Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

52CCT 05 2019 wk3 Theme

I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Design Team, Handmade Cards

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

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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

Handmade Cards, Sympathy

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