I had some crafty time today, and was able to make a few cards for some challenges. First up is a card for this week's CASE Study #142 and A Blog Named Hero #24: Clean Up Your Act. I used Hero Arts To/From Petals for my card, with a sentiment from Boy Basics Game On. Kind of an unusual pairing, but this card is going to the gal I've been partnering with lately in tennis. We have faced some pretty stiff competition lately, and this card is to encourage her (and me) to keep trying. Even when we lose, it is still fun to be outside on a beautiful day playing tennis. And, there are always snacks at the end.
My next card is for this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC102: Red, White & Blue as well as Freshly Made Sketches #87. I think this is my first time ever playing with Freshly Made Sketches--I decided to seek out some more sketch challenges, since I think they help jump start me the most. This card is small--4 3/4 by 3 1/2. After I made it, it looked too big, so I just kept cutting it down until I thought the proportions were right. Can you see all those stars impressed into the card front? I used my newest impression plate--Star Spangled.
One more entry into this week's Make it Monday #117--I am already dreaming of Hawaii, where we will go this July. Lots of masking and fussy cutting on this card, but I think it was worth it.
And, my last card for today is a Father's Day card using the colors from this week's Color Throwdown CTD243. I used a tutorial from Kara to make an argyle pattern using a stamp from Button Boutique and one from Happy Harlequin, and then loosely followed this card from Heather Nichols.
That's it for me today. I think I'll be back tomorrow, too.
Supplies Used (PTI):
Bring on your Best Game
Stamps: Hero Arts To/From Petals, Boy Basics Game On, Embroidered Blooms, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, SU Pretty In Pink, Versacolor Opera Pink, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: TANL Die, Bling
Red, White & Blue Card
Stamps: WMS Playful Pinwheels, Hello Friend
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, SU Night of Navy
Ink: SU Real Red, Night of Navy, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Memory Box Piestra Tile Die, Sketched Shapes Die, Star Spangled Impression Plate
Thinking of You
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, SU Calypso Coral
Ink: Memento London Fog, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Inktense pencils, glitter pen
Stamps: Button Boutique, Happy Harlequin, WMS Man of the Hour, Background Basics Herringbone
Paper: White, Blueberry Sky
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold, Versamark, Colorbox Dragonfly Black, Memento London Fog
Other: Fillable Frames Die, Black Embossing Powder, Ribbon
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