Saturday challenge cards

Wow…it’s been a busy summer Saturday! I haven’t had a chance to upload my cards for today’s challenges until now and it’s getting late! Where did the day go?

This first card I actually made a few months ago and never got around to uploading on SCS. So I knew when I decided to do a sketch challenge what my design would be! 🙂 If you are a fan-clubber, then you can view my sketch challenge as well as the other challenges for today here.

On this card, I reversed one of the girls by stamping her on clear acetate, flipping it over and stamping her again (overlapping the flowers). Stazon ink works great on acetate. I colored them with Sharpie markers and paper pieced the dress on one girl. You need to color with the Sharpies carefully, trying to avoid the Stazon ink because the Sharpie markers will draw the black into the color. To paper piece the dress, just stamp the image again on the patterned paper, cut the dress out & attach it to the girl. Then I layered the acetate over a piece of white cs. The flower brads hold it together so there’s no need for adhesive on the acetate.  Here’s the card:

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Edit a year later….here’s my sketch for this card.   If you upload a card using this sketch on SCS, please use the keyword  DTGDcookiestamper and link back here. 

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stamps- Amuse, Inkadinkado
cs- White, Regal Rose, Teal, Pumpkin, Me & My Big Ideas dp
ink- Stazon, Sharpies, Rose Red, Pumpkin, Teal
access- clear acetate, Round tab punch, flower punch, brads, Stickles

shhhh………don’t tell Sherry, but I cheated on her challenge! LOL. I had the main image laying around unfinished from a stamping session with a friend. I used a slightly different method but I got the same results as Sherry’s challenge instructions, so I thought I’d share it anyway.
I stamped the motif in Orange and applied Crackle Accents dimensional glue. It made the color bleed out and also changed it to a Pumpkin color. I got the dimensional glue from an LSS, but I’m sure if you google it you should be able to find it.
The swirls were embossed with a pretty EP that came from Sparkle & Sprinkle. I love Margaret’s embossing powders!
The punched frame idea came from Cami’s blog- here.

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stamps- Baroque Motifs
cs- Apricot, Choc. Chip, Pumpkin, white
ink- Versamark, Orange, Choc. Chip
access- Square Steps Punch, ribbon, Paprika Rain ep, Crackle Accents dimensional glue

Jen’s challenge was perfect timing….I was given some samples of bright colored cardstock to design a card for some ladies at our church to make. I doubt they ever stamped before, so I needed to keep it fairly simple. I think we will use colored pencils on the image and I will give them the option to add the extra pen-stitching and doodling. Using the bold, bright colors is a bit out of my comfort zone but it sure makes a cheery card! I need to try them more often!

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stamps- Send A Celebration
cs- non-SU, Sassy dp
ink- black
access- colored pencils, ribbon, Stickles

4 responses to “Saturday challenge cards

  1. These are wonderful, but I especially love the center one. Fabulous colors and the frame you made with the square steps punch is fantastic.

  2. I love this. I am always looking for new ways to use this fun set, thanks for the great idea!

  3. You make the BEST cards!!! Jeez!!!

  4. Oh, my gosh! They’re all just fabulous! You’ve been so busy–I’m in awe!

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