Saturday, September 26, 2020


A quick card today for the current Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and also the SSS Flickr Challenge.


I die cut the leaves from a piece of green alcohol inked yupo paper. The background was sponged with speckled egg, weathered wood and stormy sky DO inks and spattered with water.  Added the sentiment and sequins and done.  The SSS challenge is "anything goes" and I used slimline card, splatter and green for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020


A Blog Named Hero has "clean and simple" for its challenge this month and I've made a twofer with a new (to me) set - Togetherness Flower Bouquet.

In order to make two top folding cards, I cut my cardstock to 4.25"x11".  With the cs horizonal, I lightly marked the center with pencil (5.5") and stamped the image with half on either side of the pencil mark - and then turned the stamp and repeated.  I colored all the flowers and leaves before cutting the piece in half - so ended up with two pieces 4.25"x5.5".  If you look at both cards you will be able to see where they match up.  On the bottom card, I added some striped washi tape and the sentiment from the stamp set.  On the top card, I just cut a narrow strip of black, added a different sentiment and a few black enamel dots.  To finish both, I used some black spatter before adhering to a white card base.  Two CAS cards for the price of one!!!

Hope to see your CAS cards this month on the challenge blog - and you may win either a $25 or $50 gift card from Hero Arts!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020


The colors for The Flower Challenge are pink and brown and finally had some inspiration today and sadly, even a reason to make this card.

I watercolored the bouquet with Karin markers - just used pale pink for the flowers, but different shades of brown for the various leaves.  Before coloring, I embossed the bouquet with rose gold ep.  For some added texture, I dry embossed the card base with a striped cover die, used foam tape to mount the bouquet, added a few brownish sequins and the sentiment and done!  

I am also entering my card at CAS Mix-Up Challenge as I used embossing with a die, wet embossing and watercoloring.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020


Two cards today for the Twofer Challenge (trees), the Color Hues Challenge (navy & turquoise) and CAS Christmas (Christmas tree).  Since I used die cuts I'm also entering my card at Die Cut Divas (holidays).

Began by blending chipped sapphire and broken china DO ink on a piece of white card.  Die cut the tree line in white, also the larger tree and hand cut the second snowbank.  Put this all together on a card base.  Then added the sparkle snowflakes, some spectrum noir shimmer on the snowbanks and the little sentiment.  Difficult photographing the shimmer so it wouldn't be so dark.

For my second card, I snipped off the trunks of the largest tree from the tree line die after cutting it multiple times from watercolor paper.  Loosely watercolored them in pale pink, yellow and lavender.  Brushed the edges with some copper metallic ink.  Arranged on a background piece and added a copper border.  Die cut the sentiment several times for dimension and completed with copper sequins. 

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Saturday, September 19, 2020


Currently, there's a wonderful photo for inspiration at The Card Concept Challenge and had to use my Botonicuts sunflowers for my entry. 

Used some yellow cardstock for my flowers and sponged on some darker yellows for a variety in color - same thing for the green leaves.  Die cut the black stripe background, added it to a white card base - the little sentiment was stamped in black and embossed with clear ep.

The black and white striped pillows and the sunflowers were the inspiration for my card.  I think my card fits in their clean and layered category - or even just clean and simple.

I am also entering my card at Seize the Birthday where the challenge is die cuts only with a stamped sentiment.

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