Sunday, July 11, 2021

Happy Sunday!

 Hello everyone! 

Just popping in with two cards I created this weekend for some challenges. It sure was a good weekend to make cards as the weather was not very nice. We have had a week of rain and another week has been predicted. I am not complaining as I would rather have rain than a drought.

My first card, I created for two challenges. 

I pulled out my Altenew *Leaf Canopy Stamp and Dies to create this card. I have been trying to use my new with my old so I also used my new *Garden Trellis Die

The two challenges that inspired this card were this weeks Color Throwdown #650 and TGIF Challenge #324, which was a sketch.

I think I have said it before but I am not great with color challenges so I was SO HAPPY when I saw this badge. The photo actually inspired me to use the Leaf Canopy set. The layout was inspired by the sketch.

I used Altnew *Chamomile Ink to stamp the yellow leaves and Altenew *Gray Denim for the gray. It was the first time I had used that gray and I think it is my new favorite

I also knew I wanted to use my Garden Trellis on this so I cut it down into a triangle to use in the bottom right corner. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things *Deepest Sympathy stamp set. I tend to use this set a lot as it it has some really great sympathy sentiments.

For my second card, I used three challenges as inspiration. I used As You See It Challenge #254-Focal Point. I also am entering this into Inspiration Station Challenge #9-Sun, Sea and Sand and I am playing along with The Card Concept #158-Long Summer Days. This is actually a record for me-three challenges at once!!

This card was SO FUN to create!! I had used *Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies to die cut some shells out for a different card last week. I never got around to making it so I decided to use it for these challenges.

I layered these over piece of *Neenah cardstock that I had colored in using Copic Markers to create "sand." I was trying to make the dots teeny like the Inspiration Station photo but it just wasn't working. 

I decided to get out a distress tool to distress the edges of all the papers that the shells were layered on. I also took some *Vintage Photo Distress Ink and did a really light blend on the outside of each, so that the torn parts looked "dirty."

The last thing I adhered to the card was the sentiment. I wasn't sure if I wanted a black sentiment or white sentiment on my card. I even thought about a dark brown. However, my daughter said the black looked best because it popped. 

The sentiment I decided to use is from My Favorite Things *Bitty Birthday Wishes that I heat embossed in white. 

I love when I have mojo to create!!! It is almost like a high when I am successful at making more than one card at a time. I am easily distracted!!

Well that is all from me today. Check back tomorrow as the latest Cupcake Inspiration Challenge card will be up on the blog. Have a FABULOUS night!!

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