Thursday, July 20, 2017

Results of a late night stampin' gig!

I thought I was finished crafting, and when cleaning up the mounds of treasures on my desk, I found my Stampin’ Up Decorative Grapes set. Decided to create a few more single layer CAS cards before I put the set away. First cut a strip from a post-it note and masked the sentiment area, then stamped the grapes and leaves. The card in the back, on tan parchment, includes sponging. I highlighted some of the grape bunches and leaves with Tombow and white colored pencil on the one in the front, (It looks white in the photo. But is actually cream with tiny tan dots!) Stamped the sentiment, then finished the cards by framing the sentiment space with a ruler and Hunter Green marker. They look so very different when finished. Hard to believe they were made from the same stamp set. 
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Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- #94 A Collaboration             
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Less is More Challenge- Colored Card Base            
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Had fun making a Christmas card with a sense of humor. This little gingerbread cutie is a free clipart image that I found here http://clipartsign.com/image/27979. He comes pre-colored, so I just needed to do a little fussy cutting, add the background paper and rick rack paper edging, the finish with the sentiment that I printed off on my computer. Since I still had sheets of acetate out from the message in a bottle card, I cute one to size to fit the measuring cup. Used an Exacto knife to trim around the bottom of his “hands” and slid the acetate under them. Secured the acetate with a little tape on the back side of the image and a small trail of snail adhesive along the bottom of the measuring cup. You can’t see the acetate in the photo, but in real life it adds a glossy addition to the card. So fun!

Entered into: 
CAS-usal Fridays- Christmas in July                             
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Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas in July                    
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for July  
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Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
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Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating a Christmas in July event with daily challenges!
Here is my entry for Day 6 (July 20). For this challenge, we were to use colors from an inspiration photo. It contained some lush varieties of pinks, from blush to bright fuchsia, with a green accent. The ribbon on the believe badge looks much more red in this photo than it is in real life. (I really need to make a photo box. It's on my to-do list.) 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Christmas in July (OBG Color- pinks and green)  
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Bouncing from winter to summer, my final card for this posting is a basket of yummy looking strawberries. Drat… now I’m hungry for strawberries, preferably on top of a bowl of ice cream. (I am from Wisconsin… and we do like our dairy products!)
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- July                                     
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Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Summer Colors                        
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Cute Card Thursday- Summer Colors                           
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15 comments:

  1. Very nice.
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  2. Too cute. . . love the gingerbread man stamp and the sentiment is too funny! Thanks for playing along at the Casual Fridays Christmas in July Challenge.

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  3. More great cards for your stash Kathy! The grape cards are very artistic and look like they would have been lots of fun to make. Masking is one of those techniques that I always seem to forget... I should keep a list close to my desk.
    The gingerbread man is adorable leaning up against the measuring jug, what a sweet little image. I love the funny sentiment that goes along with it... very funny!
    You did an awesome job colouring the basket of strawberries, they look so ripe and delicious. Happily for me, there's a strawberry farm right across the river from us and it's now prime strawberry season in my part of the world. Guess you know where I'll be heading tomorrow!
    Great cards Kathy.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  4. Gorgeous coloring and love how you split the design up to insert the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  5. Another lovely selection of projects, and what a cutie that gingerbread man is! I love your grapes cards. This is one of my go-to and favourite layouts, with the images stamped around a masked sentiment strip. Love the different effects with the same set.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  6. Fabulous collections of cards. Loving the layout of the first and the cute little gingerbread man. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  7. A lovely set of cards. Love your grapes card. Great colouring and use of masking to get dimension on a OLC. Thank you for joining us at Less is More in collaboration with AAA Cards.

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  8. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  9. Wow ! You've been busy all night ! Love your take on our challenge with this beautiful coloured grapes ! Great design too ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  10. Way to rock the color combo...very elegant card! Thank you for playing along with us at Catch the Bug's Christmas in July!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  12. Cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Casual Fridays Christmas in July challenge.

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  13. Beautiful selection of cards! That gingerbread man in the measuring cup sure is cute, and I love what you did with the acetate, even if we can't see it! Thanks for sharing more of your creativity with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  14. Another great card! Love that gingerbread man! It made me smile))) And again thanks for joining ua at CASual Fridays!

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  15. Such a fun card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

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