Saturday, March 11, 2017

Card Heavy Post

So I won't chatter one little bit. I'll get right to the cards, as I have four of them for today. 

Let's start with my grandson's birthday card, which is heading over to the current Time Out Challenge where they're celebrating their third birthday. If you haven't, go wish them a 'happy birthday' and play along!



Did I mention they're offering prizes? You can tell by the above banner! The theme is:
Love and/or Friendship with the optional technique twist of spotlight stamping.

Naturally, I love little Drew to the moon and back. Can't believe he's seven already!!


It's not very little boy, but he'll like the colors and better yet, the present that accompany's it! I didn't have a number stamp that would work with my idea, so I generated the whole card, except for the MFT frame, on my Silhouette. EZPZ lemon squeezy.

Next card is going to Freshly Made Sketches and City Crafters Challenge. It's "Tutti Frutti" at CCC.




Here's my card:


The little cherry from AE was feeling neglected, so I pulled her out! I made the red gingham on my Silhouette, cut a white circle with my WPlus9 die, and popped the little sweetie up next to the AE sentiment. Then a scrap of red and three white sequins. Still pretty EZPZ.

(Still with me?) (Hope so!)

Next I've got a card for two more challenges. Color Throwdown, and the CAS Mix-Up Challenge.





Smooshing. Very scary for me, as I'm not big on 'messy' techniques. I calmed my fears by using a big piece of Saran wrap on my counter. Take a peek:


Now the color looks goofy here, but they really do match the CT colors pretty well. I smooshed some LF Celery Stick dye ink onto the Saran wrap and sprayed a smidgen of water. Then I just laid my cardstock chunk on top of it and smooshed away. Oh. My. Gosh!! It worked even better than I'd hoped!! And no mess! Once it dried, I cut a section with an AE die, added some AE bitty hearts, and a Savvy 'hello,' and some clear sequins. 

And last, but not least, I've got a card for The Heart Desires challenge. This card took top honors, thank you sooooo much, and since I fell in love with the current Mood Board, I had to play along!


This small photo doesn't do it justice. Please head over and see all the wonder in a larger format, as well as all the gorgeous cards by the DT! For my card, I concentrated on the top and bottom left photos. 


I wish you could see this in person; it's much prettier irl... Since we have been recycling some old books, I found the maps there and thought, "why not?!" I cut a world map panel and punched some hearts with other maps. That's an MFT die, and a Studio Calico sentiment heat embossed in gold. Still EZPZ, but (if you don't mind me saying so) I love this card. And because this was so full of cards and photos, I'll stop for today. As always, 


25 comments:

nancy littrell said...

TFS all your cards Bev. I think your saran wrap smooshed background turned out beautifully. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards Dev!! I love the simplicity of the first card and the gray/red color scheme. I ADORE the gingham on the second card. You did this on the Silhouette? I need to pull mine out and utilize better!! Even though you say you do not like messy techniques, your smooshing is fabulous. Isn't Saran Wrap fun? Love how it came out. Your last card is FABULOUS!! I LOVE the map!!! Totally lovely creations!!! You rocked it!!

Aileen Ryan said...

What a brilliant collection of cards, love them all. Looks like you are totally rocking the silhouette and the way you did the Miss you card, why is it always soneone else has to knock the idea into my head. I was looking and think I must get a map stamp then you tell me how you did it, perfect. Now to find some old maps, do you think hiubby will mind if I rip out a page or three lol. Love your smooching too and the cherry card and everyhing. Need to get my craft sox on.

cm said...

Fingers, legs, and eyes crossed that my comment will stick; trying a little something different (technology is just plain old weird sometimes!). Okay...woo hooooo! A deck o' cards that has me smiling brightly from ear-to-ear! Drew will adore his multiples of 7s card and yes, he and my Ms. T really ought to meet at some point, give they're both March birthday-ers and the same age. Who knows what might happen *grin*. How darling the petite cherry, with her sweet smile and little appendages! She'd be safe from being eaten at my place; too cute! Your upcycled maps card: fantastic! I've been eyeing my husband's collections of maps and atlases for this very challenge, too. I'm sure he won't notice a piece missing here and there! Need to remind myself to do some scouting before the challenge closes! And now, for your smooshing....Saran Wrap? Really! Oh my! That's what I should have been using for my Ink DT card, especially since mom had a Costco super-sized role pretty much within arms reach! If only I'd thought of that, I might have saved paper and my mom from my, well...sometimes colourful expressions...as I wrangled with a piece of acetate. You just 'may' have convinced me to give smooshing another go sooner than I anticipated! Okay, committing to the comment, in the hopes it stays in place for longer than an hour!
Hugs, love and mega misses~c
PS. Thank you soooo much for the comments on Ms. T and Mr. C's artwork...they're all giggly with joy!

Loll said...

All your cards are so creative, Bev!! LOVE how you smooshed on saran wrap ... the added creases in the design are so interesting and artsy. Great job!! Congrats on your win at The Heart's Desire. And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

lostinpaper said...

What an amazing collection of inspiration Bev, love the upcycled map, you are a genius!

Bobby said...

I'm so glad you've had time to get crafty, Bev, because you have four beauties here. I love the simplicity of Drew's birthday card and that cherry is lovely. Smooshing is something I love so I'm glad you tried it. The saran adds some extra texture that looks fabulous. The map card is genius. I think I see another winner. The colors are what caught my eye, so soft and pretty, and the little hearts in the window are so perfect for the challenge.

~amy~ said...

You've been busy which is awesome! Love all your wonderful card, the smooshing turned out perfectly. Yay for you and The Heart Desires win! You're Miss you card is perfect for the current challenge, great upcycling!

Darnell said...

Bevie, I think you made a typo on your post title. I think you meant to say "Card Heaven Post!" Each of these is worthy of its OWN post of yumminess! They are all superb and it gladdens my heart to see you getting in so much creative time! Each card is perfect for the challenges and so uniquely and awesomely YOU!! Miss you!! Love and Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

Some great makes Bev. Lots of fun and interesting techniques and I love the background you generated for Drew's birthday card. Barbxx

Lynn said...

You've been a very busy bee Bev! Loving all your cards...I'm sure your grandson will love his graphic birthday card...very cool...and of course we love seeing you over at Time Out! I love how all your cards show your spectrum of style...beautiful!

Susanne Vargas said...

Four cards and all so different and fabulous - you are on a roll, girl!
Love the graphic card for Drew, the colors but also the background you created with the 7s!
The cherry card is adorable and your smooshed background looks very cool (have to try that).
The last one is my favorite, thought, because I love maps! Don't know why I don't use them more often in my crafting...

Broni said...

Great cards! I love how the smooshing looks using Saran Wrap!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Jill Vickers said...

A wonderful collection cards - the 7 background is fabulous - I love the pattern created by the numbers and the saran wrap smooshing created suck a gorgeous effect! Thanks so much for playing along with our third Birthday celebration at Time Out! Jill

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! Your cherry card cracked me up - such a cute pun! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Becca Cruger said...

You keep saying things are prettier IRL but I don't know how much prettier they could get! That cherry card made me laugh out loud (you know how much I love a good pun). I also love the subtle gray stamping in the background of the first card. Super pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards, Bev! I love your sweet little cherry, and how you played with Saran Wrap for your smooshing technique! Great way to recycle your book to create a card, too...I love all the pretty colors and your punched hearts are so charming! Looks like you nailed it with all these challenges, too ~ Way to go!!!

Bonnie said...

Four great cards here, Bev! Love the smooshing and what a great idea to do it on plastic wrap! Easy clean up and fantastic results! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

Stella said...

I love you card cherry much:) Fab CAS card! Thanks so much joining us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what fabulous cards Bev! That cherry sure made me smile! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a fun bunch of cards! I once used saran wrap with some glaze to create a textured effect on a picture frame so I don't know why it never occurred to me to try the same thing with cardstock and ink. Glad your experiment worked out the way you wanted!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, what a treat, Bev ... four of your gorgeous cards in one single post ... sigh! Drew will love his crisp, graphic and manly (boyly???) card ... that little cherry is such a sweetie (had to say it!), and of course I adore the sentiment ... your smooshed background is positively swoon worthy ... and how clever is the map with those sweet punched hearts, it puts me in mind of flight paths across the ocean and meeting up with wonderful friends! So delighted you joined us for our 3rd brithday celebrations at Time Out! Miss you heaps, my sweet friend, hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, that card you've made for your grandson is soooooo cute, Bev!!!! Love the design with all the 7's so cleverly done with your silhoette!!!! And who would not just loooooooove that sweet little cherry on the FMS card???!!!! Such a cutie!!!! And your soft smooched bg looks fabulous, my friend!!!! Yeah for doing it without a mess!!!!! Beautiful with the sweet little blue heats!!!! Another yeah for recycling those old books to make a lovely card!!!!! I really like the cute little hearts cut from maps and the font of the sentiment stamp is so lovely and playful!!!! A set of super loveliness!!!!!
Hugz

Susan said...

Love the texture your saran wrap gave to the smooshing! Beautiful combination of the blue and green colours. And I really like those sweet little hearts! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Geri said...

WOW!!! I missed a whole lot of goodness! Fabulous creations pal! Love 'em all...the 'Mon Cheri' card made my heart sing!!!