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 Week #38 – Faith

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge! This week’s challenge is:


And here’s my card:
supplies: stamp set (Rubber Soul), patterned paper (Crate Paper, Echo Park Dots & Stripes – Brown), embossing folder (Cuttlebug), kraft card stock (PaperTrey Ink), twine (Trendy Twine), opaque clear marker, adhesive rhinestones, brads, eyelet, Brilliance Graphite Black ink, sewing machine, foam tape.
Although all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on the CCC blog so we can stop by and leave you some lovely comments!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the beautiful cards they’ve created this week: AlannaBrigitteCandace,CorinneDeeKatieLeesaMargoMichelePat, and Stephanie…and our fabulous guest designer, Judit!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!



Drunken Stampers #90

Happy Saturday! It’s time for a new challenge at Drunken Stampers! Thanks to everybody who played along with our last challenge! You sure showed us some inspiring ways to create with triangles!
This week, we’ve got a fun, tasty, summery colour combination for you!

Here’s my card:

Supplies: glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts), cardstock (Stampin’ UP – red, pink; Papertrey Ink – kraft, white), twine (Trendy Twine), sentiment stamp (Paper Smooches), Ranger Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug embossing folder, vellum, wood button.

I made the star accents by drawing a star on card stock, traced it onto thicker card stock, ran it through my Xyron sticker maker, then added glitter to the sticky side, sealed it with Glossy Accents and let it dry overnight. The green star didn’t come out as “limey” as I would have liked it to be in the picture, but it looks closer to that color in person.

I added a square of vellum to the red card stock square to soften it. It was pretty challenging working with all five colors (I’m used to a limit of 4)!

Ready to get crafty? Here’s our delicious colour combo:

The party’s just getting started! Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the team created! If you’d like to visit their personal blogs and leave them some love, here’s the list: ChaitaliDonnaElizabethNatSpike, and Steph!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We’re celebrating my husband’s birthday this weekend…last night we went to a Seattle Mariners game and had a great time! Don’t forget to link up your entry for this challenge at the Drunken Stampers blog!
Don’t forget…there’s still time to join in on the challenges at the colourQ, and Your Next Stamp’s Splitcoast Forum! I’ll be back tomorrow for a new Christmas Card Challenge! See you then!