Saturday, May 30, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Punch Art

This was my design team card for Creative Moments challenge on Wednesday, but I forgot to post it here... oops! I also forgot to get a picture of the inside before giving it away :( As for this card, my original plan was to use the sponsors digital images from his video game themed collection, as this was for a kid who's big into video games and was having a video game party. Sadly though, my printer is having connection issues and I couldn't use a digi image, so I went with another favourite them for him. Punch art is NOT my strong suit, so this is not an original to me idea, but I did tweak it a bit using the Triangle embossing folder for the background, since it resembles a man hole cover.

Other Challenges I Used:

Addicted To CAS - Animal
AAA Cards - For the Guys
Send A Smile 4 Kids - ATG 4 Kids
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sprinkles of Life with 2015-2017 In Colors

The first thing I do when I get my new catalogue pre-order, is make a card for club, using all five colours, each inked on the corresponding cardstock and then also on white, so we can see how they look in different forms. And of course, this amazing and super versatile Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the coordinating Tree Builder punch, was PERFECT!! I also used a border stamp from Chalk Lines, a die from the Circle Card Thinlits and the new Envelope Paper in the Watermelon Wonder.

Challenges I Used:

Retro Sketches - (see below)
Penny Black - Dies and Punches
Live & Love Crafts - Ice Cream
Die Cut Divas - Something Yummy to Eat
Come and Get It - Tic Tac Toe (Designer Paper, Sentiment, 2 or more layers)
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Crafting for All Seasons - Birthday with 4 of something (ice cream scoops)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rev It Up!

This is my Design Team card for the Teen challenge at Creative Moments...

Other Challenges I Used:

Simply Papercrafts - ATG/CAS
Crafty Catz - CAS
Glitter and Sparkle - Embossing
Lacy Sunshine - Monochromatic
AAA Cards - Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Embossing

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sunburst for Mom

I have always loved the look of the sunburst cards, but it looked scary to try, until I found out to cut the triangles, I just needed to halve rectangles... so simple it never occurred to me! I'm still clueless to how I would attempt an asymmetrical version, but I'm happy I at least got this one under my belt :)

Challenges I Used:

Die Cuttin' Divas: (see sketch below)
Creative Colors Challenge: (see palette below)
Pile It On: Mother's Day/For a Lady

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Rare CAS

I did a true Clean And Simple card for club this week, and still managed to work in a versatile technique. This window background can be done with a punch or die, and with stripes of ribbon, washi or papers, as well as ink techniques like watercolors, bokeh, baby wipes, stamps or spritzing. SO many options!!! And I really love the Build A Bouquet stamp set, including this beautiful sentiment, which is PERFECT for Mother's Day!!! So glad this one is coming back in the new catalogue!!! Sadly, the arrow/chevron stamp isn't, but at least I have it, and the punch already, as they'll come in handy for scrapbooking, especially when done Project Life style! Get them before they're gone...

Challenges I Used:

Just Add Ink - (see sketch below)
AAA Cards - There's a Hole in my Card
(I have more challenges to add, but need to go to bed and have to get this in before JAI closes... will update tomorrow)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Something to Perk You Up

Here is a Design Team card I made for Creative Moments. This week's challenge was a color palette, shown at the bottom. This card is for a friend of mine who's on bed rest right now, so the inside will say, "Something to Perk You Up!". I colored the image with the closest colour alcohol markers I had, and then found some retired Hostess paper that matched great, and paired it with the beautiful Blackberry Bliss, on a Chocolate Chip base to tie in the cinnamon stick. For the final touch, I used my Versamarker and iridescent embossing powder on the whipped cream.

Other Challenges I Used:

Atlantic Hearts: (see sketch below)
Whimsy Stamps: Colour an image
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe: Food and/or Drink