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Rainbow Welcome – Technique Lovers Challenge #852

Monday is my favorite challenge day – Technique Lovers Challenge. Today Lyn challenged us to combine repeat stamping with Emboss Resist.  I’ve done some extra combining too.  Combined with this month’s Waffle Flower challenge which is to make a rainbow scene.

My rainbow scene is welcoming my friends’ new great granddaughter. Also a great combo with Lee’s Unique Rainbow VSN challenge. I did my repeat stamping using the sentiments from the Congrats set, “Congrats”, “Celebrate”, “Yippee”, etc. Then I sponged on my “unique rainbow” using my favorite Distress Oxide rainbow of Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves. I used the Autumn Time set to mask and stamp the scene of a sweet sleeping fox in the flower bed.

This card is off to my dear friends Paul and Myrna to congratulate them on the birth of their first great granddaughter.  I’m so excited for them!  I constructed the sentiment using various Paper Smooches and Honey Bee Stamps sentiments.  You know I always make two of each card, but I only needed one great granddaughter card.  I made the second one as a straight forward woodland fox birthday card.  It’s fun to see how different two otherwise nearly identical cards can be.

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Virtual Stamp Night! – JUN21VSNC – Narnia

It’s Virtual Stamp Night!  And time for my VSN Challenge.  The theme for this VSN is Fantasy Worlds and I’m looking for cards that represent my favorite Fantasy World – Narnia. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was always my favorite book in the series. I told myself I was going to choose a different book, because I’ve already made a Dawn Treader inspired card for a Teapot Tuesday challenge years ago (that card was just nautical). Alas, I couldn’t talk myself out of the Dawn Treader, so here is The Dawn Treader as a pirate ship. It’s a card for a coworker that just had a baby boy. I thought this “Adventure Awaits” sentiment was perfect for what they have in store for them. Lots of exciting adventures.
I didn’t want my ship to be a pirate ship, but I was too lazy to change the Jolly Roger flag. I also wanted a mouse on the ship and now that I look at it I realize I could have added a mouse (duh), but it’s fine. Reepicheep the mouse was my favorite character in the book. I die cut glittery water and glitter islands. In this scene The Dawn Treader is sailing away from The Lone Islands into uncharted territory. Adventure awaits!

I made two of these cards at the same time, as I usually do. Set my stopwatch for the one hour time limit and finished them with about 25 seconds to spare. You should have seen me fumbling with the paper of the action wobbles trying to get the ship stuck down in time. LOL!

Come on and play along! Don’t worry if you’ve never read the Chronicles of Narnia–there’s plenty of inspiration in just the titles of the books!

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Ransom Letter Birthday – Ways To Use It Challenge #849

It’s Thursday and time for another Ways to Use It Challenge.  Toni challenge us to use newsprint today.  I grabbed another piece of my very old newspaper (from 1888) to make a masculine birthday card. The bottom and right edges are naturally distressed. The left and top edges were torn this morning. This thin paper is very easy to tear exactly how I want it. Even though it is my nephew’s birthday tomorrow, this is actually for a friend who asked me to make a birthday card for her nephew. I thought the Big News sentiment would be awesome for this challenge, so I to the idea to combine pieces of different sentiments and make it into a ransom note style.

But it was kind of boring when I put it together. So I added some blueprint stamps to the paper and assembled the card. That’s when I realized it was still boring and I should have heat embossed the sentiments. But it was too late for that. So I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the colored letters and traced over the black letters with black glaze pen. Now it’s go the texture and shine that I want.

I also needed a First Communion card for a little boy and I like the way this old newspaper looks behind the First Communion  cut-out.  The newspaper happens to be The Congregationalist – a Christian newspaper.  I die cut “Smile, Rhys” from glitter fun foam.

You can see part of the 1888 date on the top of that photo.  I think it’s amazing that this paper is in such good shape still.  I feel kind of guilty cutting it up and using it for cards, but at the same time, it’s pretty neat to give it a new life.  I hope these cards are cherished for a long time.

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Love You Deerly – Featured Stamper #749

This week’s Featured Stamper is ScrappyHappy. What a fun and lovely gallery! I browsed the entire gallery, but I came back to this gorgeous scene.

