Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Celebration Time (GDP093 again!)

Here's another submission for this week's Global Design Project color challenge. It went together a little bit easier than Monday's piggy card. This time I used the Celebration Time bundle, which has a thirteen piece stamp set (wood or clear mount) and an awesome fourteen piece Thinlits die set to match.

As I was making the card, I kept thing of other things I could do with those Thinlits and wishing I had some "me" clones so I could make them as soon as I thought of them!

That's the trouble - I have an occasional flash of a brilliant idea, but by the time I'm finished with what I'm working on, I can't remember what it was. It happens when I'm falling asleep, too. It's times like that I wish we could do a screen capture of our minds. Can you imagine the all fun stuff we could do if we could do that?!

To refresh your memory, here is the GPD093 color challenge:

Here's the "How To"
 Cake: Berry Burst 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
 Greeting layer: Whisper White 2-7/8" x 4-1/8"
 Mat: Lemon Lime Twist 3" x 4-1/4"
 Background: Pool Party 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
 Card base: Lemon Lime Twist 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Use the banner stamp and Pool Party ink to stamp banners randomly on the Pool Party cardstock. Adhere to card base.
  2. Use the banner stamp and Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst ink to stamp banners near top of Whisper White.
  3. Stamp greeting very close to lower right edge using Berry Burst ink. Adhere to mat and then attach to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Rub the Embossing Buddy all over the Berry Burst cardstock then use VersaMark ink to stamp the cake. Cover with embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with Heat Tool until melted.
  5. Cut out the cake with the cake die and use the scraps to cut out two small and one large flower with the flower dies.
  6. Adhere cake with dimensionals, and flowers with liquid glue. Add pearls to flowers' centers.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

This Little Piggy GDP093

THIS was truly a challenging card for me. I knew I wanted to use This Little Piggy (available in wood or clear mount), so I figured I'd head over to the Global Design Project challenge blog for inspiration. Oh, goodie, a color challenge! I love color challenges almost as much as sketch challenges!!! And the colors, Berry Burst, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist are lovely hard could it be?

Let me tell you, it was plenty hard! Maybe if I had chosen a nice floral stamp set it would have come together a bit more easily. But noOOoo, I had to choose piggies. I thought it would be fun to make a "just because" card for my son, who can make pigs fly.

You think I'm kidding? Check out the YouTube video below. He had a rubber pig (I think it was a dog squeaky toy) that he stuck on his quad copter drone. The surprised look on the pig is hysterical!

Anyhoooo, I made the clouds on the Pool Party cardstock using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste. The pig was stamped on Shimmery White (for ease of coloring), and the greeting was made with the Labeler Alphabet set. Love that set - I can make any greeting I want!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Little Country Boys

This image reminds me so much of when our son was little, except we didn't have any geese (nasty tempered little buggers!). We did live, at one time, in a place where the landlady had a goose that used to chase and bite my kids. I wanted to wring its neck, but didn't in the interest of keeping my home, chickens, and veggie garden.

But this little boy, with the dirty bare feet, could have been my boy about thirty-five years ago. Put chickens in there instead of geese, make the kid towheaded with tan arms and shoulders, and that would be my boy!

Did you notice the Copper Trim? You can pull it apart along the edges and make it look like net!

This card was made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #249, which is a sketch this week:

 Image: Shimmery White 3" x 3"
 Mat: Soft Suede 3" x 3"
 Background: Crumb Cake 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Soft Suede 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

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