This week’s challenge is to make a card for a female or Mother’s Day. I thought this would be a great time to try out my new Minc machine. I used a beautiful silhouette digi by Pickled Potpourri called Just Dance. I printed it out on my laser printer using both white and black card stock. I used a rainbow affect silver foil in the Minc machine. I made both a birthday card for a wonderful little ballerina, and a couple of Mother’s Day cards. NOTE: Because of the foil, it was very hard to photograph!
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For our technique challenge, we are asking you to create a card with a sunburst/starburst detail. I create the sunburst design with a sun die by MFT called Die-namics Sun Ray and paper pieced two yellow card stock. The manger image is a rubber stamp from Hambo called, “Manger”. I coloured the image with Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. The sentiment is by Sweet n Sassy, “Jesus is the Reason Christmas Sentiments Digital Stamp Set”.
Here we are again, helping you get your Christmas card stash started. I was still into my recycling mode from last week’s challenge. For my card I used a 5 x 7 Christmas card with a wreathe and greetings on it. I cut the original card down to 5 x 5. Covered the center with a circle sentiment from Crafty Sentiments, called Merry Christmas. I printed it with my laserjet printer, then put the sentiment through my Minc machine. The finish was a multi-tone silver. I decorated with my poinsettia/evergreen punches by Nellie Snellen.
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This challenge will last for the whole month of February 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!
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Christmas is a special time of year. If you are fortunate to live in an area with snow it is truly a Winter Wonderland. For this challenge I used my Penny Black - Christmas Cottage stamp. I used my Derwent Watercolour Inktense pencils. I added Tim Holtz’s Stickles accents to the snow. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
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This week we challenge you to recycle something on your project. I like to try to recycle Christmas cards. For this challenge, I used Christmas cards, ribbon from gifts, and gift wrap. I used a funny little Beaver stamp called, “digi9802 Fresh Cut Tree Digi-Stamp” by QKR Stampede for cards 1-3, and Card 4, “Cocoa and Friends”, by Whimsey Doodle. I coloured the images with Copics, fussy cut them out and layered them on recycled Christmas cards, wrap and ribbon.
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