The weekly challenge this week at Less is More is one of my favorites. This week is "recipe" week, and we get to create cards using any of the requirements from any of the 85 previous challenges! How fun is that! I'm finally getting back a bit of my mojo that seemed to have been on vacation for the past few weeks...so here we go...
This week's challenge was a great opportunity to get started on some of my Christmas cards. For this first card, I used my new Flourishes stamp (you can also get the Silhouette cut file to go with it). I cut the shape on the cameo, colored with Copics, then added a touch of sparkle with some glamour dust. The sentiment is from the same Flourishes collection and is stamped in versamark and embossed in gold. This card fits: Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 47 - Just one word, and Challenge 15 - embossing.
This was actually the last card I made, but I really like how it turned out. The ornament is cut with a Spellbinder die. I doodled the design on the ornament, then ran it through my sticker machine with the doodled side down, then dipped it in glamour dust for a glittery look. The white panel behind it was embossed with the PTI texture embossing plate. The sentiment is from SU and is stamped on a Spellbinder die cut that actually only has one "cut" end...I just cut out half the die shape, turned the die around and cut out the other end and embossed it with basically the same steps. I also added tiny strips of gold around the sentiment tag and the embossed textured background. This card fits: Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 63 - doodling, Challenge 9 - touch of red, and Challenge 15 - embossing.
I wasn't too happy with the way this card turned out, but it's usable. The silhouette images were cut with the Cameo. I cut an oval with a Spellbinder die, masked the center with the negative paper, and sponged in some blue inks. The star is a MB die and is coated with glamour dust and glossy accents. I managed to get ink on the edges of the card, so I just sponged all the edges lightly with some of the blue ink. This card fits: Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 85 - ovals, Challenge 59, masking, and Challenge 28 - inking.
Love how bright and cheerful this card turned out. I cut the word JOY with the Cameo, the greenery was also cut with the Cameo, then stamped with and image from the new Flourishes Christmas stamp collection and colored with Copics. The word "joy" is popped off the card as is the greenery. This card fits: Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 47 - Just one word, and Challenge 56 - using scraps.
This last card was made with something I pulled out of my "later" box. The strip across the card was originally on a one layer card that I managed to muck up with inky fingers, so I had cut this strip off the old card and put it in my "later" box. This card was super simple. I adhered the strip with the butterflies (from my "later" box) to a white card base, scored a line above the panel and below the panel, then stamped the sentiment in black. The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy stamps. This card fits: Challenge 55 - embossing, Challenge 56 - scraps, Challenge 29 - things that move, Challenge 58 - script, and Challenge 28 - use ink.
That's my take on this week's challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Until next time...