The Sketch File. Kathy's sketch will be up until next Tuesday, so you still have time to come play along with us.
We hope to see your project at The Sketch File!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
I am still creating Christmas cards and here it is March! As I've mentioned before, I am trying to create a large selection of cards for Christmas 2015. I hope to have many to choose from and I am well on my way. This card was created based on our current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy created the sketch for our month long sketch challenge and it's a real winner. It will inspire you to use many details. Please join us at The Sketch File. We would love to see how you use the sketch. You can use the sketch to create a card, layout or any other project. We'll keep the sketch up until the end of March, so hurry on over and join us.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Mission EMBOSS-ible"challenge at Jingle Belles. Who can resist a challenge to emboss? Unfortunately, I have many ideas rolling around in my head, including some with heat embossing, but I just don't have the energy to create. Instead, I hand cut a pair of mittens, dry embossed them and layered them on an embossed background. I used the plaid background because it reminds me of flannel clothing and warmth. Thanks for the inspiration Steph C @ One Crafty Chica!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I've got a new "baby" card for you today. It's inspired by our current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy created this sketch for us and it's just wonderful. If you like to create cards with lots of detail, it will be the perfect sketch to inspire you. Please link up your card with us, we can't wait to see what you create!
Friday, March 13, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
It's week 2 for our current sketch challenge over at The Sketch File. The March sketch is fabulous and allows for the inclusion of many creative details. We will be using this sketch all month long, so we hope you will find the time to use it as inspiration for a creative project. My card is yet another winter themed card. I am determined to have a large pile of Christmas cards to use when December 2015 rolls around so each month I'll use our sketch to create at least one Christmas or winter themed card. We hope to see you at The Sketch File!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
City Crafter. This week City Crafter's challenge is to use WASHI TAPE. I'm having a blast with this challenge because of all the endless possibilities. This card was created using multiple shades of yellow washi tape. I layered strips both vertically and horizontally over a black mat and added an embossed panel with yellow and black punched flowers. I matted the embossed panel with yellow cardstock trimmed with scallop decorative scissors and also added a strip of the yellow cardstock below the white panel.
All the Good Names Were Taken and Jingle Belles, I've discovered yet another fabulous blog. This one is City Crafter and this week's challenge is to use WASHI TAPE. I've been playing with washi for a few weeks now but this morning I couldn't resist making one more card with it. This time I created the patterned border to the right and left of the fish image on my card. I placed two different strips of patterned washi on my cutting mat and cut it into equal lengths, then adhered it to the white mat alternating each color. I can't remember the brand name of the washi. I have a drawer full of washi and no longer have the company labels. In the center of my card I used a piece of patterned paper from Graphic 45. I layered it on a black mat and attached a piece of black netting (recycled from produce packaging). I am glad to have another masculine card to add to my collection as my family has several male birthdays to celebrate this month.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
I'm playing along with the current challenge at CASE-ing Christmas. I was determined to play along this week. I had every intention of playing last week, but got so busy that I didn't get around to creating anything for the challenge. This week DT member Mynn has created a gorgeous card to inspire us (at right). I loved her CAS card and how she used three different patterns of washi tape and centered the ornament in the middle of them. I also used washi tape with three different patterns and layered them in the center of the card. Instead of an ornament, I used a tag with a snowman image and surrounded it with green snowflakes. Mynn used white on white and I did this as well, however, I decided to add a bit of texture and embossed the mat. This made it impossible to write the sentiment directly onto the mat, so I wrote the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and matted it before adhering it to the white mat.
|Jingle Belles "A Very Vibrant Christmas" photo|
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This challenge had me pulling out MARKERS! I haven't used them in a long while so it was the perfect challenge for me. I ended up creating the red and green background paper with the markers. I drew squiggly lines all over a piece of white cardstock using a red and green marker. I felt like I was back in kindergarten!!! Next I colored in the white area with a green colored pencil, then punched random holes in it. I handcut a tree, crumpled it and uncrumpled it (to give it texture) then mounted it on a piece of white cardstock. The white cardstock was a bit blah, so I punched holes in it and scalloped the edges with decorative scissors.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Sketch File. We're having fun with it. There are lots of opportunities to add lots of little details. I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch. Please post your card, layout or other project here.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I'm just bouncing back after feeling unhealthy for the past two weeks. When I'm ill, I sleep. I've slept so much that I was beginning to wonder if I could stay awake for more than 10 minutes! The good news is that I CAN! I was able to complete this card this morning (followed by yet another nap). Fortunately, the card came together quickly. It's inspired by the current "A Very Vibrant Christmas" challenge at Jingle Belles and Steph and Lauren's inspirational photo at right.