Hey stampers 🙂 Today I'm playing along with three challenges with one St. Patrick's Day card. I don't know that I've ever made a St. Patrick's Day card, but I spotted this stamp that I've had for years in my stash and wondered why I haven't used it before. Catchy greeting for sure!
I was excited to give this one a try, because I got some fun new stamps from Your Next Stamp that I thought would work perfectly with this sketch. The set is called Silly Monsters. I also had the perfect DSP from Doodlebug Designs called Hip Hip Hooray, with monsters all over it. Ok, first of all, *woah* this card turned out way brighter than I planned lol! But hey, monsters aren't dull are they?!? I do have a certain little soon-to-be five year old nephew in mind for this card though :
I colored in my monster with Copics, of course. Here are the colors I used:
For today's card I'm playing along with the new challenge on the Fusion Card Challenge blog. This challenge has a cool twist, play with the sketch, the inspiration, or both! I started out trying to "fuse" both the sketch and inspiration together, but once I got started I had to stick to the sketch only. I spotted this cute little set I've had for years(??) and hadn't really used, and I knew I would build my card around it.
I have some very exciting news to share with you today! Lesley Croghan is starting a new challenge blog called The Card Concept, and she has invited me to be on the design team! The Card Concept will be a bi-weekly challenge blog, exploring different styles of card making. I will be one of the clean & layered designers. What is clean & layered you ask?
lots of layers
clean and fresh looking
some coloured images at times
This is the perfect spot for me 🙂 I love clean looking cards, but have never been able to stop at one or two layers!!
Here is an example of my clean and layered card style:
I am so thrilled to be part of this amazing team. Wait until you see the talent Lesley has gathered, and the spectrum of styles being represented! I hope you'll join us in our challenges, and explore your creative style!
The first set that popped into my head when I read about the "evergreen-y" theme for this week was Country Time Christmas by Flourishes. I really wish you could see this card in real life, because the sparkly, snowy ground just makes it for me.
I'm super excited to be hosting this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! I have been playing along with the Flourishes challenges for some time now, and I was beyond thrilled when they chose me to be one of their hostesses this month!
My challenge to you is something that I wanted to challenge myself with as well:
I stitched around my middle layer with a zigzag stitch an white thread. I finished off my card by adding some Teal Blue Seam Binding Ribbon and a snowflake gem, along with some stamped snowflakes with rhinestone centers.
I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge and your chance to win! For plenty of inspiration, check out the other creations by the Timeless Tuesday Team:
Ooh I'm so excited about today's card, and I know right where I'm sending this little cutie too! My niece Grace is THE sweetest Girl Scout around, and with cookie time right around the corner, this is perfect for her.
I hopped over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the sketch is this week, and I was so excited when the whole card plan came together with it! I really enjoyed coloring this adorable stamp called Pure Innocence – Girl Scout from My Favorite Things.
I selected my DSP, which is from the My Mind's Eye Reunion pad, along with some green card stock from the Color Made Easy Pistachio Collection from Flourishes. The brown card stock is Early Espresso from Stampin' Up!, and the white is X-PressIt Blending Card.
And how about that ribbon? I got it from my friend Selene Kempton, and that perfect bow was already made for me! She always sends little goody bags when I order Stampin' Up! product from her 🙂
Last night I made a card for a challenge I found last week and have been itching to try, the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge 122. I'm a huge fan of sketch challenges, mostly because it is so much easier for me to create something I'm happy with if the layout is already figured out for me. Pulling together papers and stamps is the easy part, figuring out where to put them all is the trick!
I'm a little late on the challenge, since it changes each Thursday, but I'm jumping on board anyway. I was pretty happy to see the new sketch, since I'm stamping again tonight and I just got some beautiful new sets from Flourishes to play with!
For tonight's card I pulled out a little cutie I adore, called Doodle Garden Party Time, from My Favorite Things. I just ordered some more stamps from them today, can't wait for them to arrive! I also did a little stitching on my card for the first time ever! The sewing machine I had for 20 years broke last winter so I have been wanting one ever since, well yesterday was the day 🙂 I can't wait to try it out some more on my cards!
The rest of the items I used on this card are below: