The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is asking for cards with the colors yellow and black as the majority colors on your card. I immediately thought of bumble bees. I was inspired by this pin for an idea and came up with this card.
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Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. We're looking for "something new." Whatever you have that is new (new stamps, new technique, new ink, etc.). This a a "new to me" die that is a Karen Burniston "Pop It Up". I wasn't sure what to do with this die (I got it on a going out of business sale at a local scrapbook store). I found this pin by Shelly Hickcox (StampTramp) and I was off and running using the Club Scrap Navigation kit (sorry, now retired).
Come on over to the Club Scrap blog and check out what's new with other Design Team members. Then link up "what's new" for you.
Here's the new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for beach themed cards (as long as there is a beach image). I went with some vintage bathing suits from the Club Scrap Boardwalk kit (retired).
This might be stretching Sandy's (Cards in Envy Boss) intent a little bit but you certainly can see bathing suits on the beach! This card is winging its way to a friend who just retired from the Army as a Colonel! I am so proud of her and her service to our country.
Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their beach themed cards. Then link up your beach themed cards.
The new challenge on the Cards in Envy challenge blog is to show us your cards with stars. You might want to show us patriotic stars for the upcoming 4th of July if your in the USA or any card theme with stars on it. I opted for patriotic stars.
I just cut the Authentique paper on the diagonal and flipped one piece over. Perfect way to get matching designs. I had a "God Bless" stamp (Jillian Vance) but did not have a "the" so I hand lettered it.
Hop on over the the Cards in Envy blog and check out the star-studded cards the Design team came u with. Then link up your star themed cards with us.
Today the challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for you to use Distress Inks and a lot of the color blue on your cards. I decided this challenge made me think about blueprints.
I used the Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder on the blue cardstock and lightly applied white pigment ink to the raised areas. The stamp was a Simon Says Stamp exclusive for Stamptember 2017 and I stamped it in Blueprint Sketch distress ink (of course!).
Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and checkout the other blue and distress ink cards that the Design Team came up with. Then link up your cards that are Blue and Distressed.
The new challenge at the Cards in Envy blog is for masculine cards for boys or men. I decided to make a Birthday card that I can put a gift card or money in.
I used the Stampin'Up! Pocket full of Sunshine stamp with matching dies to make the pocket. I heat embossed the pocket and sentiment in white EP. I added the copper brads so it looks like the pocket is reinforced like jean pockets are. I love the cute little fake money stamp you can put in the pocket so something is still in there when the gift card or real money is removed.
Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the other "manly" cards that the design team came up with. Then post your manly card for us to admire!
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The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is to make a card from a sketch and if possible share the link to the sketch you used. I have a card sketch board on Pinterest and decided to use this pin to make my card.
Here's the sketch below.
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The new challenge on the Cards in Envy is asking for one layer cards (base does not count). I have been playing around with Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper and thought this background would work great with my Koi fish stamps.
This is from the Club Scrap Surprise Kit. I love this sentiment on the card. Hop on over to the Cards in Envy Blog and check out what the other design team members came up with. Then link up your Birthday cards with us.
There is a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. Create a card using a negative space of a die or a punch.
I don't have a card to show you this time - I am taking a break from this challenge. My husband and I are moving my in-laws into Assisted Living and the pace is fast and furious to get all the paperwork and packing done to move them.
I'll see you at the next challenge.
But in the meantime please checkout what the other Design Team members have done with this challenge on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your card with negative die cuts or punches.
Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we want you to create cards without any patterned paper. Of course, solid paper is Okay. Think out of the box and make your own background. Here is my handmade background card.
I created this background by cutting out two of the gear die-cuts and gluing them to card stock. I then applied foil tape over the top and used a bone folder to show the relief of the gears. The alcohol Ink was applied over the foil to give it texture and color. The images are from the Club Scrap Steamworks stamps and hybrid digital kit. The sentiment is from Great Impressions.
Come check out what the other Design Team members came up with on the Cards in Envy blog. Then link up your cards made with no patterned paper.
If you like steampunk you will like the current Club Scrap kit called Steamworks. There's a Linky Party tomorrow on the Club Scrap blog and I'll be linking up with this card. There's a digital kit, paper kit, and a cardmaking kit. I played around with the stamps for the corners on this card and dug out and old Time & Space stamp for the clock. I used my Distress Oxide inks for the background with a stencil. The sentiment and balloon is from the digital kit.
Time for another challenge at Cards in Envy. We are looking for cards that have at least one heart.
I am still playing with the Simon Says Stamp Valentine's kit from a couple years ago. I am liking the Sand and red color combination. The window die is Just Rite and the love die is Stampin'Up. Hearts are an old punch I have.
Come visit the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team came up with. Then link up your heart cards on the Cards in Envy blog for some bragging rights.
We have a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for Black and White cards. December 6th my sister passed away very suddenly. This card reflects my current mood. This was an extremely hard Christmas season for our family. You should always have a few sympathy cards on hand for times like this.
I used Stampin'Up Delicate Details and Timeless Texures plus some old Creative Memories paper tape. Come check out what the other Design Team members came up with - there's a wide variety of card types this time, all of them in Black and White. Link up your Black and White card with us too.
Happy New Year! Hope this blog post finds you warm and cozy. There is a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. Show us your cards with any type of Winter theme (snowflakes, mittens, ice, hats, scarfs etc.)
I used the Club Scrap Shades of Winter kit. I stamped the snowflakes and berries in Versamark ink and then used WOW Vintage Peacock glitter embossing powder on them. They really sparkle! The DP is mounted over blue shimmer paper for more sparkle.
Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the other design team members came up with for their "chilly" cards. Then post your winter themed card for us to admire.