Hi, everyone! It’s Saturday so it’s time for Crazy 4 Challenges! Sarah is our host this month and today’s challenge is a fun one! Here it is in Sarah’s own words:
Skinny Cards! Did you resolve to lose weight this year? Let’s give our cards a makeover, go skinny with a card base that measures 3.5” wide by 5.5” tall. I love this size as you can hang elements off the side and still fit your creation in a regular envelope.
I’ll admit I was a little dubious about this but once I got started I found out it was a lot of fun! I started with a Spearmint card stock base card, trimmed down to 3.5”. Then I added a strip of Sweet Tooth card stock stamped with Typewriter Text Background and Black Licorice ink. Then I stamped the sentiment, from Love Story with Black Licorice ink on Sweet Tooth card stock, matted it with Black Licorice card stock and popped it up on foam. I then stamped the hearts from Sunny Day Doodles Love It with Sweet Tooth pigment ink on Black Licorice card stock, cut the ends with Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics so it would extend out to A2 size, and adhered it. I also added a border using Layered Heart Border Die-namics and Black Licorice card stock and Bubblegum card stock. I stamped some “patterned paper” using the rose from Sunny Day Doodles Love It, colored them with Copic markers, cut it out with a Heart STAX Die-namics, and popped it up on foam. I finished it off with some heart shaped enamel “dots”.
Here’s the inside with another sentiment from Love Story.
- Andrea Murdock
- Anja de Regt
- Barbara Anders (<-- that's me!)
- Betty Wright
- Frances Byrne
- Heather Pulvirenti
- Helen Cryer
- Jessie Rone
- Joanne Grzelak
- Kelli Hull
- Kristine Reynolds
- Peggy McCurry
- Sarah Gough
- Silke Kittmann
- Jenny Peterson – January Guest Designer
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C218.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Love Story, Sunny Day Doodles Love It, Typewriter Text Background (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT); Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Spearmint card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Bubblegum card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Heart STAX Die-namics, Layered Heart Border Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics (MFT); Copic markers, foam tape, heart enamel dots