Another Saturday, another great challenge from Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More. This week the dynamic duo (that would be Chrissie and Mandi!) have challenged us to create a card(s) using the colors green and blue. Simple, you say...well....maybe!
For this first card, I used a MB die and cut the flower from both blue and green and then paper pieced the blooms with the blue pieces. I cut a section off the bottom of the card and attached a punched edge (MS punch). I jointed the two pieced with a blue ribbon and added a small bow. The sentiment is stamped in blue and is from PTI.
I really love how this card turned out. I was playing around with some distress inks on plain card stock. I pressed my ink pads on my craft sheet then spritzed them with water. I laid the card stock on top of the watered ink and moved it around to mix the colors a bit. I dried it with my heat gun, but I couldn't get it dry enough so I just let it sit overnight. I cut a section from the inked up panel, backed it with green and adhered it to the card. The sentiment is from SU and is stamped in the Salty Ocean blue DI. I cut around it and made it a tag backed in green and added three small blue pieces of bling. Oh...I also added just a touch of Sakura Silver Star squiggly lines to the inked (abstract) piece. Kinda cool, huh!
Another good, ol' standby design for this card. I sponged the ground and sky on a piece of card stock (it started off much bigger than this). Then I stamped a few trees and added a touch of grass. Sentiment is from PTI. Then I trimmed the inked and stamped panel to a more appropriate size, backed it in dark green and also backed the sentiment in dark green. I smudged a little of the Peeled Paint DI on the tag.
This card was much cuter in my head than it turned out on paper. I simply cut a piece of green card stock, die cut some flowers in it (MB dies). I added the birthday sentiment (I heat embossed it with white and didn't get it all over the green! YAY ME!). I added a small blue border, then popped the panel up on pop dots. Finally...added a piece of blue bling to each of the blooms...done!
I started not to show you this next one...but changed my mind. See what a difference there is when a different colored card stock is used?
I actually did this one first, but really didn't like it at all! That green is just putrid!...ah, well...live and learn!
So..I also have another layout to share with your today...(I know...you just thought I was finished!)
This is three of our grandchildren, Camilah, Morgan, and Natalie. The papers are from Fancy Pants Designs - Time for Spring collection. I made a border from the gingham piece, then used the solid green for backing the photo. I added three border strips behind the photo. The title work was cut with the Cameo (3 times on plain card stock and then again on the bright yellow from the collection). I stacked the letters for a chip board effect. The journaling tag on the bottom was cut with the Cameo. The bird is a MB die as are the flowers. The branches are an old QK die. The centers of the flowers are pearls that I colored with Copics. The big happy sun was cut with the Cameo from the FP collection. The sunglasses were cut separately and added using pop dots. I coated the "lens" of the glasses with glossy accents before adhering them to the glasses which I had added a little glitter to. I also added some yellow stickles to the sun "rays".
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