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!
For our Eureka challenge this week I'm actually using an image from QKR, which if you didn't know is a sister company to Eureka. This one is called Patchwork Moon.
Copic coloring on the bear and holly leaves. I used some Antique Linen Distress ink to soften the bright white paper I printed the images on. I used three different ribbons layered together to divide my background papers, as well as a fourth for the bow. Originally I had the bow over on the left side of the bear where the button is- but decided it didn't look right- so the buttons were an afterthought just to cover up that spot.
I just love this cute bear! Not sure why I've been in a Christmas card making mood lately, perhaps it's because I don't like to follow the crowd. In any case it's nice to know I'll have them ready come holiday season!
There's a fifth week challenge going on over at House of Cards ...and here's your inspiration:
There are some beautiful colors and patterns in here that would be great for spring cards, but I chose to make a winter card with the blue, white and silver.
I used a couple snowflake images and sentiment from Alley Way Stamps-they are available as free downloads on their site.
I resized both snowflakes to create my own patterned paper for the background-adding stickles to the centers. Then a bit of sewing, some embellishing with sheer ribbon and silver trim, glitter paper, rhinestones, a button, and I used a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die. Thanks so much for stopping by...come join the House of Cards challenge as we say goodbye to March and hello to April!
Dragonfly Dreams-Up in the Air
That Craft Place-Buttons
Allsorts-Use those Dies
Completely Christmas-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas-Going Round in Circles
Sugar Creek Hollow-Make your own Background
Alphabet Challenge- D for Diecuts
Christmas Stampin all Year Long- Diecuts & Ribbon
Stampin with the Dragon- Bling it Up
Crafty Ribbons- Ribbon & Buttons
Little Red Wagon- Bling
Simon Says- Buttons
Welcome to Eureka Challenge #80! We've got some springy colors as well as some beautiful tulips to inspire your creativity this week.
I thought maybe everyone else would be making spring cards, so I decided to do something a bit different. The snowman and sentiment are from Eureka: Snow Man Block and Warm Fuzzies
Our deck finally melted off enough to try a few pictures outside....but believe me this little snowman still felt right at home! I used Flower Soft for the scarf and some glossy accents on the carrot nose, stitching and some Stickles on the snow. Hope your day is warm and fuzzy!
Welcome to March and the new House of Cards challenge: Buttons!
I went with some bright cheerful colors to combat the winter blahs. The bicycle is a stamp from Unity, with some little flowers I added to the basket from an Inque Boutique set, and the sun came from a set by Verve. The clouds and the grass edge are punches from Fiskars.
I've been having such trouble photographing cards indoors on these dark winter days so I'll be happy when it starts to warm up and I can take them outside again!
Avenue 613:Anything Goes using Your Stash
Pile it On: Bold/Bright
Sweet Stampin: Cute
Paula Holifield: Are We There Yet?
Get Inky: Buttons
Simply Create Too:Use Your Stash
DRS Designs: Buttons
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!