I needed a quick card & I liked the sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, coming up with this:
The card base was from my stash; the patterned paper is from the Teresa Collins Urban Market pad, and the stamps were by Papertrey Ink & Paula Pascual for Personal Impressions, inked up in Memento Paris Dusk. The embossing folder is by Papermania.
A quick post from me, this is my entry for this week’s challenge over at Less Is More where the theme is “Little Creatures”. I didn’t think I had anything suitable until I came across the Tag-Its #3 set by Papertrey Ink which was purchased from that famous auction site some time ago.
I coloured the flowers with a mix of Aquamarkers then added the black flower centres afterwards. The bees were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black then coloured with a yellow Aquamarker. I added the black loops by hand then decided it was lacking something, so I sponged Distress Ink in Mustard Seed to give the impression of sunshine. I had intended for the overall effect to be more like a watercolour, hence the stamping was onto watercolour cardstock, but I decided that no-one would know what the little creatures were if they were too blurry!
Card makers often dread having to make cards for the male of the species. Add into the mix that the male concerned is a teenager and it’s doubly difficult. Mo Manning has some great digis which make this task a whole lot easier and when I saw this one of a boy intent on his games I knew exactly who it would be perfect for.
The main part of the image was coloured with denim & pear green Promarkers, the green chosen because it matches Lettuce Adirondack ink – one of the few Adirondacks I’ve got, and which I was using to make my own backing paper.
The backing paper was made by using my Inkylicious Ink Dusters with a combination of Denim & Lettuce Adirondacks then random stamping using Papertrey Ink game-themed stamps. I’m entering this into the “G is for . . ” challenge.
Finished card size: 15cm square
Main image: Mo Manning “Video Boy”
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Text Style Boy Basics: Game On #2357
As is usual with my son, he informed me yesterday that it’s the 13th birthday of one of his friends today. I suppose I should be grateful he at least told me the day before – he sometimes tells me about birthdays on the day itself! As the two of them seem to lapse into game-speak the minute they meet, the theme for this card was an easy choice and an ideal opportunity to play with a recent Ebay purchase of some Papertrey Ink games stamps. I framed the greeting with a stamp by American Crafts.
I decided to play along with a couple of challenges again this week, I find this really helps my card designs come together a lot more quickly. The latest challenge at Less is More is a one layer card which mustn’t be a square or rectangle. As I don’t have a cutting machine or any dies to make a card blank I had to keep it simple so I stuck with a hexagon as that was easy to achieve with an ordinary guillotine! I also combined it with the sketch at Sketch Saturday & have discovered another challenge at Keep It Simple that I can enter it into as well.
I don’t normally decorate the card inserts but I decided to use one of the individual stamps to add a little bit of detail for once.
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Boy Basics Game On #2357, American Crafts Thanks #10066223