Friday, December 13, 2013

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of December 9

The challenge this week was to follow a sketch.  The sample posted was a Christmas Card but all of my Christmas cards for this year are done and mailed so I decided to make a card that I could use as a birthday or even thank you card.

Stampin Supplies
Card Stock - Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Etcetera DSP
Other - 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Dress up Framelits, Delicate Designs Textured Embossing Folder

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - Week of December 2 - Gift Card Holder

The challenge for the week of December 2 was to make a gift card holder.  I had seen 3 very cute gift card holders posted on the Create with Connie and Mary website and knew I wanted to make at least one of them.  I decided on the very cute Christmas Tree holder for the challenge.  You can see the originals and download the instructions HERE.

I made a few minor changes but it is pretty much a direct copy of the original.

I imported the snowman, hat, scarf, heart, arms and nose into my Silhouette Cameo e-cutter from My Digital Studio so was able to avoid "fussy cutting".  I used the print and cut feature for the snowman.  I coloured him in the design studio, sent it to my printer and then loaded the printed page to the e-cutter.

The tree trunk holds a gift card.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Perfect Pairs
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
My Digital Studio - Snow Day Stamp Brush Set (exported to Silhouette Cameo)
Card Stock - Whisper White, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Season of Style DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Other - Small Star Punch (retired), Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder, Merry Minis punch set, Rhinestones, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Label Card Thinlit (for banner piece), Silhouette Cameo e-cutter

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Inky Diva's Weekly Challenge - Week of November 25

The challenge for the week was to create a card using the colours Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.  I wasn't sure I was going to participate - I had used blues in the last challenge and blue is not exactly my first pick for a Christmas card.

I pulled out my card stock and then did a search on Stampin' Connection (a demonstrator only website) for Coastal Cabana and then for Smoky Slate.  I saw a few cards that I liked using these colours and combined a few of them to come up with my entry for the challenge.

I remembered that I had a container of Dazzling Diamonds glitter stuck away at the back of the shelf so I decided to add a little bling to Santa's hat and coat.  I almost never use glitter but this card just called out for it.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Santa's List
Ink - Smoky Slate
Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper
Other - Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals