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Tag! You're It Challenge-Baby Gift Tag

Hi Everyone!

I have a tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  I used the design of the inspiration tag to create a gift tag for a baby.

Here's the inspiration:

Here's my tag:

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To get that soft cloud pattern, I used the Kite Stencil Puffy Clouds stencil and lightly blended some ink along the cloud shapes to create the subtle outline.  I did this using a sponge dauber and Brilliance Sky Blue pigment ink.  You could use any cloud shaped mask for this.  The key is to blend the blue ink all over the tag lightly after you outline the clouds.  This kind of makes everything look seamless and more "sky-like".

I used a die from Memory Box called Star Flourish for the little monkey to slide down (a long rainbow die cut would be cute too).  To add a little sparkle, I covered it in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with some Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  I added some soft ink blending to the  heart with Rocket Red Brilliance ink.  

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Special Day

 

Hi Everyone!

I joined in for this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

 

I used a die set called Gerbera Daisy from MFT that I've had for awhile, but, unfortunately,  I can't find a link anywhere.  They do have a similar die called Upsy-Daisy  that could work.

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I was having a lot of fun adding dimension to this one!

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Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge: 2016 A La Carte

Hi Everyone!

For his week's Make It Monday Challenge, we got to choose a technique we didn't have a chance to try from the past year.  I really liked Ashley's Color Isolation technique from MIM #245 so I decided to give that one a try:

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For this card, I chose the "celebrate" stamp from the Uncorked stamp set to make a background using Versamark ink.  If you look closely, it looks like I used a light colored ink to stamp instead.  It's actually from my Versamark pad being stained with some ink transfer from a previous project.  I like the way it turned out even though I didn't mean to do it :).  Isn't that great when that happens?   I could see where I was stamping, and  it created a nice light gray color to go in the background.  I definitely need to replace my ink pad, but I'm going to keep this one around.  It would also be useful if you're heat embossing with a dark powder and just needed to see where you're stamping.

After stamping the front panel, I heat embossed the words with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.  I'm starting to use this stuff on everything--I love the clear, shimmery look!  

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For the color isolation, I took the "celebrate" die cut from Uncorked: Words and covered it in Versamark ink.  Then, I dipped it in Zing Neon Pink embossing powder and heated it.  I could not find a link to the Zing powder, but WOW makes a fluorescent pink that looks similar.  I'll put a link below.  

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To give the die cut more dimension, I cut 3 more out of white and glued them to the pink die cut.   I added the pink die cut to the card panel over one of the "celebrate" words, then adhered it to a 4.25x5.5" notecard covered with patterned paper from the True Black pattern pack.  This is a great technique because you could easily re-create it with different words depending on the die cuts you have.  

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Oh Happy Day!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I'm just getting back to cardmaking again after taking a little break for the holidays.  I thought I'd try a new challenge to get started.  I've never tried the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge before.  It occurs the 3rd Thursday of each month. This month, they have a

 

beautiful set of inspiration photos featuring reds and whites over on their blog: December Pin-Sights Challenge Photo

 

I was inspired by the fourth photo down on the left.  It's very Christmas-y, but I was ready for something new.  I was thinking Valentine's day or engagement.  Here's my card: I used the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set and heat embossed it with white powder onto some gray cardstock I had from Avery Elle.  I really like the open, hand-drawn look of the flowers.  The photo has a little bit of what looks like gold on top of the fireplace.  I added the burlap heart instead of gold and thought it looked good against the dark gray.  I thought the red hearts on the washi tape completed the color combo from the photo nicely.  I am also entering this card in the Less is More Challenge for this week where the challenge is to add dimension to your cards. Thanks for joining me today! SUPPLIES:

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Soda Pop Greetings

Hi Everyone! Today, I'm playing along with My Favorite Things Color Challenge #59.  These colors made me think of the Soda Pop Bottle Dies I had from MFT which are so fun to work with.  I love that they even have the little bottle caps you can die cut!

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The only color of cardstock I didn't have was In the Buff, so I substituted Whip Cream instead.  I started off by cutting some circles to make a background onto the card panel that would be the shaker top. soda-pop-3

 

I made sure to put a lot of sequins into the shaker to be sure it looked like "bubbles".soda-pop-5

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This list contains links to where you can purchase the products to create this card.  My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson and Blitsy.