Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Month-long Cardmaking Challenge! Who's In?

Hi there!  My upline, Mandy Leahy, is hosting a fantastic little challenge this month to create a card-a-day.  You can find it HERE.  She even gave us a different theme or guideline for each day!  I finished the first one just in time...but posting is another matter all together, lol.  Here is day #1 Use a Banner!


This card is dedicated to my two friends who I was having a washi discussion with yesterday.  I was determined to use it as more than an afterthought...and for this one, it was actually the FIRST part of the card I make!   Girls, I love this banner even more than capris!  ;)



This adorable sentiment is found on Close to My Heart's Joyful Birthday My Acrylix stamp set.


I even used washi on the inside of the card to easily add a bit of interest!


Any other washi lovers out there?  Check out these two that I used on my website!

Slate Polk-a-dot Washi Tape
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape

Guess what!?  Very soon there will be MORE washi to choose from!!!!  I will let you know when they are available, but let me leave you with a few hints of what is to come...spots, chevrons, and woodgrain and MORE....is anyone else drooling???  :)

Mooooooving on to day 2, we had a challenge with embossing!  Sweet!  I desperately need more little thank you cards to send with my Etsy orders, so I came up with an idea using 3x3 card bases made of Kraft paper, our Mini Pigment Inks, and clear embossing powder...


You can see the shiny detail in the stamp a bit better in this one...the stamp is cut out of White Daisy CS on my E2 from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge...


I used the retired June Stamp of the Month, A Flowering Bunch, to make a row of flowers to go along with the thank you...and added sparkles to match on a few of the blooms!  I was even able to color the clear Sparkles with my Alcohol Ink Markers to match the ink on the stamp!  :)


Two days down and 28 to go!  :)


8 comments:

  1. Love your washi tape banner--it looks terrific with the Joyful Birthday stamp! The kraft cards are nice too! Is there a list for Mandy's card a day challenge?
    :) Marie

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    1. Yes! I forgot to go back and add that, Marie! I added it! Thanks! :)

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  2. I love that washi banner waaaaaaaaaay more than capris.

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    1. Glad you do!!! ;) Now to work on the capris....

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  3. The banner is adorable and it's made Washi my first thought for a card I need to make today! You always make Fab cards :)

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    1. I want to see!!!! Thanks, Dana! :)

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  4. Love, love, love this!! I have not been a huge Washi tape fan, but it's growing on me.

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    1. Thanks, Becca--it tends to grow on just about anything!!! ;)

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!