Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for cards using your favorite color combo (two or three colors, any occasion). My favorite color combo is the good old "Red, White and Blue." (Would you expect anything different from a retired Colonel?)
In honor of Memorial Day coming up here's my card.
Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team's favorite colors are. Then link up your card with us.
It is time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog. This time we want to see cards that show Motherly Love (it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card - just something showing motherly love).
You might notice a trend on my last few Cards in Envy blog posts. I am finally breaking out some of my "precious" Graphic 45 papers. The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. So pretty. Here's a closeup.
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your motherly love card with us.
There's a blog hop going on over on the Club Scrap Blog. I'l be adding this Cherry Blossom card I created to the Linky at the end of the blog hop.
I am sorry the colors are not right. What looks like dark blue is really a soft purple and looks great with the pink flowers. Hop on over to the Club Scrap blog to see what the design team members have created with their Cherry Blossom kits.
There is a special story behind my love of Japanese art and images. In 1945 my father joined the Army (as soon as he was out of High School) and was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the end of World War II. He traveled the whole country as the driver for the Chief of Chaplains. As kids growing up we were acculturated into Japanese food and art through my father. We were eating in Japanese restaurants (on the floor as tradition) long before they ever became popular. Our house was decorated with beautiful Japanese woodblock prints that my father brought back with him from Japan. I love the arts of Ikebana and Bonsai. I try to attend the Japanese Festival of Dolls every year at one of our local Methodist churches (they have displays of Ikebana, Bonsai and gorgeous dolls). So it is with great joy that I get to create some special Cherry Blossom cards for the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit and honor my Father's love of all things Japanese.
Come visit the Club Scrap blog to see the entire collection of cards I created.
Time for another challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for cards that have only pastel colors. Once again I decided to dig into my Graphic 45 stash for this cute Easter card. Don't worry - I have plenty more stash and it's time to start using it!
The sentiment is Stampin'Up! So pull out your springtime pastel papers and ink and link up with us over on the Cards in Envy blog. Check out what the other Design Team members came up with too.
It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy challenge blog. This time we want to see Black and White cards with a "smidge" of color. (Card should be mostly black and white). Here's what I came up with.
The Die-Namics striped die is a NBUS. I dug out an old Cricut/Cuttlebug die for the Thank You and flower.
With February being a short month I did not get my Club Stamp Succulents kit until yesterday. So I am late posting to the Blog Hop and Linky Party. Actually the linky party is open all month so I guess I am not late posting to it!
This is the first card I created with the kit. It's done with just a simple masking technique.
That large "thanks" stamp really packs a punch! I used a combination of Distress ink in Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany. Check out what the design team has created for the blog hop and then join in on the linky party.
There's a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. It is a color challenge based on the old "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue" poem. Red and blue are required but white is always OK on our color challenges. Here's my card.
I thought a western theme would work great with the red and blue color challenge. I had this great October Afternoon DP sitting around and it worked perfect for the challenge. The star border is from Die-Namics and the sentiment is from Amuse Studio "Southern Sass."
Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with and then post your red and blue cards on our linky on the Cards in Envy blog.
The latest challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog is to show us your Valentine Cards. Cards should say "be mine' or "Happy Valentine's Day." I decided on a masculine Valentine's Day card.
I used the Hero Arts (OWH) "Dude" stamp set for the bacon and "more than bacon" sentiment. The original sentiment was "I like you more than bacon." I definitely wanted to say "I love you." Since I use Evernote to catalog my stamps it was easy enough to type in "I love you" and see all the different versions of that sentiment I had. I settled on CTMH Wild Thing stamp set and was able to get exactly what I was looking for as a sentiment. I was thrilled to find a piece of DP in my stash that had wavy lines similar to the stripes in bacon. Perfect for the background.
Come check out the rest of the Design Team's cards over on the Cards in Envy blog. Then link up your Valentine cards with us!
My January Club Stamp kit "Color Me Happy" has arrived. There was Yupo Paper in the kit to play with. I had Yupo paper but had not done anything with it yet until today. I watched a Tim Holtz video where he demonstrated the Yupo paper with alcohol inks. He showed a technique where you stamp with archival ink over the alcohol ink background and immediately wipe the ink off to create a resist on the background. Here is how mine turned out.
I have more Yupo paper to play with. I'm loving this technique and how the alcohol inks work on this paper. I'm linking this card up with the Club Scrap blog hop linky. Come check out the great ideas from the design team. I am also linking it up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9.
The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy Blog is for cards made with pink and gray colors. This color scheme was perfect for the Club Scrap French Flea Market kit (March 2016).
I used Ranger Tattered Rose Distress ink to color the background paper and around the stamped thank you design. Come check out what the other design team members came up with for this color challenge. Then link up your pink and gray card on the Cards in Envy blog.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the new challenge at Cards in Envy. We are looking for cards with snow, snowmen or snowflakes but be sure to add a bird to your card. I almost feel like this is a cheat card because no stamping was involved. I ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder and used this beautiful image and sentiment from the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper pack, added a few red stickles to sparkle it up and done!
Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their snowbird cards on the Cards in Envy blog. Your cards can be any size or shape but not lumpy bumpy cards - they need to fit in a mailing envelope. Here's a great Irish quote for the New Year.
"In the New Year may your right hand be stretched out in friendship but never in want."