Hey everyone! It’s time for another sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges. You can check out what the other designers created using the sketch below by visiting the challenge blog. I’d also like to invite you to play along with us and upload your creations. We love to see how you interpret the sketches.
This is going to be a busy year for us with weddings and babies. Tomorrow, we will be attending the wedding of the daughter of my husband’s good friend from high school. I’m quite certain that we are not old enough to have friends with children that are old enough to get married. Yep! I’m definitely getting old!
Since we will be giving them a gift card, I wanted to create a beautiful wedding card for the newlyweds. The background is from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and lends a bit of a rustic feel to an otherwise elegant card. I added a few Gold embossed banners using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from the Better Together stamp set. It was stamped in versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then die cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. To complete the gold ensemble, I added a scallop layer of Gold Foil cardstock and a wrap of the mini gold sequin trim.
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As you are reading this, I am off on a much needed quick vacation. It’s been a crazy, busy year so it was definitely time for a break. However, I find that getting away for a trip can be extremely hectic. It always seems like there is so much to do before I can leave the house, the office, the dogs, the blog, and so on. I felt like I had it all under control and then we were invited to a last-minute birthday celebration. A fast card had to be made!
I used the sketch above from Freshly Made Sketches for my layout and paired it with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper for some sparkle and bling. The Happy Birthday Thinlits have become my “go-to” for quick birthday cards. On this card, I layered 5 die cuts to create the dimension on the greeting. Instead of gluing them together with liquid glue, I decided to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. They made this project go even quicker and it was a lot less mess! You’ll definitely want to use these sheets with your intricate die cuts.
To embellish the card, I used a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots and some Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. This card has just the right amount of bling and was perfect for our birthday girl. You could easily re-create this card with any of the foil sheets from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and you’d have cards for every birthday this year.
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It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges. I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight. I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations. Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.
Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on. You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE. When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself. For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot. I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.
I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum. An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image. The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
If you haven’t fallen in love with the Birthday Memories Suite yet, I think that today’s card may push you over the edge. How cute are these poodles? There are two 12″ x 12″ sheets of the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper covered in poodles, plus one of the die cuts will cut out the main poodle image perfectly.
The greeting is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set and it was stamped in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock. I used the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the Whisper White circle and the Real Red Scallop Circle. To accessorize the card, I tied on some Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and added a few Real Red Enamel shapes.
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If you are looking for some bright, colorful images to adorn your handmade birthday cards, look no further than the Birthday Memories Suite of products. There is an amazing bundle that features the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer stamp set, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, and Birthday Friends Framelits. What I love most about this bundle is the coordination of the Framelits with the Designer Series Paper. For today’s card, I was able to die cut the fox image and banner from the paper…..very little stamping required!
There are a couple of stamps that will fit inside the banner. I chose to stamp the sentiment in the coordinating Pacific Point ink. The background was embossed with the Big Shot and the new Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. I also added a few Brights Enamel Shapes to make this card even more festive.
For cards that feature a darker card stock base, I always place a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside for stamping and/or writing a personalized greeting. On this card, I also added a strip of the Designer Series Paper to match it to the front.
I’m trying very hard not to hoard my Designer Series Paper this year. I was able to die cut quite a few of the fox images from my paper and create these cards for my most recent downline meeting. My group of demonstrators meets every other month to share ideas and talk shop. We also have a group Facebook page where we can share our card creations.
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