I feel a party coming on!

11/30/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and the weather isn’t too bad where you are! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #52 – November Anything Goes! I created a fun birthday card using a stamp and dies set I bought at a friend’s ‘de-stash’ event a year and a half ago. Like so many other stamps, dies and other crafty goodies in my stash… how can I own such excellent things for so long and not use them?!


This card was a blast. I love using large stamps because of the massive area to work on. I went with a bright color scheme, coloring the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added an additional die cut party hat embellished with a white paint pen and a limeade Sprinkle. ;)


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the papers used on the front, and stamped the birthday sentiment on a rectangle die cut.


And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! Can’t wait to send it to somebody, lol!


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #145 – Anything Goes
6. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
7. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Darice green textured cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps/Dies: Spellbinders Party rubber stamp and dies set; Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A die set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- LG5, DG2, CG1, OR3, CT4, TB5
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Limeade Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed this birthday card and will link up a project with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

I feel a party coming on!

6/13/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! Wow, this weekend sure went by fast… can’t believe it’s Monday again already! This year is flying by! I know I’ve said this before but my Mom always said ‘the older you get, the faster the time flies’ and boy she wasn’t kidding! I’ve popped on this morning to share one final card I created for this batch of ongoing Outlawz Challenges. This one is for the Twisted Thursday Challenge where the theme is always Anything Goes with an optional twist. Our sponsor this month is Some Odd Girl and the twist this time is Party Time! I created a fun watercolor birthday card with lots of shimmer!

When I saw the twist for this challenge, I knew I had to use this large party stamp! I stamped the image on cold press watercolor paper in black soot archival ink and then again in Versamark on top of the black, applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. This is a trick I learned years ago to get virtually any color of heat embossing – totally eliminates the need for purchasing colored embossing powder! I used brush markers and a water brush to watercolor the image, drying sections at a time with my heat tool being careful not to burn the embossing powder. I outlined the word ‘party’ with a gold paint marker, and then added shimmer to the words and the elements on the party hat. I cut the image with a large rectangle die and adhered it to a metallic blue cardstock base. I added a tiny gemstone to the top of the hat and a few randomly placed gold sequins to complete the front.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the metallic blue cardstock used for the base and then layered it on green cardstock to compliment the green in the word ‘party’ on the front. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base.

One more peek… I’m absolutely thrilled with how this turned out! The embossing and the shimmer really make this image pop!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #234 – Anything Goes w/optional Blended Background (no twist)
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #76 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz Challenge: #509 – Anything Goes w/optional CAS (no twist)
4. Creative Moments: #192 – Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #133 – Anything Goes
6. Stamping Sensations: June Challenge – Make It Colorful

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Lunar Blue metallic cardstock, Canson Cold Press watercolor paper, Darice green cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Party stamp, Stampin’ Up Party Pants stamp set
Ink: Ranger black soot archival ink, Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers- Deep Blue, Violet, Light Violet, Flesh, Yellow, May Green, Cobalt Blue, Wine Red; Posca gold paint marker, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Krylon Workable Fixative; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth; Darice tiny iridescent gemstone, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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