Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Top 3 Challenge 368

Some more great entries for this challenge. Thanks everyone that participated in the challenge. and Congrats to our top 3. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Top 3 Color Challenge #3

Thanks everyone that participated in another one of our color challenges. 
The winners this month are...

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Masculine Blog Hop Top Three

Thanks everyone that participated in our Blog Hop challenge. I hope everyone enjoyed it. In honor of Father's Day here is the Top 3 for the challenge. So many great entries. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Challenge 368 - Ends June 24th

This challenge could make a fun shaker card with a nice bold sentiment over the top. So dont forget that the June Technique challenge is shaker cards. You can enter both challenges with the same card.

Optional Theme: Bold Sentiment

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Challenge 366 Cards

We had 4 cards for this challenge so here they are for everyone to see. I am sorry that I am unable to add the 4th one. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Color Challenge #3 - Ends June 17th

We have another fun color challenge. This time we went for some great gender neutral colors. We have some great inspiration from the team. 



Friday, June 1, 2018

June Technique Challenge Shaker Cards

You can find a link to a printable version of these instructions at the above link!

Supplies used:  Accented Blooms Stamp Set (2018-19 AC); Whisper White & Granny Apple Green CS; Memento Tuxedo Black & Gray Granite Inks; Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral, Pool Party & Highland Heather Markers; Dimensional Strips; Window Sheet; Tailored Tag Punch; Sprinkles Embellishments (retired); Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Begin with standard portrait card base in White.  Cut Granny Apple Green layer at 5” x 3 ¾”, and TWO layers of White at 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”.

Stamp the floral image that includes the punch outline in Memento at the bottom of one white layer.  This will be just close enough to use the punch to cut out the “window” area.  Next I want to stamp my sentiment onto the “background” layer.  I do this by stacking my two white layers, and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment perfectly inside the punched window.  Once you’re lined up, stamp the sentiment onto the other layer in Gray Granite.

Here’s the two layers side by side again – I have gone ahead and colored the flowered layer using markers.  To begin constructing the shaker, flip over the “window” layer and use Snail adhesive to adhere a piece of window sheet or acetate film that completely covers the window opening.  I then used dimensional strips to create a “well” on the sentiment layer where my shaker goodies will go.  Make sure there are NO gaps!  I also placed pieces of the dimensional strip in the corners and the center so that when I assemble the two layers it will stay level on the front.

Add your shaker goodies to the “well” – I used the pretty mix of sequins and tiny pearls from our retired Sprinkles Embellishments.  Carefully remove the backing from the dimensional strips, trying not to disturb the shaker contents, and then, aligning carefully, lay your top “window” layer over the background layer.  Press firmly around the window to make sure there are no gaps, no one like shakers that fly all over, lol.

Finish assembling your card:  glue your assembled shaker layers flat to the Granny Apple Green layer, then glue all three layers flat to card front.  I added a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls as well.
Stamp a little accent on your lower right front envelope corner, too – no naked envelopes!


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