Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Christmas Heart Challenge

Hi again! Twice in one month! Aren't you impressed? tee hee

I recently bought the Memory Box Heart of Hearts die and could not resist the Christmas Heart challenge over at Merry Monday. I keep thinking I should start my holiday cards earlier this year. This is the first!

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This card was so fun to make as I fell in love with the festive heart die after receiving a card using it from Darnell back in February.

To make my card I first cut a piece of water color paper (not sure from where) and sponged Distress Ink in Festive Berries and Peeled Paint onto the taped down die. I wanted to get each and every little heart colored. You can see the transition between colors, but it is OK, I think. I have had these inks for ages, but haven't done much with blending. The sentiment uses the same green is done with a "no name" Merry Christmas stamp I got at a LSS that has closed. I just used a piece of tape to mask off the merry. Can you see the word "at" is hand drawn? I do not have a stamp. I used an old Marvy LePlumeII marker in Jungle Green to do it. The oval is from EK Success with a little sponging around the edges and the card base is Red Pepper Linen from The Paper Company . Just for fun I used the old whale style Ticket Corner punch from Stampin' Up! on the top of the card base. Whew! One card done!

I hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Card Chain Challenge

 Hi!  I hope everyone is having a nice summer! It's lovely today here in MN.

I saw a card by the famous and fabulous Darnell that she submitted to the Society of Stampaholics  CCC challenge a while back, and decided to give it a try. I like the idea of the one-on-one card exchange. Shown is the card I made for the July challenge, and it has been received by Patti J.  I see the June date on the card is wrong - that's my error in adjusting my camera date settings after removing the little chip to load my cards into the computer. Does anyone else have to go this cumbersome route to try and get a picture to post on their blog? If only I could find the cord that came with camera, this would be all easier. Sorry about the whining.

Anyway, here's the details on the card. I followed the challenge colors and ocean suggested theme when making this card. I remember so happily doing some ocean sailing back in the day.  :-)   The background ocean-y DSP and Dusty Durango orange layering piece are from Stampin' Up! and are both retired. The seaweed and little seahorse are from the SU set called By the Tide.  I used PTI white cardstock for the base. It was really a fun card to make except for fussy cutting the seahorse! I stamped a little piece of seaweed inside with a piece of the dsp and left rest clean for the final recipient to use whatever sentiment desired.

Thanks for stopping by. I love having you visit!