Friday, June 11, 2021

Just Fore You - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #448 Love Of Color

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #448 using Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #509 and their optional theme "Masculine".  

Purchased some pre-cut Fun Fold card bases from The Paper Cut and thought the "Outer Stair Step Card" would be perfect for the TSOT's sketch.  Somewhat out of the box but I think it shows a good interpretation of the sketch and the colors in the Color Dare challenge were excellent colors for a masculine card... all colors except for the Peach were used.   

The golf bags were cut using three colors, layered and placed on the back two steps with a stitched border using sage cardstock the greens.  The golf cart was also cut using three colors, layered and placed on another stitched border using almond cardstock and embossed for a cart sand path. Two more cuts using the sage cardstock and stitched borders were cut to extend the grass across the card representing the panel in the sketch.  Another almond stitched border embossed for an extension of the cart sand path.  Finished card off with sentiments on the greens.  




Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


Also sent to the following challenges:  
DiesRUs #170 "Anything Goes" (Must use metal die) 
 

Products Used:  
Carstock 
     CTMH - Almond, Desert Rose, Cinnamon, Sage, 
     Charcoal and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies - Golf Tournament (Golf Cardt) 
     Reasonable Dies - Golf Bag 
     Lawn Fawn LF913 Stitched Borders 
     The Paper Cut (Dies from Rubbernecker Stamps) 
         Precut Outer Stair Step Card 
Stamps 
     The Paper Collage (Local Scrap Store) Golf Set 
Inks 
     Memento "Black"  
Other 
     Embossing Folder "Broken Glass"  


Monday, June 7, 2021

On Your Wedding Day - Double Trouble Challenge #86 "Let's Celebrate"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #86 "Let's Celebrate" using our partner's Inspirational Photo If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #157 JuneThe colors were a good match with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #447 "TicTacToe" challenge.  

The Butterfly Background die was selected as my cookie inspiration and some of the colors in the photo. The Color Dare Challenge had simlar colors in their TicTacToe (Row 2: Smoothie, Toffee, Mint + Sage and Sapphire). The Butterfly Background was cut using French Vanilla cardstock, colored using Copic brush pens which were the closest match to the Color Dare TicTacToe Board.  Another Butterfly from same background stamp was cut and used as a second layer for dimension.  The size of this background dies was a good match for a mini slimline... so the background panel was cut Mint cardstock with some space for a sentiment at the bottom. Added sentiment, added dots to center of white flowers, bitty sparkles to the butterfly and finished the card with "clear" Shimmer pen on the flowers, leaves and butterfly.  







At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "Let's Celebrate" to be eligible for our random draw. 

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and choose to enter one of our previous partners... and you will be rewarded addtional chances at our random draw.  



Also submitted to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless otherwise Identified
Cardstock 
     Mint, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     S2103 Winged Masterpiece (Sentiment) 
Dies 
     Impression Obsession (IO) #Die396-ZZ Butterfly Background  
Inks/Pens 
     Sapphire Ink - Sentiment
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-based) 
          BG10, BG11, YG11, TG23, E21, E43, R22 
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Dots "Daisy Meadows" 
Other 
     Shimmer Brush "Clear"  
     


Monday, May 31, 2021

Sit & Stay - Double Trouble Challenge #85 "Something, Anything, Everything" - and YoYo Fun

This is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #85 "Something, Anything, Everything" and chose Crafting Happiness as my previoius partnering.  

My daughter and I went to her cabin for a weekend of crafting; but they don't have cable available so we have a limited use of hotspot and stash. Of course I hadn't decided what my inspiration was going to be for this challenge before leaving home.  

Twisted Sister has a great optional twist using a YoYo Trick for inspiration. All you need to do is pick one of the samples given in the post or choose from 50 YoYo Tricks HERE.  In my travels I came across "Over the Falls" trick and got excited... my inspiration was to make a Water Fall Card.  Unfortunately my die for cutting a Water Fall card was at home which would have made it so much simpler.  You Tube here I come... tutorial is Waterfall Card By Dawn

My daughter had a doggie stamp with cute sentiments and perfect for my waterfall card which doubled my inspiration with another YoYo trick "Walk The Dog".   



