This card was inspired by MFT’s #128 and AAA Birthday’s #6 color challenges. The card itself was very simple to make. I masked a square and blended two Distressed Oxide colors, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron. The penguin is from MFT Penguins in Paradise. Simple copic coloring for the penguin: N3,N5,YR8,YR4,Y08. Nuvo Jewel Drops in Orange Marmelade were used to make the drink a little shiny. A happy birthday sentiment from my stash in orange ink. Some foam tape, and it’s finished.
I asked my daughters about this card; they know about clean and simple cards. They agreed that the background is “busy” and therefore is not clean. I asked them what to call this type of card, as many of the cards I make are similar to this. Their answer was “Quick and Cute”- QAC (quack) for short. YEAH! Now I know what to call my style. 😁
This card was inspired by the As You Like It Challenge. I was to use my favorite paper. My favorite is Tokidoki! I love the Japanese kawaii style and this paper is that. I know kawaii is not commonly used in card making, but I love it! The cupcake stamps are from a set from Craftin’ Desert Divas (sadly closed😪, but still loved💗). Coloring was with copics. The sentiment comes from the Rabbit Hole Designs.
And the challenges continue. MFT stamps have a color and a layout challenge which I combined. As soon as I saw the layout challenge I knew exactly the type of card to create. I saw a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire on partial die cutting and figured that the layout challenge was perfect for this technique. The cat is from MFT stamps’ Cute Cats. The scarf and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day set. The heart speech bubble is from The Rabbit Hole Designs’ set Cattitude. The background is Distressed Oxide blending of: Faded Jeans and Hickory Smoke. After ink blending, I used Distressed Oxide Picket Fence and Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil. I then misted the background with Tattered Angels Misting Spray in Pearl.
I’m loving the current CAS challenge. The color palate made me think of this little stamp, perfect for a corner. This could not have been much more of a simple card to make. Two stamps, a few Copic markers, and you are done. Thank you for the inspiration!!
Here is my attempt at combing a bunch of different card challenges into one CAS card. My inspiration came from the MFT stamp set BB Our Story. I thought it would be cute for the ghost to be coming out of the book as the little girl reads a ghost story. The ghost comes from Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting. The sentiment is from MFT BB Magical Unicorns. The color scheme comes from the color throwdown challenge #565. The layout is from the Fusion Card Challenge. The image is colored with Copic markers and white gel pen for accents. The ghost’s aurora is E0000 and some clear wink of Stella. I hope you like it!?
Simon Says Stamp is having a challenge involving anything pink. I made this card a while ago, but it is still one of my favorites. It is really a clean and simple type of card. I believe because of the patterned background, it would not be considered clean and simple. Anyways, A cute little bear with ice cream stamped & colored with copics. The stamp is from Designing Desert Divas (which is sadly closed). A simple sentiment for the top, and viola …… a clean and simple card.
Back to paper crafting. My daughters are having trick-or-treat at a horse event next weekend. So, as a good paper crafter, I created some candy boxes for trick-or-treating. There are some very young children at these shows and did not want the box to be scary. I used my Cricut machine and used Cricut Access files to create the box, frame and center image. The center image originally had the headless horseman and a green background. I didn’t like the green background and changed it to ice blue (looks grey in this photo). I also change the horseman to a single horse. It is posted to public access on Cricut if it helps anyone.
What more could you want from a Halloween bag than three little trick-or-treaters on it’s front?! When I am not playing with papercrafts, I needlepoint, crochet and knit. There are few crafts that I don’t enjoy. I have been needlpointing since I was 10 and is therefore my favorite. This bag is made using many different stitches and threads. The pumpkins are turkeywork that is the cut back and sculpted. The kitty is angora. The mummy is simply random long and short stitches with an ivory ribbon. The belly dancer’s pants are french knots; her belt and bra are solid beads. The moon glows in the dark. The background is a variegated thread stitched in a darning pattern. We are using the bag as an indoor decoration and it is filled with candy.
Which little one do you like the best? I am partial to the little belly dancer; her hair just makes me smile.
A question was asked about what type of card do you like to create? CAS? FAF? My preference is to have a larger single image placed over a background. My backgrounds might be inked with a gel plate, stenciled with Distressed Oxides, or stamped.
This witch is from a coloring book by Mega Mouse Arts. The background is a Distress Oxide blending over a stencil (Kindred Stamps).
Because of the backgrounds, these cards are not a CAS, however they are much more simple to create than a single layer card with tons of masking. Happy Crafting!!