I've really been enjoying the card chain challenge the past couple months. It's fun to see what everybody else has made and what options they chose to use for the challenge. Here is my card using a tree:
I found a new card challenge today that looks like a lot of fun. (I love finding new challenges!) Many of my cards start with an idea I hijacked from someone else, so this is right up my alley! Here is the card made by Judy from their design team that we are supposed to be using as inspiration:
I used the Stampin Up tree punch and garland from the Festival of Trees set I got recently. The sentiment I used for the banners is from a set by Repeat Impressions. It actually said Merry Christmas Wishes, but I did some masking to stamp just one word at a time.
I flat out copied every element of this one using what I had on hand because I really like her layout and also all of the matting:
The stamping was done with silver embossing powder, and I popped up my tree on foam tape. The dies are Spellbinders. I've truly been on a brown and blue kick lately with my Christmas cards, but I much prefer it over red and green! What is your favorite color combo for Christmas cards?
Case-ing Christmas: Judy's card at top
Monday Morning: new something(Stampin Up punch & stamps)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: winter stamping
Vintage Stamping Challenges: new year, new stash
Stamp & Create: winter wonderland
Fashionable Stamping: something new(punch and stamp)
Corrosive Challenges: winter blues
The Glory of Christmas: non traditional colors
The Crafting Cafe: lots of layers
Daring Cardmakers: January blues
Jingle Belles: bring in the new
Crafty Hazelnut: Christmas
I'm honored to be joining the design team this month for the Love to Scrap Challenge. The first theme in July is Anything Goes...so come play along and link up whatever you've been working on lately! There are two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:
I'm using Tree Losing Leaves from Eureka for my project.
I just love the simplicity of this image. It doesn't need a lot of embellishing, so I simply added some Autumn Flower Soft, matted it and put tiny rhinestones in the corners. A quick and easy card for the autumn season, and because I didn't add a sentiment, it could be used for many different occasions.
A couple close ups on the texture.
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
I've got some fun folded trees today that were made using a tutorial from Operation Write Home.
So which one is your favorite? I think I still like the first one I made which is below, but I also like how the bright one turned out. These are relatively flat and should be easy to mail. I've got a few more trees folded up that I think I'll make into gift tags.
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!