Love your cards, @mel. The Halloween one is cute: did you stamp those "bubbles' on the background? And the Christmas card is very pretty. Love the rich colours and the dimension the ribbon and diecut give it.
I have just finished packing stuff for my crop this weekend, but the days when I had to pack up everything in my craftroom to take with me are gone, so I am hoping to give this challenge a go with the tools I have left behind. Found something on Pinterest last night that I would like to try, and luckily it can be adapted to this challenge.
@melb I love your card examples - I never think to make non-standard size and shaped cards. I love all the dimension and the fibers/ribbon and extra layers.
grammadee from your description I'd expect something very straightforward but you've added lots of texture and dimension with all your layers. I love it. I'd like to try that star shaped layering in the center. Very cool, and maybe not too complicated if my eyes are reading that right?
I didn't do anything too fancy with my dimension. I have been trying to make Halloween cards for friends so I made some simple ones with oxide ink galaxy backgrounds I made months ago and some more skelly-animals I stamped and cut a while back. The animals are popped up with foam tape, and I added the bats with unglued wings so I could fluff them up a bit. I guess I should've added the bats to the other cards too! I forgot. I probably could've done some Nuvo drops too. I guess we'll call these WIPs I'm not good at knowing when I'm not quite finished!
This is my first post for CARDtober, so I hope it's OK to just kind of jump in and play along.
I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say OF COURSE! Welcome and thanks for playing along with us!! I love your card - so elegant and that leaf is so cool - I love how finely etched it is. Did you use ink blending to create the yellow to red gradient? It's so pretty.
Did you use ink blending to create the yellow to red gradient? It's so pretty.
Yes, I used Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed for the ink blending. The leaf and sentiment were stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Claire ink then clear heat embossed for a bit of added shine and texture.
Here are my cards. I started with one and had so much fun with it that I made 11 more for Card Club. Every layer is popped up with dimensional adhesive. I didn't know I would enjoy playing with watercolors this much! Thanks Mel for this challenge.
CoffeeCrafter, I'm glad you joined the fun! I'm sure we all are. That is a beautiful leaf stamp you used, and I really like the die cut mat with stamp edge. I also happen to be a sucker for diagonal plaids. Nice choice of background.
joblackford, your galaxy backgrounds are gorgeous. Your skeleton dog and cat with the background make a great Halloween card.
JaneB, your card definitely looks popped. Cute card.
nylene, your watercolors behind the die cut floral heart is stunning. Those are gorgeous cards! Now I need to try something like this.
Linda, I love the embossed background with the matted lighthouse. Really nice card.
JaneB I love your simple dimensional card. Very cool what you can do with digital Also, thanks for the skelly-love.
Linda good for you for using something over a decade old! I'm loving these challenges for encouraging us all to use old things (and new things we haven't used yet). I love the embossed anchors and of course lighthouses are always fabulous. A great gender neutral card
nylene those cards look luminous! I love that you've been inspired to make extra cards
If plaid were an animal, it would be my spirit animal. LOL The manager at my LSS immediately points out any new plaid patterned papers when I'm at the shop because she knows how much I love them. I have all the Lawn Fawn plaid paper as well as several others from SU, MFT, Doodlebug, etc. I don't have this new one from Carta Bella yet, but it probably only a matter of time until I succumb and buy it. LOL