Our current challenge at 52CCC is:
When I am making cards, I will often stamp/colour/die cut duplicates so I can “play” with different arrangements. I like to make a variety of slightly different versions. For this challenge I made 6 Christmas Cards using Simon Says Stamp’s, “Santa at the Beach”. If you ever wondered what Santa does after Christmas – the secret is out. With the challenge being drinks, the stamp set was perfect with Santa and Friend having a cocktail on the beach! I coloured the images with Copic Markers. The sentiments were either from the SSS same set, or Avery Elle’s – Cheers. I also used a Cocktail stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits.
Card 1 – Using torn paper, I was able to create a sandy beach. I fussy cut the images and layered them on the card base. Some were popped up on foam tape for added depth.
Card 2 – using torn paper as ocean waves and sand with fussy cut images. I just made a simply card with Santa enjoying some needed vacation time.
card 3 – used cocktail glass stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits to make a background on the blue card base. The images were fussy cut and arranged to show Santa and his buddy at the beach.
card 4 – I fussy cut the images and using dimensional tape I popped up some images for a more 3D effect.
card 5 – I made a one layer card. I stamped Santa, table, and the Penguin first, set the masks in place then stamped the tree and surf board. The stamp was added last.
card 6 – I used torn paper for the sand, fussy cut and layered the images.
I hope you will join us! It is never too early to start making your cards for Christmas 2017!
Welcome to our mid-month challenge. For this challenge, we are asking you to design a Christmas card using cream, aqua and brown. I started my card by blending my background strip using distress inks – peacock feathers and vintage photo. Once that was done I stamped various snowflakes for my stash in the same ink. I trimmed to strip to fit a A2 cream coloured card. Next I cut 4 thin strips of aqua and brown card stock and edged the snowflake strip. I die cut snowflakes using dies from Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches in cream, aqua, and brown card stock. The sentiment is from Papertry Ink.
I hope you will join us! Remember it is never too early to start on your Christmas card stash.
Every year I make 130 Christmas cards for the Belmont Long Term Care Home. It is my way of paying it forward for the fabulous care they provided my mother. I love to colour while watch TV so I will stamp numerous images and hand colour them with Copic Markers, Zig Water Colour Brushes, Derwent Inktenses Pencils, or Distress inks. Once I get a number completed, I then sit down and start to assemble my cards. No two cards are the same, While I may use the same image, I colour them differently, use a different card format, different card stock, etc. I also make Fall/Thanksgiving/Halloween, Easter/Spring, Valentine’s Day, Remembrance Day (for the veterans), plus birthday cards. It keeps me busy, and I really enjoy it. I also make cards for myself and friends. I dropped the cards off for distribution on December 1, 2016.
/ Tags: A Day for Daisies
, Bugaboo Digis
, Delicious Doodles
, Derwent Inktense
, Dilly Beans
, Distress Ink
, From the Heart Digi Stamps
, Hambo Stamps
, Hero Arts
, Impression Obsession
, Lawn Fawn
, Lili of the Valley Stamps
, Mama Elephant
, Memory Box
, newton's nook
, Paper Smooches
, Papertrey Ink
, Penny Black
, Simon Says
, Sweet n Sassy
, Whipper Snapper Designs
, Zig Real
, Zig Real Brush Markers
I picked an adorable stamp by Sweet n’ Sassy called Joy to the World. I coloured the image with Copic markers. While I have the matching dies, I fussy cut out the images. For the background, I used Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Corner Sun Rays Quilt Panel. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I entered this card into:
ABC Christmas Challenge – ’S’ for Sew What? (Faux stitching around sun rays)
UPDATE: I placed in Top 3 at ABC Christmas Challenge = S for Sew What
For Challenge #86 the GoC Design team challenges you to make a card that does use patterned paper. I love this little mouse stamp by Penny Black called “Xmouse Ornament”. I coloured him with Copic markers. Next I stamped the snowflake background and sentiment from Avery Elle Stamps, “LET IT SNOW” set. I finally added various snowflake die cuts from Paper Smooches and Marianne Designs.
Our challenges runs from June 6th until June 17th
Please join us!