Monday, June 17, 2019

Some More Challenge Cards

Happy Monday!! My first full week off from work-woot, woot!!

Not only that but I will depart for Ireland for a 14 day trip with some friends to celebrate our 50th Birthdays on Friday. I cannot tell you how excited I am!! This trip has been months in the making!!

Today I am popping in to post some cards I created for some challenges. Instead of cleaning up my craft room, I have been using the supplies I should have been putting away!!!

My first card was inspired by two challenges.

I used the As You See It Challenge #202 and the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #225: All About Occasions Challenge as my jumping off for this card.

I rarely do color challenges because I kind of suck at them. However, when I saw this color challenge, I knew that I wanted to ink up the Echo Park stencil that was on my desk.

I also pulled out some Simon Says Stamps dies for the "happy" sentiment and the "birthday" is from Mama Elephant.

It took more time for the Glossy Accents to dry then it did to make this fun card!!!

My  next two cards were inspired by The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge and the Fab Friday Sketch #165.


I have not been coloring a lot as it takes time so I was excited that I would be able to participate a little before I went off on my vacation.

The butterflies were originally on a full sized panel, which I colored, but I decided to cut it in two so I could make two cards.

The butterflies are from Pretty Pink Posh's "Beautiful Butterflies" stamp set and colored in with a combination of Copic Markers and a white gel pen.

I also used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen over the top of the butterflies.

Under the panel I used the Pink Fresh Studio "Lacey Edgers 1" to die cut a piece of lace out of white cardstock. The sequins were added at the end.

My last card is the second part of the butterflies panel.

I used Stampin Up!'s "Dear Doily" set to stamp purple doilies on white cardstock. Then popped up my purple matted butterfly panel over it.

I covered the butterflies in Aqua Shimmer and Glossy Accents.

As you can see, these are both sympathy cards. I know people hate making them but I don't mind it. I think butterflies are appropriate too because they mean re-birth.

I am entering this card in the Time Out Theme Challenge #137: Nature.

Well, that is all from me this Monday. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

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Card #1 Supplies:

Card #2 Supplies:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Thermoweb "Red Velvet" cardstock, Pink Fresh Studio "Lacey Edgers 1" dies and Avery Elle "Wonky Stitches" die, Pretty Pink Posh "Beautiful Butterflies" stamp set, Foam Adhesive, Copic Markers

Card #3 Supplies:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Pretty Pink Posh "Beautiful Butterflies" stamp set, Stampin Up! "Dear Doily" stamp set, Nuvo Aqua Shimmer PenGlossy Accents, Foam AdhesiveCopic Markers, Pretty Pink Posh "Plum" jewels