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I just realized after two years of retirement I have become a challenge addict, which takes up a fair amount of my time. Thanks to innovative and creative ideas from many Design Teams, my CTMH daughter, my friends and CTMH Artwork on Facebook, it gives me a jump-start on many of my cards and turns on my creativity to come up with my own unique designs. Thanks for looking and please click around my blog… hope you enjoy my creative side…now back to the drawing board.
This card was created for Heart2Heart Challenges - Monday June 8, 2015 "Around the World - Maps." Since I had a stamp for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I thought I could dream about a vacation trip to France and who knows maybe some day this dream may come true. I used Sentiment BonJour because it meant Hello or Good Day. I'm not sure how I will use this card in the future so if anyone has any ideas let me know.
Outside of Card: Found a free map on the internet and printed it on vellum and then adhered the vellum to Colonial White cardstock to appear aged. Stamped Eiffel Tower in Black, fussy-fussy-cut, used clear embossing powder and heat embossed and adhered with 3D Foam Tape. The lettering was stamped with Black Ink, adhered to black cardstock and raised with 3D Thin Foam Tape to background design paper. Sentiment was Text I created in Cricut Design Space, welded, cut and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I won some black embellishments from Color Dare and used a few of the sequins and flairs on this card...was unsure how or when I would use them but fit right in with this card.
Inside of Card: Used some of the background design paper and stamped the Eiffel Tower on this paper, adhered to bottom right-hand side, and also added the postage stamp.
This was a combined challenge using the Theme from Heart2Heart "Let them Eat Cake" and the Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge #214. Why not a cupcake with a Sunny Smile? And when I saw the Sentiment on the Stamp Set S1412 "Cutie Pie SOTM" I couldn't resist a Smiley Face as part of the card. The Sentiment makes this card a pretty generic card for any occasion and/or age. Raised the Sentiment with 3D Thin Foam Tape, and cupcakes were also raised on the Sentiment for more dimension (see photo of closer view below.)
Heart2Heart Challenge - June 22, 2015 - Let them Eat Cake
This is a close-up to show the Liquid Glass added to the cupcake wrappers to give it texture, Wink of Stella on the frostings for the sparkle, and a bead for a cherry on top.
All products of CTMH unless otherwise specified
Stamp Set: S1412 Cutie Pie SOTM
PaperPak: Dotty for You
Die-Cut: Cricut Design Center - Groovy Times Cartridge "Smiley"
Inks: Black and ShinHan Alcohol Base Pens for cupcakes
Embellishments: Liquid Glass, Beads
Other: 3D Thin Foam Tape
I was looking up to see the season for the Poppy and found that poppies are most plentifully available in the spring and summer and are grown both commercially and in gardens throughout the USA. My sister-in-law always had large variety of wild flowers in her gardens (the poppy was one of them) and her gardens popped with all the colors. Read more about poppies at America Meadows.
Using a larger Stamp Set of Poppies borrowed from my friend and neighbor I stamped in black ink and then did some fussy-cut on two of the edges and adhered to the bottom right-hand corner inside of card. Personal sentiment will be added to card when I use this card for someone special.
All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Cardstock: Daisy White,
Fundamental Papers-Adventure Topiary
Vellum: Swirled White
Ink: Black and ShinHan Alcohol-base pens
Inside of Card: Stampin'Up "Pleasant Poppies"
Frame and Sentiment: S1503 "Choose Happy SOTM"
Image: Anne's Digital Art, Freebie Poppy Tag
Embellishments: Red Beads (Unknown, made in China)
Other: 3D Thin Foam Tape
This card is for my grandson's 21st birthday who was born on July 3rd. We always tried to celebrate his birthday separate from the 4th of July, but that didn't always happen. However, this birthday is a new milstone for him, and he should enjoy all the 4th festivities and celebrate all week with others responsible for driving. Again I have combined Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge#113 and the ColorMyHeartColor Dare #148 Challenges to create my card.
Again I didn't have any paper matching 4th of July theme so I made my own backgrounds using 3 strips of Daisy White cardstock and stamped chevrons using Outdoor Denim and Cranberry inks. I layered each Chevron Strip with the opposite cardstock color, and placed on 5 x 7 Daisy White cardstock. The center spin wheel was stamped with Outdoor Denim, fussy-cut and then layered and and again fussy-cut with red cardstock, adhered to card with 3D Thin Foam Tape. From Cricut Cut Design Space created "21" with text, welded and cut and placed on spin wheel. The rockets were in my stash, fussy-cut and adhered to card with a double layer of 3D Thin Foam Tape for additional dimension. The Sentiment was stamped with Outdoor Denim and design around sentiment with Cranberry Ink, layered with cardstock and adhered to Card.
Using Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118-49 (turned Sketch Upside-Down) I made a Birthday Card for my Son-In-Law who loves the Arizona sunshine. They moved from Buffalo NY to get away from the snow. He's a fan of Popeye so I did a card with him relaxing against a cactus (ouch) in the triple digit heat...and would you believe even in this heat, my son-in-law daily heads for the hot-tub.
Lisa planned a surprise activity when her friends, Patti and Kathy, came out during their June, 2015 vacation visit...well surprised up until the night before when someone slipped and let the cat out of the bag. Who needs Paint By Number... we selected to do Paint With Canvas at Naber's Bar in Chandler...it was a great day of fun and look at all the talent brought out with just one glass of wine. We will plan another Painting experience for an Arizona Sunset.
This card was designed using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #111. I had submitted a similar card for one of my son's Father's Day Card from Sketch from a previous sketch. This is a second Dunkin' Donut Gift Card for Father's Day for my other son using Jackson Paperpak and Stamp Set C1616 Treats of Friendship and to be submitted to Heart2Heart Challenge - Man Oh Man - June 15, 2015 even though a similar was submitted for Warm Vs Cool.
Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise identified:
Design Paper and Cardstock: Jackson PaperPak
Stamp Sets: C1616 Treats of Friendship Occasions, B1467 You Mean the World To Me Occasions, and D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection
Inks: CTMH for Stamping and Distressing, Shin-Han Alcohol Base Pens for Stamps
Hole Punch: Bronze Glitter Paper covered with Liquid Glass
Background made from White Daisy Cardstock and dry embossed with CTMH Dot Embossing Folder. Snowflakes cut from Cricut Design Space. Added layer of white to back of the larger flakes and fussy-cut. Large snowflake was raised with Thin 3D Foam Tape, and brushed on Wink of Stella. Stamped Snowman, colored with Shin-Han alcohol-base pen, fussy-cut, raised with 3D Foam Tape and added Wink of Stella. Used a Hole Punch to cut centers of snowflakes from White Glitter Tape, and then added Liquid Glass. Layered Sentiment with cardstock and raised with 3D Foam Tape.
Please check out Atlantic Hearts and Color Dare and Fantabulous Cricut Challenges and see the Design Teams inspirations on these challenges.
You get to choose your own colors! The catch is, your project has to be monochromatic.
Inside of Card: Stamped Snowman and Snowflakes on right-hand and bottom of Card with Lagoon Ink, and added a Frame for the Sentiment from C1525 Pear & Partridge Stamp-Set.with Black ink.
All CTMH products except if otherwise noted:
Die-Cuts: Cricut Design Space, Small Snowflakes "Artbooking"
and Large Snowflake "Art Philosophy"
Cardstock: Daisy White, and Lagoon,
and Whimsey Paper Fundamentals Crystal Blue
White Glitter Tape, not CTMH
Embossing Folder: CTMH Dots
Stamp Sets: Snowmen, Snowflakes, Sentiment: C1506 Flakey Friends Seasons & Nature
Inside Sentiment: C1525 Pear & Partridge
Inks: Lagoon, Black and Shin-Han Alcohol-base Pens
Others: Liquid Glass, 3D Thin Foam Tape, Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
When I was looking at the Freebies on DeeDee's Digis, I saw a snowman that was all dressed up for a Patriotic Holiday and I pulled out from my Collection a Patriotic Snowman to display and decided to do a card using Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-57 for the 4th of July Holiday, since it's just around the corner, and this will be my sister-in-law's card for July.