The Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge is to make a step card. I made one of these at Easter, so I pulled out the instructions and tried making another one. I based it on a Halloween theme. – what can be more manly than ghosts aand goblins! I used a number of different elements.
Halloween Mummy, Boo Ghost, Sitting Goofy Cat – Bugaboo Stamps
Ghost#2 Die Cuts – Sizzix
Black grasses – Impression Obsession
Pumpkins, Stars, Heart Stickers from Close to my Heart – Hooligans
Patterned paper – Halloween Designer Paper – Stampin Up
I hand coloured all the stamped images with Copics, fussy and die cut elements and here is the completed card.
I also entered my card into the following challenges:
Digitally “Sweet” Challenge – Guys Only
Stamplorations – Stamps and Die Cuts
UPDATE: My card was selected as one of the Top 3 at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge
This week at Keep it Simple, they challenged us to make a card using only stickers, and it has to be CAS. That is a lot harder than it sounds.
When I decide to make cards for challenges, I will jot the directions on a piece of paper, and go downstairs to my craft to create. While looking through my sticker stash, I came across a retired Sticker set from Close to My Heart called Hooligans. Seeing I already had my halloween papers out, I decided to make up a quick card using only stickers. I have boxes of stickers, but I never use them, so I decided today was the day was going to “shop my stash”. I got the card finished, and went to post it, I realized I missed one key step – CAS. While my card is cute, it was not clean and simple, so back to the craft room I went.
I created my second “sticker” only card using a cute typewriter and heart sticker from set by ink Paislee PEN PALS Puffy Stickers, October Afternoon – BLACK & CREAM and KEY CAPS Sticky Keys Stickers, plus some chipboard heart stickers from my stash (I coloured them red with Copics)
I included my non-CAS too, because it was so cute!
I am really enjoying this class. I have learnt a number of new techniques! For my Day 7 and 8 cards I focused on Simple Copic Colouring.
I got my inspiration from Kristina, but added the inset technique I learnt earlier. I used a die from Papertrey Ink - Tipped Tops. I cut it three times, once in Neenah Solar White, once in the patterned paper and once in solid green. I assembled it into a single layer card. I coloured the Happy, Happy with assorted Copics markers.
This card is my favorite so far in the class. I pulled out a new stamp set I purchased from Papertrey Ink. I set the stamps loosely on the card stock until I found a pattern I liked, then roughly coloured circles, then stamped on top. I love the whimsical design. I used assorted Copic markers on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The stamps are PI - Circle Scribbles & Funky Flora. I even made an envelope to match!
UPDATE: My card “Smile” was selected as a favorite of the week by the General Stamping Forum for the week ending March 23, 2014
Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2499644#ixzz2wp324Mwf
My smile card and envelope was also selected as an honourable mention in the Little Tangles “Don’t Forget the Envelope Challenge.
Every day the girls on Online Card Classes Clean & Simple Card Making offer new techniques that educate and inspire me.
For Day 5, my inspiration for my card was background masking. I made three masked cubes and stamped a flower on top to give the illusion of depth. I used distress inks and a stamp called Wildflowers – Umbells by Magenta Stamps.
For Day 6, I decided to try the Graffiti Stamping Style. I first stamped three coloured ladies and stamped words across them. My first attempt I left half the card blank, but my second attempt I stamped words completely over the images. I used stamps from Close to My Heart – Love Life/Live Out Loud/Take Note/Fashionista. I used Hero Arts ink.
I make cards for the seniors at the Belmont nursing home, and because there are more than 130 residents, I try to stay ahead of the game.
Happy Bee Day
My first card uses a number of techniques. I embossed the background using a honeycomb embossing folder. I cut the squares and banners with my Cricut using the “George” cartridge. The bees and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps - CIRCLE FRIENDS.
A little birdie told me
This card uses die cuts from MFT -Die-namics Notched Tag and Memory Box - WOODLAND BRANCH . The sentiment is from CTMH – Life is Tweet
An udder year older
This funny card used stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs – MOO’d Swing & Udder Year Older.
I received a flower cut-out set for Christmas by K and Co. I made card backings for the flowers with my Cricut and added a Happy Birthday tag and had an instant card.
The sheep cards can be used for more than a birthday. I used the Whipper Snapper Designs “Ewe Go Girl”, and the mini dolly & fishtail stax from MFT.
Happy Birthday Tu-Tu You sentiment was computer generated. The little girls are from Whipper Snapper - Lil’ Ballerina and my favorite Spellbinder’s set - A2 Filigree Delight.
These three cards were designed using a water colour technique background. I tinted the water colour paper using distress ink and a spray bottle. When the paper was still wet, I stamped the ferns from PI – Meadow Greens in the matching colours. The fox and squirrel are from Lawn Fawn – Into the Woods . The frog is from Hero Arts - SPARKLE BIRTHDAY. The buttons are a Martha Stewart Punch.
/ Tags: Close to my Heart
, Derwent Inktense
, Distress Ink
, Hero Arts
, Memory Box
, Papertrey Ink
, Simon Says
, Whipper Snapper Designs