Monday, May 27, 2019

Holiday Weekend [2]

Since I had my Printworks Dots and Stripes Stencil out, I decided to make another card for Simon Say's Monday Challenge-"Use Stencils." I made a stamped tri-fold card, using instructions found on Pinterest. You can find them HERE [however, I only used the first two minutes of the video to learn how to cut and fold the card. After that, I gold embossed images on the card. The process is a little tedious when making this card because I needed to line the holly leaves up on both sides of the card. [When I have some time I'll make a tutorial with all the steps. Until then, I posted several photos of the finished card so that you'll have an idea of the steps involved. ]The Holly Stamp and sentiment stamps are all from Printworks Stamps and are colored with Tombow watercolor markers [which don't bleed through the paper as much as my Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.]
Entered into:  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #439 Anything Goes                     
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #388-#389 Anything Goes                    

This bright butterfly is surprisingly easy to make. It's from a book named "Easy Butterfly Origami" that is available for purchase HERE. I'd signed up for a weekly newsletter a while ago from  Dover Publications and have appreciated that is offers links to a half dozen coloring books and activity books, each offering 4-5 pages that are available for a short time as free downloads. This Blue Morpho butterfly was one of those pages available late last month.  Here is the LINK. [If it is not available to you as a download, sign up for the sampler newsletter to start getting your own treasures.]
I decided to make a penny slider card to allow the butterfly a little freedom. [They sound difficult but really are quite simple. I found THIS TUTORIAL to be very helpful.] I'm entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Saturday Challenge "Around the World" [most Blue Morphos are found in South and Central America rainforests.]
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- The Butterfly
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bright Colors Moodboard                  
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Around the World         

Since becoming a DT at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. I've been introduced to Cute As A Button Digis and love the personalities of the characters. This month I discovered that they have a FB progressive challenge and that this sweet image [named Ice Cream and Pickles] was available to new members at no charge. Of course I signed up! [You can join the FB group to get the digi, or it's available for sale HERE. ] Had fun creating a baby shower card. The wonderful ice cream paper in the background is from a paper assortment from Imagine That  Digistamps. You can find it HERE. The sentiments are all computer generated. The little dill pickles were drawn and colored by moi. [However, they don't look nearly as yummy as the ice cream products!] I used a simple eclipse technique [you can find instructions at Beccy's Place] to highlight the ice cream/pickle Sunday and her cute baby bump. Discovered that I was out of pink vellum, so sponged baby pink ink onto regular vellum and it worked beautifully. [Don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. It was so very easy to do.]
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #710                                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        
Cute As A Button-#44 Anything Goes [girls, girls, girls]          
Cute As A Button Facebook Group- Progressive Challenge


  1. Such a beautiful shaped Christmas card Kathy, I love the gorgeous holly along the top.
    Thanks for joining in at the Rudolph Days challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  2. Your baby card is gorgeous, sweet and fun image, beautiful colours and design...a fabulous interpretation of our sketch, thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug.

  3. Your angled ivy and berries card is so pretty/ i have always wanted to try that so will watch for your directions. i always thought that they must be fiddly to line everything up...but some days one is in a mood for projects like that.

    Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Such beautiful creations Kathy, lovely baby card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

  5. Nice cards, love your take on the Catch The Bug Sketch. Thanks for playing along.


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