Hi Crafters!

I am coming at you with a few inspiring ideas today.  First I want to share the cute cards that the challengers have shared with us this last week.  The challenge was to create a card with certain colors; pink, yellow, and green.  Feel free to comment below and encourage our challengers on!

A few weeks ago I started inviting challenge winners to challenge me back to make a card and I am loving it. It has been so fun to create cards with a challenge to meet and of course share it back.  I think it would be great if you tried this fun “game” with some of your crafty friends.  Grab a paper crafting buddy and challenge each other.  You can use the challenges in the weekly newsletter to help you with ideas.  Below are the cards I have created from challenges issued to me.

The cards that I made were also featured during a recent virtual event that I did to showcase the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.  I Listed some of the details with each card in case you would like to make one as well.

 

Forever Fern Card:

Supplies:

152559 Forever Fern Stamp Set

146988 Soft Sea Foam cs (5 1/2 x 8 1/2), (4×2)

100730 Whisper White cs (4×5 1/4), (4×1), (3×3)

1210944 Basic Gray cs (4x 1 1/4)

149165 Basic Gray Ink Pad

147102 Soft Sea Foam Ink Pad

152476 In Good Taste Elements

152714 Forever Flourishing Does

 

Directions:

  1. Stamp the Whisper White piece (4 x 5 1/4) with a leaf and dots.
  2. Stamp a leaf in Soft Sea Foam ink and die cut with matching die. Also, die cut another leave from the Soft Sea Foam card stock.
  3. Stamp greeting in Basic Gray onto Whisper White piece (1 x 4).
  4. Assemble as seen in the photo.

Blossoms in Bloom Card:

Supplies:

152684 Blossoms in Bloom

146986 Highland Heather cs (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)

100730 Whisper White (5 1/2 x 3 3/4)

147103 Highland Heather ink pad

147099 Gorgeous Grape ink pad

147087 Crushed Curry ink pad

Purple Rhinestones

146276 Stamparatus

141714 Sponge Daubers

 

Directions:

  1. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the large blossom image onto the Whisper White card stock. The blossoms were inked with Highland Heather and then a sponge dauber inked with Gorgeous Grape was daubed in the middle of the all the blossoms.
  2. Stamp leaves in Crushed Curry around the blossoms.
  3. Stamp greeting in Gorgeous Grape.
  4. Mount the stamped piece to the Highland Heather card base.

Birds & Branches Card

 

Supplies:

152570 Birds & Branches Stamp Set

133676 Mossy Meadow (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)

149612 Watercolor Paper (4 x 5 1/4) @ 2

115318 Soft Suede cs (3×4)

147105 Balmy Blue Ink Pad

115318 Soft Suede Ink Pad

147090 Old Olive Ink Pad

147087 Crushed Curry Ink Pad

147084 Real Red Ink Pad

147098 Pacific Point Ink Pad

147110 Night of Night Ink Pad

101406 Star On Jet Black

100082 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

151298 Water Painters

 

Directions:

  1. Do a watercolor wash in Balmy Blue ink on one of the pieces or watercolor paper. Set aside to dry.
  2. Stamp two birds in Balmy Blue ink onto the other piece of the watercolor paper.
  3. “Watercolor” one of the birds with Night of Navy. Allow to dry and watercolor yellow for his tummy. Use Pacific Point to color the other bird.
  4. Once dry, die cut both birds with matching dies. Also, die cut two other birds from the die set; the ones that have feet. Trim off the feet and adhere to the back of the water color birds.
  5. Die cut a branch from the watercolor paper. Watercolor the branch with the Soft Suede, Real Red, and Old Olive ink pads. Allow to dry.
  6. Stamp the greeting onto the Balmy Blue watercolor piece.
  7. Assemble the card per photo.

Here are a couple more cards that I made this week.  I was delighted to play with some new product as well as some old.  The red, white, and blue card was made with a classic favorite of mine, Circle Circus. I also used the current stamp set called Swirly Frames and felt the two sets worked well together on this card.  The Misty Moonlight card was created with a new stamp set Posted for you and matching punch. I used Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Misty Moonlight to watercolor in the images.

 

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