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12/23/19 Top 5 at Arty Divas!

Hello, my crafty peeps! Surprise! I’ve popped in today to share a project I created today that’s NOT for a design team, lol! I’m playing again over at The Outlawz Challenges, this time in the Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with a twist of using a hoarded supply and what is it? I’m a known paper hoarder and I guess I should be in a 12-step program, lol! I am totally in love with the gingham papers in the Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad and I use them sparingly because I don’t want to use them up, lol! Sad, huh?!


My Besties is sponsoring this challenge and I have several of her images in my stash, so I printed the Fluffy Cafe image on 60# Hammermill copy paper. I ran into a snafu in my studio when I went to color the image with my alcohol markers. The tips of most of them have ‘frayed’ and basically have become unusable. :( So I grabbed my Prismacolor Pencils – to begin with I’m still such a novice with pencil coloring and then, on top of that, I couldn’t find a dang pencil sharpener (who does that?!)! At any rate, I put my big girl panties on and proceeded with my project and I think, all in all, she turned out pretty well. I stamped the sentiment from Dare 2B Artzy’s Perfect Blend stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink and then cut the image with a stitched oval die. I made the sleeve from Cardstock Warehouse’s brown box kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine in a Darice Stripe embossing folder, then layered it on some DCWV pink double-sided textured cardstock. I added several light pink gemstones to finish the front.


I embellished the inside with a leftover piece of gingham paper and a strip of the pink textured cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die.


Here’s one more look… simply put, I’m smitten! I L-O-V-E how this turned out!


I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creations in Pink: #16 – Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
The Outlaws Challenges: Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 – Anything Goes with a twist of Use a Hoarded Supply and What is it? (hoarded supply of gingham papers used on this project :)
Word Art Wednesday: Wks #416/417: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white and brown box kraft cardstock, DCWV double-sided textured cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set, My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- N2, Jet Black StazOn ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Light Cerulean Blue, Metallic Gold, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Light Peach, Peach, Spanish Orange, Process Red, Pink, Blush Pink; Darice Stripe embossing folder, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, light pink gemstones, Nuvo Sherbert Shimmer Glitter Drops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card. It’s the second coffee cup shaped card that I’ve made – I’ve had the instructions in my arsenal of tutorials for a number of years and it really is cute! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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