Wow - did I get a lot done today in my craft room! I had several challenges laid out on my work table that I wanted to get done - and here they are!
First up is my card for this week's Cas(e) This Sketch
I had this wonderful picture taken by my niece - of her husband Nate and their son, 2 year old James. They took a boat out to one of the islands in Boston Harbor last month and one of the things they did there was fly a kite! I thought the sketch would work perfect with this photo. I die cut the sentiment balloon from Jillian Vance, stamped the sentiment from PTI on it and popped it up on the photo with foam tape. Then I just layered the photo to a black and then green panel. The finished size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
I actually made this as just a card front and attached a die cut easel from Tim Holtz to the back so it can stand up and be displayed on a shelf.
My next 2 cards are for Christmas challenges.
I used the Merry Monday sketch for this one
and here is my card
and I used a star which is the July Christmas Card Challenge in the Waltzingmouse Forum. I stamped the star and sentiment with Archival Jet Black ink on brushed silver card stock. I punched the circles out of the same silver. The star is popped up over the circles and I added some clear rhinestones. The blue panel is embossed with Square Lattice.
And my final creation was made for the Addicted to CAS - Code Word Holiday challenge
and the August Christmas Card Challenge in the Waltzingmouse Forum - to use the non-traditional colors of lime green, raspberry and tangerine!
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these funky colors but once I decided what stamps I would use, it all worked out nicely! Who would have thought these colors would make a pretty Christmas Card?!! That's why we have challenges - right?! The wreath and berries are from Around Christmas Time and the Noel is from Compliments of the Season - Two all from Waltzingmouse.
I'm entering both of these Christmas cards into the Moxie Fab World Holiday Card Challenge
Phew! that's it from me today!
Stamps: Beautiful Blessings - PTI
Paper: White, True Black, Kraft - PTI
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Accessories: message balloon die - Jillian Vance Designs, foam dots, small easel die - Tim Holtz Alterations, photo
Follow Yonder Star
Stamps: Yonder Star - Waltzingmouse
Paper: Enchanted Evening, True Black - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet black
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, rhinestones - Creative Charms, 3/4" and 5/8" circle punches - EK Success
Stamps: wreath and berries - Around Christmas Time, Noel from Compliments of the Season TWO - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI, certainly celery - SU
Ink: Memento Pear Tart, Tangelo, Ranger Distress Picked Strawberry, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Accessories: circle nestabilities, foam tape