Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 216 – Holidays/Vacations

Julie is hosting today’s challenge, Holidays/Vacations

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Holidays/Vacations theme.


216 seaside
My card was made using distress inks and some freebie stamps I got with a magazine.
The base card was my trusty 7 x 5 inch white card.  Onto the base card I stamped the star fish using a distress ink, and distressed the edge using the same ink.    Leaving a good size border to show off the star fish, I layered onto the base card some plain blue backing paper.  Matted onto the blue card was a slightly smaller piece of white, which I had coloured with distress ink , and overstamped  with the sea horse to make the background.
Then came another piece of blue backing paper, again leaving a reasonable size border so the stamped seahorses could be seen.
Finally, was the main topper.  I distressed all four corners quite heavily, getting lighter towards the centre which I left white.  In the white area I stamped the silhouette parent and child, using black versafine ink.  In the top left hand corner I stamped the sentiment.
A very decorative card, using just 1 colour and 1 black ink pad and one set of stamps…
Good luck with the challenge – I look forward to seeing all the entries.  And do check out all the DT blogs, as we have some very talented crafters and their work is well worth looking at!

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #215 – At Least Two Dies/Punches or One of Each!

I am hosting today’s challenge, and I would like to see the use of at least two dies/punches or one of each!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme.

215 2 or more dies

My card was made using a 7 x 7 inch card base made from pearlescent card.  Onto this I added a piece of backing paper from my stash cut using a Lynda Chapman die.

The daisy die cut was from the same set of dies, and was cut from white card and I matted it onto the base paper.  This die set is a really good way of using paper where you like the colour  but not the pattern, because you can’t really see it!

The daisy die leaves the centre square in place, and that can be useful, but I didn’t want it to be so flat so I cut another square to layer onto the top of it.  The sentiment and the backing plate came from the same die set, and I glued them on flat – I could have used foam pads but didn’t want the depth of the card to be so high.

I cut the flowers using Hunkydory Moonstone dies in the patterned paper, the white card and a complementary colour plain card. The swirl was a die from my stash.  I arranged all the flowers and stuck them down with wet glue.  The final touch was to stick a pearl in the centre of each of the flowers.

I used at least 5 dies for my card –  I hope you enjoy this challenge – and look forward to seeing all of the entries.  Good Luck!