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.
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!)
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,