Needed another graduation card for the local high school, so used this wonderful stamp from Eureka again. Once again, used a burgundy and black color scheme to match the school's colors. But, this time I added a bit of excitement to the card, by adding a few star brads, plus punched a few stars from sparkly silver paper and cut the centers out with an Exacto-knife to frame the happy graduate! I created the simple Congrats sentiment on my laptop, and the internal sentiment is ) is a freebie from createwithtlc.blogspot.com Am entering the card into several challenges, including QKR Stampede (they sell stamps from Eureka and other companies), Power Poppy (current challenge requires B&W with a pop of color), CAS-usal Friday (Sketch), Double D's (add bling), Crafty Hazelnut's [monthly] Patterned Paper Challenge and Create with Life- TLC challenge (inside sentiment).
QKR Stampede- #295 Anything Goes (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
Power Poppy- B&W with a pop of color (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/05/a-spark-with-bit-of-drama.html)
CAS-ual Fridays- #199 Sketch (CAS-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Double D’s Challenge- Bling It Up (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
Both of the current challenges for Simon Says require stenciling. That is a technique that I rarely use. But I dug through my tools and did find a few stencils. This rose patterned one is so delicate. Decided to add a simple sentiment that is a free download from www.papercraftsmag.com/articles/July_August_2012_Sentiments (The sentiment has a heart drawn on the final swoop of the word. I covered that sketched heart with a metallic pink heart sticker that adds a bit o' bling! Am also entering card into the DigiStamps4Joy Anything Goes Challenge with the Twist "For Mom." I wish I would have told my mom THANK YOU more often then I did when she was alive. She was such as caring and generous lady!
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stencil It (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stencil It (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
DigiStamps4Joy- #147 Anything Goes (digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.co.za)
Had fun creating another card for the current "Shape Shift" challenge at A2zscrapbooking. Sketched the cat shape onto a folded A2 sized card and fussy-cut around it. Sponged on the spots, added the cute face (free-form sketch) and tied a bow around his neck. Finished the card by stamping the sentiments on the front and inside using two of the first stamps I ever bought (back in 1998, made for a company named Azadi Earles.)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Shape Shift (a2zscrapbookingblog.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #334-335 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)Artistic Inspirations- Challenge #200 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Penny's Challenge- #380 Anything Goes (pennyschallenges.blogspot.com.au)