This first one is for PTI's Make It Monday #154: Color & Texture Tips for One Layer Cards. You can check out Erin's tutorial here for more information.
The card is a standard A2 size measured from the outer edge of the balloons to the opposite side. The ballon die is lined up at the 5 1/2" mark of my card base and partially die cut before the base is scored at the 4 1/4" mark. I then secured the die to the side of the card base to partially cut the area where the green balloon will be stamped.
Each balloon is stamped twice, although only part of the stamp is inked the second time to create a darker shadow and add dimension. Masking the balloons allows the confetti to look like it is falling behind them.
This side view lets you see the negative space left by making a partial die cut. This card is also being entered in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.
This next card is my favorite for the week! My best laid plans to make Christmas cards all year long have fallen to the wayside so I am really happy to participate in the Merry Monday Challenge #98: Country Charm with Stitches & Buttons.
To be honest, country charm is so not my style, but this Stitched Alphabet stamp set is one of my favorites and rarely gets used.
A little felt, jute and buttons are layered and stitched before being adhered to the Graphic 45 gingham paper and attached to a chocolate brown card base.
I wasn't sure how my dye ink would work on the felt, so did a little test stamping - thankfully I had a red Staz-On which was clearly the better ink for this product.
Finally, this last card is inspired by the Vicki Dutcher's Muse card and the Curtain Call Challenge: Perfectly Peach.
I followed Vicki's design pretty closely, just changing the color palette and adding a couple of extra butterflies.
The panel is inked with Dried Marigold Distress Ink and then the chevron pattern is created with embossing creme.
It looks like my plan to play a little more in the office is falling through for now.
With a lot of leftovers in the fridge, I was happy to make it a fend for yourself Friday dinner around here, but my dear son just walked by with his afterschool snack and I think I may be cooking dinner after all!?! What's your best unplanned meal? I have a feeling we will be eating a frittata here.
Thanks for stopping by,