Wednesday, October 20, 2021

myasperations 10-20-21

I discovered this technique called a “Specimen Card” a few weeks ago and love its simplicity. I used the instructional video (link in supplies), plus a few free digis and supplies from my stash to create this card for the current Butterfly Challenge, featuring two of the required colors- shades of lavender/purple and, plus a butterfly. I printed the free pocket watch onto vellum, colored the back of the image with a silver marker, then added white highlights to the front details. When finished, a circle of white cardstock adhered behind the colored digi provides a realistic watch face and adds depth to the silver marker watch base.
Supplies: 
·   Butterfly Digi- Freebie from MaxmadeStudio.com (trimmed from butterfly tag)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Specimen Card Instructions- there are many examples on Pinterest, my favorite is HERE.
·   Vintage Pocket Watch Digi- A freebie from olddesignshop.com (HERE)
·   Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Inside Sentiment- A freebie from simplycardsmag.com (Simply Crafts 171-Bonus) (Register to access hundreds of free digis, sentiments, papers, templates, and more!)
·   Cardstock, patterned paper, washi tape, vintage cut from scrapbook paper, scraps of sheer ribbon, and black cord from my stash.
Entered into:  
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #513-514 Anything Goes                   
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

One reason I love making cards is that it allows me to let people know I’m thinking about them… in a way that a text can never convey! This card features a beautiful image named “Find A Cure”” from Cute As A Button’s October Progressive Challenge, is being sent to a friend who is enduring chemo. She loves vintage, shabby chic decor so I selected the background paper just for her!

Supplies: 
·   Digi- Cute As A Button Oct Progressive Challenge (Find the Cure)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Weathered Wood Paper- Hobby Lobby
·   Sparkly Flower Stickers- Hobby Lobby
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources
·   Inside Sentiment- A freebie from simplycardsmag.com (Simply Crafts 171-Bonus) (Register to access hundreds of free digis, sentiments, papers, templates and more!)
·   Cardstock and other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute As A Button-MeWe Progressive Freebie Challenge- #73 Oct-Find the Cure
Cute As A Button- October: CH #73 Anything Goes + (Option) Things with Wings
Incy Wincy Designs- Kindness/Fondness and/or Add Lace
Outlawz Challenges- Tuesday Color Challenge- Sunset Photo Inspiration   
The Paper Shelter- #488 Digital Image
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- October                 

I was able to nab this wonderful digi set (with the cute Autumn Witch plus floral sentiment banners) on World Cardmaking Day 2018 at the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration FB page.  (If you haven’t joined, you are missing out on some great contests and inspiration. Sign up HERE.) The B&W background, upcycled from a calendar page, provides a wonderful backdrop for the digis that I colored with bright markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. Scraps of orange and yellow plastic add a bit more color.  (If you’ve followed my blog you’ll know that I use these wonderful gems A LOT! They are sometimes called document file folders- come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I’ve even found them in dollar stores. They're cheaper than colored vellum and more translucent. Punches and dies don’t work on these sheets, but they are easy to fussy-cut with a sharp pair of scissors and you can write on them a black permanent fine-line marker.)
Supplies: 
·   Digi and sentiments- Whimsy Stamps (Autumn Witch) A freebie for 2018 World Cardmaking Day
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Cardstock, plastic file folders, and all other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Whimsy Stamps Blog- 31 nights of Halloween 2021           
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Spooky/Halloween
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Spooky/Halloween
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 693- Anything Goes (Optional Halloween)
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Halloween

3 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. Stunning work. I'm sure your friend will love her card!

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  3. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Judy

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