Feels kinda weird posting again...but it feels good, too! I'm still working on Dare to Get Dirty challenges. My pace has been slow, despite hubby working loads of overtime last week. The good news is that I have until Wednesday at midnight to play along. Today, I'm posting several cards that do not incorporate other challenges. I'm still catching up on birthday cards!
I had several strips of this beautiful designer paper which I used for some recent sympathy cards. I taped them onto a piece of card stock, then ran it through the Big Shot with the top note die. It is layered on embossed early espresso on a crumb cake card base. My sentiment is from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" in more mustard. I added some punched out branches, an old felt flower with a brad, and some thick backers twine.
Next, a cute card for one of my great-nieces. The image is from Paper Smooches, "Chubby Chums." There was a coordinating sentiment, but I think it fell into the garbage a while back, because it is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, SU had a chicken-themed set recently, so I can still say Hey Chick! The pattern paper is years old, from DCWV...I think its called Granny's Kids. I colored with markers, doodled a bit, and sponged the large scallop circle. Satin ribbon in tangelo twist wraps it all up.
A little over a year ago, I bought this retiring lace ribbon from SU in all of the outgoing in-colors (that sounds strange!) because I *needed* them. Well, I have barely touched them! Ribbon hoarding us a thing, people! Well, as I created this summer birthday card, my watermelon stamp needed watermelon wonder ink and ribbon. Pairing that with cucumber crush and basic black make this bright and simple. The stamps used are all SU: Mouthwatering, Polka Dot Party, and On Your Birthday.
Now a card that ended up quite different than planned. Let's just say that I made some errors in cutting, so I had to be strategic in my layers! Even so, I like the final result. My card base is delightful dijon, and I used more of that lace ribbon! My vanilla layer is dry embossed with the honeycomb folder, then sponged. I also added a layer of black. The image is from SU's "Every Moment," colored with markers and mounted on always artichoke pattern paper. I used raspberry ripple pattern paper to mount the two sentiments from "On Your Birthday" and "You're a Gem."
A simple beach scene is next, using soft sky, crumb cake, and very vanilla card stock. I sponged soft sky, baja breeze, and crumb cake on this layer cut with a labels framelit. For texture, I added dazzling diamonds and mica flakes to the sand. The palm tree is from Lawn Fawn's "Life is Good." The birthday sentiment is from "Wetlands." I added bakers twine and enamel dots.
Now for a completely different look: faux metal. After sponging crumb cake and black on this very vanilla (and using a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the gears), I put lots of versamark all over it, and coated it with copper embossing powder. It really shines when it hits the light! The sentiment, from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" is also copper embossed, on SU brushed silver card stock. (I have just a few sheets left. I miss it!) Large brads from Spare Parts and some copper thread are the final details. I have a nephew-in-law who is a welder, so making something like this seemed perfect for him.
Finally today I have another masculine card with a touch of copper embossing and loads of Tm Holtz washi tape. I RARELY use washi tape, but this was a fun, quick card. I will likely use this idea for other occasions. Maybe I'll actually use the washi tape in my stash!
That's it for now...time to eat dinner. Then, hopefully I will get one or two cards made tonight. Tomorrow, I plan on commenting on some blogs and DTGD gallery entries. Should be a relaxing day!