Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paper craft project no. 503: One amazing chick


I'm back again with one more card for the challenge at Time Out. There's still a week left to join in the Home Sweet Home challenge, where we have this inspiration photo:

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This time around,  I simply went with the butterfly element in the photo and created this one layer card. First I stamped the girl whose name is Cora, by the way, in black.

I'm going to digress a bit to share a little story about that girl: she's the main girl in my new set One Cool Chick and she was drawn in 1974 -- that's right, 43 years ago -- by my dad back when he was courting my mom. (They ended up eloping and having a civil ceremony in December 1975.) My dad loved to draw, especially people (unfortunately I didn't get that particular talent for drawing people from him!), and because he didn't really have a lot of money to buy my mom expensive gifts, he simply gave her his hand made love letters and poems (sometimes he'd do song lyrics) accompanied by his own illustrations. I remember how excited I was when my mom shared with me many, many years ago her little box containing every single illustrated love letter my dad gave her. A year ago, I asked for mom's and dad's permission to turn a couple of the illustrations into stamps. I had my sister scan the love letters and I simply cleaned up the images and did a little bit of editing on them so they'd work as stamps. (My dad had colored his illustrations.) So you're meeting one of them...Cora, the Cool Chick. Some time in May, you'll meet the other one, Rudi, the Cool Dude :o) 

Aannnyyyywayyy....after stamping Cora, I masked her and then stamped the flowers in Becca's new set, Sweet and Sassy Mom + the cute butterfly from Shirley's Winged Things + the cool sentiment and then I finished the card by rounding one corner.

Check out the cards that the TO team + guest designer Michelle made and then come play with us! STAMPlorations is sponsoring the challenge. One winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 gift certificate and another winner (randomly drawn from all entries) will win her choice of STAMPlorations product the design team used.

Linking my amazing chick one layer card to these fun challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Paper craft project no. 502: You are enough


Popping by with a card I made for the new challenge over at AAA CardsSTAMPlorations is sponsoring, and for the next two weeks the theme is stencil. It's a great challenge theme because there are many ARTplorations stencils in the store -- and there's a Spring/Easter flash sale going on too!

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To create my one layer card, I started by cutting a curve/wave on scrap and then masking 2/3 of my card base so that only the left side shows. I placed the Two Feathers stencil/mask and sponged yellow ink through it. Removed the mask and then stamped the flower and leaves (from Trendy Spring Blooms), as well as the sentiment from Noteworthy 2. Thought my stenciled border looked a bit boring so I took a black gel pen and added some dots here and there just to nicely tie it with the black from the flower outline and sentiment. Finished the card by rounding one corner.

I hope you'll join the AAA Cards design team and link up your  clean and simple cards based on the theme. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store and one randomly drawn winner will receive a pack of 3 ARTplorations stencils.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Paper craft project no. 501: The butterfly counts moments

For my Things with Wings blog hop & linky party week 2 project, click here.


Hello! Back today with a card for the new challenge at Time Out. For the next two weeks, the challenge is Home Sweet Home, where we have an inspiration photo:

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Fairly obvious where I took inspiration from -- the butterflies, the colors, and the clock (for my sentiment) -- to create my one-layer card. I sponged various shades of reds and pinks through the Ethnic Flutter 1 stencil/mask on my card base and then grunged it all up by randomly stamping faux textures (Mixed Media GrungeMixed Media ElementsScribbly Splattery Grunge). I stamped the sentiment from Trendy Butterflies 2 in red.

Check out the cards that the TO team + guest designer Michelle made and then come play with us! STAMPlorations is sponsoring the challenge. One winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $15 gift certificate and another winner (randomly drawn from all entries) will win her choice of STAMPlorations product the design team used.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


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