Moxie Fab World: Emphasize the Negative Challenge

Hi, everybody! Just stopping in this evening to share my card for the “Emphasize the Negative” challenge at Moxie Fab World!
In this case, emphasizing the negative means to embrace the negative space in your design. I have been experimenting with some alphabet dies on different projects and this card came together fairly quickly.
I lined up the alpha dies and kept them in place with washi tape when I die cut the strip of paper. I used the “b-side” of the chevron paper as a background for the letters, and stamped and embossed the “birthday” part of the sentiment.
Because of the simple design of the card, I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum and just added twine and a wooden button.
Supplies: alphabet dies (memory box), sentiment stamp (PaperTrey Ink), watermark ink (VersaMark), twine (Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine – Annie’s Paper Boutique), wooden button, patterned paper (woodgrain – “Pretty Party” – Crate paper; chevron – “Sweet Day” – Echo Park), kraft cardstock (PaperTrey Ink).

This challenge runs until April 1st (no fooling) on the Moxie Fab World blog…so there’s still time for you to join in, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll have my regularly scheduled TGF Farm Fresh Friday challenge post up shortly!

Christmas Card Challenges #23

Happy Sunday! I’m so glad you stopped by! Today, I’m joining the Christmas Card Challenges team as their Guest Designer for May!

This week’s challenge is to create a humorous card, so here’s what I made:

Supplies: card base, cardstock (Stampin’ UP!, PaperTrey Ink – kraft), patterned paper (Basic Grey – Nordic Holiday), stamps (Memory Box – “Puffy Sheep”, “Fleece Navidad”), ink (VersaMark watermark, Brilliance Graphite Black), opaque white marker, Copic markers (R27, N6), Liquid Applique, white embossing powder, red grosgrain ribbon, mini brads, ticket corner punch.

I love these stamps! I bought them just after Christmas, and only used them one other time. Hope they made you smile!

If you’d like to join in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenges, the only real rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday, Winter or Hanukkah card. Also, it’s not necessary to use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but you’re more than welcome to use one if you’d like!

It’s easy to play along with us! Just link up your entry at the Christmas Card Challenges blog (make sure to link directly to the blog post that shows your card)!

If you upload to an online gallery, please use the tag SCCC23 so we can all enjoy your cards! Any additional details for this challenge (and the rest of the Design Team’s fantastic creations) can be found at the Christmas Card Challenges blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Today we’re going to see The Avengers movie! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

colourQ #117

Happy Tuesday and welcome back for another colourQ challenge! If you recently celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! We’re back from a short trip to visit with Scott’s family in California!

I’m sure you’ll have fun playing along with us this week if you have time…our last colourQ of 2011 lets you get creative with the color combo!

Here’s my card…I know it’s Christmas-y, but I got these stamps right before Christmas and couldn’t wait to use them:

Supplies: card base, embossing powder (black & white), Copic markers, sheep and sentiment stamps (Memory Box), snowflake stamp (Imaginisce), patterned paper (Stampin’ Up! – houndstooth; aMuse Studio – red woodgrain), ribbon, ink (VersaMark, Tsukineko Brilliance), brads. 
For this week’s colourQ, you get to pick part of the combo! My extra color was red (of course!), but you can pick any one extra color and create something wonderful to share with us!

To be considered for this week’s colourQueen, make sure to link your creation at the colourQ blog by Sunday, January 1 at noon Central Time! Don’t forget to display the challenge colors and link back to the colourQ blog in your entry post.

As always, The rest of the colourQ Royal Court have created some fantastic and fun projects with this week’s colors! You can see them on the colourQ blog or by visiting their personal blogs. (The links are to the left under the thumbnail of this week’s challenge colors.) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create with this week’s colourQ!