Sunday, July 23, 2017

S cubed + bubbles!

This post is swirling with snow, stars, school and a volley of bubbles. 

First, a blizzard of frilly flakes. I recently received a snowflake stamp set from a sweet friend and couldn’t wait to break it in! Was inspired by a Pinterest card, and a few challenges with black backgrounds, to great this beauty. Actually went together pretty easily. Stamped the flakes with white pigment, re-stamping a few a second time to get that muted “second generation” effect. (Should have embossed a few of the bold images to make them stand out more because when I was finished didn’t think there was enough contrast. So when the pigment ink was dry I went back in and added some white gel pen on several of the images. It made them pop!
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Black Out Christmas                
     (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Double D Challenges- B&W&A Pop of Color
      (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
CAS-usal Fridays- Christmas in July                                  
     (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for July  
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Christmas in July                    
     (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge                                        
     (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)

Since I am out of graduation cards after sending out several this year, decided to make graduation cards for a few of this weeks challenge. This first one, for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, includes stars. Opted for a shaker card because graduation calls for a little something extra!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Seeing  Stars                    
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

My second graduation card is for the Victorine Originals new challenge that has a back to school theme. (Since graduation is the grand prize for completing school, it fits here!) The Dr. Seuss book “Oh the places you’ll go” is a favorite of mine, so it made sense to turn this sweet digi into a graduation card. The challenge inspiration photo includes a rainbow array of crayons. So I added a light rainbow above the quote. And, since the card contains a lot of white space, I’m entering into this week's AAA challenge, too. (Note- I discovered that I had some graduation “charms” in my stash. Was thinking that I could write the graduates name and date on the back with a Sharpie pen so that the charm could also serve as a Christmas ornament to commemorate the event! When I  found a scrap of the rainbow ribbon in my stash, I knew I had to slip this charm in the card!)

Entered into: 
Victorine Challenge- Back to School      
    (vostamps.blogspot.com) 
AAA Card Challenges- #95 Rainbow                                  
   (aaacards.blogspot.com/)

Had fun making a 3-D box birthday card for my great-niece. Her daddy was a little pollywog as a kiddo… and it looks like she inherited that gene. She loves pools, lakes, mud puddles and taking baths. (Where she begs for “lottza bubbles”!) For this card, I made lottza bubbles with vellum and glitter. I also used bright colors that also fit the requirements of two other challenges. They fit this card beautifully!
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Get in Shape               
     (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Bugaboo Stamps- Color Challenge            
     (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge- Summer Colors                        
     (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Cute Card Thursday- Summer Colors                           
     (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty ... love the pop of teal! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Black & White with a POP of Color’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  2. Love the soft rainbow you created on your card, cute duckie box card too!

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  3. You always have so much to look at Kathy, you're a bit of a card making machine! Beautiful soft rainbow and fabulous quote for a graduation card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. Very pretty! The snowflakes on the black paper is very eye catching. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays.

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  5. Oooo, I love that snowflake card! The rest are great too! Thanks again for joining us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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  6. You are so creative Kathy and everything is so pretty! I love the idea of adding the graduates name to the charm. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  7. These are great ! What a fabulous shaker card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  8. Lovely snowy background! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July here at CASual Fridays!

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  9. What a great Christmas card! Thanks for playing with our CAS- ual Fridays challenge and good luck!

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  10. Super cute cards! I LOVE the graduation one with the rainbow! Thanks for joining us for the Back to School challenge at Victorine Originals! Please join us again! ~Jamie

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  11. Inspiring graduation card. Pretty soft rainbow. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

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  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. Lovely cards and love the Dr Seuss quote and rainbow theme for your entry into the Victorine Originals Challenge. Hope to see your creations again soon ~Heather

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  14. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals Inspiration Blog. Hope to see you again.

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  15. What a cute card, love the colors, the added You Did It tag, and theme. Thank you for joining us at Victorine Originals Challenges, I hope you join in again as I look forward to seeing more of your projects

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  16. I love all your cards! The rainbow card is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Victorine Originals.

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