Yep, this month's theme for the Tour de Freaks is anything from the new catalog
, woohoo! Since I love just about Every. Darn. Thing in that catalog, narrowing it down was a nightmare! I'm sure
the other participants are going to wow you with their projects, so I guess I needn't worry that I couldn't cram them all in here. If you started at the beginning, then you just landed here from Wendy's blog, Wickedly Wonderful Creations
. Weren't her projects uh-MAZE-ing? Especially because she just ran 500 miles, and then she ran 500 more! (Well, maybe that's exaggerating a bit....but she did run a
half FULL marathon on The Great Wall of China!)
To see ALL the Control Freaks creations, just click on the link at the bottom of each person's post.
In an effort to keep things moving right along, we try to limit ourselves to two or three projects, so
with extreme reluctance and great self-sacrifice
to be a good girl, I only made two cards to share (heehee!)
. I've really been on a water-coloring binge lately, and both cards reflect it. So, first up is a quickie watercolor wash background, which I think sets off the Flourish Thinlits die beautifully. It really lets the die cut stand out, doesn't it? At first I was going to use colored cardstock, but then thought the au naturel
watercolor paper looked better. Some splatters from Gorgeous Grunge added some visual interest, too.
|STAMPS: Flowering Flouishes, Gorgeous Grunge CARDSTOCK: Watercolor Paper, Flirty Flamingo INK: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black Archival ACCESSORIES: Aqua Painters, Big Shot, Flourish Thinlits Dies, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, 1/4" Gold Natural Trim, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Fine-Tip Glue Pen|
The second card took me out of my comfort zone a wee bit. Cutesy cards are really not my style, but the Bella & Friends stamps are so adorable, I just couldn't resist. Besides, now I can make cards to donate to our local animal shelter! (I drew a smile on the pup, because my shelter-rescue dog is always smiling, if not downright laughing.)
This would be a great birthday card for ANY age or gender!
|STAMPS: Bella & Friends, Suite Sayings CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Subtles DSP Stack INK: Basic Black Archival, Soft Suede, Real Red, Crushed Curry ACCESSORIES: Aqua Painters, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Project Life Corner Punch, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, White Stampin' Chalk Marker|
Because I was such a good girl (who's a good girl? I was! Yes, I was!)
, that's all I have for today. Now click the link and go see what Debbie Henderson made over at Debbie's Designs
! Thanks for stopping by!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!! The first is a MUST - super pretty. And who could resist the adorable puppy???ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelly!Delete
You are UHMAZING yourself, my friend!!! And the 500 miles IS a bit of an exaggeration ... The Great Wall was actually a FULL marathon ... but since I have been home I ran a HALF marathon called the "Drop 13" (all downhill!), and I just finished the Wasatch Back Ragnar ... I had three "legs" to run ... it took our team 33 hours to complete (my portion was 19.1 miles!)!! Yeah ... I'm pretty sure I am LEGIT crazy!ReplyDelete
Holy wow, how did I mess that up? Going to fix it when I turn the 'puter back on tomorrow! Youz nuts, you know? 😊Delete
Love your watercolored background and your puppy is so adorbs!ReplyDelete
Love your cards! The watercolor background is the perfect way to highlight the beautiful die cut flowers and that puppy is too stinkin' cute!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Melissa!Delete
Wow!! Love them both! They are so different! The watercolor background with the die cut is perfection! And the watercolor doggy looks like a sticker! Wish I could color like that!!ReplyDelete
Awww, thanks, Julie!Delete
Wonderful cards! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).ReplyDelete
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Josee, I'd be honored! Thanks for checking first, too. 😊Delete
Gorgeous cards Cindy! I have highlighted your card on my blog today, thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kylie!Delete