I was looking for inspiration for a Father’s Day card that a friend asked me to make and I thought a scene like this would make a nice masculine card. I loved the dreamy kind of glow that Laura’s card has with the darker edges, so I kept that look as I stenciled my scene using my new Mountain Scene Builder Stencil from Erin Lee Creative. I had to dig around in my scraps for a mask to sponge a white moon because I forgot I was going to mask a moon. I do like the very soft look of this moon.

I wanted a very woodsy feel because my friend does live very much near the Freetown State Forest and this sweet deer stamp really looks like the adorable little fawn that walked through my yard with her mom the other day. I also realized I had the perfect sentiment for this card. I decided I wanted to cut it with my ScanNCut, but I wanted to emboss it in white on black. So I first stamped the sentiment on white with black and scanned it to recognize and make the cut file. I cut it out of black and then embossed in white.  I also had to draw a border around the deer and teepee in order to cut them out with the ScanNCut.

The sentiment is popped up on foam squares and I finished with some stars in white gel pen. I’m very happy with this card and can’t wait for my friend to see it! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!

Linking two these two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Create a Scene
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Gull-ible – Featured Stamper Challenge #742

Today’s Featured Stamper is Martinaskaartjes. What a fun gallery Martina has. I had such fun browsing for a card to CASE. When I found this one I knew it was the perfect opportunity to use both the seagull stamp set and this die that I keep forgetting I have.

Thanks for the inspiration, Martina!  The inside of my card is “How gull-ible do you think I am?” Hehehe.

And Stickles add just the right amount of sparkle:

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Confidence – Try This Sentiment – Inspiration Challenge #801

Today is Inspiration Challenge day.  Kia gave us Burnett’s Boards to browse for inspiration today.   Sure was overwhelming. There was so much great stuff to look at.  I ultimately was drawn to the hand-lettering board and found this:

It’s been awhile since I did any hand-lettering, so I thought today was a good day for it. I was a little shaky and out of practice, but I’m happy with the result.  I took a photo of the sentiment before I finished the card and scanned it to create a PNG file that I can use on other cards.  I did a little bit of editing and used LunaPic photo editor to get a transparent background. You can save it to your own computer and use it yourself if you like it:


Isn’t this Kraftin Kimmie image so fun? She makes me miss going to the gym so much.  I cut her out with my ScanNCut and colored with Copics (Skin: E11, E00, E000 / Hair: E23, E25, E29 / Clothes: C10, C5, T4, T2) and Spectrum Noirs (Clothes: CR6, CR4 / Floor: TN4)

The current Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #576 is to Use a Circle.  So I sponged a little circle spotlight behind my fun gal.  I colored the floor with a marker and swiped Distress Inks across it for a wood look.  Kept it pretty clean and simple today.

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Bunny in the City – Inspiration Challenge #800

Today is the Inspiration Challenge.  Julie brought us to Design Stack to browse for card inspiration.  I was inspired by this post to use my newest addition to my MFT collection – the City Block Background.

I stamped in  Versafine Clair Morning Mist and embossed with clear EP. Then I sponged Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar based on the MFT Color Challenge #163.

I thought it would be a good idea to splatter some water on it, but it wasn’t. Oh well. It’s fine. It needed a critter and I guess I have bunnies on the brain since Easter is coming tomorrow, and I turned and spotted the MFT Sunny Vibes stamp set hanging nearby.

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Waffle Flower Beach Birthday Party

I’m thinking a beach party is in order for Waffle Flower’s 7th Birthday.

 

Probably because I just love these mice at the beach.  You can find this set here.  I also needed to make a beach card for my last Virtual Stamp Night challenge.  Me and Desmond had stamped and colored these mice about a month ago, so they were ready to go.  And since we stamped them so long ago–I forgot I had the coordinating dies!  I cut them out with my trusty ScanNCut.

I usually cut then color, but, like I said I colored these a month ago with Desmond.  I had also wanted to play along with this week’s MIX Challenge and today’s Featured Stamper Challenge.  The Featured Stamper today is Francine Vuillèmeaka also known as #Francine.  I chose this card to CASE and started with that sky for the MIX Challenge.

I chose my three favorite Distress Oxide colors – Broken China, Worn Lipstick, and Spiced Marmalade.  And since I was so thrilled with how that sky came out, I decided to blend some ink for the water and sand.

For the water, I blend Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon and sprayed/splattered with water that was mixed with Perfect Pearls for a nice, shimmery ocean.  For the sand, I blended Tea Dye and Antique Linen.  Then I splattered with plain water and splattered with a wet paintbrush dipped in Gathered Twigs.

