Archive for January 20th, 2010

A simple stamped card in blue

Products used: Staz-On ink, CTMH Simple Beauty stamp set, CTMH Simple Stitches stamp set, and Copic Sketch markers.

Challenges:
Stamp Something – Color Combo Challenge

This is my first use of my Copic markers.  I don’t have a lot of colors to play with so the blue challenges fit well.  I didn’t realize that Staz On ink needed time to dry but lesson learned.  I refrained from added any extra embellishments because I thought it was pretty as is.  So surprisingly there is no bling on this card!  I can’t decide if I want to add a sentiment so I’m just leaving it blank for now.  It was fun crafting the day away.  I’m not sure if I will continue or take a break.  I’m running out of daylight so I probably won’t share any more today unless I end up doing a time-sensitive challenge.

Best Wishes Card with stamping and chalk

Products used: Rob and Bob Studio Super Slab by Provo Craft, Art Warehouse Limited Edition stamp set, Versamark ink, Kaisercraft pearls, and unknown vellum sentiment sticker and ribbon.

Challenges:
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Fiona’s sketch
Penny’s Challenge #20 – Chalks
Quixotic Challenge #10 – Ink up an old stamp

I stamped the flower with Versamark ink and then rubbed chalk over the top with an applicator.  It is so much fun to see the color appear!  I finished the stamped image and really liked it but the paper I had picked out for it just didn’t look right so it took me awhile before I ran across this paper.  It’s very different colors than what I was looking for but I love them!  I liked the ribbon for this card and added multiple layers for a more solid look.  The stamp I used is from a set that I just had to have.  It was fun to finally use it!

Glittery Valentine Heart Card

Well, it is yet another snow day here today.  The kids are playing nicely so I am going to do my own playing.  My goal for the day is to see just how many challenges I can complete so I am hoping for multiple posts (the organizer in me likes to keep things filed and neat).  So here we go…

Products used: Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer heart and starts stamp set, Fiskars border punch, Colorbok glitter paper, Target Dollar Spot pattern paper, Ranger Stickles (cotton candy), Doodlebug Design sugar coating glitter, CTMH bubblegum marker, CTMH ink (ocean & bubblegum) and unknown ribbon.

Challenges:
Inspired Blueprints Card Sketch #39
Simon Says – Punch It!
Belli Challenge #83 – Hearts
Crafty Creations #51 – Valentines or Hearts
Pretty Pink Papertake
Creative Card Crew – Punch It
Inky Impressions Challenge #28

I found this stamp set in my stash (twice!) so I thought it was a good starting point.  I outlined the inside of the small hearts with a marker before adding the stickles.  This seemed to change the color a bit for more contrast which turned out better.  Since you can’t have too much glitter I added more to the top of the stickles.  I had fun making this glittery card!