Colour Me…! Challenge Blog CMCC#33

Cards, Challenges

I’ve been having so much fun playing along with the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog. This week was certainly no exception. The CMCC33 is to create a project using turquoise, and orange. As always, neutrals are welcome as well.

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I like these challenges because they force me to scan my supplies every week and use what I have on hand. So, on to the finished card.

My CMCC33 Card

My CMCC33 Card

I wanted to do a clean and simple (CAS) card this week and I have to say that I’m happy with the result. After the card was completely assembled it actually made me laugh out loud! Most of the supplies I used were from the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

I started at my computer in Silhouette Studio and traced a free glasses clipart shape I found online. I cut the glasses out of SSS Orange Peel cardstock and the eye holes in my white background (SSS 120lb Cardstock), both using my Silhouette Portrait.

I cut a piece of dark craft cardstock as my cardbase and adhered a small square of patterned turquoise paper from Bo Bunny, Lemonade Stand behind where the glasses would be positioned. I used black enamel dots and some Glossy Accents to make the eyes. Then I set the cardbase aside to dry and worked on the white panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Ice Cream Dream stamp set onto the background using Color Box Cyan ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder. To pull in a little more of the turquoise colour, I sponged the edges of the background with the Cyan ink. I adhered a small acetate panel to create a lens for the glasses on the backside of the background and then I adhered the orange glasses onto the front using some Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

After the eyes had dried completely (it took about the same time as one episode of Downton Abbey) I put two layers of foam tape behind the white background and carefully placed it over-top of the patterned paper and eyes.

This card has plenty of dimension and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I love the way the eyes sit behind the glasses. I think the trick to CAS cards is that they are all about the details. Thank you so much for dropping by!

My card was picked as a Colour me…colour connoisseur this week! Thank you DT!

 

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Colour Me…! Challenge Blog CMCC#32

Cards, Challenges, Masculine Card

Last week I had a blast playing along with friendly folks over at the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog. This week, I had even more fun experimenting with different ways to add monochromatic colour to my card.

So, the CMCC #32 this week was to create a project using only one colour, Pistachio Pudding.

CMCC32

I’ve mentioned before that I am new to the crafting scene, so I had to scrounge in my stash to find some paper (or anything at all!) that was close to the Stampin’ Up colour. What I found, was a single piece of My Mind’s Eye 6X6 patterned paper with a pale green chevron. I actually made a card using just neutral and that patterned paper that I will show at the bottom of this post. After my first attempt, I realized that I wanted more options with the colour so I popped over to my local Home Depot and selected a few paint swatches that were close in colour to the green of my lonely chevron paper. I liked the Behr swatches best because they were the largest (about 3½X6½”). Also, FREE…I love crafty scrounges.

Here is my final card:

CMCC#32-Dinomite!

CMCC#32-Dinomite!

I bought a dinosaur file from Silhouette this week, so I’ve had dino on the brain. I’m still using up the $10 that came free with the machine and from time to time will buy something new to inject a little creativity into my projects.

To make my CMCC#32 card, I started by making a stencil in Silhouette Studio by lining up rows of dinosaurs that were about 1″ high. I cut the stencil out of scrap cardstock. Next, I cut the t-rex out of a heavy grey cardstock. I slowed my machine way down because of the weight of the paper, and detail of his teeth (1cm/sec). The last thing I cut was the ‘dinomite!’ speech bubble using one of my paint chips. I struggle with photographing my cards, so the photo doesn’t show it, but there is a perforated line (“stitched”) cut just inside the speech bubble. In real life it adds a small detail. Below is a picture of everything I cut from the Silhouette.

My homemade dinosaur stencil cut from my Silhouette Portrait.

My homemade dinosaur stencil cut from my Silhouette Portrait.

I used a piece of light grey cardstock and my homemade stencil with Versa Watermark Ink to create the soft background. I trimmed my patterned paper to about 4X5¼” and adhered it to my craft cardbase with my tape runner. After letting the ink dry, I trimmed my stenciled background to 3¾X5″ and then right through the centre on a diagonal. I used foam tape to adhere the two background triangles to the cardbase.

I punched a tiny heart from the paint swatch and adhered it with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to my dinosaur. I then used a tiny black embellishment, a silver maker and Glossy Accents to make the eye. Once the eye was dry, I adhered the dinosaur to the card using foam tape.

I decided to use the speech bubble with the ‘dinomite!’ cut out, and adhered a piece of the dark grey cardstock behind the sentiment. I used two layers of foam tape to adhere the speech bubble to the card.

I did go back afterwards and add some sparkles (pale green) and Glossy Accents over the sentiment. I think if I did this card again I would skip this step.

The final card is very cartoony with plenty of dimension. Perfect for my baby nephew.

 

This was my first attempt at the monochromatic CMCC#32.

My card was chosen as a Colour me…Colour Connoisseur this week. Thanks DT!