Thursday, June 21, 2018

Paper Piecing a Speedy Recovery Wish

This week, the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday. is to use paper piecing.  I used our sponsor, BabyCakes, image called Bearly a Headache. (I can't find it to link it. Maybe it is retired.)

The bandaid comes from a set by Paper Smooches (another one I cannot find to link), the frame is from Penny Black, Antique Frame, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches Baby Birds.

Printed Paper for Piecing

Copic Colors Used

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Butterfly Tags Card

The most fun challenge out there, Double Trouble, added a new challenge (#3). Thing one asks us to use brown, turquoise, and coral (do check out the link above to see the exact colors). Thing two has us added ribbon, or twine. And, Double Trouble is to join in on the colors selected for the Color my Heart Color Dare #297 challenge.

Well, I think I have it all covered here (the colors really do match, in person, the original nutmeg, glacier and sorbet.)
The background was created using a Magic Foam stamp that was impressed with a pile of rubberbands. The tags were colored with Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin and Blue Lagoon. Then, the bottom tag was splattered with brown and dotted with white gel. The butterflies were cut using Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet. And, a brown ribbon and brown Nuvo Crystal Drops finished the card.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

A Color Story from Paper Smooches

The June Paper Smooches challenge has a pretty group of colors to choose from when creating your project. I thought these looked lovely together.
I had so much fun playing with different techniques and such with this one. First, I created a background using my own stamps that I made using the Magic Foam and regular kids foam blocks. (Instructional videos available on YouTube.) Then I added the tiny die cut circles using the Dots and Dashes to each layer of papers with the top one being popped. I used my Copics to color up some paper and cut out the Paint Strokes die set. The jar, from Art-C, was stamped with red Stazon and cut from clear acetate. The tag, Inchies, was tied on to the jar. Then I went a bit crazy with Nuvo Crystal Drops in the challenge colors.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Float Your Boat Hippo

This week, the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday. is to use corrugated cardboard.  I used our sponsor, BabyCakes, image called Float Your Boat Hippo to create an easel card. 
The patterned corrugated paper came from Printed Corrugate paper pad - Hobby Lobby, sprayed with Copics, then cut with Simon Says Border Waves die. The  sentiment comes from Paper Smooches Birthday Words. Some Nuvo Crystal Drops were added as well as a bit of white gel pen.

Copic Colors Used

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer is Iced Coffee Time

Little Acres Creations on Facebook, has a challenge for June called "Summer"! When I think of summer, I know that a big change for me is my coffee becomes "iced" for more hours during the day!
The paper is a shaving cream print. I used an SVG from My Scrap Chick to cut out the cup (with some alterations to make it taller and thinner), then added the words with the new Balloon Alphabet Stamp Set, and the ice cubes from the Cafe Dreamers' set. I stamped with embossing ink and heat set using a white embossing powder. Then, I swiped some dark brown ink over the cup and wiped the excess off over the white embossing. The original paper was popped up over the now dark cup so it is recessed.

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Double Trouble (Do not use patterned paper.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Give Me Coffee NOW!

This week, the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday. is to create a Tall and Skinny card.  This is something that I seldom think of, and it was really fun to do a card this shape. I used our sponsor, BabyCakes, image called Give Me Coffee Now.
Copic Colors Used
Isn't this the greatest coffee themed image ever? Looks like me when I actually cared about what my hair looked like!
And that sentiment, from C.C. Designs just goes with it perfectly. (It doesn't look like they carry this line from Rhea any longer though.)
The background is a repeat stamping of To Go Cup from Stampabilities that I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Beauty from Bugaboo

This week the challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog is an anything goes. My favorite! So, combining this with Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I selected the digi stamp Beauty to color on Kraft.
I colored the image using Prismacolors, then created a trifold card base using my Scan n Cut with a cut file from My Scrapchick. I had some butterfly paper in my stash that I used to back each panel, then I fussy cut out a few for embellishments along with a few punched butterflies.

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