The book makes a fun noise when you open it up – like flags in the wind and I loved just the sculptural aspect of it when standing upright
or laying flat.
Now you might ask if that is worth it to get up at 5 am for? YEAHHH – LOL – because it makes me so happy when I make a book like this almost first thing in the morning before I even have breakfast – and I feel like I already accomplished and learned something new and fun. But now excuse me …. I need to take a nap – LOL ;)
Today I am recapping the final days of my Deck of Cards Challenge that has run all month long on Instagram. I hope you played along with us and created your own deck of greeting cards for all sorts of occasions. These are the last few prompts, one from the funny friendship cards/words genre and two that deal with boosting yourself. Enjoy this card making fun.
Here is a recap of Prompts 28, 29 and 30:
Day 28 – You Sparkle
Let someone in your life know how brilliantly they shine with this card.
I used my Millie stamp with embossing and then to really amp up the sparkle I added in my Star Fish stamp with gold embossing powder. Nice empowering card.
Day 29 – Note to Self – Get Over It
For these last two days of the challenge we are focusing on some personal pep talks.
I used my Chicago stencil and blending tool with Distress Inks, taping off one part of the pattern for one color and then moving on to another area and color.
Next I went in with a fine liner to emphasize the pattern and add my Note to Self!
Day 30 – Note to Self – Relax
With how busy life is, who doesn’t need a little reminder to relax? And I think a great way to do it is to create!
So today I grabbed my Far Out and Funky foam stamps and some archival ink. I stamped and rotated a couple times and ta-da!
An easy and fun card that now I guess I can put under my pillow or something. Ha!
Here are some of the supplies that I used in these cards:
I hope you enjoyed the challenge and tried some of the different card making ideas I shared :)
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Only a few more days left in my Deck of Cards Challenge that has run all month long on Instagram. This week we are focusing on funny friendship cards and words. I hope you have been joining us for some card making fun.
Here is a recap of Prompts 26 and 27:
Day 26 – Stay Weird
I like to keep company with the weird ones because well, they are so much more interesting! So today for the Deck of Cards Challenge I made a card to hopefully encourage someone to stay unique and awesome and interesting.
I stamped a background with my Neato and Far Out foam stamps with Moonglo dye inks and wrote my sentiment.
Day 27 – Always
Here’s a card for that someone who you just can’t do without.
I started out with a black fine line pen and a lettering stencil for my sentiment.
Then I went in with my Adirondack Chairs stamp to really push the idea that 2 are better than 1:)
Today I am recapping Days 24 and 25 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running all month long on Instagram. This week we are focusing on funny friendship cards and words.
Here is a recap of Prompts 24 and 25:
Day 24 – You and I
How about a classic love sentiment for today’s Deck of Cards Challenge? Oh the memories of cinema history here with this one. Haha!
I started with my Jewett Fan foam stamp set and stamped them with Lindy’s Starburst Spray. I love the watercolor like effect it gives with foam stamps.
Then I added some color and You Complete Me with Graphik Line Painters. Don’t worry, this one is already in the mail to Jerry Maguire :)
Day 25 – I Love You
Three little words that can change your life JToday’s Deck of Cards Challenge is a card with a bit of collage to it and some pencil… and that’s it. Because when you say “I Love You” there is really not much more you need to do.
Oh and that cool collage paper is from my experiments with cyanotype printing and I used my Buenos Aires and Versailles stencils.
Here are some of the supplies I used:
Join us for thefinal days of the Deck of Cards Challenge on Instagram and share your work with #docchallenge. Here are the prompts:
Today I am recapping Days 15 and 16 of my Deck of Cards Challenge that is running all month long on Instagram. This week we are focusing on just because cards and dots and lines. Check it out!
Here is an overview of Prompts 15 and 16:
Day 15 – Long Time No Hear
In my Deck of Cards challenge it is time for some “just because” cards for your friends and such. Also this week we’re going to focus on dots and lines so here we go with the first card, for your long lost friends :)
I dipped the edge of some cardboard in paint and made some marks on the card – cool little abstract trick. Then I used the triangle off my Numerals stamp for a bit more to the pattern.
Next I added more dots, a bit of color in the triangle, and my message. Now it’s time to send this off and reconnect!
Day 16 – Hello Again
Welcome to another day of my Deck of Cards Challenge – today my card is using an interesting cardboard pattern as a stamp with acrylic paint.
I love finding ways to use the crazy amount of packing material that comes in everything these days. It makes me feel a tiny bit less bad about it if I can reuse it.
So then I also used my pencil eraser for dots – one of the best ways to get nice same sized dots wherever you need them.