Sunday, February 2, 2020

Celebrating St Pat’s!

This adorable trio of balloons is a freebie from Scribbles Designs. I paired it with bright rainbow colors and sentiments in honor of St. Patricks Day. 
·    Balloons digi- Scribbles Designs (Shamrock balloons)
·    Front Sentiment-Studio G Clear Stamp Set (from my stash))
·    Inside (Irish Luck Subway Art)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Assorted papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Double D’s Challenge- Balloons                     
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes                                 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #125 Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft 2020-Anything Goes- Challenge #2-2020
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #803

Stamplorations is hosting a “Hey Love Blog Hop and Linky Party” right now. There are several prizes, plus two free digi images are available for download. I used one of these free digis to create my card. I kept the coloring to a minimum, just adding shading to the digi with a gray marker. The only bright colors were created with scraps of burgundy paper and a plastic document folder. (These wonderful items come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  The plastic is easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.) I am entering this card into several other challenges including Crafty Catz Challenge (two of my favorite colors are fuschia and burgundy.)
·    Digi- Stamplorations (Heart Doodled Card)
·    Love die cut- Stampin’ Up (from a retired set)
·    Inside sentiment- cut from a sheet of scrapbook labels from Hobby Lobby
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Silver photo corners, plus scraps of a pink plastic document folder and background papers from my stash
Entered into:  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #619 Valentines
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #491 (Optional twist- Fav Colors)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Valentines                    

For my final card in this posting, I made a card for the Outlawz Raid Your Stash challenge, with its current theme “Stencil.”  I wanted to try using the stencil in a different way, so mixed up a small batch of molding paste with a recipe I found on Pinterest. Using instructions also found on Pinterest I spread the paste over a Stampendous stencil that I’ve had since the late 90’s when dry embossing with a lightbox was so popular. Had first planned to add no coloring to the card, leaving the paste white… but didn’t like the way it turned out. So the coloring on the roses was added with a few markers. (Was afraid the dried paste would damage the nibs of my expensive markers, so just used some cheap Crayola ones. They worked great!)  
·    Rose Stencil- Stampendous  (no longer available)
·    Handmade molding paste.
·    A scrap of ribbon and vintage patterned paper from my stash.
·    Sentiments- Computer Generated
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Stencils                                     
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #424-425 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Feb 


  1. What a fun and magical St. Paddy's card! Loving those bright balloons, so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Balloons Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  2. Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. WOW what a clever idea ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  4. a lovely card with your stamps and papers, thanks for sharing at Crafty catz challenge

  5. Fun card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  7. Love the stamp for the love card. Awesome and great coloring. Also other cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  8. Kathy, I love your interpretation of our Sketch Challenge and thank you for joining us. Good luck with your entry. Gail DT xx

  9. Great Cards - thank you for joining us at LPOCF good luck x

  10. Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Kelly DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs


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