Followed the tutorial on the different cuts for the backgrond and water fall cuts and scoring.  Stamped images using Black Memento Ink and coloring with Copic Sketch Brush pens in a variety of colors, added images to scored flap and placed the waterfall to the background papers.  Masked Lucy and the dog food dish and added another sentiment.  Lucy's outfit was stamped on design paper, fussy-cut and pieced on Lucy's image.  Here are a couple more photos when the waterfall tab is pulled down.  




At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "Something, Anything, Everything" to be eligible for our random draw. This challenge runs for one week only.  

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and choose to enter one of our previous partners... and you will be rewarded an addtional chance at our random draw.  

We have added another Special YoYo Bonus Entry including any recent or old photo or scrapbook page (backlinking accepted) to include a YoYo. If we have 10 persons participating in this challenge there will be a separate random draw and a $40 CloseToMyHeart product selection.  Please join us for this fun challenge too.  

Submitted to Other Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified:  
Design Paper: 
     Hillside Cottage 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy
Stamps
     CTMH - Besties-Lucy 
     Essentials By Ellen "Leading Ladies" Dog Lady By Brandi
Inks/Pens 
     Black Memento 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens, Alcohol-base - Variety of Colors 







 




Friday, May 28, 2021

You're So Tweet - Happy Bird-day - Color Dare #446

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #446, using all three colors (Blue, Yellow and Gray) with black, white and silver free.  The sketch used is Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #422.  

My CTMH order came in today and "So Tweet" stamp set was perfect for this color challenge.  Yellow for the chick, blue for the balloons and a mix-in gray and white design paper for the inner frame.  

Layered my two design papers with Bluebird cardstock. Stamped chick with balloon in black, colored with Copic Sketch pens, used the thin cuts and adhered to background with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Stamped a second chick, clipped off the balloon and fussy-cut the flowers, colored and adhered both with 3D thin foam tape and added a balloon string to the second balloon. The sentiments and butterfly were from the same stamp set and stamped directly on the background papers.   
  



Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Craft On (Bluebird stripe) 
     Mix-In X9005 (Gray and White) 
Cardstock 
     Bluebird and White Daisy 
Stamps & Thin Cut 
     Z3954 So Tweet 
Pens/Inks 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol-base) 
         Yellow:  Y06, Y08, Y13 
         Blue:  B91, B95, B97 and BG000
     Jel Pen "White" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





  

  

Monday, May 17, 2021

You Deserve a You Day - Double Trouble Challenge #84

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble "It's a You Day", using Twisted Sister's optional twist to "include bling" and sharing with our partner Stinkin' Inkers Challenge # "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".  

Again, went through my container of unfinished Copic Class card kits and found a perfect girly-girl image... and much to my surprise all the coloring had been completed in class. Modified the image panel cut slightly and changed the design paper to strawberries instead of flowers.  Added the Nuvo drops and sentiment.  




At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 to create a theme "It's a You Day" girly girl project and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at Stinkin' Inkers "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", our partner for this challenge, if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us for this fun challenge

  
Also sent to the following challenges:  

Products Used:  
Copic Class Card Kit with Jennifer Dove Just4FunCrafts 
     Die - Whimsey Stamp "Kinetic Straight Basics" 
Design Paper 
     CTMH Taste of Summer "Strawberry Sheet" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Pear and White Daisy 
Inks and Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
       Skin:  E50, E51, E53, E55
       Dress:  R81, RV34, RV19 
       Bow:  YG03, YG17 
       Hair:  E51, E53, E55, E57 
Other 
     Nuvo "Gloss Red Berry"  and  "Carnation Pink" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Friday, May 14, 2021

A Bunch of Hugs - Color Dare #444 TicTacToe

I just received my CTMH "Cherry Blossom" stamp set and "You Are Enough"  paperpack and thought this would be a great combination for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #444 TicTacToe. I chose to use Column 1 (Peach, Ballerina, Sangria) and the one design paper had all three colors... a no brainer.  My first thought was to use Frosted Crystal embossing powder but decided to do one of the smaller stamps and test it... wasn't happy with it and decided on white.  

Using the Cherry Blossom branch... stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white; however the background was too light and stamped/embossed two more times... not happy.  

Cut another piece of the same paper with the darker pinks and again stamped and embossed with White and it displayed better.... still not happy.  




Took my first attempt with the layers of embossing to test one more VersaMark but used Black embossing powder... oooh, I kinda liked that but the black and white made it smokey looking.  

 

Sooooo, one more cut of the pretty paper, again in the darker pinks, using VersaMark with Black embossing powder... I WAS Happy.  



Well, when I started playing with the layout of My Happy Card, several backgrounds were considered and after finally deciding on the layout I again looked at my not so happy ones and was convinced that they were not going in my wastebasket.  I was going to make them Happy.  A little fussy-cutting and different backgrounds... now I am confused as to why I was unhappy.  These are my Happy cards.  


And they all deserved HUGS.  And on the inside of each was a corner sentiment  "Thinking of You" with a small cherry blossom.  These cards are versatile and can be used for anyone you want to HUG or someone in need of HUGS.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for some fun color challenges.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Theme: Feminine "Mother's Day 
or for Someone Special" 










CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Design Paper 
     You Are Enough 
Cardstock 
     Sangria, Black, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1889 Cherry Blossoms 
Dies 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Poppy Stitches #1788 Tailored Stitches 
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     VersaMark 
Other 
     Embossing Folder "Cherry Blossoms" 
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "White" and "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Ribbiting News - Double Trouble Challenge # 83 "Fun Fold"

Here is my Design Team card for our Challenge #83 at Double Trouble "Fun Fold" to include Twisted Sister's optional twist "Froggy", and sharing with our partner at Crafting Happiness Challenge #  "Anything Goes".  Following the tutorial for this Fun Fold Card... pieces were cut for the card base, frame and design papers. After adhering the design papers the smaller die was use to cut through the front of the card.   


My card was modified on the inside scalloped circle because the stamps I intended to use needed additional space.  The larger scalloped circle was cut with white cardstock and then stamped three images using the masking technique.  My masked garden scene was colored with a variety of Copic Sketch brush pens (alcohol-based), and adhered to the inside double fold on the right-hand side.  Another frog was stamped, colored and just the head of the frog was fussy-cut and placed on frog with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. 
 


On the bottom inside of the card, again using the masking technique, several of the stamps from "Gnome Matter" were stamped directly on the card base to create a continuation of the garden scene along with another Gnome and frog.  Again, took to my Copic brush pens and colored using many of the same colors, along with another fussy-cut of head only to add to frog in the border scene.  

I was so pleased with it; but it needed one more thing.  So... I cut two frogs, colored, and again fussy-cut one of them, head only, and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the other.  Found the perfect spot for this frog on top of the mushroom and adhered with glue. 



On the front of the card the Sentiment "Ribbiting News" gives the flexibility of using this card for any occasion.  The gnome and frog sentiment were added to the inside of the card base, and the upper left-hand corner was left blank for another sentiment relative to the occasion it will be given.   

At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 "Create a Fun Fold" and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at Crafting Happiness, our partner for this challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us for this fun challenge
 

 
Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Dies R Us "Anything Goes"  Used Die Elizabeth Craft 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Whimsy Stamp Tutorial 
Design Paper 
     Bloom With Grace 
Carstock 
     Sangria and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     C1855 "Gnome Matter" (Gnomes & Inside Sentiment)
     C1814 "Punny Animals" (Frog & Inside Sentiment)
     Paper Smooches "Critter Card Puns" (Ribbiting News)
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
     Unknown "Scalloped Circle" 
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, April 30, 2021

Plant a Seed of Friendship - Color Dare #442 "LOC"

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #442 "Love of Color" using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #504 with optional twist "Nature".  Color Dare asks you to use at least three of the colors from the Palette and my choice is Sundance, Paprika and Sapphire.  

