Wow it is 2am California time and I am just getting this posted! Even worse? I have to get up in 2 1/2 hours and go to work:(
We are still doing our Christmas in July theme on the Sweet Stamps.com blog.
This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch.
Remember how I like to be difficult and do things like ROTATE the sketch? Here is how I did my card, by rotating the sketch this way:
I used 2 different Sweet Stamps:
I also used some paper from my new favorite line, Authentique Paper.
Forgive the lighting on this, remember it is 2am! The ornaments really are the right hue, even though they look navy blue in this picture!
This particular paper is called:
Here is another shot with different coloring…I will most likely redo these pictures outside tomorrow and replace these pictures.
Notice how I put wire on my ornaments? I love the way it looks!
I also made those cute flowers by using the shabby rolled technique with paper. I was soo excited with the way they turned out!
Be sure to head on over to the Sweet Stamps.com blog and see what our other fabulous designers have come up with.
Join our sketch challenge and win your self a Gift Certificate to Sweet Stamps.com!
$20.00 certificate is up for grabs to one random and lucky person!
Good Luck and thanks so much for stopping by!
It never ceases to amaze me how something like a blank canvas, a blank card or a blank scrapbook page can send a person into the
“I can’t, I’m so NOT creative” mode.
Let me show you what I mean. The previous picture is my blank canvas and below are the tools I am using for today’s project.
Today, I am so excited to show you my fun card.
It is a new week and Challenge 18 is starting. The random winner of this challenge will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com.
The theme of this weeks challenge is:
The stamps and supplies I have used are:
Here is what I came up with.
Now, when you look at this you might realize that I have the sheep facing one another. I thought this would be cute for an Anniversary card.
The above image is to give you a closer look at the detail I put into the heart and the floral necklaces on the sheep.
Aren’t they so cute touching noses together?
To do this, I stamped the sheep on plain white paper, then scanned the image onto my computer. I then turned it into a digital stamp and was able to copy the other sheep and reverse the direction of one of the sheep, so I got this effect.
I love the intricate cutwork on the heart I used in the center. The Heartland America Die is a gorgeous die.
Now, hopefully I have sparked a new idea for you. I turned my stamp into a digi stamp, I paper pieced the sheep, I used only a PORTION of the Heartland America Die and I embellished with pearls, glitter and paper pieced flowers. Just look at all the techniques I am teasing you with!
If you have any questions about a specific technique, be sure to ask me. You can contact me through the CONTACT ME at the top of my blog page.
I hope yu have enjoyed this card. It was a ton of fun to make. Now get on over to SWEET STAMPS.COM blog and play along on our challenge, leave a comment over there making sure that you let them know Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sent you!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Now, I know I have been mentioning Tally Scrapper a lot, lately. Why? Because they are the BEST challenge blog there is.
I have tried others before, but there is something about the ladies on Tally Scrapper, well you feel like you have found home once you are there.
I entered a challenge to be their MAY DESIGN STAR and I made it! I have been working with this GORGEOUS kit I received as the STAR!
Goodness, I am a star! Here is the link to prove it:
I am sooooooooo excited!
As I am a star, I am making a card challenge for the ladies. Here is the LINK to my CHALLENGE.
I found this wonderful card online, see HERE:
She has a tutorial up that is HERE:
Maybe I am tutorially challenged, but I needed MORE!
I thought if I need more instruction, surely one with less card making knowledge than I have, would need MORE too!
So, I have revamped the tutorial to hopefully suit any level of card making skills, that you all have out there.
These are instructions for a card that will measure 5″ wide and 7″ tall.
Start with 2 – 12 x 12 pieces of paper and cut them down to ‘
10 long and 7 inches high.
Score the paper for the CARD FRONT down the middle the 10 inch side at the half way point.
On the paper for the inside, turn it to the WRONG SIDE and mark your middle point.
If you have a score board, line your MIDDLE POINT up with the word CENTER on the score board.
score lightly down the center.
Now, on that card center line you just scored, mark 1 1/2′ from each edge.
Then be sure to make those marks longer lines, like this.
The reason why, once you get a punch in there, you will want the hole you punch to be horizontally straight, the line help you line the punch up easily.
You will take you punch, like this one and only cut half the length of the punch out.
When done, you folded in half paper will look like this.
Here is what it looks like open, with the wrong side facing up.
Here is what you want to do next…you want the are in-between the cut out punches to fold along the score line going in,
like you are tucking that portion of the paper in while folding in half.
Here is a side view of what is happening to that center portion.
Now, glue with a ATG gun type glue the WRONG SIDES together or your card.
Here one side is done, I am getting ready to put the adhesive on the other side. (The white paper)
The pink indicates where I have applied the adhesive.
Here are all my butterflies cut out ready to go.
I have used my CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS dies.
Spray them all to make them shimmery!
Now fold about 1/2 inch on the right side of what ever image you are using. Stamps, paper, dies what ever it is.
Here is the butterfly, wrong side up with it’d folded part showing. Put your adhesive on that folded up side. The adhesive goes on the part of the butterfly that would be considered RIGHT SIDE.
Adhesive is on the far left side that is facing out towards the left of the picture.
Take that adhesive edge and stick it down to that CENTER PORTION that pops up.
Add another large image, here I applied a tab to help with the glue, since I am using a design with so many openings.
Now, personally I was bothered how the weight of the butterflies, and I would assume anything you use, kept flopping forward to the right side of the card.
Thus, obstructing the view of anything I might want to place there.
My solution was to fold 1/4″ strips of paper in zig zag fashion and attach them to the back of my images and the Left side of the Card.
You can see in a couple of images down, how these work.
Finished card front, nothing magic, just decorate the front.
I am again using items from the fabulous MAY TALLY KIT.
Here is the inside of the card.
Here you can see the anchors on the backs of my pop-ups.
Another view of how the whole pop up works.
Once again, the finished product.
Now for those of you who are on Tally, or want to join, I am hosting a challenge for you to use this tutorial and make one of these cards however you want to!
The winner of the challenge, (done with TALLY POINTS) will win this
toTALLY awesome BUTTERFLY SET.
Valued at $24.95
The only catch is you have to do it the TALLY way!
So, go join up on Tally Scrapper and play along!