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Corrosive Challenge #106 – Going Green

This week at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we are featuring the digi images of Digis with Attitude. My card using an image from this company will be shown next week. For this week, our challenge is to Go Green. I decided to make 2 cards this week, one with a St. Paddy’s Day theme and the other a Father’s Day card that my 6’2″ son will give my husband.

Here they are:

For this card, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael’s. It is made by Hampton Art. I inked up the shamrock on its own using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it 4 times to make a medallion-type image (masked it off so the leaves wouldn’t overlap). I coloured the leaves with copics (G20, G21, G24). I added a green self-adhesive rhinestone in the centre. I then inked up the sentiment and stamped it below the shamrocks. I used my nestie circle and lacey cirlce dies to cut and frame it. My paper is 110 lb. white (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU) and Basic Grey & We R Memory Keepers (Tiffany’s) patterned paper. I tied some black & white gingham ribbon around the paper before adhering my main image.


I used Karen Giron’s sketch from last week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout. I started with a 110 lb white (Strathmore) card base. I used some scrap solid green CS and ran it through the Forest Branches CB EF. I adhered that to some Bassill dark brown paper. I also used some Basic Grey patterned paper layered with the same brown for my left-side panel. I stamped the tree from PTI (Father Knows Best) with Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke as well as Close to Cocoa and Early Espresso, since it’s a two-step stamping set. I also stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso and used circle nesties to cut and frame them. I added a strip of Certainly Celery under the sentiment and 3 buttons (PTI) to finish the card.

I hope you like them and I look forward to seeing what you create for this week’s challenge!



March 6, 2011 at 7:10 am 4 comments

One Layer – Little Red Wagon

I am really trying to make much simpler cards. I have a tendency to want to just keep adding and adding things. I have a “thing” for patterned paper and typically add some to my cards. It gets frustrating though, when you don’t have the “right” pattern or colour. Well, the Little Red Wagon challenge took care of all of that for me with the One Layer Wonder Challenge #64. I have to admit, I CASED this pretty much exactly from this blog. I changed the colour from Artichoke to Old Olive, didn’t add pearls but added a ribbon and changed the sentiment. Here it is:

I decided to make two cards. The second one used an Embossing Folder and the sentiment is definitely the focal point:

Here are the supplies used:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore
Ink – Old Olive, Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps – PTI – Big & Bold Wishes
Accessories – MS Scoring Board, Quickutz EF (Frame), olive grosgrain ribbon

That’s it! Can’t get much simpler than this. Thanks for having a look.


January 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm 2 comments

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I’ve participated in the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. I came across this challenge when I was going through the Unrestricted Challenges blog. I really like this sketch:

I decided I’d keep it as simple as possible and I took my inspiration from the sketch itself. I thought I’d use buttons and had a great stamp set to use to incorporate them. Here is what I came up with:

Here is my recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Patterned Paper – Eva by Basic Grey
Stamps – Everyday Button Bits by Paper Trey Inc., “Congratulations” stamp (not shown) by SU
Ink – Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories – PTI buttons, Satin Ribbon, circle and scallop circle nestabilities, Flower Vine #2 Sizzix EF, round pink buttons from my stash, dimensionals

I think that’s it. Thanks for having a look.


January 20, 2011 at 12:05 am 2 comments

DT Case – Corrosive Challenge #88

Hi everyone! Whew! I made it through my first month on Janet’s Corrosive Challenge Blog Design Team. For this week, we were to case a card from a member of the Design Team. I was flipping through Michelle’s blog, *Ink*satiable Stamper (LOVE that name), and was totally blown away by her handiwork. You have GOT to check it out!! There were so many gorgeous cards to choose from – I had a hard time picking just one. Here is the card I chose to case:

I loved everything about Michelle’s card. The patterned paper is beautiful, her image was awesome and the ribbon treatment was really cool! Here is my similar, yet slightly different, case:

So, here are the things I changed:
1) the patterned paper and card stock colours
2) tree stamp and sentiment
3) one less layer under the trees
4) I added some texture to the squares under the main image with a cuttlebug embossing folder
5) I added another layer to the sentiment tag
6) omitted the rhinestones on the bottom right

Here is my recipe:
Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake (both SU)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye
Stamps – Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes (both SU)
Ink – Garden Green, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (all SU)
Accessories – Spellbinders Labels, Argyle CB EF, Mat Pak (SU), gold satin ribbon

I hope I did Michelle’s card even a little bit of justice! I can tell you, I’ll be perusing through her blog a little longer to find other stunning cards for my own inspiration. That’s all for now! Thanks for visiting.


October 31, 2010 at 11:58 am 2 comments

Not so much Mojo Monday…

…I was feeling kind of tired today and not really sure I wanted to participate in the Mojo Monday (MOJO148). Sometimes I think the sketch is too tough for me, especially if there are lots of layers. Well, I decided to go ahead anyway and make a card. I think it is way over the top and just plain ugly! The only thing I like about it is the patterned paper. Good grief – it’s not even worth elaborating on. I hope I don’t makesomething this hideous again!!

July 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm 1 comment

Clean & Dry

I wasn’t going to make another card tonight, but I took a look at the Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS75) after uploading my other card. Today’s Clean & Simple challenge is to use dry embossing of some sort on our card. The wheels started turning immediately and I wanted to use the Flourished Frame CB EF I’ve had for awhile, but used only once before. I love it when things come together quickly, which is pretty rare for me! Here is the card recipe (pretty simple):
Card Stock – PTI White
Stamp Set – Occasional Quotes (Level 3 SU Hostess set)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – Flurished Frame CB EF, Cuttlebug Machine, white self-adhesive pearls

I think I am going to make a bunch of these to have on hand for anniversaries and weddings. Thanks for having a look today!

July 12, 2010 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Best Wishes

It has been a little while since I made a card for Stampin’ Royalty’s sketch challenge (#27) These girls have such amazing sketches! I really, really wanted to play today. I am on a bit of a roll today – I think I have made and uploaded about 5 or 6 cards! I have a few more sketches laying out on my craft table, so I hope to get to a few more tonight! I am going to try to make a lot more Birthday cards to have on hand. Here is my card recipe:

Card Stock – PTI White (for card base), SU Peach Parfait (In Colour), SU Apricot Appeal (retired), SU Basic Black
Patterned Paper – Pink Paislee’s 365 degrees
Stamp Set – SU Kind & Caring Thoughts (retired)
Ink – VersaMark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – SU large oval and scallop punch, peach ribbon (Michael’s discount bin – gotta love that!), black button (from my stash), black embossing powder, heat gun, white embroidery floss, Spellinders Square Nestabilities; Bow Easy (love that thing!!!)

his card was so much fun to make. The only fiddly part was cutting out the embossed flower. Thanks for having a look!

July 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm 7 comments

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