Cards, Challenges

Less is More #338 – Anything but Stamps

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I liked the idea of not using any stamps for this challenge.  My die cuts are from Wild Rose Studio (Woodland Border); Avery Elle (Sentimental Die set) and the dragonfly is from a QuikKutz die.  The dots on the border are actually a Opal foil but the photo makes them look dark.



CAS on Fridays #111

The theme for CAS on Fridays #111 is Flowers.

I had watched a video by Sandy Allnock (Watercolor Flowers Series #3: Black and White)  and thought this technique would be fun for this Challenge.  I used the Calla Lilly Bunch Stamp from Gina K’s Sentimental Calla Lilly Stamps set, inked with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Strathmore Watercolor paper.  The sentiment is from two stamp sets; the “You” is on vellum from Gina K Boho Flowers and the rest of the sentiment is from Altenew’s Best Mom.

The Memento ink does not move like watercolors as Sandy mentioned in her video so it was a little difficult to get used to.  I do like how the card turned out and plan to use some of the other Memento Ink colors with this technique.



Tuesday Morning Sketches (#410) & CAS Color and Sketches (#230) Challenges.


TMS _410                           CC&S color230-001

Two fun challenges, as I started doing the TMC_410 design diecut challenge and I really liked  CCAS_230 colors in their color challenge I decided to combine the two challenges.  First I embossed 3 of the Gina K owls from the Wise Old Owl stamp set with black embossing powder, then painted them with Distress Inks.  I used a mixture of twisted citron and squeezed lemonade to make a color close to the lemon lime twist, festive berries for berry burst and mermaid lagoon for the island indigo.  I attached the panel with the owls to the black border then die cut them, added some foam squares and put them back in their place on the white panel. The sentiment is from the same stamp set also embossed in black.




Sunday Stamps Challenge #156

Sunday Stamps Challenge#156 … Tall & Skinny

This was such a fun card to make, wasn’t quite sure of the size so I just guessed.  The flowers (Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set) were stamped with VersaMark then dabbed on some Perfect Pearls in the Perfect Pearl color; brushed off the excess and sprayed lightly with a mister to set it.  After it dried I add the ribbon, silver washi tape and sentiment (Altenew’s Persian Motifs stamp set).