Hi Crafty Friends, My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own. This month our challenge is to create a card using any Tim Holtz product. This ...

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  1. Make A Wish Upon A Starfish
  2. Sending You My Love
  3. 7th Birthday
  4. Best Dad Ever
  5. All My Love
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Make A Wish Upon A Starfish


Hi Crafty Friends,

My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own.

This month our challenge is to create a card using any Tim Holtz product. This could include Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Alcohol Inks, Stencils, Stampers Anonymous Stamps etc etc .... lots of options for this one.


As I recently received my order of the new Alcohol Pearl inks, I decided to use those for the challenge this month. I love the pearl finish these have on a card and I can already tell I will be using these a lot!

So far I have been having fun playing with a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared back in March where she applied a long piece of felt to a protractor or stamp block and added the alcohol pearl ink to the edge of the felt and then swiped it over the card a number of times until you get the look you want. You can see her tutorial here. When I was making a card recently for an upcoming challenge, I noticed that I could apply the alcohol pearl inks to normal cardstock using this method. As I had so many panels to ink up for the card I was creating today, I decided to use normal white cardstock rather than Yupo Paper to save my Yupo. Please note that the inks don't move on this cardstock for other alcohol ink techniques, just the swiping method.


For my card today I decided to pull out my Crafter's Companion Square Twist Card which makes a Pop Up Book Card. 

For my background panels, I applied Tranquil, Celestial & Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks to a long piece of felt attached to a protractor and swiped it over my cardstock continually until I got the look I wanted. I then used the large background stamp from the Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders Clear Stamp set using white embossing powder. These were then die cut using the layering dies from the Square Twist Card.

To decorate my card I used Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Mermaids Clear Stamp set.


For the front of my card I added another background panel and then added a circle to the lower left hand corner of the card.

I added a sand base to this circle using Lawn Fawns Stitched Hillside Border. This was colored using Alcohol Pearl Inks in Alchemy and Mineral.

Supplies:
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Sending You My Love


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have another card to share with you all today, using the Alcohol Pearl Inks.

To create my background I used Alcohol Pearl Inks in rainbow order using the swiping technique Jennifer McGuire shared a few months ago. You can see her technique here

On top of the rainbow panel I layered Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die which I die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front, and adding Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the top.

I colored clear rhinestones using the same colors of Alcohol Pearl Inks that I used on the background adhering them onto the card over the flower that was over the relevant color on the background.

To finish the front of the card I added a sentiment from Altenew's Dotted Blooms Clear Stamp set.


I added a rainbow panel to the left side of the inside of the card, and also die cut a bunch of the flowers from the Flower Garden Fancy die I used on the front, cutting out just a few.

I added a birthday sentiment to the top right hand side of the card.

Supplies:
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7th Birthday




Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been waiting a couple of months for the new Pearl Alcohol Inks to finally make their way down to Australia! Well they have finally arrived and I couldn't wait to play with them.

For my first card I created a rainbow background using seven of the new colors. Once the alcohol inks were dry I embossed the card using Sunny Studio Stamps Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder and then sanded the embossed area to reveal the white yupo paper.


I used Divinity Designs A2 Center Step Card and A2 Centre Step Layers die set to create my card. To decorate the card I used the Stampendous Birthday Kids Clear Stamp set. Along the bottom of the card I added the Birthday Edge'ables die from Crafter's Companion.


For the inside of my card I added another striped of Pearl Alcohol inked Yupo Paper along the bottom of the card and then added two sentiments and the three balloons from the Birthday Kids Clear Stamp set.

Supplies:
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Best Dad Ever


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created for Divinity Designs Color Combo Design Team Challenge. This month the colours to be used are Medium  Blue, Cherry and Bright Blue. For more inspiration from the Divinity Designs Design Team visit the Divinity Design blog.



For my card today I created a Father's Day using the new Couture Collection die set. 

To decorate the tie I used the Arrows Stencil, embossing it onto the tie and then adding some red ink over the top.

I added a sentiment to the lower pocket, using one of the sentiments from the Best Dad Ever stamp set and using one of the rectangles from the Double Stitched Rectangles to die cut the sentiment. I adhered it to the pocket so it could resemble a card or piece of paper which is inside the pocket.


For the inside of the card, I added the left over stripe of cardstock to the left side of the card. This was left over after die cutting the paper for the shirt on the front.

I added two sentiments from the Best Dad Ever stamp set which is layered using the Ovals & Scalloped Ovals die sets.

Don't forget to check out the Divinity Designs Blog, so you can see what the other Design Team members created for this challenge.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!



Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.









    

All My Love


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Maryann Einam our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month, it's time for a sketch challenge.



For my card today I pulled out a Penny Black stamp I purchased a month or two ago. I just loved this cute little bear and thought it was about time I used it. As Mother's Day was only last weekend, I decided to take the opportunity to add another Mother's Day card to my stash, I always need a few of these so my daughters both have enough for their needs.


For the inside of my card I decided to create a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set, substituting the rectangle for a circle.

I used the leftover triangles of cardstock that i had from creating the front of the card on the inside.

I also added another bear, this time from a MFT Stamp stamp set on the upright section of the pop-up arm.


Here is another view of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.





Supplies:
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. Compensated affiliate links are used where possible with no extra cost to you. This helps me to continue to share all the projects I include on my blog. Please note I only use and share products I love.








    

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