Friday, August 11, 2023

TGIFC#433: Sketch Challenge!


When I saw there was a sketch challenge at TGIF this week I could't resist playing along!  Sketch Challenges are so fun mostly because they take the guesswork out of creating.  The fun part is adding in the stamps/dsp/embellishments. 

For my card- I flipped the sketch around. I used a piece of Them Bones DSP from the upcoming September-December Mini Catalog for the main focal image and added 3 adorable little ghosts cut from the Tricks & Treats Dies (September-December Mini Catalog).  I cut a piece of White Iridescent Ribbon (from the upcoming September-December Mini Catalog) in half and colored it in using the Light Starry Sky Stampin' Blend.  The BOO sentiment is also from the Tricks & Treats Dies and was adhered in the middle of the 3 ghosts.

Why not join in on the fun and create a card of your own?  Simply create a card using the above sketch and submit it on the TGIF Challenges blog using the guidelines below!

Deadline for challenges is Thursday 8/17/2023 at 10am PST.

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC433
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 8/18/2023
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Creation Station: Ombre Blending

Hello there!  This month the designers for Creation Station are making projects that feature Ombre Blending.  With an idea in mind, I just couldn't resist using some new products from the upcoming September-December Mini Catalog!  Fortunately my preorder arrived Thursday so I was good to go!

To create the first card- I began by making a rainbow ombre background using Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Blueberry Bushel.  It was then embossed using the upcoming Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder and the edges were distressed using Paper Snips.  

I then die cut 2 tags (One in Basic Black and one in Basic White) using the upcoming Merriest Trees Dies.   Another rainbow ombre background was created for the two trees (die cut using the upcoming Merriest Trees Dies).  The fabulous ribbon on the tags is the upcoming White Iridescent Ribbon from the September-December Mini Catalog.  The card was embellished using the upcoming Iridescent Adhesive Backed Discs.  

I know I say this every year but I LOVE non traditional colors for the holidays.  The non traditional colors make me think of vintage mercury glass ornaments.  Those ornaments were always so full of bright, fun colors.  Which brings me to my next card.  This card is definitely bright and fun (and filled with non traditional colors)!

The DSP background is from the upcoming September-December Mini Catalog and is called Merry Bold & Bright DSP.  Again- I created another ombre rainbow background (Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, and Blueberry Bushel).  Using the upcoming Merriest Trees Dies- I've cut out a large tree and a medium sized tree (medium tree was cut from an ombre Melon Mambo background).  These trees rest upon a Basic White scalloped panel cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies.  The sentiment on the tree as well as the snow on the rainbow tree is from the upcoming Merriest Trees Stamp Set and was heat embossed using Versamark Ink and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  A small ribbon tail was aded to the upper left corner of the Basic White layer using the upcoming White Iridescent Ribbon (cut in half vertically).

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed the SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming September-December Mini Catalog.  Up next on our hop is the fabulous Jeanna Bohannan.