Saturday, May 18, 2019

More Saturday Fun

My second entry into the Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge "Sitting on the dock of the bay" features an iris-folded ship in a bottle. You can find the pattern HERE. I used some cloud stationary for the "sky folds" and scraps of white and browns for the other sections. It was a little tedious to make, but I do like the results. The sentiments are computer generated and the little anchor "charm' was created with silver cardstock with a little punch from JoAnne's. 
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #386-#387 Anything Goes                    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        

Wanted to make another card for the Simon Says Monday "Happy Hour" Challenge and remembered a wonderful template for a Margarita glass that I'd found HERE. I used regular vellum and also a few scraps of orange vellum to make the glass. Added some glitter "salt" around the glasses edge, then slid an orange slice over the edge of the glass, too. [The orange slice was cut from a sheet of background paper. I drew around the edge with an orange Spectrum Noir marker to create the rind, then added a little white gel pen highlights to add some definition to the fruits yummy pulp before cutting a slit into the orange slice.]  The sentiments on the front of the card are from my scrapbook stash. The sentiment on the inside of the card is from a Whimsy digi set named "Vintage Sentiments." You can find it HERE [for just $3.] 
Entered into:  
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Happy Hour
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 20-Anything Goes                 

My final card for this posting is actual two cards that I'm entering into this month's Twofer Challenge. I love this challenge which requires the use of the exact same stamp or die to make two cards with distinctly different designs for two different occasions. For my cards, I decided to use a stamp that I purchased back when I was making cards for members of our military through Operation Write Home. Now that I live in the state where Harley Davidson Motorcycles was "born", I use it quite often. [I thought the company went out of business when Operation Write Home closed but was excited that the Deep Red Stamp line is still available through Amazon. You can find this motorcycle stamp HERE.]
For both cards, I made the image look like it is moving by stamping it with black ink on glossy cardstock. Then, while the ink is still wet, I gently pull my index finger across the ink from the front of the motorcycle to trail behind it. I then added additional details to the image with a silver pen plus a red and a white gel pen. 
I made the birthday card using a simple "Tent Topper Fold" that was part of this week's challenge at the wecraftcards Forum. [You can find the instructions for the fold HERE.] To add a bit of texture [and fun] to the card, I pulled a few fluffs from a cotton ball and adhere them behind the cycles exhaust pipes. The sentiment is computer generated.
The retirement card took a bit longer to make, but I know that the person I made it for will love it. [It's being given to a family friend who is retiring and taking his wife of 50 years on a cross country motorcycle trip. Plan to give them this card, with a gas gift card tucked into the inside pocket.  So fun.]
Now… to the card. I found a pattern for the leather motorcycle jacket HERE. [It's an SVG so I had to make some adjustments and estimations, but it wasn't too hard to revise.] I had a roll of foil tape in my stash and it worked perfectly for making the buckle and zipper pulls, plus made the "silver brads" by using a small circle punch. Easy peasy. [The foil tape, named HVAC Multipurpose tape, is available from most hardware stores and is fairly inexpensive. It is fairly easy to cut, but a bit more difficult to punch. The good thing is that it doesn't require any adhesive for the little pieces parts.]
I made a label for the jacket by printing "Celebrate" onto tan cardstock, sponged the edges with brown ink and sketched stars with a light tan pen. Layered atop a scrap of white paper, and made a tiny size tag, printing "LG" on it and taping it to the label. After constructing the jacket, the final touches were to add stitching to the jacket, pockets, belt, and label with a regular school pencil.  
Am entering this into several challenges including Power Poppy Creative Confetti's Roll the Dice [I'd rolled a "1" which designated "Celebrate a Special Occasion" which gave me the idea to make the jacket into a retirement card] and Bugaboos BINGO Challenge, Top row- Sparkle [the silver kind of sparkles… or at least gleams, right?] stitching and sentiment.
Entered into: 
Twofer Card Challenge- #16 Things with Wheels   (logo)                             
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Half and Half                                         
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greetings- Anything Goes-Birthday      
Cute Card Thursday#582  Stitching Bugaboo StampsBINGO    
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Roll the dice
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stitches                                                    
Art Impressions- #256 Shaped Cards                                                                  
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    


  1. Such a fabulous card.Love the fruit, it looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck.
    Gina xx

  2. Love that bright orange and the way you glittered the rim of the glass. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Good luck!

  3. Hi Kathy. Two very clever and creative cards for Twofer! LOVE that cool leather jacket with the bike on the inside. And your other bike card has the cotton for the exhaust which is also unique. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  4. Fantastic set of cards, love the leather jacket, so much detail and your iris folded boat is amazing. Emma

  5. Oh, my word, stop the presses! Your motorcycle cards are fantastic! That leather jacket is beyond words magnificent! What a great retirement card, considering their plans, and the gas card is brilliant! I wish them the best of luck and happiness! I love your idea for smearing the ink to suggest movement, and then adding the cotton to the birthday card, as well. There are really genius touches to both these cards! While I'm here I also want to give accolades to your other two cards -- beautiful iris folding on the ship, and I love the salted rim on the Margarita. You're very clever! Thank you so much for playing with us at Twofer!

  6. Wonderful cards. That jean jacket is a great masculine card with the motorcycle image inside. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug BINGO Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  7. Great cards, Kathy! You always have so many wonderful cards on your blog. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug challenges this week! Julie O, DT member.

  8. This family loves motorcycles, so I got such a kick out of your Twofer cards, Kathy! I love how you made them look like they were flying down the road by pulling your finger through the ink and adding the bits of smoke coming from the exhaust was genius! And speaking of genius, wow, is your motorcycle jacket card the bomb!! I am so impressed with the design complete with zippers and I love how you can put the gift card in the inside pocket! Two truly fabulous cards! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #16! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Fantastic cards! Love the jacket design you used, such a fun shape! All those extras you used to complete the look is amazing. I especially like the zippers!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Art Impressions Blog for the challenge #256 Shape Cards.

  10. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug. Guest DT Shona xx

  11. Congrats on being selected as the conventional winner of the May challenge with your fun cards. Your leather motorcycle jacket looks amazing, especially with the zippers and other details. I'm sure the recipient will love receiving such a beautifully personalised card.

  12. Congratulations on your win at Twofer. Your motorcycle jacket is awesome and the cotton for exhaust is brilliant. The ship is the bottle is so clever and I can feel the juice from the orange. Great cards, Kathy.

  13. OH MY GOSH! I absolutely adore the moto jacket card! That is so incredibly cute and all the accents you added to make this more authentic blew me away! Wow!


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