For me to say "computers are challenging" is an understatement! I live on my computer. I facebook, blog, check my email, edit, design....you name it, I do it on my computer. However, when my computer gives me fits, I am totally at a loss! Over the past two months, I have managed to fry two computers and today, I have spent countless hours trying to salvage what was lost. An overwhelming task, to say the least! Finally, I have gotten to a point where I can at least post to my blog....sigh! You can be sure that I will be spending some time investigating computers and finding a computer that will fill my needs and hopefully not break down under the heavy load I put onto it! Until then, I am finally going to post a couple of challenges that I made cards for!
This challenge has become my favorite over the past several weeks!!! I just love the sketches that Laura and Kazan post and this week's was no exception!
This week I made a card using Tinsel and Twig from The Girl's Paperie by Margie, however, it is not a Christmas Card. I have a friend who I have been thinking about a ton and thought it would be fun to send a card to her. I got out my Copics and went to town!!! Way fun!!
Here's a close-up of the detail:
Cardstock: Bazzill Red; PTI Rustic White and Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: Girl's Paperie Tinsel and Twig
Stamps: PTI Year of Flowers-Mums; Red Lead Paperworks Chickadee
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Brushed Corduroy and Barn Red;
Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: PTI Medium Scallop
Fiskar's Pinking Shears
Ribbon, Button and Floss from my stash
When I took a peak at the challenge, I thought...."snowing gingerbread", what can I do with that. However, after thinking for a brief moment, I thought....I can make my husband's birthday card using that trigger!!!! So I picked up my Sizzix Snow embossing folder and took a peek at Tim Holtz Tags of Christmas from a year ago and went to town!!!!
I dry embossed both the PTI Stamper's select and Blueberry Sky papers. Stamped and embossed the trees and the car then hand I cut them all out. I added some Sparkly Fluff to the trees and then punched out and glittered some snowflakes. I die cut a banner and stamped on the Happy Birthday message and wouldn't you know it?? I had the perfect masculine card for my husband!!! It was so fun to make and best of all, He loved it!!!
PTI Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Rustic Cream and Blueberry Sky
Grungeboard byTim Holtz
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
PTI Ink: Fresh Snow
Tim Holtz Ink by Ranger: Forest Moss and Crushed Olive
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder: Black and Clear
Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff: Sugar
Tim Holtz Stamps: Car and Trees
PTI Stamps: Border Builders
PTI Dies: Border Builders
EK Success Punch
Martha Stewart Glitter
I truly hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
We will be putting up our main Christmas Tree!!! Whoo hoo!! I love Christmas!!!
Thanks for stopping by!