Deck of Cards Challenge

Deck of Cards Challenge – Prompts 8 & 9

Today I am recapping Day 8 and 9 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running this month on Instagram. This week we are making holiday cards with a focus on shapes.

Here is a recap of days 8 and 9:

Day 08 – Snowflake

For week 2 of the challenge we are making holiday cards so I thought I’d start off with a classic winter motif – the snowflake.

Using an ink blending tool and masking off a shape in my Santiago stencil… 

and then Star Struck stencil, I layered up a very nice snowflake. Because no two snowflakes are the same, I added a few more with my Fanfare stamps. This is one snow storm that will brighten anyone’s day :)

Day 09 – Ornaments

Today we are making a holiday card with Ornaments on it.

My Small and Large Circle Jumble stamp sets actually include an ornament topper stamp in them – so it couldn’t be easier. You could fill these in with lots of different colors – I’ve chosen to use Graphik Line Painter markers in some merry and bright colors.

Keep following us and I hope you share what you are working on using #docchallenge

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Here is the prompt list so you can play along too! Follow the daily prompts on Instagram and tag your creations with #docchallenge

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Deck of Cards Challenge – Prompts 5,6 & 7

Today I am recapping Day 5, 6, and 7 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running this month on Instagram. We are finishing up a week of Thank You cards and patterns. Check it out and play along with us to make your own “deck” of greeting cards.

Here is the overview of prompts 5-7:

Day 05 – Wallpaper

Welcome to Day 5 of the challenge and today is all about pattern. I love the bold patterned wallpaper of the Art Deco era and so I thought hey, why not use this concept for a card? A continuous design for the background AND the sentiment.

I got my Art Deco Wallpaper stencil and some spray paint and put that down. Then for a bit more delicacy and detail I went back in with one of my Fantastic Small rubber stamps. I kept everything in the magenta/pink family and finally I added my Thank You as if it were part of the repeating design too.

Day 06 – Overlapping

I hope you are playing along with us in the challenge. Today is a fun technique that you can do with rubber stamps, especially my building stamps like the Stroll Through the Hood ones, to build a cityscape.

You start by stamping the foreground, next stamp on and mask with something like post-its, and continue stamping to build your scene.

I love to create a 3D look this way. For my lettering I used this nifty type ruler that gives a funky font. I think this card is perfect for after a move or reno like we went through, where so many people helped us. Time to say thank you :)

Day 07 – Funky

Today we have a card idea for one of those groovy people on your list.

I created a random pattern background with funky colors using my Hex Small and Large stamps and some of my solid shape stamps. I started with the solids and then layered some of the patterns on top. A random background is always a little tricky to balance but fun to try. Then I added my thank you in a super funky font – reminds me of those psychedelic posters from the 1960s!

Tune in tomorrow on Instagram for the next prompt and I hope you share what you are working on using #docchallenge

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Deck of Cards Challenge – Prompts 3 & 4

Today I am recapping Day 3 and 4 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running all month long on Instagram. Join us for some fun and relaxing card making!

Here is an overview of Prompts 3 and 4:

Day 03 – Floral

It’s Day 3 of the challenge and I am thinking about floral patterns and that reminds me of bouquets and maybe even beautiful wallpaper… but today I am making cards lol.

So I used my Fantastic Small rubber stamps and stamped up charming little bunches on a card. Maybe they are flowers or maybe they are balloons… you can decide. I also used the Topper stamp from the Small Circle Jumble set to tie things together.

Day 04 – Retro

Today I am looking at some pics from a trip we took to the American Southwest and finding some color inspo for my card. I love the super blue sky here and then those earthy muted colors in this nifty mid century adobe place we stayed.

I used my Mid Century Squared foam stamp with both of those colors, rotated the pattern and layered it up.

Could be a great thank you card for the host after you stay somewhere really unique.

Tune in tomorrow for the next prompt and I hope you share what you are working on using #docchallenge

Here are some of the supplies that I used in these prompts:

Here is the prompt list so you can play along too! Follow the daily prompts on Instagram and tag your creations with #docchallenge

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Deck of Cards Challenge – Prompts 1 & 2

Yeah so excited for the Deck of Cards card making challenge that got started yesterday. I cannot wait to see what you do throughout the month – please share using #docchallenge. If you want to play along with us just check out my prompt in my insta feed and join us all month long as we make greeting cards of all types.

Here is an overview of Prompts 1 and 2:

Day 01 – Ombre

Welcome to my Deck of Cards Challenge and hope you are ready for a month of cardmaking prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Today we kick things off with a week of Thank You cards and patterns. Here is one of my favorite ways to play with color and pattern – creating an ombre where one gorgeous hue runs into the next, highlighting a pattern.

I’m using that technique with my Amsterdam stencil, Distress Oxide inks, and a foam blending tool. Thank you for tuning in!

Day 02 – Geometric

This is Day 2 of the challenge and today we are playing with geometric patterns. I think of tile floors and patterns in architecture and I love to use my Hex Set Small rubber stamps to play with patterns like these. A hex is a great shape to use because you can tile them up side by side and they fit together perfectly.

Here I used Moonlight Duo inks with my stamps for a nice Geometric Thank You card.

Tune in tomorrow for the next prompt and I hope you share what you are working on using #docchallenge

Here are some of the supplies that I used in these prompts:

And here is the prompt list so you can play along too! Follow the daily prompts on Instagram and tag your creations with #docchallenge

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Join the Deck of Cards Challenge November 1

Come and join me in the Deck of Cards Challenge throughout the month of November and starting on November 1st, as we make cards of all sorts: thank you cards, holiday cards, just because cards… and so much more!

Follow me on Instagram for the daily prompts but I will also occasionally post recaps here on the blog. Each day will bring a new prompt and a new card idea. Weekly we will have a theme that includes type of card (thank you, holiday, etc) and a design element (pattern, shape, etc.) to really cover a lot of ideas and techniques.

Here is the Prompt List:

Each day beginning November 1 on my Instagram page I will post my take on the prompt. You can either try the same things or just try and do your own approaches following along with the prompts. I so hope you will share what you do and if you post on instagram, use the hashtag #docchallenge

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  • Denise

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    This sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in to try and follow along.

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