Welcome to a new month, which means it's time for a new challenge over on the House of Cards blog! Our theme this month is shaped cards:
I started out by using a free template from Cuddly Buddly. I just love it when I find fun freebies like this! I made the cupcake paper by running blue cardstock through a crimper, then running an inkpad over the ridges. The frosting was stamped and embossed with a swirl background stamp in polysparkle embossing powder, then I added Stickles around the edge, chocolate "sprinkles" and a big Glossy Accent coated cherry on top!
I hope you'll stop by our challenge blog and check out all the fun shaped cards this month! See you there!
Eureka is having a challenge featuring shaped cards this week. Mine is fairly simple, and I used this tutorial and my Envelope Punch Board to create my card.
I wrapped ribbon around my spool for the base, and used a sentiment (Thank You) from QKR. I also made my own fancy stick pin with some beads and stuck it into the foam adhesive behind the sentiment. I think this will be perfect for one of my quilting friends!
This is my last post for Pinspirational Challenges. It's hard to believe I've already been on the team for six months! It's been a lot of fun, but I think it's time to focus on some other projects for a while. On with the challenge...
This is a very sweet picture, and it would have been fun to do something with fairy wings but I'm not sure I'm up to that challenge. I'm not quite sure how to capture the iridescence. If any of you fellow crafters have tips you'd like to share, I'd love to hear!
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And onto my project...I'm using princess dress card from Creations by AR.
I had to go with springy colors inspired by the picture on this one, so I started off with a blue base for the skirt, adding rows of lace and a stitched hem along the bottom. I chose a floral print for the top from a 6x6 pad from Authentique's Seasons Essentials.(I love that these smaller pads are scaled to a more appropriate size for cards and small projects. I think I've been buying more of those lately than the larger 12x12 sheets.) I used a Martha Stewart punch- Eyelet Lace (or part of it) for the lace details around the neckline and sleeves. Then I added a bit of ribbon, pearls and a bow around the waist, and some pink pearls to the lace. I changed the style of the hat a bit by widening the brim. Then I added a pearl necklace with Perfect Pearls.
I had so much fun with this one that I put together another one...
I love how the lace on the hat turned out on this one.
Then I did another...
Reminds me of playing with paper dolls! I think these will be so cute to use as place cards for a tea party, so that's my plan. Hope you'll get a chance to play along this week at Pinspirational Challenges #104!
Sarah Hurley 365- Stitching
Creative Card Crew- Girly
Craft Your Passion- Pastels
Glitter n Sparkle- Spring Colors
Corrosive Challenge- Pastels
Delightful Challenges- Flowers
Unruly Paperarts- Teacups & Tiaras
Welcome to Eureka Stamps Challenge #82! This week's theme is anything but a square card. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this one, but once I got going I had a lot of fun putting it together. I started with this free tree shaped card template from Cuddly Buddly.
I used a cloud punch and some Distress paint and inks for the tree.
Prismacolor watercolor pencils for the apples and Copics on this cute bird from Eureka: Sm Bird Pecking
Here's the inside- I thought this sentiment was just perfect for a fruit tree.
His Fruits also from Eureka.
Come on over to the Eureka blog and show us your shaped cards this week! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations and visiting your blogs.
Kitty Bee-Things with Wings
Crafty Calender-Animal Antics
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic- Something Green
QKR- A Little Birdie Told Me
Crafty Little Fairies- Down on the Farm
Creative Knockouts-Things with Wings
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!