The month’s challenge at Sarah Hurley challenge blog has begun. This month’s challenge is to Create your own background.
First up, I used the snowflakes from Sarah’s Christmas Characters stamp set and stamped a white ink over kraft to create my background. Santa and the Christmas sentiment are also from the same stamp set. To add some texture, I put a white pompom in Santa’s hat & sequins. I also used the banner and cane stamp from the Christmas Mail stamp set while the Merry sentiment is from Outline Alpha stamps. Noticed the silver lines in the green background paper and above the gray paper? I also embossed them with silver embossing.
I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamps, Make your own background challenge.
Also in Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge # 81, Anything Goes.
This week I was able to send out some more Christmas cards overseas and was happy I was able to managed it within the first week of December. There are still some to be mailed in the coming week before I go on a short holiday break with family back in the Philippines so I hope all are received before the 25th.
For now, let me share the card I created for Sketch N Scrap, Card Sketch # 15. The sketch is another great one from Kelly.
I used the pretty red ribbons from my stash while the patterned papers are from Basic Gray, Aspen Frost collection. The small banners are from Pink Paislee which I also have in a while from my stash and the stamps from Ali Edwards.
I’m entering this card in Divas by Design, Feeling Festive challenge.
Also in Through the Craftroom Door Challenge, Anything Goes
I love adding texture to my cards. One way of doing this is by using embossing folders or in other times adding dimensions.
With embossing folders, you can get a deep impression of a design.
I have a limited folder in my stash but they are very handy in making general textured background.
This time I’m sharing a very pretty embossing folder called Ana Griffin’s Aviary embossing folder/border set, this I got from Pretty Paper Studio.
You can see more details of how I did the three cards in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.
Card 1 with fully embossed background
Card 2 with embossed vellum background
Card 3 with partial embossing
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp, Make Your Own Background challenge
Papertake Weekly Challenge, Anything Goes
I’m currently working on my Christmas cards and I made this one using products from Sarah Hurley stamps and papers. I don’t have her new line of Christmas paper sets yet so I’m improvising whatever I have to create a holiday card. I came up with a non traditional Christmas colors, still love them even without the reds and green
I used a combination of stamps from Sarah’s Christmas Mail clear stamp set and Christmas characters set. For my background I used the pattern strip from Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamp set. I used a Versamark ink to create a watermark effect over the kraft paper. I stamped and silver embossed the snow flakes and sentiment, both looks so pretty in real life
For Robin & Rudolf, I paper-pieced them using papers from A Few of my Favorite Things- Caught in Camera and Vol. 1 8×8 paper collection.
Now off to continue crafting.
I’m entering this card in Retro Sketches challenge # 91.
This is a card I also made for Pretty Paper Studio. I wanted to achieve a chalkboard look in the project so I used a black patterned paper and white ink from Hero Arts.
I used an embossing folder with clear embossing powder and distress glitter mix together. The arrow chipboard is also coated with glitter for some sparkle. You can find the rest of the post in Pretty Paper Studio’s blog.
Its been awhile that I haven’t joined in card challenges so I’m entering this one this time in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.
I was dreaming of doing a card video for sometime but has kept it as I dread recording as I speak, even more than hearing my voice in a video. I finally come to the point that now is really the time to do it, thanks to Pretty Paper Studio.
You can find all the supplies I used at the Pretty Paper Studio blog. The blog is also running its monthly craft challenge and this month’s theme is Anything with glitter challenge. More inspirational projects can also be found here.
Going back, these are some of the stills of my card project, that glittered heart makes me happy
and the video can be found at the Pretty Paper Studio’s You Tube Channel.
I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here for KC.
I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons to add a feel of royalty I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.
Card sketch #14 by Lisa is now up at the Sketch N Scrap blog.
I seldom do a masculine card so this one I think will be one of my favorite card creation I just find this guy stamp from Paper Smooches so cute. I did a combination of paper piecing and coloring using promarkers.
For the papers, I use a paper combo from Sarah Hurley, Lawn Fawn, Echo Park, all from my stash. I added some washi tape and did partial embossing as well in the sides and the sentiment, some ribbon and buttons and I’m done.
Do check the rest of the card inspirations from Sketch N Scrap blog and enjoy.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Paper Smooches
Tagged ali edwards, buttons, card sketch, embossing, handmade card, lawn fawn, paper smooches, ribbons, sarah hurley designs, sketch n scrap, washi
It’s seems a long time since I last posted a card project.
Last week was the International Holiday Bazar here in Doha and yours truly has taken part again for the second time :) It was fun and every year more vendors join in with more interesting stuff to sell. I was busy preparing for the show and hadn’t much time to share a card lately. You can see some photos of the show in my Facebook page.
The past week was also a very sad time for us Filipinos. With the strongest typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit the Philippines on 8th November, it has left thousands of lives lost and so much destruction in the Southern part of our country. We continuously pray for all our countrymen affected by the calamity. Even if we’re away, we’re contributing in whatever way we can to help now.
In a lighter note, I’m here to announce the winner of SNS Holiday Hop, with my take – Christmas.
Using the random generator, we got # 21
Please send me your mailing address to send your prize.
Thank you all so much to everyone who left some love during the hop. I appreciate you all
It’s the first sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap and we now have Card Sketch #13 designed by Kelly.
I created a holiday card using papers from Pink Paislee including the banner embellishments. Only few more weeks and Christmas is already here I really need to get going with my holiday cards and not cram the last-minute to send it to family and friends overseas.
For my sentiment, I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink.
Remember, Sketch N Scrap Holiday Blog Hop is still going to until 8th of November so come by at the SNS blog for inspirational projects.
Oh, and I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Simon Says Stamp, Sketch-N-Scrap
Tagged anything goes, banners, card design, card sketch, christmas, christmas card, handmade card, Hero Arts, papertreyink, Simon Says Stamp challenge, sketch, sketch n scrap, stamping