Today marks another day of making holiday cards. For this card, I wanted to use non-traditional colors using the free digi Angel Wings from Carina's Freebiesida. I love angels as a holiday image. I finished off the card with snowflakes . . . also in non-traditional colors.
Two of my favorite things are papercrafting and papercrafting challenges. Today, I'm sharing a layout that I made for a challenge I found a few days ago - problem? I can't remember what challenge! Oh, well. The challenge was Scrapbook Bingo. The line I chose called for using a punch, buttons, flowers, and two alphas (I assumed this meant at least two letters).
To create the flower centers, I started by wrapping buttons in two-sided adhesive, then covered with gold glitter. The color combinations from this Rustic paper pack from DCWV are so much fun!
I decided to add extra dimension to the page by adding a strip of ruffled crepe paper. The title comes from Cloud Nine. For the punch element, I used a border from EK Success.
Everywhere you look these days, people are talking about "chalkboard." It's a style that takes us back to the good old days. I'm not really a fan of this craze - I prefer clear crisp color. However, in prepping for a class today, I found that Hobby Lobby replaced their crisp black Christmas stack with a chalkboard style. Perfect! If you like chalkboard. So these are the cards I made along with the class - Christmas chalkboard style.
Today's creation is a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" 3D Christmas tag (doubles as a gift box) - with a handmade bow for Craft-Dee BowZ's November challenge - Anything with a Handmade Bow! Am also entering the tag into Happy Little Stampers Christmas Tag Challenge
Hello! Today I have a layout to share that I created using Sketch #303 from Scrapbook Challenges. I mixed things up a little using arrows rather than tags. Some ruffled crepe I bought years ago was perfect and, I think, adds to the vintage feel I want. I accented with some leftover images from Graphic 45's A Place in Time.
I just love sketch challenges to help me scrap . . . these layouts are perfect for all sorts of themes.
I have another fun western card to share today. Terri Gibson, in an old The Stampers Sampler (June/July 2000), shares the most incredible western card. If you do a Google search for "denim pocket cards," you'll find brilliant pocket papercrafting ideas. I am so inspired by all these cards!
These are also perfect card for today's challenge at Cards in Envy - the theme being "Put Some Extra Layers On." Layer up your card and join the fun!
Today, Get Creative Challenges is celebrating their first Blogaversary! So many incredible ideas and projects over the past year. Enjoy birthday ideas on the blog today!
We have two sponsors today - Limited Runs Stamps and Angies Cards and Digis.
First, I am using this incredible digital image from Limited Run. I love cupcakes - these Snowie Cupcakes from Limited Runs are simply amazing! The cupcake sentiments are from Scrap-n-Font.
When selecting a second image for the Blogaversary, this image from Angie's Cards & Digis (Little Lila Drinking Cocoa) reminded me of sweet birthdays. This image is perfect for Christmas as well. I used Adobe Photoshop on this first image.
Now I have one more card using Little Lila Drinking Cocoa. This is my first attempt using polychromous pencils. While I'm not thrilled with my completed image, I am thrilled that at least my first attempt is presentable - which I can't say using Copic marker, inks, and watercolor pencils.
Be sure to join us in the birthday fun by linking your birthday card - there's prizes!
Welcome to another nautical-themed card - a "thinking of you" card for my sister's friend with cancer. The inspiration for this card was Feeling Sketchy's Sketch #133.
I am often so busy, I never seem to have time to put this much detail into a card. Today everything fell into place -don't you love when that happens? I needed a card with a nautical wheel (by request) with the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (by request - shown on 3rd tag). This sketch is PERFECT!!!! Thank you Feeling Sketchy!!!! Challenge Entries Feeling Sketchy #133 - Sketch Challenge Scrappy Chic Monthly Challenge - Life Change
The Rustic Pack from DCWV is packed with beautiful, rich colors. This card is a card for a sick friend of my sister's - living on Neebish Island, Michigan. These colors work nicely for a masculine card, yet with a soft, earthy feel.
I love the feel of a comfortable pair of cowboy boots - okay, my preference really is a pair of flip flops. I do like the look of boots with almost anything. Today's first card takes two beautiful ideas - cowgirl boots and a simple sketch challenge (#2-74) from Sweet Sketch Wednesday . . . this card is perfect for someone with girlie western dreams!
I'm also working on cards with a similar theme - as you know, when I print/cut an image, I do several at a time.