Today is also the day that the Challenge Your Stash Group posts their monthly cards.  This month Kelly is our hostess and has challenged us to make a card based on a book.  I had Richard Scarry on my mind because I had gotten some comments on Thursday’s card that it was reminiscent of Richard Scarry.  When I was a kid Richard Scarry’s  “Best Word Book Ever” was pretty much my favorite.  I just loved all the cute critters and busy scenes.

 

So I had fun assembling my busy scene and of course had to finish it off with some sparkle:

Right now there are two Birthday themed Link Parties up on the Waffle Flower Blog.

The 7th Birthday Link Party and the March Week 4 Weekly Challenge

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Moonlight Skating – Teapot Tuesday #661

It’s Teapot Tuesday!  Today’s Tea Party is for mother and daughter, Dee and Carol in Wisconsin. Dee recently turned 99 and Carol is having serious health issues. We are sending them paper hugs at a time when they are not able to be together.  Dee is a self taught artist and has had a tradition of painting her front picture window with a winter/Christmas theme every year since 1963. You HAVE to watch this video slideshow of all of her paintings throughout the years.  It’s so fun to watch how her art evolves over the years and even more amazing when you think that she was well into her 90s by the time she was painting those last ones:

Our Teapot Tuesday challenge is to make black and white cards with a pop of color inspired by these fabulous holiday window displays.  Watching the slideshow made me think of how my watercoloring has evolved over the last year with the Watercolor Wednesday challenge. So I was inspired to watercolor a black and white scene. You’ll recall from yesterday’s post that I have several Virtual Stamp Night cards left to make.  Shelly’s challenge is to include a moon on our cards.  So I went to Youtube looking for a tutorial of how to watercolor a moonlit scene.  I used some masking fluid to mask the moon and stars and quickly watercolored the scene using Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and the Black Spectrum Aqua Marker.

Not a bad scene.  Now for the pop of color.  I stamped, cut, and colored some skating critters from Paperie Ink.

This arrangement looks good to me.  So I die cut the background with my MFT Stitched Rectangle die, glued on the animals and trees with tape runner and foam squares.  As usual, I finished my card with some Stickles for sparkle:

Since I always make two cards, I am all set for sending one to Dee and one to Carol. I hope they enjoy their cards and can see how Dee inspired them.

Do you know someone that could use some well wishes, encouragement or all around warm fuzzies? Consider nominating them as a guest of honor (a.k.a. destination station) for an upcoming tea party. Send your request to jacqueline via PM or e-mail [email protected]. Include SCS Teaparty Request in the subject line.
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Virtual Stamp Night!

This past weekend was Virtual Stamp Night! One of my favorite weekends of the year.  The theme was Parks & Recreation which resulted in a lot of fun cards.  I spent two hours each night on Zoom meetings with my dear SCS friends.  Chatting with them always puts me in a good mood!

There was Lisa’s Zoo Animals challenge:

My dad has a T-shirt that says “Every zoo is a petting zoo if you’re brave enough.” I chuckle every time I see him wearing it.  I also chuckle every time I put it on a card.

Then there was Sonja’s Marble Technique challenge:

I got out my Wow! embossing powders and tried the Embossed Marble Background tutorial.

Kelly challenged us to “Trail off the Page”:

And Rebekah’s Swing Challenge:

The swings were always my favorite thing at the playground.

Rita wanted to see flower silhouettes on our cards:

Misti’s challenge was to use some form of transportation on our cards:

I’ve never gone out on a canoe at the park, but we do take our boat out from the boat ramp at the park regularly in the summer.  The trick is–you have to time the tide or you’ll get stranded.  I just love this Avery Elle Camp Wanna-Stamp stamp set!

Melody’s challenge had to do with slides:

Why did they cross the playground? To get to the other slide!  My kids cross the playground often to get to the other slide.

Lee gave us a fun sketch:

This card focused more on the “recreation” part of Parks & Recreation.

And I hosted a “Sports at the Park” challenge:

That’s what my kids said is the most fun thing to do at the park.  Play sports.  Just this month, they have played both baseball and basketball with friends at the park.  This little bear is playing baseball at the park.  But I think he has a black eye.  “I wondered why the ball was getting bigger…then it hit me.”

And I still have six more VSN Challenges to finish.  Stay tuned!

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