Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AEIheartU Challenge #1

Good Morning!  Yesterday I played along with the AEIheartU Challenge blog and I wanted to share what I created.  This week's challenge theme is Happy Birthday. 

Here is the card I created:

I decided to try a new (to me) technique for this card.  I stamped the backgrounds twice, once using regular inks and once using Versamark and clear embossing powder.  For the top layer, I used watercolor paper because I love how the stamped image shows through.  I love the mix of bold and soft colors on this card.

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ribbon Carousel Challenge #90

I hope you all have started playing along with this month's Ribbon Carousel Challenge.  If not, there's still plenty of time to join in.  Be sure to link up your project to be in the running for a set of wooden spools filled to the brim with some amazing seam binding, baker's twine and May Art's ribbon!

With this month's challenge being to use washi tape, I wanted to use it in a way that was new to myself.  I mean, this blog does have "novice" in the title...even if some of you have been kind enough to tell me I don't belong in that category anymore.  :)  I consider myself a novice because I'm always learning, always trying new things.  And that is certainly the case for this challenge.

Here is my card:

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the feather shapes. First,I measured out the area that was going to contain the feathers (because I'm a planner like that), then covered the area with washi tape.  I put the paper on my cutting mat and let the Cameo do it's thing. 

I used some charcoal chalk ink to ink the edges of the feathers to make them more defined, then I tied them with baker's twine and put them on my card.  I added the sentiment and some enamel dots to finish it off and am really happy with the finished card.  It turned out the way I saw it in my head...I like it when that happens.  :)

That's it from me today!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Until next time...


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CAS-ology: Week 81: And

It's a chilly snow day here in the Kansas City area today, so I thought I'd take a look around the web to see if there were any card challenges I could participate in.  I loved the queue for this week's CAS-ology challenge, so I ran with it. 


Here is the card that I made:

I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Kiss Me set (which is now retired).  I thought it would look cute on a chalkboard background and I created the background shape with my Silhouette.  Aaand because no card of mine is complete with hemp twine or enamel dots, I had to throw some on.  I think this turned out so cute and now I don't have to scramble to make a Valentine's Day card for my hubby!  Double win!

I hope you all are having a great week!  I'll be back soon!  Until next time...