Tinstar Designs

My crafty weekend

I have had one super crazy busy week and really needed to get my craft on and was fortunate that Miss K went to visit her friend today so found myself with plenty of ‘me’ time to play.

I made a card for WWC145 – Judy’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge  This was a fabulous challenge to participate in, as I struggle making masculine cards and needed some inspiration.

My card is a hybrid digital/stamped card. I used an old Stampin Up digital image ‘Extreme surfboard’ that I printed onto a card piece I’d sponged with Stampin Up soft sky and island indigo inks, then added some water drops to simulate the look of the surf. The sentiment is from Altenew ‘Birthday bash’ and the black and white DSP is a left-over piece I had lying around.

My next card is inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #313 – A Sketch by Karren and uses a stamp set (best in you) and inks (melon ice, lime rickey, grass skirt, tiara, tiki torch, orange twist and black jack) from Catherine Pooler Designs.

My next card is inspired by three challenges:

I followed the Bow/Elegant/Heat Emboss line of the Tic Tac Toe challenge and I really like how this card came out. The bow is made using the Stampin Up Bow maker punch with some white glimmer paper. The aqua piece was sponged with Ranger Peacock feathers distress oxide ink over the heat embossed snow flake from Kanban. I used Stampin Up iridescent ice embossing powder, the close up really shows how much it sparkles.

My last card for this long Sunday post is all about circles and I’m entering it into the current Seize the Birthday challenge. I think it might also suit the AAA Cards Celebrate challenge.

I ended up making 2 cards using this design, 1 for a birthday and 1 for Christmas.

I used products from Stampin Up for both cards. Card 1 – Pool party cardstock and ink, Sycamore Street DSP and enamel dots. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant ‘make a wish’. Card 2 – Pear pizzaz cardstock and ink, Season of cheer DSP & Brights enamel dots with the sentiment from The Ton ‘mistletoe kisses’

Thanks for looking and have a great day.