Monday, February 4, 2019

Diverse Variety of Cards

I recently placed a small order for Echo Park Paper with  and was thrilled to get these two Art Impressions totally free. Aren't they adorable? And the little snowguy was so fun to color with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. And isn't the foiled background gorgeous? I upcycled it from a Christmas card that a friend made for me to create this easel card. The circles are made with a Stampin' Up circle punch, The Merry Christmas sentiment is computer generated.
Entered into: 
Art Impressions- #249 Stripes and Circles             (
The Paper Shelter- #368 Dies or Punches              (
Mod Squad Challenge- Foiling                                  (
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                         (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #423 Anything Goes   (

I wanted to make a unique card for The Sisterhood of Crafters current challenge that says, "Use anything with a diamond SHAPE" when creating. I figured, the Star Trek Insignia is sort of a diamond shape isn't it? [But, I'll understand if this insignia doesn't count as a diamond and is disqualified.] I've been a Star Trek fan since the '60s so I loved this card design when I saw it on Pinterest a while ago. Of course, I needed to add a humorous sentiment, computer generated, to my card. So fun!  [For some reason all the pics I took of the sentiment were blurry. I'll try taking another one in real sunlight... that is if the sun shows its face again within the next month or so.] 
Entered into: 
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Diamonds                                                     (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Add Some Red                                   (
Kitty Bee Designs- #135 Birthday                                                             (

Made another card for the STAMPlorations Linky Party. This time I used the free digi named "Framed love always." You can find this freebie and several others HERE. I printed the image in both grey parchment and white cardstock and added shading on both. Used a ruler to sketch a rectangle around the flowers on the white image. Then fussy-cut along the rectangle, trimming around the leaves and blooms. Mounted that rectangle onto scraps of pink and green vellum and adhered it to the grey background with foam squares. Colored the stamens yellow-gold, then traced the large bloom onto pink vellum. Trimmed and adhered to the card, and added a few small hearts cut from snippets of pink vellum. Attached the finished panel to a bright pink A2 card with sage green photo corners from my scrapbook stash. The inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. [You can find it HERE.] Added photo corners and a pink vellum heart to reflect the front of the card… and called it done.
Entered into: 
Stamplorations- Hey Love Linky Party       (
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Love is in the Air            (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #372-#373 Anything Goes                     ( 


  1. Hello sweet Kathy! What a fantastic freebie! Wow! Your snowman and sentiment, your background paper and your design are all fantastic! You've created a lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. Gorgeous cards Kathy :-) I love the AI snowmen, so very cute, what a lovely surprise to find in your parcel! :-)
    Your space card really made me laugh, the front is fabulous and then to open to that sentiment is hilarious HAHA :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Well a unique 'diamond shape'..but I can see it lol...thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Isn't he just too cute?! I love his red cheeks and nose!

  6. love your cards, Kathy! Thanks for joining us at Monday Greetings Challenge on the Outlawz Challenges Site.

  7. Your cards are wonderful. Thank you so much for joining our Ai Circles and Striped challenge.

  8. I like how you printed the digi on two different shades. What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations love blog hop.

  9. Such stunning cards! And I love that super cute snowman. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  10. Lov e your design and stamp colouring/ Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT


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