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Friday, August 7, 2020

2020 Stash Party #38 -Hand Stamped Sentiment Color Challenge #345

Hi, Crafty Makers!
I very rarely enter card challenges but since I am trying all things new this year, I thought it would be a good thing to attempt to enter a minimum of three challenges for my new projects. 

If you follow me, you know by now that I am addicted to using my stencils and other media to create my own backgrounds.  I created this "Tropical Palm" background using my TP Stencil and WOW's White Pearl Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is also embossed with clear EP.
Bloom Where You are Planted
Another Stenciled Background!

I tried to get my colors as close as possible to the challenge colors! The colors of Coastal Cabana and Bumble Bee were easy, however, I did not have magenta-colored paper so I used Ranger's Picked Raspberry Ink on my focal as a nod to magenta.  I used Star Dust Stickles to add a bit of sparkle to my flowers!
I used Ranger Distress Inks to capture the colors of the challenge.  I created the background for my sentiment stamp by blending  Speckled Egg, Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio, and Picked Raspberry!   

This video shows how to create the Stenciled Background
This self-imposed Stash Bash Party Challenge has been a very good thing for my creative soul.  I own a few extraordinarily beautiful Doily Dies and I never use them.  I have tons and tons of flowers but they are not on the list of the first things that I reach for or even think of when crafting.  Somehow, this version of my "Tropical Palm" stenciled background panel seemed to just cry out for flowers and a little lace!
Thanks For Stopping By
Challenges Entered:
Hand Stamped Sentiment: Color Challenge
Always Fun Challenge: Embossing
Stuff I Used:

Thursday, August 6, 2020

2020 Stash Party #37 - One Good Friend - Kid Quotes Card #1

Hello, Crafty Makers!

I try to avoid clean and simple cards at all costs but my sisters over at Shopping Our Stash have given me an alternative description, KISS.  "Keeping it Simple, Sister" allows me to add ribbons and brads and fun embossing without all that worry about "untouched" or "white" space.

My stash reduction goal this week is to use the leftovers from a few of my most recent projects and to incorporate the use of old stamps.
Kids Speak - Dontay Hall, Age 9
I am in love with the inkadinkadoo collection of Kid Quotes. I have not used them in many years and I have decided that they are perfect for a set of cards I have been commissioned to create.
Lavender, and all of its associated shades, is among my favorites colors.  I love mixing it with greens and aquas!  So, it stands to reason that I have tons of scraps in these colors and I seriously want to get rid of at least two or three of my scrap bags. 😊
Isn't it just amazing how this textured cardstock accepts embossing? I particularly like how it shows up in the ridges.  So far, the Wild Pansy is the only textured paper that behaves that way.
As I was rummaging through my stash, I found two small pieces of ribbon, and I decided that I could use the shorter of the two on this project.  The color was perfect and I felt that the little pop of pink on the ribbon would add visual interest to the project.  Tying bows around brads has become one of my favorite embellishment tricks.  It is a great way to use up small pieces of ribbon or elastic cord. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Challenges Entered:
Always Fun Challenges - Embossing

Stuff I used:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Printed Grosgrain Ribbon
Bo Bunny Brad
Gina Marie 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 Stash Party - Shopping Our Stash - CAS - Keep It Simple

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This fortnight the Shopping Our Stash theme is 
CAS Keep It Simple
I am fairly certain that for the purist, this card has one too many layers to qualify as CAS but it is as close as I can get!
A few weeks ago while I was fooling around with using baby wipes to make plaid backgrounds, I decided to experiment with other patterns.  Some were more successful than others but I decided to hold on to them all just in case (you know how we crafters do that!) I thought this yellow and green panel would yield a fabulous fun flower and I was right.  I cut some funky leaves as well (and managed to lose one of my dies in the process) but opted not to put one on the inside because I want to use them both to create cards.  

Chana Malkah

Challenges Entered:
Artsy Divas - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes