
Flowers are one of my favorites to design with and purple is my favorite color so this was a fun and easy photo challenge for me. I have a fairly new Taylored Expressions striped Background so I used that to pull in the gray, and used Altenew's Chrismas Rose stamp & die collection for the rest of my stamping.
Now it is your turn to create with flowers and/or the colors. To find out the challenge rules and be inspired by our amazing design team go to The House of Cards.
Everyone's favorite challenge this week at The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes. And yes, you guessed right, I went with Christmas in July, it is time to get moving on those Christmas cards, time is flying by and Christmas will be here before we know it.
I made a watercolor background in cheery reds to go with the fun 8806-N, Penguin Trio. I colored with Copics, added a bit of Stickles to the hats and earmuffs, liquid snow to the ground and that was it, quick and easy and I must say cute!
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Check out the great designs by my talented teammates, they always awe me with their talent!
My take was to do a soft oceany watercolor wash. Then I stamped Repeat Impressions 4111-F, Starfish (sm) with Distress Inks 3 times on kraft cardstock, distressed with another shade of Distress Ink, fussy cut, distressed the edges with a distressing tool, used a darker Distress Ink on the edges and added to the card below:
I've been having fun making several of each of the above cards for :
Christina does this twice a year for children in the Heart Hospital, it runs from July 1st - August 25th with Winter Wishes or Holiday Wishes cards collection. You can check it out if interested on Christina's blog under the Card Drive tab.
I went with the middle row: Sweet Treats-Paper Piecing-Lime Green. My mom had just shared some polka dotted paper with me which was perfect for this. I used Repeat Impressions: 9302-P, Cupcakes and will add my sentiment when I know what occasion I am sending the card for.
I sorted through a couple technique photo albums, and repurposed some of the cards and put some in a pile to repurpose onto cards, and some in the recycle bin. This was one of my all time favorites so I cut the top layer off and made a new card out of it. It was the very old Future floor polish technique, I can't even find it on the Internet but found a similar technique called Caught in Crystal. You drizzle clear crystal lacquer on acetate (in my case Future floor polish), Randomly drop about 3 colors of alcohol ink on the crystal lacquer or floor polish. Sprinkle with Mica Powder and use a brush to spread you crystal lacquer or floor polish to cover the acetate. Next crumple a piece of tissue paper, uncrumple and place over the liquid, lightly smooth. Let dry overnight. Trim to size, flip over and stamp your image with Staz-on ink on the front of the acetate and finish as desired.
It's Designers Choice Challenge week over at The House That Stamps Built and Deonna choose Create a Scene, a very popular theme in blogland, so hopefully we will have a lot of people joining the fun this week!
I colored the trees with Copics and then sponged my scene with Distress Inky, using a cloud stencil, a piece of punched cardstock for the sun, and torn cardstock for the grassy hills.
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Check out the great designs by the rest of the Design Team:
Donna here with the presentation of the week for The House That Stamps Built. I choose Distress Oxide Cling Wrap Background and had a lot of fun with this. I hope you will enjoy my tutorial and give this technique a try. I will be posting more cards at a later date that I make with more of the fun backgrounds I created!
The supplies you will need are: cling wrap, Oxide Distress Inks, (you can substitute watercolor powders or watercolors), a spray bottle of water, watercolor paper (you can substitute a good quality glossy card stock).
I am going to explain two versions, both are fun and striking, the second version requires more time patience.
1) Spread Cling wrap on your work surface. Smoosh Distress Oxide inks on the cling wrap, on my second go round I did not overlap them as much and liked those results better:
2) Spritz liberally with water:
3) Set card stock (4 /1/4 by 5 1/2 ") on the ink. Press down and scrunch the cling wrap a bit:
4) Flip over and scrunch cling wrap up and add any more colors to achieve desired look and more of a scrunched look.:
Second version: After laying the cardstock down on the Distress Oxide Inks flip over and let dry completely, no heat tool, be patient.
Anything goes this week at The House That Stamps Built. With 4th of July next week I wanted to go with that theme. I die cut stars from two layers and have the stars left over for another card.
I randomly stamped this amazing fireworks stamp(9014-M, Fireworks) with Versamark ink and then embossed the fireworks and God Bless America(3711-G, God Bless America) with Egyptian Gold embossing powder. Below is a close up of the fireworks:
We always enjoy seeing your creations entered into the weekly challenge at The House That Stamps Built. and each entry gets a chance to win the monthly prize drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions (2 chances if you use one of their stamps). Enter as often as you like and feel free to use my discount code on the top right.
Check out the design teams blog for amazing inspiration and I hope to see your cards linked up. Have a safe and fun 4th of July if live in America.
Whew, I made it by a few hours, finished up day 3, 4 and 5 of My Favorite Things Camp Create, so many great techniques and inspirations and lots of fun. Thanks to my friend Vicki at Stamp Smiles for participating and getting me excited to join in! Here we go:
So much fun, but as they say glitter is a girls best friend, I stenciled the background with distress inks and then burnished the butterflied with glitter per the video, I did put Glossy Accents on top of my butterflies as even though I like glitter I don't like it all over my craft room/office and I do like the look it gave it, see close up below.
My fifth and final badge is for Glitzy Glitter:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a creative week!