Thank You Kindly

Good Friday Morning!

Made this card last night. I needed my 3rd card for my Card Class on Sunday and happened across a blog called Sketch Saturday. It’s another challenge blog and sounded fun! I think I am on a roll with challenges. They are fun and inspiring! Here is the sketch:

And here is my version of it:

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I used the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Come August it will be available as a bundle with the matching framelits. I really love this set! This is my 3rd card in less than a week of getting the set! You can check it our here.

I also used the new In Colors that just came out in the annual catalog. The ones I used are Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, and the birds are Dapper Denim. I used a strip of Playful Pallette DSP , as well. Very Vanilla and Basic Black finish it off. The rhinestones on the decorative label punch where the sentiment is top it off. Inside I kept it simple and just stamped Thank you. I also used the leaf pattern inside across the top and bottom. I have a hard time leaving the inside of a card blank except for verbiage.

I also chose to vary my usual card style and made this one to open in front. It took me awhile to figure out the measurements of where to score it, but once I did…it worked marvelously! I like how it looks and may find myself doing this style more often! I am really attempting to widen my repertoire of card styles instead of the usual.

For this card you have to score each end 2 3/4 inches from the outside edge. The tree is tucked just behind the label to keep it from falling open.

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Thanks for checking out my card! I really had fun making it! Wish me luck in the challenge!

Blessings, *June*

Challenges this card is entered into:

Sketch Saturday – Week #422 – Drawn with Character!

Crafty Gals Corner-  Challenge #82 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Challenge 288 – Anything Goes

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Thanks for ordering and checking things out! Let’s get creative!

Blessings, June

Christmas in July

Hello! Long time no posting…

My son and I have been on vacation “Glamping” in Wyoming with my sister, her husband, and grandson! We got to see the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Park, and Jackson! What a fun time! I am looking forward to scrapbooking it!

Anyway, I am back on track and ready to create! First card up, is a Christmas in July card for my very first Card Challenge…HIMCR…Hiding In My Craft Room is the blog that I did this for and have been wanting to for a long time! I am excited! I even went out of my usual comfort zone and used a new technique! I spritzed! I know, you are thinking that is old news…for me, it is not. I have done it in a class and admired it from afar…this time I did it for myself!

I have forests and outdoors on the brain from our trip, so to come home to the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set, that I ordered before I left, was sooo perfect!! I am also a lover of sunsets, having grown up in Arizona! I thought I would see if I could create a winter forest sunset…I think it turned out pretty good!

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I used Emerald Envy as my card base. I used Rich Razzlebery as my layer. Then on the Whisper White, I used my spritzers with alcohol and ink drops from Rich Razzleberry and a second spritzer of Elegant Eggplant. The sun was created with a dauber using Crushed Curry. Then I used a dauber of Night of Navy to darken the edges and make the night time look like it was coming. Over that, I stamped my trees. The back layer of trees is the second stamping of the first without re-inking. A favorite technique of mine!

I started to fold in the corner, but chose to use the Decorative Label instead to cut off the corner so that my sentiment could show. I stamped the sentiment, from Reason for the Season, in Staz On white in the upper right corner and added a rhinestone for sparkle. I added a bit of white organza ribbon across the bottom tied in a knot.

The other technique I used and love for winter scenes, is to use a white gel pen to create a snowy look on the branches. I learned that last year from somebody on Pinterest. It’s a brilliant idea and gave my forest just the right winter look. It looks like a peaceful wintery forest that I would love to walk through!

I found some other challenges, so I am taking the plunge! Wish me luck!

Challenges I am entering this card into:

Hiding in my Craft Room- HCIMR #260 – Christmas in July

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog- BSCB-208 – Christmas in July

Melonheadz Friends – Christmas in July

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog – #147, Weihnachten im July / Christmas in July

Thank you for checking in! That’s it for today! Be back soon!

Enjoy your day! *June*

Cute Wedding Card

Hubster came home the other day saying he needed a wedding card for a guy at work! I am loving the fact that he is even thinking about giving cards! Plus, the fact that he only thinks of giving mine, warms my heart!

Hadn’t made a wedding card in quite a while and discovered I don’t have any wedding stamp sets. So, I took a gander at Pinterest, where I go to get my creative juices flowing when I feel stuck…saw some similar to this and I thought I would see what I could create! I think it turned out quite cute!

I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. Satin ribbon and the Lovely Lace embossing folder. The heart punch took care of the hearts. I had to hand cut the black heart around the white one to help it stand out. Used the strip of pearls for the necklace. The guy’s shirt was cut from the center of a plain white heart. The tie was the trickiest because of snipping something so tiny…it took 2 times to get one that looked decent. Used a black PL journal pen (my fave!) for his buttons. I also used a black dauber to edge the lace embossed piece. I just love distressing stuff! The “Congratulations” is from a Paper Pumpkin set and I stamped it on the satin ribbon with Staz On black ink. On the inside I wrote in calligraphy “…on tying the knot!” I am pleased with it…what do you think?