Welcome to part 2 of the April Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Shades of Grey. The sale at Serendipity Stamps this week is buy 3 items, Get a 4th one free. Good through 4/23. And as always, we have a have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
For the design team, we have the added challenge of using a Love/Anniversary/Wedding theme. I had to really think on this as the black/white/shades of grey didn’t seem to fit really well with a Love theme. But this idea came to me to use a shades of grey paint chip for the side panels and aluminum foil covered card stock for the die cuts and embossed background.
Despite how it looks, all of the background is the shiny silver color of aluminum foil. I had a terrible time trying to photograph it. It reflected everything in front of it! I had to hold a white blanket over myself to keep it from reflecting my blue sweater and in the end it still picked up some of the color from the maple cabinetry behind me, so that’s the slight goldish color you see on the top section. I started by using a glue stick to apply heavy duty aluminum foil to piece of card stock. I die cut some of using the Heart Scroll and Love dies..a long narrow piece using the poppy die, and the rest I embossed with a folder for the background on the right. I used a rectangle die to cut the small rectangles on the left out of each of the shades of grey/black from a large paint chip. They were attached to a strip of white then to the larger black background. The 3 small hearts were all negative pieces from the Love die. I actually cut two of the Love dies…one out of the foil covered card stock and one out of black and I attached them on top of each other, slightly offset.
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|Paper: white, black, large paint chip, heavy duty aluminum foil|
|Accessories: Serendipity Heart Scroll, Solid Heart & Love dies, Spellbinders rectangle dies, Memory Box poppy die, Candi dot, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Lattice set)|
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Today’s Color Challenge (CC474) on Splitcoast uses some very pretty colors…pink, pistachio & vanilla. The dessert option was a little tough…NO STAMPING! That may be easy for some, but it was a little tougher for me because I love to use images and I love to color them. For my card, I did manage the dessert. I relied on die cuts and punches to see me through.
For the vanilla panel, I used only the first half of a Memory Box die cut. The whole die says “Happy Holidays”. But I positioned it on the top of my vanilla panel, taped it place, then let the “holidays” part hang off of the cutting plate. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but it did! The birthday die is a little Sizzix sizzlet and I only used the birthday part instead of the whole “happy birthday”. The flowers, flower border and branches were all done with punches. I sponged a little darker pink ink on the petal edges and added some tiny black dots on the border flowers and tiny flowers. The big green leaves are from a poinsettia die. I used a dk pink Copic to color my rhinestone brad to match.
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|Ink: Memento pistachio (for shading leaves), Colorbox rose coral chalk ink (for shading flower petals)|
|Paper: vanilla, pink, lt green|
|Accessories: pink Copic marker, black Micron pen, Spellbinders poinsettia & matting basics A dies, Memory Box Happy Holidays die, Sizzix Happy Birthday sizzlet die, Floriana punch (McGill), hydrangea border, hydrangea flowers, & branches punches (Martha Stewart), rhinestone brad, dimensional silicone|
The MIX63 Challenge on Splitcoast today is all about Spring & Easter. So I thought this would be perfect! Aren’t this little ducks the cutest ever? I just had to color them with bright colors since I’m not particularly a pastel person. After coloring, I die cut it with a big oval and backed it with a yellow scallop oval. I had to do a little out of the box on the grass at the bottom. The turquoise layer was stamped with thedouble chevronwith a blue rainbow pad then added some white with a Prismacolor pencil. The buttons were die cut out of leftovers and I added some glaze on top. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
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|Stamps: DRS Designs – Easter Sleep Over, Double Chevron, Med. Script Happy Easter
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor blue breeze|
|Paper: X-Press It white, turquoise, yellow|
|Accessories: Copic Markers, white prismacolor pencil, Spellbinders oval & scallop oval dies, Memory Box button & scallop button dies, diamond glaze|
Today’s sketch challenge on Splitcoast (SC483) was a real challenge for me, lol. Lately they seem to doing a lot of tilted sketches and I have such a problem tilting them. So my card is a little on the simple side because I spent most of my time trying to tilt the appropriate panels.
For my tilted panels, I stamped the Chalkboard Vine Bg w/ the lavender ink onto a lavender panel…a tone on tone thing. It’s more visible IRL than in any of the pics I took. I added a die cut border for the horizontal panel and used the leftover negative for the greeting. A little newsprint Candi dot was added just ’cause.
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Today we are revisiting the North Coast Creations March release! Such cute Easter & Spring images! For my card, I’m using the Easter Basket set along with a super cute image from last year, Gardening Rini. After stamping and coloring the Easter basket, I die cut two oval frames to fit around it. On a large strip, I stamped just the bunny head 3 times, colored them, then cut around the ears. I used the ODBD Elegant ovals to die cut the greeting then embossed the same die on black and fussy cut it for my mat.
The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used. I know it’s a lot, but look at those different colors of Easter eggs, lol.
|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Easter Basket, Gardening Rini|
|Paper: X-Press It white, black|
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, ODBD Elegant Oval dies, Spellbinders sm & lg petitie oval dies, black permapaque marker|