Sunday, August 12, 2018

Manly Embossing with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Embossing, with the optional twist of make it for a male. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our awesome prize.

For the background, I embossed a yellow cardstock & inked the embossed folder & ran an orange ink pad over the raised bits (actually leftover pieces from a past DT card). I backed the pieces on gold cardstock, and added a mix of metallic embossing powders to the corners.

The "lake" was made from a paper I inked myself with several blues, embossed with with a bubble embossing folder, and then heat-embossed with a layer of clear powder.

The fish were/cut with a koi die from Memory Box, using holographic plastic sheet & one heat-embossed with a shiny orange powder.

The treeline was cut with a Memory Box die, and the sentiment is from Xcut. I embossed the entire piece with my BigShot after gluing on the sentiment.

This doesn't have to be a card for a  man, but I do plan on giving it to a male friend!

http://yournextstamp.com/blog/sketch-and-color-challenge-95/
Challenges/Inspiration:
Seize The Birthday: Birthday + Option of Water
YNS Challenge #95: Sketch



Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting,



Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pilin' On a New Technique

The theme this month at Pile It On is Try a New Technique. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Becky’s Place. Becky also has a great blog with tons of goodies, including card fold tutorials. I've tried many of her techniques over the years, but this is my first try at a Wiper Card. I used this presents digi stamp from Beccy's Celebrations set.




I added the yellow background before printing the images. For the sentiment, I used a rubber stamp I recently won from Repeat Impressions. I colored the presents with Copic markers. The card base is a double-sided paper from Webster's Pages that I've had in my stash for a long time; I used it partly because the recipient really likes red tulips. The pop-up birthday sentiment is from a freebie stamp set that came with a magazine.I added a border on the front as well on the back message section with Diamond Stickles.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Always Happy Birthday: Birthday
Digistamps 4 Joy #151: Anything Goes + optional: Add a Sentiment
Make My Monday #76: Colored Image


Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,





Friday, August 3, 2018

Gate Fold Cards with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to make a Gate Fold Card.
The base is a double-sided KaiserCraft paper, to include the message section on the back, but I glued the patchwork paper onto the front to match the inside. The adorable footprints are rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions. I used sticky embossing powder to cover them with blue flocking.
I've had this pre-made cloth bag forever. The image is from a Precious Memories-patterned paper. The buttons were cut/embossed using a Stampin' UP! Embosslit die; I added "thread" with a glittery blue pen.

Inspiration/Challenges:
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #233: Baby
Moving along with the Times #77: For The Boys


I needed another thank-you card, so I made this horizontal gate-fold card:
The base is another double-sided KaiserCraft paper. For the inside, I heat-embossed a dress die-cut in blue, because this is a thank-you for a friend who gave me all her maternity clothes. I decorated the back too.

As you might have guessed, we're expecting a little boy! This is our first, long-awaited child, so it's a very exciting time. But I still find time to craft!

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies