This card is my final entry into the July Challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven. I used one of their sweet images plus graduation stickers (sentiment, a stack of books and mortarboard cap) for this creation. I added the "Yay" sentiment with a pencil… to add some realism to an otherwise whimsical card.
Little Scraps of Heaven- Anything Goes (FB) (lshdesigns.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #540 Too Cute (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
This adorable image is from a company named Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, and the images are just that- CUTE! For this card, I used two freebie images, "Fairy Hada" and "Banner Frame." Tried a new technique I'd seen a few years ago called debossing. First I stamped colored and fussy cut the Fairy Hada image. Then, placed the cut image, face side down, on a mouse pad and used a metal stylus with a large ball tip to lightly burnish the backside of the image to create a lightly raised 3D look. The image is attached to the card with foam tape to help maintain the raised image when mailed. (I added a side photo to try to show the slight 3D effect on her head and wings.)
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alveraz- July Challenge (FB) (kindacutebypatricia.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #344-345 Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #205 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
I like the colors and themes for the current Butterfly Challenge that revolves around the letter O. I used a Hero Arts stamp and die set to create a Zig Zag Fold card that includes all of the challenge elements including all three colors- Orange, Old rose and Olive (the butterflies) plus all three themes- One layer, Oval (shows when card is closed and both flaps are together), and Overlap (the butterflies overlap the card when closed.) The sentiment is one that I cut from a wood block a while ago. I think it's either from Stamoing up or Hero Arts. I learned how to do the partial die cutting with the butterfly die in this Jennifer McGuire video as www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx93Rj4IRDQ
Butterfly Challenge- #104 Letter O (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Birthday Bash (July) (a2zscrapbookingblog.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
I've had this wood-mount stamp from Uptown Stamp Company for many years. Ran across it when making cards for several Christmas in July challenges and decided to use it to create a card with pine trees to enter into the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge.
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Include a Tree (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #396 Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com