This week’s challenge to open to any type of card with the challenge of adding a charm. I make jewelry from time to time and have quite a few charms in my stash. I opted to use this adorable stamp by MFT called Spring has Sprung. I stamped it on kraft paper using Versafine Tuxedo Black and coloured it with Copics and a white gel pen. To add some drama, I tore on edge and backed it on a crimped neutral card stock. I added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn, wrapped some twine around the card front and tied on a cute little sun charm.
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Our current challenge is a Colour Challenge. You are to make a card using Burgundy, Lime and Cream. I had to think about this one and and finally settled on using the adorable elves from My Favorite Things - BB Santa’s Elves. I made two cards, using all three elves from the stamp set. I started by stamping the images, colouring them using my Spectrum Noir Markers, fussy cutting them out, then layered them on my card base. I used solid burgundy and lime green card stocks, and a sentiment patterned cream and gold card stock. I used a retired sentiment from JustRite Stamps in Card 1, and a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set for Card 2. For the final touches I added some gold stickles, burgundy coloured pearls, and some gold sequins.
Get a jump on Christmas and start making your Christmas Cards now. The CRAFT Design Team.s Challenge this week is to make a Christmas themed card. I found a wooden stamp called, “ELF Legs by Northwoods Rubber Stamps” that I bought years ago and have never used, so I decided to make my card(s) using it. I first stamped the image using Memento Ink. Next I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I added glitter to the “bells” and layered the image on my card base. As the patterned paper already had a printed sentiment I felt there was no need to add a separate one. I made two cards with the variation of the image being green and burgundy vs burgundy and green. I also glued one image straight vs the other on a tilt. For the final step I added sequins for that little extra fun.
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This challenge will last for the whole month of March 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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I got this wonderful little stamp called Christmas Joy
from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I coloured the cardinal using Derwent Inkintense pencils. When I finished him I felt there was something missing then it hit me…Snow! the branches need snow! I used both a glitter based snow product, and a white pearlized paint. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I switched up the papers to change to overall feel of the card.
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After the strange winter we just had, I am looking forward to Spring, tulips and Easter, For today’s card I went for simplicity. I die cut 3 bunnies using a Memory Box die and three coloured papers. I also cut out two strips of grass using dies from MFT. The sentiment is by Avery Elle. I assembled the card, and for the final touch I added pom pom tails.
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