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Here I have a graduation card for my cousin who just finished high school. I wanted to do it in his school colors (as best I could). The front panel and sentiment are pushed up using craft foam. I also used a new Simon Says Stamp stamp for the inside. Perfect for a grad card!
I also had this in mind for CAS(E) challenge #128 submission (trying to go in order of my notes for my blog challenges =) )
Recollections: White, Home basics
Simons Says Stamp: Big Birthday Wishes; Happy and Smile
Momento: Danube Blue (dew drop)
A non-challenge post. I have a friend who is expecting and I had bought a few things to send to her and needed to make a card.
No stamping on this card! Just stickers, glue and a little embellishments. I hope it went through the mail okay. My adhesive is not that strong (I used Tombow Mono to glue the sock money to the paper). Overall, a fairly simple card to make. Hardest part was the stickers but luckily I have my tweezers to help. I also added some wink of stella to the hat, but the felt pretty much absorbed it like a sponge, so you don't really see that come through in the picture.
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White, Green - Recollections
Home Basics paper pad - Recollections
Sock Monkey - Cost Plus World Market (I found these in the stationary/gift card section. Online I found they have a sticker version, which would have made this easier as I had to remove the tiny clothespin).
Opaque Makers "Snow" - Recollections
Sticko Alphabet letters (Black) - EK Success
Last of the challenge catch up (for now)!
Here is my interpreretation of CAS(E) Challenge #126, June 4. I had my Grandpa in mind for this card. This time I went a little outside the box with the proposed image (since I needed a more masculine birthday card).
I inked up an outline balloon stamp in pigment ink from Penny Black, then I colored in the images with colored pencils and smoothed them out with gamsol. I popped up the center file with fun foam and the sentiment is flat. I thought the lower right hand side was a little plain so I lightly blended out an orange/red to balance the balloons. I also applied a similar color blend to boarder the sentiment panel and on the actual sentiment piece.
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Orange, Red, Yellow - Color Box Petal Point Pigment Ink
Momento Tuxedo Black - Tuskineko
Vintologie - Hampton Art
Sweet Wishes - Penny Black
Colored Pencils - Crayola
Here is the Simon Wednesday, June 3 challenge - Make it Masculine.
I have a hard time with masculine cards so this was a good challenge for me to get away from the wink of stella. In addition to that I also wanted to experiment with masking off lines and using my mini ink blender tools. After all that inking, the rule of three prevails. I also like the ombre trend, but I do not have any ombre stamp pads, so I tried out the blending technique with the mini ink blenders. Turned out okay. I do like those nice crisp lines the masking/washi tape leaves on the paper.
I have to admit, I messed up on the stamping the middle sentiment (just loaded up too much ink), but per Jennifer McGuire, I tried to find a way to salvage it and ended up re-stamping the sentiment and popping it up on fun foam. Ta da! A little added depth and no harm done.
Green - Color Box Petal Point Pigment Ink
Penny Black - Sweet Wishes
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