its your BIG day

Hi everyone! How’s the weather where you are? We’re in Colorado and our days are getting warmer but haven’t gotten too hot yet! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m tickled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #146 – No Rulz 4! This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve hosted a ‘no rules’ challenge where our participants don’t have to follow ANY rules! We don’t have many rules anyway, but it’s fun to allow everybody to let their hair down, lol! I created a birthday card and actually busted out another NBUS (never before used schtuff) rubber stamp that I’ve owned for at least 5 years, maybe longer, and had never even pulled the backing off the cling! Sure glad I did because this little fairy is the absolute cutest! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and dotted and striped panels to create the background, and then applied a strip of glitter washi tape at the seam. I stamped Sweetie on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock in black ink and colored her skin with alcohol markers and the rest of the image with Karin Brushmarkers. OMGoodness, these brushmarkers are dreamy and I LOVE the way they color! I’m going to learn to watercolor with them next! I cut the image with a stitched mini scallop die and adhered it to a flourish cut from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, cutting the right side off so it was even with the layers. I stamped the sentiment in teal ink at the bottom and added three small iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover pieces of the dotted and striped paper used on the front, stamped the sentiment in teal ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock.

And one more look… totally smitten with this design! And such a super cute image!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Darice Dots and Stripes 6×6 paper
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sweetie rubber stamp, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Karin Brushmarker Pro 72 Marker Mega Box– Pale Orange, Cool Aqua, Ocean Teal, Magenta, Cerise, Olive Green, Apple, Curry; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS9, FS3; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Cherry Lynn Italian Flourish die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Glitter Dot Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this sweet birthday card and will link up with us this month! Create literally anything your heart desires as long as it’s decent (we are a family-oriented blog)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

its your BIG day

Hi everyone! I’m back with one more project I created last Thursday for The Outlawz Challenges! That was the day that I set a record in my studio – ten cards in one day. I finished two that I had already started and then created eight more. Several were for The Outlawz, several were for two guest gigs coming up and several were with new products for another design team I’m on. Definitely a busy and productive day for sure! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This card is for the Twisted Thursdays Challenge where Fabrika Fantasy is our sponsor. The challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. This time the twist is Glitter! I used loose glitter, glitter paper and glitter washi tape for this birthday card!

This card features the Cottage Cutz Sweet Fairy die set. It has a gazillion pieces so I die cut them all from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and colored them individually with alcohol markers. It brought back childhood memories of coloring my paper doll clothes back in the day! The little fairy was created first and set aside. I used loose glitter on her wings. ;)

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base along with a white layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and dotted and striped silver foil vellum panels which I adhered to the layering panel. I added a strip of red glitter washi tape to the seam and then adhered the panel to the card base. I punched several 1/2″ circles from Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and adhered them over top of the foiled dots in random places. I adhered the fairy on foam dimensionals and added a sentiment stamped in navy blue ink to pull in the color of her dress. The final touch was adding tiny iridescent gemstones to the stars on the sentiment strip and larger iridescent gemstones on several of the foiled dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of the striped silver foil vellum and a strip of red glitter washi tape, stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Red Wagon cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! It’ll be set aside for a very special granddaughter’s birthday later this year! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Challenge – Make It Cute
5. Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #487 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, CutCardStock Red Wagon cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
Stamps: C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 404, 431, 417, 405, 379, 377, 463; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- IG1, FS9, FS4
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Sweet Fairy die set, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Peachy Cheap Red Glitter Washi Tape, Darice Iridescent Gemstones,

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,
lesliesig