This is my first card project for the year and it feels good to be back blogging. Still making my way though to get my full mojo back after weeks of hibernation.
Today’s card is a very quick birthday card for a sweet girl. I used a digistamp Daisy with Flowers from The Stamping Shack, colored her with watercolor pencils and here is what I got. I love how cute and innocent Daisy looks and you can see the same character in the Oscar and Daisy digistamp sets at the TSS store, so adorable.
The half flower image on the blue cardstock is handstamped flower from one of my stamp sets from Hero Arts.
I’m entering this card in Retro Sketches Challenge # 46. It’s been awhile that I haven’t been to play in card challenges so it’s a good start really to be back again to join in the fun.
Here is my take to the sketch.
For today’s card I’m highlighting the Postage Elf digi from The Stamping Shack. This is my second time to use the Postage Elf, I have used it here in my Holiday Mini Cards that can be used to write your greetings when sending out your holiday gift. I have colored my image with watercolour pencils.
Here, I highlight the digi by putting it into a frame, embossed the background and added minimal decor to keep a clean overall look.
Note that from 15th December, there will be a card challenge at The Stamping Shack blog with the theme ‘Let the Holiday Begin’. Be sure to drop by at their blog on how to join in.
I’m entering this card in Retro Sketches challenge # 41.
Only a few hours before deadline but I’m joining here again at Retro Sketch Challenge # 40.
I used different stamp sets from Paper Smooches. I stamped and hand cut the deer and camel, alogn with their holiday hats. Oh, and I dont have enough holiday greetings that matches Paper Smooches font type so I wrote the word ‘Holidays’ instead. The background has embossed christmas trees.
I added vellum as snow banks at the bottom to give another holiday feel.
Anyhow, off to my card.
I’m using another digistamp from The Stamping Shack called Carol Singers. Beginning 1st December, there will be a Sparkle and Shine challenge at The Stamping Shack blog. Be sure to check them out and have the chance to win some of their sweet digistamps.
For my card background, I embossed part of the base with silver embossing. It gives just a right texture and shine without being too shiny. I colored my carol singers with watercolor pencils, put some glitter glue on their dress and glossy accents to the litte girl’s head dress. I found glittered buttons on my stash and decided to add them too for some extra embellishment.
I’m entering this card to Retrosketch # 39. I love working with sketch challenges so whenever I have the chance, I join in for fun.
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s almost weekend and already a week after the holiday bazaar. Where did time go?
Today is another stamp of the week feature at The Stamping Shack. I used the Postbox gift digi on my card, put some glitter glue on her coat’s collar & cuff, and bling on her buttons, can’t see them clearly on the photos but it’s there 🙂
For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Holidays on to a banner tag, I did put an eyelet on the tag’s end for a little bit of interest.
I used the sketch inspiration from Retro sketch # 38, and I’m entering my card there too for this week’s challenge.
Postbox Gift Digistamp from Stamping Shack
It’s Friday weekend here in Doha and I’m quickly posting this in before I start my household chores. Never want to miss the deadline for Retro Sketches (Sketch # 35). I used my Papertrey Ink stocking diecut to cut pattern papers for my stockings. For the sentiment, I printed one from my computer since I have a limited christmas sentiment and seasonal stamps for that matter.
Now off to my house works 🙂 Still a lot of crafty projects to finish so I need to jump off my seat now.
Got to start my holiday cards this early. Papertreyink is running its monthly blog hop to showcase their customers creations, including me 🙂
I find it fun to take part in online activities. I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink, some of their inks too, cardstock and border dies.
This month’s theme is to use non-traditional holiday colors and I chose the one here below as the color inspiration.
I stamped the background with Kaisercraft Musical Notes using Ranger’s embossing ink (without embossing them) but as I looked at the card the next day to take photo, the musical notes were not visible anymore. Not sure if that’s the same case if I used Versamark embossing ink.
I used a sketch from Retrosketches # 34
My take to the challenge
Joining in this week at Embellish Magazine Stars Color Trends challenge, details can be found here.
The colors are fun to work with, just fit for a boy card I think. I did the main star in 3 piece diecuts from Papertrey Ink, then put them on top of each other to give dimensions. I used a button in the middle as accent.
A light blue cardstock on the side is embossed to give texture. The blue card base actually was cut shorter than the standard size card but I don’t want to complete discard them. What better way to do than to add the light blue strip to fill the gap 🙂
I used a card sketch from Retrosketch # 32. Details can be found here too.
And on to my interpretation.