I had a lot of time crafting this weekend as Miss K (my daughter) spent the weekend at her Grandma’s house. They love having time together and they were going to see the theater production of Aladdin.
Here’s just a few cards that I made.
Card #1 – I played along with the current Muse #237 challenge where I was inspired by how Tracey just coloured a portion of her stamped flower image and stamped her sentiment in the bottom left corner for balance.
I used a stamp set from Concord & 9th called “Hello Lovely” and created a bit of a highlight effect with the mounted popped up coloured piece of the flower. I used Stampin Up inks in Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Old Olive.
Card #2 – I played along with 2 challenges from Merry Monday #260 which was a sketch and Christmas Card Challenges #23 which was a photo inspiration. I loved the simplicity of the sketch and the colours of the inspiration photo and I really really need to get started on my Christmas card stash.
I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in her recent YouTube video using alcohol inks and remembered I hadn’t used mine in ages; so out they came (Ranger Purple Twilight & Raspberry). I then stamped and gold embossed the middle tree from the Altenew Sketched Evergreen stampset, added from gold Stampin Up thread and Merry Music DSP for the bottom layer. I know I should have used silver embossing powder, but had done the gold before I realised it and I love the background too much to not continue with the card.
This one was a little bit tougher but I turned to a new stamp set from Altenew called “Halftone Circles” which I white embossed 4 of the circles and then sponged with Catherine Pooler Designs inks in Tiara, Tiki Torch & Orange Twist. I wrapped some black ribbon and SU linen thread and added a black Happy die cut from Papertrey Ink.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend!