Sunday, July 12, 2020

Atlantic Hearts #377

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My Design Team card for this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #377.

I stamped a Hero Arts image and colored it with Altenew Artist Markers. I used the Altenew square weave stencil to dry emboss the white panel behind the flowers, and then again with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn to create the card base panel. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings set. Embellished with two gems from Close to My Heart stash.

I have spent the weekend working on building up my birthday card stash and creating some to send to my son in Japan.  He likes giving them to his                                             colleagues.   I hope you'll try this sketch and join us at Atlantic Hearts!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Made in Minutes!

A fun challenge at AAA Card Challenges right now is 'Made in Minutes' which was perfect for me to use a new stencil - Mega Bloom from Altenew.  It has been on my desk for a few weeks with projects backed up.  It is a gorgeous stencil image. To stay within the CAS and made in minutes guidelines, I placed the stencil off to the left side of the card stock and used only one color of Distress Oxide Ink  (Shaded Lilac).  The Altenew sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Black Onyx. I did cut the panel down a bit and used foam to adhere it to the heavy white card base. Really -this took less than ten minutes!