hello

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week with some lovely weather where you are! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MIUCB #53 – Anything Goes + Monochrome! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! This month the twist is monochrome – but the twist is never required to play! I created a pretty ‘thinking of you’ slimline card in brown and tan using Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set and coordinating Heart Key Crown die set, along with an all-time favorite hello script die from Mama Elephant.

I jumped on the slimline wagon last Summer but I’ll admit that I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to size, lol! I always create a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base because I think it fits better in a #10 business envelope. I created a side-folding portrait card base from CutCardStock Twine cardstock along with several additional layering panels from Darice textured brown cardstock and CutCardStock Twine cardstock. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set, I stamped the hearts in brown ink on the twine cardstock and used the coordinating Heart Key Crown die set to cut them.

I arranged the three stamped and die cut hearts on the front and added the die cut sentiment to the front of the middle heart at an angle. I colored several white flat-back pearls with an alcohol marker (did you know you could do that?!) to match the monochrome scheme.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Twine cardstock and kept it fairly simple by just stamping a heart and the sentiment from the Hearts 2 stamp set on the panel in brown ink and layering the panel on brown cardstock, leaving a wide border.

And one more look… I really like how this slimline turned out! Always loving a monochrome color scheme, too!

Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol marker- 466 (Honey Amber Collection) used to color the pearls
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice small white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a monochrome project… you choose! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

a true friend (set of 2 note cards)

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Can’t believe we’ve hit August already! Where has this year gone?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #52 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist this month is mixed media and we’d love to see a project using more than one medium – but the twist is not required to play! I created a pair of friendship cards featuring a smooshed distress ink background layered on a panel of dry embossed stripes. I used the gorgeous Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown and Hearts 2 stamp sets along with their Heart Key Crown die set and the Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies.

I created two standard A2 size top-folding card bases along with front panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I dry embossed the front panels and then die cut a double stitched rectangle from dark and medium teal cardstock along with a silver foil cardstock layering panel for each. I stamped a heart in dark and medium teal ink to match the cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating die. I set everything aside so I could work on the backgrounds. I laid down various colors of distress inks (peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles and dusty concord) on my craft mat, spritzed with water in my Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the cold pressed watercolor paper around in it, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. When I was happy with the overall result, I spritzed a homemade mixture of white Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink in a Ranger Mini Mister to give the panel a slight shimmer. I then cut two double stitched rectangles from the inked panel using the next smaller double stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment on each inked panel in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I layered the die cuts onto the silver foil cardstock panel and adhered them to the card fronts. The final touch was adhering the die cut hearts and some small white flat back pearls. I’m a bit quirky and intended to offset the focal element on both of these cards but got interrupted by someone at the door and when I went back to my studio to finish putting the second card together, I totally forgot what I had done on the first one, lol! That’s how this old brain works… bahahaha!

I cut an inside panel for each card from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished each one with a thin strip of the cardstock used on the front and a scrap from the inked panel, and then layered each panel on silver foil cardstock. I left the inside blank on each to write a custom message.

One more peek at the pair… so happy with how these turned out! Loving these colors and beautiful stamps and dies!

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Prickley Pear Stamps Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles, dusty concord; homemade Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink; Versamark, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Gemini Junior, Darice Stripes embossing folder, Xyron Creative Station, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a mixed media project – take your pick! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Joy

Hi everyone! Hope the weather is decent where you are and it hasn’t gotten too hot yet! It’s warming up here but with little to no humidity, it’s more easily tolerated. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #51 – Anything Goes + Aperture! We are a technique challenge blog and all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ with an optional technique twist each month given to inspire you! This month the twist is an aperture, which is any shaped opening in your project. Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I’m still in Christmas mode so this peek-a-boo die and my favorite poinsettia die were the first two things that came to mind! This design came together pretty quickly!

I created a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel cut from CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock and a piece of white craft foam. Using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, I die cut the aperture in the white silver panel and the craft foam, and adhered them together. I cut a rectangle from CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock which I adhered behind the aperture, and then adhered the piece to the card base.

I added the ‘Joy’ sentiment using silver glitter alpha stickers along with some small green gemstones for a little interest. Using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, I cut the poinsettia from CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and the leaves from Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, assembled it and added Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops to the center. I set it aside until the Crystal Drops were dry, and then adhered it to the card front, at the bottom left of the aperture.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished it with a strip of the Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set in green ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock.

And one more look… I absolutely love this poinsettia die and have used it many times. It makes such an elegant Christmas card!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock; Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice silver glitter alpha stickers, Darice Foamies white craft foam, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops, Darice small green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this pretty card and will link up with us this month! We love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we really love seeing you play the twist! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life Begins After Coffee

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #50 – Anything Goes + Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping so we’d love to see your clear/rubber stamps in action! Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a fun card for that coffee lover featuring several Prickley Pear Stamps stacked coffee cups in bright colors on a dry embossed ivory background.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel for the front. I dry embossed the front panel, layered it on watermelon cardstock and added some washi tape across the top for a little interest. I stamped the coffee beans and coffee cups on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, punched it with a circle punch and trimmed off the top portion. I arranged the cups in a stack and adhered them with dimensional foam pads. I adhered the coffee beans to the bottom of the card and the sentiment toward the top right, and added a Tangerine Sprinkle for a little more interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with a narrow strip of watermelon cardstock and a strip of the washi tape. I added a die cut sentiment and a few more coffee beans and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so in love with this card! I’m not a huge coffee drinker (two cups every morning) but I love these colorful stacked cups!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 387, 392, 410, 412, 416, 449, 377, 379, 428, 360, 369, 405, 374, 381
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch, The Cat’s Pajamas ‘smile’ die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Tangerine assortment, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’ll link up with us this month – either plain ‘anything goes’ or play the twist of clear/rubber stamping! That’s not too difficult for most of us, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

Birthday Quad Fold

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – I hope you have something fun planned this weekend and you’re having some great weather! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #49 – Anything Goes + Layering! We are a technique challenge blog and all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you! Our twist this month is layering (three or more layers) which is easy for most of us, lol! I have a cool project to share this month with lots of layers – which I’m calling a quad fold card. My inspiration came from the Stempeleinmaleins blog but I can’t find the specific post again. It’s a German blog with tons of great resources and they may have called this fold something different than what I’m calling it. If I end up finding it, I’ll update this post.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock and covered the panels with coordinating papers. I stamped an assortment of images on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock in brown and teal inks, cut them with oval and scalloped oval dies, layered them and adhered them to the panels. A couple of them required a small amount of coloring which I did with alcohol markers and I added some Crystal Drops to a couple of them. I added a velcro closure under the scalloped oval element on the front to keep it closed.

And one more peek at the front and one of the back… so loving how this turned out! Definitely a unique fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #273 – 11th Birthday
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #145 – Mother’s Day or For A Special Lady
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafting Challenge: May Challenge – Flowers and/or Butterflies

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval clear stamp set and Scalloped Oval 4-Floral clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 405, 413, 415, 361, 366
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval Die and Scallop Oval Nesting Dies
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops, 5/8″ velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects and we really love seeing you play the twist! But remember, the twist is not required to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas Memories Accordion Album

Howdy, peeps! I hope you have an awesome April Fools Day today! Our April challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #48 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you. Our twist this month is ‘no stamping’ and the twist is not required to play! I created a fun Christmas Memories accordion album which has no stamping and is decorated entirely with PhotoPlay elements and die cuts. I love creating mini albums and since Christmas is on it’s way again, I thought it would be fun to create one with a Christmas theme! Yep, I’m always in Christmas mode even if it is only April, lol!

I created a 4-1/2″ square accordion album base from vanilla cardstock with eight pages. I cut eight panels from Christmas patterned paper which I layered on slightly larger green cardstock panels and adhered one to each page. I die cut squares and circles from the vanilla cardstock and adhered them to several of the pages. I decorated the front, back, the inside panels and belly band with PhotoPlay Christmas elements.

And one more look… Totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer Collection Pack
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects – and we absolutely love it when you play the twist, but just remember, the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Many Thanks note card

3/15/21 Winner at QKR Stampede!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! It’s the 1st, and you know what that means… lots of DT inspiration to feast your eyes upon! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #47 – Inlaid Die Cut! Remember that all our challenges are Anything Goes with an optional technique twist each month to inspire you, and this month the twist is an inlaid die cut. I have to admit that this is one of my many favorite techniques, and I was SO in ‘Fall mode’ when I created this note card! Both stamp sets and the die set are from Prickley Pear Stamps!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base and a narrow front panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I die cut two maple leaves into the white front panel, layered it onto a slightly wider brown panel, and adhered the piece to the card base offsetting it to the left. I adhered small pieces of brown and orange foiled paper to a scrap of white cardstock, die cut a maple leaf from each color, and affixed them into the negative spaces on the front panel. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner and added a few small red flat-back pearls.

I kept the inside clean as well, just adding a strip of leftover brown cardstock down the left side and a stamped maple leaf in the bottom left corner. As it is a note card, I left the inside blank with plenty of room to write a custom message.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Just gorgeous!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Rectangle)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #85 – March Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2109 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #415 – Anything Goes
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate cardstock, Rinea Autumn Variety Pack double-sided foiled paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Oak & Maple Leaf and Oak & Maple Leaf 2 stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Oak & Maple Leaf die set
Accessories: Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish With A Bling red flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’re always happy to see ‘anything goes’ but we’re thrilled when you play the twist! Just remember – the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

But First Tea

2/28/21 Runner Up Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi friends! A very happy Monday to you! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration for MIUCB #46 – Fancy Fold! Our challenges are Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you, and this month the twist is Fancy Fold! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created another front step card using the awesome Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets with coordinating Coffee Cup die set from Prickley Pear Stamps! This is one of my new favorite fancy folds and I’ve made several of them. This card was created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Hochanda showcase several months back and was shown on air!

This is a standard A2 size card that folds flat for mailing. The construction is really simple and can easily be altered to make the card a different size.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock and added double-sided patterned paper layers to both base elements. I created the focal element with two die cuts, stamped the sentiment and added the tea die cut with fussy cut tea leaves.

I added a panel cut from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock with a die cut Sizzix sentiment to the back.

And one more peek… here’s the card folded flat for mailing. Such a fun design!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #84 – February Anything Goes
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: February Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #413 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #259 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Aloe cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set and Tea stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Smoky Slate ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 479
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Sizzix Dotted Ovals die, Tim Holtz Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories:  MISTI, Gemini Junior, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we’d really love seeing you play the fancy fold twist! Just remember, the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

be authentic

Hi friends! Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a most awesome week! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #45- Anything Goes + Bleaching! I created an inspirational card using the bleaching technique along with heat embossing. Come on and play with us – don’t be afraid of using bleach on your project… it’s fun!

Leslie

This is the third or fourth card I’ve created over the years featuring this awesome stamp and the bleaching technique. My inspiration always comes from a past project from seven or eight years ago when I hosted my first challenge while on the Blockheads Paper Arts design team. Blockheads is sadly out of business now, but my challenge featured the bleaching technique and I did a stepped-out tutorial on the blog. One wouldn’t ordinarily think of using bleach on a craft project, but when carefully used on dark cardstock, the results will amaze you! I went with a black card base here because I thought the shimmer papers would look awesome against the black.

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I stamped the moth in Versamark and heat embossed it in black. Using a Fantastix brush point tip applicator, I very carefully ‘bleached’ all the parts of the moth inside the embossed areas. I let it air dry (which didn’t take very long) and then colored the moth with water-based markers and Clear Star shimmer pen. I cut the image with a stitched oval die and layered it onto three dotted rectangle die cuts in graduating sizes. I added black gemstones and a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker.

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I embellished the inside panel with some leftover cardstock strips and added another sentiment sticker.

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And here’s another peek… really loving how this turned out!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1-2021
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #83 – January Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #134 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx, Sweet Corn and Peach Bellini cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack
Stamps: Blockhead Paper Arts Whimsical- Take Flight stamp
Ink: Versamark, Marvy Uchida water-based markers, Sakura Clear Star pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies, Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Ranger fine detail Black embossing powder, household bleach in small dish, Fantastix brush point tip applicator, Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment stickers, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And maybe you’ll try the bleaching technique? Whether you do or don’t, we can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

for you

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple! The twist this month is CAS! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ but we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you and it’s not required to play! I created a pretty friendship card to showcase this month.

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For the focal image on the front, I used a Spellbinders rubber stamp that I purchased in a friend’s ‘de-stash’ event about a year and a half ago. I mentioned in another post recently that I don’t know how I can own something so awesome and beautiful for so long without ever having had ink on it! Just blows my mind, lol! Anyway, I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers, fussy cut it and adhered it to a panel that I popped up on bright orange foam for some dimension. I finished the panel with Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with orange and pink textured cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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Here’s one more look… very happy with how this turned out! Such a gorgeous stamped image!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #409 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #256 – Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Darice orange and pink textured cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Flower Bouquet rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Polynesian Purple, Oceanview Blue, Hot Aqua, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI Stamp tool, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops, Darice orange Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love see ‘anything goes’ OR clean and simple – your call! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig