This is my submission this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge. The theme this week is to use punches or Anything Goes. This theme is the best because we can do anything and push ourselves. I did a little of each. I used the Crate Paper pack and wanted to use as many of the designs as possible. 14 different patterns. I must be creating challenges within my own self. lol. The sentiment and main panel are popped up for added dimension. I used this scrapbook layout from Pinterest.
Here is my submission this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge. The sponsor this week is I Brake for Stamps and I chose this cute sun bathing cat. Isn't he cute (I think all cats are boys since mine both are...lol)? He is doing what I love to do. Lay in the sun and be outside. There are lots and lots of layers on this card. 13 to be exact. Wow. That's a lot. I wasn't really planning for that, however when the patterned papers were without the mat, it looked flat so I added the mat and it added that extra dimension. The theme this week is to use the digi stamp and no rubber stamps on our cards. We could use a rubber stamp for our sentiments, but I chose not to use any at all. I used my new Cricut cartridge called Small Talk Frames and Tags. I think I'm really going to like this cartridge. It will great for card making and to add banners to cards and scrapbook pages. The sun and the sunshine banner were both cut from this cartridge. I spent the full amount on this cartridge because I think it will be so useful and fun. Michael's sells this cartridge exclusively (only through the end of 2013) and they don't put their cartridges like this on sale often if ever. I used this scrapbook layout I saw on Pinterest as my inspiration.
My submission for this week's challenge is to use an image from Oak Pond Creations. I picked this cute snowman for two reasons, one, I love snowmen and two, he just says happy and fun. I printed off the image and then colored all the parts with Copics. I don't have a whole lot of Copic colors so I had to kind of ad lib. After the image was colored, the reds didn't quite match so I added Stickles to give it some shine.I added Stickles to the hat, scarf, mittens, all the fur around the edges, and the runners for the sled.
My love for snowmen started shortly after I moved to Arizona from Iowa. I think they are so cute and they always have a fun expression on their faces. Have you ever seen an unhappy snowman? I haven't. I sure do not appreciate snow now, so the cute snowmen will have to do.
I made this card to play along in the Outlawz CAS challenge last week. The challenge was to use bright colors, one or all - pink, green, blue, orange, and yellow. I had 13 ideas drawn and didn't use a single one. I decided to use my sparkle and shine stamp so had to go with glitter paper and gems. I posted both cards in case the one with gems isn't CAS.
Supplies: Neenah, The Paper Studio, Studio G, bling, Copic markers, Sharpie markers.
This week's greeting card challenge on the Outlawz (GCC110413) is to create a bookmark. I created a bookmark and a card so it would have something to sit on. I'm sending this to my grandma and made it with the intent she can use it on her bible since she goes to bible study a few times during the week. I tested it out and it's really flat so it won't hurt the spine. I was proud of myself that I could add as much dimension and still keep it flat. I tested it out on a magazine, a bible, and another book. It will be perfect. I hope she actually uses it. When I tacked down the stripe paper, I did not use adhesive at the corner so the bookmark would fit and still look like the frame around the card.
I used this tutorial off Splitcoast Stampers for the corner bookmark. I also looked at Pinterest for some inspiration, but after the bookmark itself was made, the elements just kind of came together since I was using the cross stamp and it took up most the space.
This month's sponsors are:
I first showed the card with the bookmark on the corner, the bookmark all by itself, and the bookmark next to the card.
Supplies: SU very vanilla, SU mellon mambo, MME, Recollections, Glitter paper from Michael's, Stampabilities, PTI border, bling, circle punches, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders,