Monday, July 21, 2014

Some sparkly fun!

Well, folks, it's a new week.  And it's July 21st.  I'm not quite sure how that happened so quickly, but it did.  Anyway, I decided to play last night and wanted to share what I made.  Here is the sketch I used:

And here is the card I made:

I used my new Neat and Tangled Photo Booth stamp set for this card.  (I won it from their Little Tangles challenge blog.)  First I stamped the photo strip in black ink, then I went over it with Versamark and covered it with some yummy clear embossing powder that has glitter in it.  Oh, I also used the glasses and mustache from Sweet Stamp Shop's Too Hip set.  Then I stamped the images and sentiments and added enamel dots.  I think it turned out really fun!

Here is a close up of the sparkle:

I am also submitting this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is Spots and Dots.

That is all for today!  I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Card Concept Challenge #14

Hello again!  Today I am playing along with a challenge that I just recently stumbled upon.  It's called The Card Concept challenge.  Here is the color swatch:

And here is the card I made:

This card was so quick and easy to make.  I used my Avery Elle Aim High stamp set, plus a few arrows from other random sets.  I stamped the sentiment and various arrows, then threw on some enamel dots and twine.  See?  Easy!  I love how it turned out!  

That is all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!  

Until next time...  
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Retro Sketch #123

Happy Friday, All!  Today I am playing along with this week's Retro Sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I'll be honest...I made the top part of this card to be a shaker card weeks ago, but I just couldn't get my brain to connect with my fingers when I was trying to make a card with it.  I ended up shelving it altogether.  So when I saw this sketch, I decided to pull it out and turn it into a non-shaker card.  I stamped the lightening bugs on vellum and then glued sequins on them.  Super cute!  I added all of the banners and some seam binding.  After the initial brain fog part of this card lifted, I was happy that the rest of it came together so seamlessly.  It turned out pretty cute! 

Here is a close up of the window:

That is all for tonight!  Until next time...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Big Change!

Guys, I decided to make a big change to my blog today.  You probably haven't noticed it and probably wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't pointed it out, but it's huge to me.  I have decided to rename my blog.  One Scrappy Novice no it's all about putting the spotlight on the things I've created.  I feel like I have started to prove myself as a card maker and feel it's time to show the confidence I have and feel when I make cards that I love.  I wish I could say the same about my scrapbooking skills.  =/  I will still show layouts and other crafty things as I make them, but now I want my cards to shine.  That's alright with you all, right?  :)

I thought I'd celebrate this huge (to me) moment by sharing a card I made last night.  I am just LOVING the Avery Elle Storybook stamp set.  Plus they work so well with Distress Ink-ed backgrounds.  I am in love! 

I am loving sharing my creations with you and I can't wait to share more in the future!  Thanks for coming along on this ride with me.  :)  

Until next time...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Half-way Point!

I've never been a fan of the term "hump day," so let's just call it the half-way point, shall we?  :)  Today I am playing along with a color and a sketch challenge.  This is what I was working with:

And here is the card I made:

I have never made a split card like this, so this is something "novice-y" for me.  I stamped cardstock with the floral pattern I wanted, then cut it so it would create an empty space in the middle.  I would normally use masking to get this effect, but this is another fun way to get the same idea.  I added the sentiment and some enamel dots and this card was finished.  I think it turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AEIHeartU Challenge #11: One Word

Hello, All!  I am back after an eventful family trip at the lake and am getting back into the challenge game!  I feel like I am missing out if I am not playing along.  Am I the only one who feels that way? 

Tonight I am playing along with this week's Avery Elle AEIHeartU Challenge

Here is the card I made: 

Guys, I am IN LOVE with this card!  It's not often that I finish a card and fall in love with it, but this one definitely did that for me.  I've been anxiously waiting for this Avery Elle Storybook stamp set to make it's way to me.  It's been sold out basically since it debuted.  But man was it worth the wait!

I started by masking off the edge of the white cardstock. Then I stamped the images where I wanted them.  Before I moved on, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I wanted the sentiment to pop out from the background.  Then here's the secret next step:  I covered the stamped images with rubber cement!  I knew I didn't want to die cut the images, so covering them with the rubber cement was my next choice. Once the rubber cement was dry, I created the background with Distress Inks.  Seriously, why did I wait so long to jump on the Distress Ink bandwagon??  I rubbed off the rubber cement, colored the images with colored pencils, added some glitter glue to the shooting star, then adhered the whole thing to my card base. 

Here is a close up of what the masking did while I was applying the Distress Inks:

If you look closely, you can see where the rubber cement was applied outside of the stamped image line.  I just love it!

That is all for today!  Hope this card makes you as happy as it makes me.  :)

Until next time...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

A Card For All Challenges

Good Evening!  I am not usually one of those people who can find a million challenges to squeeze one card into, but I am going to have to make an exception for this card.  First, let me show you the card I made:

I made the mask/stencil using my Silhouette.  I found the triangle pattern and then removed some of the triangles to come up with this unique pattern.  The card turned out pretty simple, but I didn't want to take away from the background by adding a bunch of stuff.

Now here are the challenges I will be submitting the card to, and why:
 I pulled the colors from these two challenges.
 I pulled the clean and simple design, plus the black accents from this challenge.
And I used the die cut feathers for this challenge.

Like I said, I don't normally do this, so forgive me if this has gone a bit far.  I'm normally a 1-2 challenge per card kind of gal.  :)  

That's it for tonight!  I'm off to watch the weather as a wicked storm just started up!  

Until next time...

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