Hello and thanks so much for stopping by! It's time already for our new theme at Allsorts challenge. This week it's my turn to host and I picked the theme of Dies and/or Punches. They don't need to be in the focal point of the card but they do need to be easily seen on your creation. Hope you can join us. We have a new sponsor this week - WowVow giving away a gift certificate to one lucky winner!
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I'm sharing two cards today...
I needed a masculine birthday card, and this is what I came up with. I started out by inking the background using distress inks (I think I used Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone ) then stamped the tree stamp (Winter Ledge by Penny Black) onto the background using Pumice Stone ink. Next I added the stitched "hill" done with an old die from Whimsy Stamps (this would be a similar set) and then adhered the die cut trees from the Penny Black die set Beneath the Birches.
To make the frame I first dry embossed a white panel using an old Cuttlebug embossing folder (I can't find this exact one, but there are alternative options) then I used a die from the Wonky Stitches die set, but used the "negative" instead of the stitched piece as a frame. The deer from the same Penny Black Beneath the Birches Die Set was die cut on brown card stock from Stampin Up then added to the card. Sentiment is from one of my Penny Black clear sets.
Penny Black Winter Ledge // Penny Black Beneath the Birches Die Set // Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die Set // Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Die (retired - Similar Option) // Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Old - Alternative Options) // Sentiment from Penny Black (can't remember which set it came from) // Distress Ink Tumbled Glass // Distress Ink Peacock Feathers // Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone // Bristol Vellum Paper // Ink Blending Tool
The card below was a last minute addition. I always like to make a Valentines card for everyone in the family, and when this one was finished I noticed it was perfect to use for this challenge as well, so am sharing both.
The cute hedgehog image is from the Penny Black set Loads of Love heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then I colored with copic markers. I'm still on a mission to use up some of my pattern papers and I found these in one of my scrap boxes full of papers. Thought they were perfect for a Valentines Day themed cards although I have no idea what the script background is saying. Luckily the recipient won't know either :-)
The sentiment is from a Valentines themed set by Penny Black - So Very Much, also heat embossed then die cut using a slider die (old from Whimsy Stamps) and I slid a strip of pattern paper and jute twine through the openings on the die cut. Next I added the die cut hearts (Penny Black Heart Bow die) and tied a bow through the heart. A Wink of Stella clear glitter brush was used on all of the hearts to make them sparkle.
Penny Black Loads of Love // Penny Black So Very Much // Penny Black Heart Bow Die // Bristol Vellum Paper // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Copic Markers // Slider Die (Whimsy Stamps Retired) // May Arts Jute Twine // Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
Sharing with these blogs:Card 1:
Seize The Birthday - Birthday // WaterCooler Wednesday - Occasions // Stinkin' Inkers - Embossing Folders // A Place To Start - Masculine Card //
(lots of love themed challenges)
CAS on Friday - Love // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Critters // Cut It Up - Love and die cuts // Pattie's Creations - Love // Simply Create Too - Red and One Other Color (Black) // Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Heart // Double D Challenges - Hearts // Fab n Funky - Love // Simon Says Stamp - 2 or more pattern papers // The Paper Funday - Valentines // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Red // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Color of Love // Always Fun Challenges - Love // Colouring in Scrapland - Love is All Around // Crafty Cardmakers - Love is All You Need // Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts Challenge - Love and Happiness // Get Creative Challenges - Hearts // Path of Positivity - Adoration // Crafty Calendar - Die Cuts // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Love is in the Air // Inspire Me Mondays Linkup // ShareAllLinkUp
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