Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC no.477

Hello everyone. I am here with a card design using the sketch made by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is shown as a square card sketch but I have changed mine to be a portrait A6-sized card.

The background paper is just something that was sitting on my desk that I thought would look good as a background for the heart die that I used. The die is from Paper Rose Studio and it is called Floral Heart Metal Cutting Die. I placed this onto some white cardstock but it was too stark of a contrast so I used some Fired Brick Distress Ink and a Blending Brush just for some subtle colour. The sentiment flag I printed out on my computer as I couldn’t find anything in my stash suitable.

I left the card pretty simple this time because the die is so intricate and I didn’t want to take away from this. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for sketch no.477 from AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until my next blog,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

52CCT June Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd Saturday in June, so we have a colour combination to create this week. And that combination is

This was an exciting combination as we don’t have the usual red included. But having different combinations is part of the fun of these challenges.

I went searching through my stash of Christmas papers and I found these 2 which were perfect. To these papers, I added some inking with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and also some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Stickers as well as some green holographic stickers from my stash. The large sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio Crip Christmas Sentiment Sheets.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I created using the colour combination from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come along and create with us and also share your makes over on our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Design Team

AHSC 307

Hello Everyone,
Another wonderful sketch from Michelle over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for us all to play along with.

AHSC 307 March 11th DT

I decided to go down the clean and simple route or at least for me it is! And this is what I came up with

AHSC 307

To create this card I cut the image panel first but instead of cutting individual rectangle like indicated on the sketch I decided to go down another route. I taped the main panel to a board that I keep to do sponging work on and then I created the “window” pattern with more tape. I chose a stencil from my collection and then I used my Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks with sponge daubers. I used the Salty Ocean around the edge of the main panel and Mowed Lawn around the sentiment circle.

When putting the card together I cut some foam and put this under the scalloped circle just to give a little height. To give the sentiment a little more depth I cut it out a 2nd time so that I could stamp it in another colour and use the distress ink for a little bit of difference.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team project. I really appreciate all of the likes, comments and visits to my blog. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought.

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I thought that this past week was going to break me. I have a new respect for what I can go through and come out the other side. Thanks God I couldn’t have done it without you.

Until Next Time
Tracy B

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Simple Birthday Greeting

Hello Everyone,
I actually have 2 cards to share with you today.  This being the first and they are both based on the 2 same challenges.  The Color Throwdown #489 Combination and CAS(e) this Sketch #268 with Chrissy

I liked the simple and classic colour combination that came up from The Color Throwdown and then this unusual sketch which Chrissy from CASE this Sketch put forward.  It is definitely one out of the ordinary.  And this is my first take on it
CaS Birthday.jpgI decided to keep things really clean and simple which is not my usual style.  But I am really happy with how it all came together.  I have used watercolour paper as the base to use my Distress Inks through a stencil called “New Cheese” by Scrapmatts. First I taped off the area that I wanted to keep white while inking, I followed the sketch layout for the tape placement.

After this was completed and I had cleaned off my stencil I looked through my metal dies for a sentiment that I could use.  I found this Happy Birthday die and I cut it with my Cuttlebug out of both Maroon card stock and some black paper to make a shadow. I glued this onto the space left with no inking and this finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my first project.  My second one will follow after I have completed some stuff with my family.  And as always before you leave I want to leave you with this thought:
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This is a good one to remember. Leave what you are doing if you can finish it tomorrow. It’s okay to take time out – just don’t quit.  So long as you progress each and every day.

Have a Happy Restful/Productive Kind of Day,
My Name

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

A Favourite Technique

Hello Everyone,
I am here to actually share with you 2 things
1: A Card Project and 2: A Mini Ink Pad Storage Update

First off my card project.  This card was inspired by the AAA Cards: Favourite Technique challenge.  I meant to upload this a few days ago but time and life got away from me.
Celebrate Style.jpgI love using my Distress Inks over Stencils; it gives me an opportunity to put quite a lot or little amount of colour into a project depending on which stencil I use or what I am wanting to achieve.  This stencil came on the free on the front of a card making magazine and I really love the design.

As I just mentioned I love using my Distress Inks but I am a complete klutz and usually get the ink that goes on my fingers from changing out the foam between colours onto places I don’t want.  So my Husband helped me to make wooden dowel pieces that are just smaller than a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool Foam and they were perfect … with  a major draw back!! They no longer fitted into my Ink Storage Shelf that my Husband had previously made for me
BeforeChange.jpgAs you can see the pad is quite squished in! And my Husband said that he could update it so that the pads weren’t squished.
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As you can see from the zoomed in photo above they are no longer squished and have the dowel installed already.  And before you wonder – no this photo isn’t upside down – I store my ink pads this way but I named all of them before I decided to store them like this.

The left side of the storage unit is spaced for my Mini Distress Inks and the right side is for my stamping inks which I don’t use blending foam with.  But I have noticed that I may end up outgrowing this so I may need to ask Image result for winking emoji freemy Husband if he can make a new one only wider or taller.

Thank you for coming by and looking at my card project and my updated ink storage unit.  And as always I want to leave you with this thought before you leave:
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This is my fabulous family. Without whom I wouldn’t have such a full life. I am grateful for these 3 wonderful people they have seen me through much and love me still.

Have a Happy Crafty Family Filled kind of Day,
My Name

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Sympathy Not Easy

Hello Everyone, the card I am bringing you today is a type of card that I do not like making but then again who does? This is a type of card that we don’t like making but unfortunately this event does happen in our lives or that of our friends.

When I was thinking about making this card I wanted to make something that had some happy colours. The reason behind this is that so many of the funerals that I have attended have been a celebration of the persons life. And many of these people lived a colourful and full life – like my beautiful Mum who passed away earlier this year.

Anywho onto the card creation:
Sympathy Swirls.jpgI am really happy with how it turned out. It’s colourful but also simple. For this card I used my Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick to colour over the Tim Holtz Scribbles Stencil. The With Sympathy sentiment comes from a collection by the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine from the UK.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. And now I would like to leave you with a thought before you leave:

Thanks Mum and Dad, I miss you both quite often.
My Name
Challenges to Enter
Time Out Challenge #95 Theme with Optional Twist – Sympathy Card with Distressing