Monday, July 8, 2019

Happy Monday

Independence Day was celebrated a few days ago here in the States and I made a few cards for various challenges. This one was made with a large solid heart stamp from Posh Impressions. Back in the ’90s, I saw Dee Gruenig, an amazing stamp artist, demonstrate at a convention. She showed how to create a heart shaped flag image. Since I’ve done this many times, I actually drew the flag image on the stamp with a ballpoint pen (reverse image) so that I could more easily fill in the sections with large Marvy red and blue brush markers.  In place of a sentiment, I added a USA stamp that was upcycled from a letter. 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Stars and/or Stripes                            
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays [National Flag]                                     
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes             
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                                        

Last weeks challenge at wecraftcards was to make a Shape Card. I made this flip flop card because I could also enter it into a few other challenges. I used a template found HERE, tracing the smaller flip flop image from tropical patterned paper, changing the heel shape a bit. Punched three holes into this template and used the instructions to add the straps onto this template, taping the ends to the underside of the template. I created the flower embellishment with a paper punch and a few scraps of paper plus a heart-shaped button. When finished, I laid this flip flop atop a white A2 sized folded card and positioned it so that there would be a fold across the top that would allow it to stand. Adhered it and then carefully cut around the image. The sentiments are computer generated.
Entered into: 
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- Summer Holiday
Double D’s Challenge- Tropical [photo]                      
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #394-#395 Anything Goes                    
I wanted to make one more card for the current Paper Shelter and their sweet digi named My Fantasy Pet. I framed the adorable girl and her friend with a red foil frame that I upcycled from an old Christmas card. Added a rectangle of vellum to help showcase the pair and layered them atop a few layers of rich colored papers, one from the Die Cuts with a View - Far East Collection - Foil Paper Stack has a fun wave design. The Hello sentiment is from Desert Diva. You can find it HERE. Am including this card into several challenges including Outlaws Tuesday Color Challenge [my card includes pink, golden yellow, green and a flower in her hair.]
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #389 Digital Image
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge 
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 27-Anything Goes                                          

The last card for this posting uses an adorable surfing penguin digi that is available HERE. I was inspired to create this card after seeing the image on a card entered into another challenge. [You can see that card HERE.] I printed the cute little surfer onto white cardstock, fussy cut the image, then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen. The white pen smudged a bit, but I decided to leave it because it adds a bit of "movement" to the card. Used another piece of the wave design paper form the Die Cuts with a View - Far East Collection - Foil Paper Stack to create the background. Used an Exacto knife to cut a few of the waves so that the surfboard could be slid beneath the wave. Added some "foam" to the waves by coloring a small number of them with the white gel pen and then softening them with a light grey Spectrum Noir marker. The sentiment is computer generated. Am entering this card into several challenges including Do-Al[l] Creative's "On the Wave" where the challenge is to create anything about the beach, sea and water.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Life on the Ocean Waves
Do-Al[l] Creative- On the Wave                                                                            
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #28                                                                    
Cute Card Thursday#589 Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathy all you makes are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. The idea of a surfing penguin is amusing! Clever use of pens to create the foam on the waves. Thank you for playing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  3. Love your patriotic card, Kathy! And, as always, I enjoyed the other creations you shared today! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Such a fabulous selection of beautiful designs Kathy, love your patriotic card the heart haped flag looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug this week.

  5. A lovely card with a sweet image and lovely design. Looks fabby! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter last week. We now have a new fun challenge up for you!
    Love n hugs

  6. Oh Kathy I just LOVE the flip flop card! Right up my alley!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Tropical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  7. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us for Week #27 at Polkadoodles!

  8. Lovely card and design.
    Thank for playing with Do-Al(l) Kreatives!

  9. Oh I love the penguin! Great card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#31 – On the wave}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#31 – ATG}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#61 - Animals}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. A beautiful card - love the heart design.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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