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2022-01-27; Fun flap, masking and color challenge

2022/01/27

This week in one of my craft groups is a color challenge. Luckily were were able to match up the colors as best we could. That way we could still play along if we didn’t have the exact color specified. The colors I tried to match up were Mango Melody (bright yellow orange), Coastal Cabana (blue green) and Flirty Flamingo (pink). The colors were supposed to be tropical and guess what? I don’t appear to have much of those.

I went with a fun flap card where I masked, sponged color and doodled. The floral set is called In Full Bloom.

Here you can see the doodling and sentiment. It is from an old set called Sweet & Simple. You can also see the clear epoxy bubbles.

This is what the card looks like on the inside. Both margins are actually visible when the card flap is closed.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2022-01-26; Easy fun fold

2022/01/26

Mary at CardzTV showed an easy fun fold this past week. It was really hard to get a good photo of, but if you look at the aerial photo you will see it’s just a modified Z fold. I followed Mary’s instructions but changed out the focal image to flowers & leaves.

The diamond shapes (almost totally obscured by the floral arrangement) were cut from the George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge. At 2.25″ along with the matching shadow image for the mat.

Here I have opened the card up so you can see the inside panel (right side; also visible when the card is closed)

Now that I’ve seen the close up photo I have carefully removed the glue strands. You can tell, I still haven’t taken to wearing readers while I craft.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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2022-01-25; Stuffed, with explosion CR96-52

2022/01/25

This past Friday was another episode of Craft Roulette. This is a play along game show that really stretches your imagination. A wheel is spun telling us what kind of card to make. In Episode #96 we were told to make a card with the following:

  • Explosion card
  • color of plum background + only 2 others
  • have a stuffed element
  • and contain ribbon

Lots of ladies went with a classic explosion card. However; I remembered that I had fireworks that could represent explosion quite well!

The whole card is in shades of plumb and my + 2 colors are blue & green.

This close view was supposed show that I puffed up the stuffed teddy bear. I molded him from the back side and added filler before flipping to the right side and gluing down.

and one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2022-01-24; shadow box card valentine & REVIEW

2022/01/24

Here is another card I brought for my play date. I haven’t made one of these in years…a shadow box card. This card is sized to fit into a 6-3/4 size envelope (or a check envelope).

In this close view you can see a shinny dome on the sentiment. We added antique lacquer to give it an epoxy sticker look.

And when you open the card, here is the shadow box part…we punched a window then inset the snail.

AND in case you missed any of the projects that I made from my play date this past week, here is the REVIEW:

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2022-01-23; 4 panel sympathy

2022/01/23

One of the cards I took for my play date was a 4-panel card. The colors of the decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) that I used looked calm & relaxing…so I made it a sympathy card. This of course could be any theme.

In this close look, you may be able to see that I took sandpaper to the raised embossing to give it more of a highlight.

And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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2022-01-22; Falalala paper

2022/01/22

Today’s sample is another card that my girlfriend designed. She had the ornament pieces cut. All I needed to do was stamp, color & fussy cut the kids.

The background paper says Fa-la-la-la on it, hopefully you can see at least part of that.

The close view shows that the ornament is cut from glitter paper.

and one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2022-01-21; Baby it’s cold outside

2022/01/21

I met up with a girlfriend yesterday and she had a couple of card ideas ready to go. Today’s sample is one of them. Right now as I write this post it’s below zero* F. Baby, it’s cold outside is a good theme for this card. However; I do think it’s too cold to be enjoying this activity just now.

All the images were stamped and then fussy cut.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2022-01-20; Dollar Stamp Valentine

2022/01/20

Last week my Stampin’ Up (SU) demonstrator shared this fun sketch. She of course used the new decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) that SU came out with. I used scraps I had on hand and was able to recreate a very similar design

The close look lets you see the glitter glue & crystal effects added to the heart medallion. That heart medallion by the way, is by Studio G. That makes this a dollar stamp from back in the day. (aka meaning it’s old lol)

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2022-01-19; Minty hugs

2022/01/19

I’ve had this “photo” style stamp for a while now. I think I’ve used it like twice and have not been happy with the results either time. This time I stamped in a minty green color on plain card stock. Afterwords I ran it through the embossing machine to add a little texture. Sadly, I lost any definition that was there when I did that. Rather than give up, I cut out a 2nd flower, popped it up and then added some punched leaves.

Close up, you probably still cant see the glimmer I added with some iridescent medium that I painted on the main flower.

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Edit: After looking at the photos of this card, I couldn’t take it. I had to change out the flower. So because of that here is the revised photo:

2022-01-18; A snowy note

2022/01/18

Yesterday I showed a photo of a 1-gallon plastic baggie filled with all kinds of die cuts. I was able to make another card today using 2 of the scallop frames. On I used as the frame and the 2nd one I cut to be the scallop border. I also used one of the die cuts from the bag for the sentiment.

I used the scallop frame to showcase the decorative scrapbook paper (DSP) of snowmen & snowflakes.

The sentiment is by Endless Creations

And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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