Stampin’ Royalty #263 & Cardabilities #115

Hey Everyone

I dragged myself away from watching the tennis to create a couple of cards today.  The first one is for two challenges – Stampin’ Royalty colour challenge and the Cardabilities sketch challenge.

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I had a bit more time than usual today to play around with techniques.  I’m the first to say that I’m technique challenged as I really don’t get time watch videos or search the internet to find them.  I wanted to create a kind of watercoloured background. I started by taking Hello Honey & Sahara Sand Inks and randomly stamped the pads directly to a non-stick craft mat.  I then spritzed the ink with water and then placed my Whisper White card stock directly onto the ink.  This is the effect I achieved after I dried it off with my heat tool. I inked up Stampin’ Up!s Dictionary and finger walked it so that it only stamped on certain bits of the background. I’m pretty happy with the effect!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #140

Hey Everyone

Linda Callahan is this weeks hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  I just love Linda’s creative sketches and always love how easy my cards come together using them.

Here’s Linda’s sketch:

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I’ve gone with a pretty simple card today using little flowers from Stampin’ Up!s Stippled Blossoms and paired them with some DSP from Retro Fresh.  I’ve stamped the circles from Lacy & Lovely in Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana to tie in with the colours in the DSP.  Here’s my card:

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I can’t wait to see what you create with Linda’s sketch – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and link up a card.  While you’re there, check out the fabulous inspiration from the Clean Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #7, The Deconstructed Sketch #144 & IBSIC #80

Hey Again Everyone

I’m back with my second post tonight and this time it’s for The Card Concept.  Our challenge for you is to create a card with a butterfly theme – easy peasy right?

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I found a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Nature Walk that had a butterfly in it that reminded me of the butterfly in the inspiration pic.  The layout for my card is from this weeks Deconstructed Sketch and the colours I’ve used are from the colour challenge at Inspired by Stamping.

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Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle