Thursday, January 19, 2017

Triple Play

I am the most inefficient card maker out there; I can't seem to make a decision and stick to it. In order to produce more in less time, I again tried to make duplicate cards. I came pretty close this time, but I still ended up changing my mind and using different things on each card. 

I started things off by using the sketch from this week's MFT's Sketch Challenge:
Stamped a baseball image three times and colored all with Copics (more or less all are the same at this point). Then I had to choose what size circle to mount the image on....chose two sizes and embossed them both. For Card #1, I popped up them main image and the banner, but the star paper ended up making the banner a bit uneven, so I didn't pop up anything on the other two cards. Since Card #2 was larger, I changed the sentiment and added the Banner Stamp. The blank white was begging for embellishment, so Card #1 got stamped Stars while Card #2 got die cuts. Card #3 got an embossed background panel with ticket-punched corners and a white circle. I think Card #3 is my favorite, so I am posting my photos in reverse order. 

While it still took me forever to create these cards, at least I managed to complete them, put away all the supplies used, AND post the blog entry all within 24 hours. I think that's a record for me! Maybe 2017 will be my year for efficiency....or at least a year for making lots more cards!! Thanks much for sharing my trials and tribulations. Happy Crafting!

Card #3
Card #1

Card #2

Supplies Used:
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, VersaMark, White EP
Stamps: Power Poppy Play Ball
Dies: Nestabilities Circles, Stars EF, Star Punch, Sizzix Doodle Dots, Tonic Ticket Punch

Friday, January 13, 2017

Freshly Made for You

I'm still recovering from the holidays, but while there are still a few things left to do to put my house back in order, I sorely needed to kick back and create! I followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #270 and created an ombre look using distress inks for the Less Is More #310 - Colour Challenge - for which I JUST missed the deadline. UGH! Oh well, it was fun to do:
I applied the various blue inks through a stencil, then paired the blues with a range of purples for an accent. These are my two favorite colors, I tend to use them often! Added some black foam to the 'You' for shadow and extra dimension. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Inks: Distress in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Simon Says Stamp: You, Nestabilities: Rose Creations
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: You Matter, Heartfelt Creations: Botanical Floral 2
Stencil: Tim Holtz Latticework