I {heart} You

Its Sketch N Scrap first sketch challenge for the month, Card Sketch #11 by the ever talented Kelly. Today also happens to be the World Card making day and as part of the celebration,  Sketch N Scrap is giving away an extra prize (My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pad) for the month. Just follow one of SNS card sketches this month and upload it by Oct. 31st  using Mr Linky at SNS blog.

So, for my card, I used small stamps from Hero Arts and fuzzy cut them, I also played with random mix of patterned papers.

Overall, I love the happy colors this card makes.

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Diecut challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am just thrilled to share my projects today 🙂 If you came from the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, I’m so glad that you visit me in my small nook.

May is a birthday month for Sketch-N-Scrap and the celebration continuous until end of May. There are challenges and inspirations plus a lot of amazing prizes in store for the month-long celebration so be sure to check Sketch-N-Scrap  everyday to see what’s being offered on the day.

So now, I’m here to share with you the way I use and combine die cuts into a card. This is the first time I tried doing a shaped card using my Spellbinder Nestabilities, circle and labels 19 dies. I used both shapes as the card base then later added a selection of dies that are mostly from Papertrey Ink.

For my circle card, I cut a label die and arranged an ‘I (heart) you’ dies over it to cut again. I put a different colored paper behind the cut letters & shape for contrast. Noticed that I cut the heart shape only by half? I did partial die cutting, a technique I saw online.

This circle card is not too big so I did minimal embellishment so even if I put this to mail, it will not be too bulky either. I used die cut cork + heart and finished it off with buttons and ribbon. Faux stitching too on top and below the card base.

For the Labels shaped card, I did random die cut elements using different materials. This is just to show you how other materials would work well on your dies and not just only paper. I used most dies from Papertrey Ink. The word ‘i heart you’ was from the negative of my circle die.

I did minimal stamping in my card base too, see the musical stamped background? My die cut materials are a mix of paper, cork and felt. I added some texture in my felt heart by stitching along the same heart shape, then added ribbon and a button. I love buttons too!

Faux stitching it is to finish off the card.

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I would also love to see how you use your dies. As part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s birthday bash, I’m giving away a pack of embellishments to one lucky winner 🙂 who will join in the challenge . The pack will include die cut piece embellishments, birthday stamp, rub-on, stickers and ribbons.

So grab your die cuts now and create one to enter the challenge. You can add your project using the inLinkz below. This is my first time using the InLinkz tool so if you happen to encounter any problem linking your project in, please let me know immediately so I can look into it.

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The challenge is open until 31st May and I will be announcing the winner by the first week of June.

Please note of some simple guidelines though

The rules:

1. Be a follower of my blog (if you are not yet one)

2. A project must be made after this challenge on the time this challenge went live

3. You must have a working text link to Heart for Handmade Die-cut challenge to be in your blog to be eligible for a win. You can also link to Flickr or other online gallery if you do not have a blog.

4. And the most important one, you must have FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!



True Love

Can you believe that the first month of 2013 has ended so quickly?

It’s the first day of the month and it means a new Challenge at The Stamping Shack blog. It’s February  and as we all know, it is a love month and this week’s theme falls perfectly  in the celebration of the coming  Valentine’s day. The challenge theme for this week is called Love Is In The Air. So play along with us and share your creations at the Stamping Shack blog.

To jump-start, I created a card using a digistamp from the Stamping Shack called True Love. You can purchase the digistamp at the Stamping Shack store.

For this landscape card, I embossed the bottom part, added a patterned paper and thin strip of washi tape. For my True Love digistamp, I colored them with watercolor pencils then cut them along the lines. I used Papertrey Ink die cut for the grey background to nestle my digi pair.  A simple I love you sentiment banner finishes this CAS card.

I’m entering this card in Clean and Simple Stamping  sketch # 224.

I also found the challenge blog Moving Along with the Times Challenge. I’m entering this card too in their Punch Out challenge for the week.

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Put your {heart} into it, CAS-ual Fridays challenge for the week, CFC 74, create a clean and simple card with a heart.

I diecut 3 hearts, 2 in full heart shapes then the 3rd heart was diecut once more by smaller heart to create a window. The 3 hearts were placed on top of each other to create a 3D heart as the main focal point. What would be the best sentiment to use than I Love You.

I added a running lace at the bottom to give some texture. Clean and simple.

And on to the card.

 

 

 

I Love You

I Love You

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