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Where the Heart Is – Free For All Challenge #635

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a Free 4 All Challenge.  Jeanne has challenged us to make pink backgrounds today. I needed another card for my coworker who just bought a new condo, so I chose this sweet MFT background stamp for my pink background. I sponged Spun Sugar all over the white cardstock and then stenciled hearts to match my sentiment. I computer generated the sentiment because somehow I do not have a stamp that says “Home is where the heart is.” And I always finish off that sentiment with “even if you can’t remember which box you packed it in.”  I think it is so appropriate for someone who just moved to a new place.

As always I’m sharing the sentiment here if you’d like to use it.  Just right click on the images below and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

Linking to the following challenge:

Anything Goes

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Thinking of Birds – MIX Challenge 473

We’re all about birds this week on SCS. Yesterday’s Ways to Use It Challenge was birds, but I couldn’t fit a bird onto yesterday’s card, but that’s OK because we’re challenged to use birds again in today’s MIX Challenge! We’re also challenged to use background stamps in today’s Free for All Challenge. This Geometric Swirl background is probably my favorite background stamp. I used it on a gelli plate to make a mixed media background. First, I printed the digi and die cut the stitched postage stamp die. Then I masked the image and applied washi tape around the edges to keep them white. I knew I was going to want two cards, so I had to cut two masks. That was the hardest part of making this card. I applied Speckled Egg DOX ink to the gelli plate and just took a plain print of that. Then I applied glitter acrylic paint and set the stamp into the paint. I stamped one card with the painted stamp (not pictured) and pulled a print of the negative with this one.

I love the look of that glittery acrylic paint.  After I removed the masks, I colored with SN and Copic Markers. I reached for another background stamp (French Script) to add some interest to my card base. A coworker’s father-in-law just passed, so I needed a sympathy card. I really like the way this came out. I hope it brings comfort to her and her family.  A little bit of Stickles on the flowers added just the right amount of sparkle to the image.  The photos don’t do it justice!

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Bosses’ Day 2021 – Free for All Challenge #607

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a Free for All Challenge. Angie is our hostess and she has challenged us to make fall cards.

You guys, Bosses’ Day is next week. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that. I wasn’t until my friend asked me to make her a card for her boss. Now I have to make one for mine, too. About ten years ago–before I learned to make my own cards, I bought a Bosses’ Day card that said “We looked up boss in the dictionary…it said quit fooling around and get back to work.” Since I have a different boss now, I can use that on this card. And I’ve been really good about keeping my computer generated sentiments as PNG files, so they’ll be easy to use again. That means you can use it too!

It’s made with Spring Market font.  I can’t remember where I got it.  If you’d like to use this on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

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More Sugar! – Free For All Challenge #605

Today’s Free for All  Challenge is Halloween cards with monsters. I just bought this stamp from The Cat’s Pajamas clearance sale, so I was excited to use it. This is pretty much a one layer card until I added the sentiment banner. I stamped the zombie and masked a moon around him. Sponged the night sky and the ground. Splattered water and some white paint. Then I colored the zombie and drew in the ground and a bit of a shadow line. As usual, I got my Tim Holtz Grunge stencil out for the craters of the moon. To finish off the edges, I rubbed them with Nuvo mousse.

I saw this zombie joke on Facebook recently, and I thought it would be fun for the inside.  It was certainly fun to design using Courtside and Showcard Gothic fonts.  Here is the PNG if you would also like to use it:

If you’d like to use it on your cards just right click on the image and save it to your computer.  If you use it, I’d love to see it, so please tag me @cardsbyjennifrann and #thestampingactuary.

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