Thursday, June 17, 2021

4 Cards for Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday.  I am popping in quickly to share a few cards I've made this week.  I used some stencils I got from The Greetery that create an entire card front's worth of plaid.  It decided to cut it into strips, and used 2 of those strips for my first two cards.

I paired my first plaid strip with some MFT martini glasses, stamped using the same ink as one of the plaid stripes.  I was inspired by Festive Friday #86 (Clean and Simple, Blue, Plaid), Freshly Made Sketches #490 and WWC318: Occasions (birthday).

I used another strip of that plaid for my next card.  I also used the same sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #490 , and am also playing along with this card at The Male Room #151: Dads & Grandads, Stay Crafty with Hero Arts #24: For the Guys, WWC318: Occasions (Father's Day), and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Antics (that sneaky little kitty taking a nap on dad's feet).

My next card uses the Peek-A-Boo Books cover plate die from Hero Arts and the Literary Quotes stamps to create a tone on tone monochrome card inspired by A Blog Named Hero June Challenge.  I was also inspired by the challenge at Festive Friday #86 (Clean and Simple, Blue, Books) and Stay Crafty with Hero Arts #24: For the Guys.

And, one more take on that same design, this one using a rainbow of colors sponged upon the books.  I'll enter this card at Stay Crafty with Hero Arts #24: For the Guys as well as The Rainbow Challenge #30: Radically Rainbow.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021



Hello and happy Sunday.  June is Pride month, and I decided to focus my crafting on rainbows, including some color schemes that have special meaning in the LGBTQ+ community.  First up is this rainbow colored book case using a cling stamp from Hero Arts called Book Stacks and a sentiment from Literary Quotes.  I am entering this card at Stay Crafty With Hero #24: For the Guys, Rainbow Challenge #30: Radically Rainbow, and Use Your Stuff #424: Rainbows.

Next up is a traditionally colored rainbow using dies from Mama Elephant Offset Rainbow.  I colored each of the rainbow stripes with Copic markers, and I am entering this card at the same rainbow challenges above.  I am also entering this card as well as several others on this post to Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

These next two cards both use die cuts from Lil Inkers Clouds & Rainbow, and I am entering both of them at AAA Cards #192: One Corner.  I am also entering this first card at The Paper Players #545--these are some of my favorite colors to use together.

This next card is inspired by those rainbow challenges as well as the sketch at Inspired by #178.

And, while I had those stamps out, I made this rainbow card.  

Last up are two cards inspired by the challenge at Just Us Girls #588: No Stamping, and this first card follows the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #489.

With die cut sentiments, it is actually pretty easy to make a card without stamping.  These cards were so easy to make because I used Mama Elephant Quick Stripes dies, which allowed me to quickly die cut lots of stripes without having to worry about making them all the same size.

Both of these cards use the colors representing the transgender community.

Both of these cards use the colors representing the lesbian community.

And, here are all my rainbows together. 

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Guest Designer...CAS on Friday...Happy Birthday

I am so pleased to be posting today as the Guest Designer at CAS on Friday, after they chose this card as a winner of their challenge a few weeks ago.  I used two different stamp sets from The Greetery to make this CAS card.  After my stamping, I added a very subtle texture to my card front using an impression plate.

I am also entering this challenge in two other challenges...AAA Birthday #26: Flowers and The Flower Challenge #57: Clean and Simple.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

My Crafty Week


Hello and happy Thursday.  An empty house is a crafty house, so I have been crafty lately.

I finally pulled out 2 different stamp sets from Sugar Peas that I fell in love with, ordered and haven't used yet.  I mixed and matched between the two sets and made two cards that I will be entering at Sugar Peas June Mix It Up Challenge #80 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Create a Scene.  

This card was inspired by the color scheme part of the challenge.  I am also entering this card at Less is More #444: Favorite Technique (fussy cutting).

This next card is mostly inspired by the photo in the challenge, although I did use the challenge colors.  I paper pieced all the elements of the bed--it's been a while since I have done that, and my scissors were already out...

My inspiration for this next card is the challenge at A Blog Named Hero June.  I used a tone on tone green color scheme.  I used a shade of ink a darker green than my paper.  And, to increase the contrast, I stamped over my image with Versamark and clear heat embossed my image.  I also clear embossed the darker green paper used for my sentiment die cut.

This next card has me playing along at Fusion, and my inspiration was the seashells in the picture, and the starfish in particular.  I am also playing along at Seize the Birthday #216: Nautical, and The Male Room #151: Dads & Grandads (this card would be perfect for any of those men in my life)

Last up is a card that combines the colors from Color Throwdown #646, the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches #423, the PTI Video Challenge to use layered flowers, and AAA Birthday #26: Flowers.

That's it for me today.

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