Java Great Day

Any occasion, Cards

Welcome! Today I’m sharing a bright card for this week’s Colour Me! challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using yellow, red, and suede (brown-grey).

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The bright colous of the challenge reminded me of those Pantone mugs, so I pulled out my What’s Brewing stamp set from SimonSaysStamp and got to work. You can watch me create my card in my how-to video, below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I wasn’t exactly sure how my card was going to come together, so I just kind of made it up as I went along. Lucky for me everything turned out great and I’m happy with the cheerful card I created with simple embellishments.

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That’s all for today. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me Challenge #67 – What’s Brewing? Ink Smooshing Technique

Any occasion, Cards, Techniques

Welcome! This week I’m ink smooshing for the Colour Me challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using a pale green, and two shades of pink.

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I’ve been dying to try out the very popular ink smooshing technique, so I seized the opportunity with this week’s challenge. Make sure to watch the video to see how I made my card this week–

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To do the smooshing, I used Distress Ink, an acrylic block, and my mini mister filled with water. After applying each colour, I heat set the paper to make sure the colours didn’t run or bleed. I like how the smooshing splotches made a kind of messy cloud above my tea pot, kind of like a genie in a bottle. Ink smooshing was tonnes of fun so I hope you’ll try it too!

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Make sure to visit the other Colour Me designers for some awesome inspiration–

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with us this week and I’ll see you there! Until next time,

julia

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Simon Says Stamp, What’s Brewing – Valentine Card Set

Cards, Love note, Non traditional

Hi there! L-O-V-E is in the air! I’ve been a busy crafting all kinds of Valentine’s cards. Today, I’m sharing a set that I created for my nephew to hand out to his daycare teachers. I made ten cards in all and it took me about an hour to complete the set.

The entire set is made using stamps, inks, and a die from Simon Says Stamp. I delight in circling back to stamp sets in my stash that I can re-purpose for several occasions. The What’s Brewing set could be used in a ton of different ways to create unique valentines cards.

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I’m going to play along with this week’s Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

AND–I’m going to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #11.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope to see you back here soon–

julia

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CMCC#43 – Friendship Has Its Perks

Cards, Challenges

I finally finished my nephew’s 1st birthday party invitations yesterday. To get back into a more creative crafty spirit, I hopped over to the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog to play along with this week’s challenge. This week, the CMCC#43 is to create a project using two shades of purple, a pale pink, and black

I haven’t really used my SSS October Card kit yet, so I started with that for inspiration for my design. Here is my card:

My CMCC#43 Card

My CMCC#43 Card

Because there were so many challenge colours to include in the card, I wanted to incorporate them subtly. Using my Silhouette Portrait, I cut three frame layers in white, aubergine, and violet.

Before assembling the frames to create a mat, I stamped the Friendship has its Perks sentiment (from the kit) in Versa Fine, Onyx Black ink onto the white frame. Using my tape runner, I adhered the frames together and then used ¼” red double sided tape to adhere the clear acetate panel.

Using a piece of white cardstock cut to 4¼ x 5½”, I positioned the wood veneers (also from the kit) and adhered them down with glue dots. Next I sprinkled on some pearly pink sequins and lay down my frame panel (with two layers of foam tape) over top to create a shaker.

To finish the card, I used my tape runner to adhere the shaker panel to a craft cardbase.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Last week I promised you a Star Trek Christmas card. That post is live now, you can check it out here. Have a great week!

julia