I'm STILL on the mission to eradicate as many snippets as I can in as short a time as possible, the darn things just breed and breed and my snippet box never seems to get any smaller. Thanks to a conversation with a crafting pal a few days ago I went off in search of a particular set of stamps but, as luck would have it, got sidetracked on to a much better line of enquiry. Those stamped butterflies are history now - in favour of art deco ATC's instead!
|I was going to leave it monochrome but then decided to add the touch of red.|
What do you think? Was the red a good or a bad idea?
- ATC blank
- Snippet of white card cut to ATC size
- Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Art Deco image stamped on to the white snippet using Versafine onyx black ink
- Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped around the outside using Versacolour cobblestone and silver and also Ranger Archival watering can inks
- Brushos in black and scarlet used (water colour style) to add a splash of colour
- Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based colour
And another snippet ATC from me ...
- Rust coloured ATC blank
- Snippet of black card
- Visible Image (C.S. freebie - AGAIN!) stamped both top and bottom using Versacolour white ink
- JOFY lovebirds stamped using Versamark ink and WOW! White puff twinkle embossing powder - sadly you can't see much puff or twinkle in the photo
They don't much quicker and simpler than that AND it uses a snippet from my container which isn't QUITE as full of the darn things as it was at the weekend! HUZZAH!
And, since it felt like AGES since I'd made a card (and you know it really isn't) I was blog hopping for ideas and stopped by Cornelia's fab blog and saw her gorgeous card which inspired me to CASe her design and make the card below - thanks Cornelia.
|My card, inspire by Cornelia's make|
|The co-ordinating insert and envelope|
|And a close up of the panel|
- 5" x 7" white, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- White card panels - for image and insert
- Cerise pink snippet for matting
- Dutchdoobadoo hessian stencil through which I sponged the following Distress Inks: mustard seed, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry, dusty concorde and salty ocean
- TCW numbers stencil through which I sponged the picked raspberry and salty ocean inks
- Inkadinkado "everyday expressions" sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- Crafters Companion Spray and Shine - to seal and protect the water based inks in transit
I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:-
- CAS on Sunday - "Numbers"
- Through the craftroom door - "Anything Goes"
- Stamps and Stencils - "Anything Goes"
- Simply Less Is More - "take three challenges" .... Week 104 sketch (see below, turned upside down), week 28 Use ink and week 132 number
- Happy Little Stampers - Sketch challenge - see below
It's been an extremely productive couple of days and here's another card from me - another for my Christmas 2015 quota - I've fallen well behind!
|And my co-ordinating insert and envelope|
|And a closer view to show the glitter|
- 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
- 13½cm square white card panels
- Lilac card snippet - for matting
- Inkadinkado large snowflake stamped using Memento Mediterranean blue ink
- Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Inkadinkado small snowflake stamped using Memento rosebud and grape jelly inks
- Stardust stickles to highlight the snowflakes
I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:
- Craftbubble 2½ Craft Mad and Loving It group - Rudolph Day challenge - use cool colours (FYI forum membership required)
Wicked Wednesday - "April fool or your fave holiday"ATC's only
- ABC of Christmas - "G is for GLITTER"
- Christmas at Sweet Stamping - "Blue Christmas"
- Happy Little Stampers - "HOLIDAY" not necessarily Easter! Just as well since I don't make Easter cards!
And now for the Friday Funny brought to you this week courtesy of MARSHA - Enjoy!!
Number 9 - Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last that long.