Stamped two of the tag images, colored with Copic Sketch brushes, fussy-cut the tags and then attached to the tag thin cut. Stamped, masked and colored a couple of sun flowers.  One tag was taped to the wood grain background paper and the other was put on with 3D thin foam tape.  The masked sun flowers were added in between the two tags.  The sentiment was stamped in black Mememto black, layered with sapphire and added to bottom corner with 3D thin foam tape.  



 


Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for some fun color challenges.


Also sent to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Wood Grain 
Cardstock 
     Sundance, Paprika, Sapphire and White Daisy 
Stamps and Thin Die (Tags)
     S2006 Garden Tags SOTM - Tags
     S1205 Friendship Bouquet - Sentiment
Inks/Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Pens, alcohol-base 
        B29 (Sapphire), E08 (Paprika), YR23 (Sundance) 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
 




 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Hugs - Double Trouble Challenge #82 "Flowers"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #82 "Flowers" and using the Color Palette and first-time partner at Make the Cards Color Challenge #13 "Candy Coated".  


Don't you love this combination of colors for a pretty floral... of course who lacks floral stamps or images.  Chose a foral stamp and die set that had not yet been used along with the stitched lattice background die, a perfect setting for my floral.  Cut an A2 size panel using Lagoon cardstock, die cut the background lattice in Mint cardstock and adhered to the Lagoon panel.  




The hard part is to closely match my Copic Sketch brush pens with the "Candy Coated" color challenge and my cardstock... believe I met this challenge.  I used the thin dies to cut the floral but also did a little fussy-cutting where the florals overlap each other, adhered with thin foam tape for dimension and a little glitter pen on the flowers.  

A sentiment die "Hugs" was selected and cut using both Mint and Lagoon cardstock, adhered Mint direct to lattice and layered off-set with Lagoon for dimension.    


At Double Trouble Our Things 1, 2 and 3 sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 "Flowers" and be eligible for our random draw.

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at Make The Cards Challenge, our partner for this challenge if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances for the random draw. Please join us for this fun challenge

Also sent to the following Challenges
























CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Mint, Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Serenity Cardmaking Workshop and Thin Dies 
Dies 
     Tutti Designs #239 - Hugs Word Set 
     CTMH Stitched Lattice Background      
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copid Sketch Brush Pens (alcohol base) 
        BG15, BG32, V12, RV17, 0 Colorless Blender 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape  
     Glitter Pen "Clear" 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Color Dare #440 - Crazy 8 "Choose 4 Panels in Board"

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #440 "Crazy 8" with my choice of four blocks (Glacier, New England Ivy, Peach and Floral) and using the Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch #502. Decided to as well to use TSOT's technique "Fun Fold" tutorial by Mary Deatherage's tutorial "side fold card".  




Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for some fun color challenges.

The TSOT sketch was changed to landscape to meet the Fun Fold card base.  Panels were cut for both the border and the main focal point with a striped glacier patterned paper.  On left-side panel a decorative edge was die cut, layered with glacier cardstock and placed a sentiment instad of the flowers.   

The focal point was also layered with glacier cardstock, floral fussy-cut from the complement patterned paper and adhered to striped background with tape and thin foam tape for dimension.  

Two butterfly die cuts were made, one in a peach design paper and the other in white. Decided it showed off the butterfly better against the floral using the white cut on top with a peek-a-boo of the patterned paper as a shadow on the bottom. They were adhered together on the body of the butterfly and placed on the floral.  Perl was added to the butterfly and some placed along the left-side of panel.  

On the inside of the card the same border on the front of the card was added to the right-hand inside border.  



Also submitted to the following challenges
 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Paper Fundamentals "Glacier" 
     Mix-In X9017 - Butterfly Cup 
     Sweet Girl - The Floral 
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Butterfly"
     Poppy #1788 Tailored Stitches Border
     Lawn Fawn #105 Words "Thank You" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Small Pearls "Glacier"