Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Birthday for Challenge #139 "Masculine Card" partnering with Festive Friday

Here is my Design Card for Double Trouble Challenge #139 "Masculine Card" collaborating with Festive Friday Challenge "Inspo List".  Masculine cards are not in my comfort zone; however, Festive Friday makes the collaboration of their elements so easy with our Thing choices.  Thing 1 Trouble Maker says "create a Masculine card" and Thing 3 Twisted Sister says "include a Plaid/Check" 

Thing 2 Double Trouble says "Choose at least one more Element from Festive Fridays "Inspo List" or two if you have not chosen Twisted Sister's optional plaid / checker for your project. 

My husband is an avid golfer so to meet the Festive Friday Challenge I chose Sports... and as I was creating my card the checker patterned paper was Blue and bordered with dark blue Sapphire.  Die Cuts were a golf Vehicle and golfer and Cricut cut for the golf ball.  (From Inspo List: Masculine, Plaid/Checker / Sports / Blue / Vehicle and Dies) 

Also sent to the following Challenges
As You Like It Challenge "Feminine or Masculine project" Chose masculine makes it more challenging because it takes me out of my comfort zone.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise: 
Design Paper 
     Mix-in Packet #9015 
     Sapphire, White Daisy and Black 
     Sentiment - Lawn Fawn #LF852 "Happy Birthday Border" 
     Reasonable Dies "Golf Tournament" 
     Golf Ball - Cricut Cut 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

You're So Sweet - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #550

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #550 "Six Pack" selecting all the colors on the Board and using the Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #608.  

For both cards the CTMH Stamp of the Month "Sweet Tweets" all images were stamped using black Memento ink on white cardstock, colored using Copic brush pens and all images were fussy-cut.  Cut the oval dies using Desert Rose (Card 1) and Wisteria (Card 2) and adhered the images on the ovals. 

Card 1:  Using TSOT Sketch 608 "Landscape"

Card 2:  Using TSOT Sketch 608 "Portrait" 

Background using Gel Press Technique with Oxide Inks:  Back a few weeks ago my daughter invited me to their cabin and we had decided to use one of the days to get messy and do backgrounds using the Gel Press, oxide inks and/or acrylic inks and stencils.  She had a lot of patience with me and created three times as many backgrounds as I did... I ended up with 25; but five are probably never going to see the front of a card... lol.  I came up with a pretty good match for this color challenge and decided to make two cards.  

Card 1:  Best match of Melon and Desert Rose  
              Cardstock:  Desert Rose and White Daisy 

Card 2:  Best match of Wisteria Cardstock 
              Cardstock:  Wisteria and White Daisy 

Please hop on over and join us at Color Dare's Color Board #550 and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there.  

Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     S2304 Sweet Tweets 
     Reasonable Dies Ovals Torn Edge 
     Ink - Black Memento 
     Copic Sketch Pens (Alcohol base) 
        Wisteria:  RV00, V20 
        Desert Rose:  E08, E31, YR27 
        Sage and Pine:  G29  and  Sage:  YG63 
        Melon:  E93, R81 
        Ballerina:  R81
     Copic Multi-Liner "Black" 
     Sakura Gelly Roll .08 "White" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Card 2:  Wisteria flower embellishment 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Have a Roaring Good Day - Mon 05/15 DTC #138 "Krafty Crafting"

Here is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #138 "Krafty Crafting" using brown paper Bags, Kraft paper, or something similar, and Twisted Sister's optional twist to include "an Animal".  This challenge we are partnering with The Crafter's Cafe "Animals".  

Looking through my Copic class incomplete projects I found an adorable Whimsy "Little Lion" not yet colored. This was an extra image purchase during a Copic Class at our local Scrapbook store with Jennifer Dove... again, an easier task when you have visual instructions on the coloring; but I got through the sample of the coloring and think it turned out pretty good. I chose this image because I was planning on doing a monochromatic in Browns. The Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #606 with a Optional Twist of "Dies and/or Punches" was an excellent sketch for the Little Lion. 

I had so many choices of Kraft and Brown patterned papers and putting the patterns together was a little time consuming but happy with the choices... the banner being the most difficult.  The banner was made up of two Mix-In papers and Mocha cardstock.  On the striped pattern the edges were die cut using a Tailored Stitch Die spacing it so I could use one of the Zip Strips in between the scallops. Using Mocha cardstock cut another panel to place behind the stripe/zip strip.  

Adhered the Little Lion to the completed Sketch with 3D thin foam tape to lift up the paws and the head rounding for dimension. Sentiment was added directed to patterned paper using Black ink and the inside of the card, bottom border was lined with the dots pattern and another scallop cut. 

Please hop on over and join us at Double Trouble Challenge #133 "Pinch Proof" and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there. You may also want to hop on over to The Crafter's Cafe and check out their Design Team projects too.

Also entered at the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In Paper Packets: X9048 Wood Grain, X9030 Dots, X9009 Stripes 
     Kraft Card Base and Envelope 
     Sentiment - B1533 "Circus Birthday Day-to-Day" 
     Whimsy Stamp "Little Lion" 
     Reasonable Dies "Torn Edge Squares) 
     Poppy Stitches #1788 "Tailored Stitches"
     Black Memento Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brushes (alcohol base) 
          0 Blender, 100, E33, E35, E57, E59, E79, V23 
          Multi-Liner "Black" 
      Sakura Gellly Roll 05 "White"  
      3D Thin Foam Tape

Friday, May 12, 2023

Happy Birthday - CD #548 "Only Two"

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #542 "Two Only".  Pewter is a Must Use and my choice of the second color is Peach. Stamped and die cut the Elephant on both the light and dark side of Pewter cardstock, fussy-cut the Lighter elephant, cut around the ear to prop with 3D foam tape and adhered to the darker side for shadow.  Stamped and die cut the four balloons in Pewter Ink on Peach Cardstock and adhered with 3D foam tape randomly on the background  and die cut.  

For the inside of the card, I stamped some balloons along the right-hand side border.  

Please hop on over and join us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare and check out the Design Teams inspiration, and then let us see what you create... hope to see you there. 

Also entered at the Following Challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges #677 "Birthday" - Congratulations on 14th Anniversary 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Mix-In X9017 
     Pewter, Peach and White Daisy 
Stamp and Thin Dies  
     CTMH Z3376 "Sweet Baby" 
     Sentiment - Elizabeth Craft Designs #1465 Words 1 Celebration 
     Pewter Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens (alcohol Base) R32, C3, O Blender
     3D Thin Foam Tape