Back to the Birthday Card Challenge game with Ashley. We took a few days off to do stuff. She watched basketball… and stuff. I did a couple 5ks… and stuff.
But we are back now. So here’s my latest birthday card for the challenge.
I have a thing for space stuff so I couldn’t resist making a card with the Beam Me Up stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. Seriously, they are just so cute.
The first thing I did was create the space-y background. I created by sponge a bunch of ink colors on white cardstock. Then I added some black color to the mix.
I spritzed the panel with a light misting of water and then a light spritzing of white spray mist. I let it dry and then added the little stamped and die-cut elements.
To give my aliens a little extra personality, I added a few extra dots with black Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of them and a wiggle eye on the middle one. I also added a few dots with my pens.
Finished the card off with the sentiment and a few stamped stars. I colored them in with a white pen and added a few additional white dots.
Anyhoo, that’s what I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.
Be back tomorrow.
Super tickled to help my friends from Ellen Hutson kick off this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge.
What is the challenge? Well, it’s a monthly challenge! Every month, there’s a Color Trend Inspirational photo put on the CLASSroom blog. The challenge this month?
I was inspired by the color scheme from the challenge and used Copic markers (somewhat similar to the colors) to draw lines across the panel I planned to place on the card. I wasn’t 100% exact, and I think that’s a-OK. Just trying to keep things real here.
I stamped the flower from the Mondo Peony set three times onto the card panel. I also stamped a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies set. Then I got a little bit fancy. I used the coordinating dies to cut out one of the flowers.
I plopped it on some foam adhesive and added it to the card. Hard to tell in the first picture, but this one shows the little bit of dimension it added.
Pretty cool, huh?!
Well, that’s all I have for you. Be sure to check out the post on The CLASSroom for inspiration. And be sure to link up your take on it over there too!
A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an Inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.
Back again. Another day. Another card for the Birthday Card challenge with Ashley.
Give it up for today’s card.
Just having fun today, playing with this llama image from Technique Tuesday’s Lorenzo the Llama stamp set (and dies). He humors me to no end. 🙂
Wanted to play it simple by creating a little scene with a background, created with a Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Then I added some “grass” by plopping a strip of cardstock at the bottom.
The garland is from the stamp set too. I simply stamped it right onto the inked background, colored it in and added a little bit of Nuvo Crystal Drops to it to give it some dimension.
The sentiment is from the stamp set too.
Alright! That’s all I have. Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.
Back again with another birthday card inspired by the Birthday Card challenge with Ashley.
Meet today’s card.
This one is a wee bit on the sassy side. In fact, I had a little help with the sassy factor by using Technique Tuesday’s Sassy Birthday 2.0 stamp set (and coordinating dies). The words and the dress are all from the set.
I had colored in these dresses awhile ago while crafting with friends but hadn’t had a chance to do anything with them. This felt like the card to use them on.
The patterned papers are all scraps from my box of scraps. I just tried to pick a color scheme of scraps that worked with the colors of the dresses since I’d had already colored them in.
Tried something a little different by stamping one sentiment above the dresses, and then another below them. Kinda like that look.
Alright. That’s it for today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge!
PS. Technique Tuesday has a sale through the end of today, March 13th. 25% off with coupon code on Easter stamps, dies and cutting files. You’ll find them all here.
Back again. Back again making cards because of a challenge with my friend, Ashley. This time? We’re challenging each other to make birthday cards.
So meet today’s card.
Created this little scene using a few different Lawn Fawn stamp sets (and dies). I’d like to tell you I had some grand plan for making the card look like this, but it really just came together organically. I created the card and present stack and then was like “What about this? What about that?” And so I went building a stamped scene.
The sentiment was created by pairing together words from a couple different sentiment stamp sets. Then I took my trusty red pen and drew the little punctuation arrow for the birthday word. Turned out pretty cute.
Ok. This is all I have. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on this Birthday Challenge. And be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see Challenge Card No. 2.
Super duper fun times today! Super duper tickled to be joining the Pretty Pink Posh gang in celebrating PPP’s March release. It’s… just… so… so… so great!
Made a couple cards to share with you that were created with the goods. How about we take a look?
Please meet Card No. 1.
Created this first guy with the help of the Best of Luck stamp set and coordinating Best of Luck dies.
Truly, it is such a delightful set. You’ve got everything you need to make a fun little scene. In fact, I found myself stamping the images from the set over and over and die-cutting them to mock up all sorts of fun scenes.
I just love how the little guy is tossing the coins and shamrock and clover in the air. I opted to color the coins in for this card, but I thought it would be fun in the future to use sequins or some of PPP’s Lemon Drop Jewels on the stamped coins instead.
And meet Card No. 2.
Yep. I once again created a card with the Best of Luck stamps and dies. They are just so fun… and versatile.
This card is a little more graphic than the last one, but it’s still as cute as can be.
And, finally, meet Card No. 3.
This time, I made a card with the Bunny Friends stamps and coordinating dies.
I wanted to add a little texture to the bunny so I used a couple gray markers and added some dots to him. It’s subtle, but I think it’s pretty cool looking. I like how it just adds a little something.
Alright! That’s all I have got for you. Be sure to check out the rest of the hop!
Pretty Pink Posh blog
Teri Anderson (You are here)
Joni Andaya (<—— NEXT STOP)
Thanks for swinging by too! 🙂
March 1st means the new release at Technique Tuesday is live. You’ll find all the new goods right here.
And I’m sharing a project today created with a couple of the new products.
Created this little dude with the new Gertie & Garth Goat stamps and coordinating dies.
I just had fun with this card by stamping several elements from the stamp set, cutting them with the dies and the coloring them in with my trusty old markers.
Created the little scene by pairing everything together. Rather than letting the goat, cans and flowers “float” in the air, I used a cosmetic sponge to sponge a little black ink onto the card. It’s just a simple little thing to do, but it’s a great way to “ground” your stamped images.
You might be wondering about the label. That’s was cut with Technique Tuesday’s Retro Labels dies. I cut it, stamped the image on it and then added a little pop with some foam tape. I always like adding a little extra dimension with foam adhesives.
Alrighty! That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday blog for a list of all the other TT Design Team members sharing projects today. You’ll also find links to their blogs.