CC&S #365 – Think Spring

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Think Spring | by karen h @ carefree creations

These colors are so soft and sweet. I don’t have a need for Easter cards, so I went with a spring motif.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Think Spring
Stamps: Cutaway Tags Spring (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Mint Macaroon, Smoky Slate (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Cutaway Tags Spring die (PTI);

CC&S #364 – So Very Kind

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You Are So Kind | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love these images – great energy to all the overlapping lines. And all the lines give the image extra real-estate so that the color comes through better than just a plain outline.

It’s a little hard to tell, but the “burst” inside the flower is the paler peach color.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

so very kind
Stamps: Kindness in Bloom (Uniko);
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento); Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);

CC&S #363 – Grateful for You

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So Grateful for You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted to use this cool mushroom image. Even though the sketch shows a layer, I made sure to tuck my image way down at the bottom like the sketch shows. And I added some inking at the bottom to “nod” to that layer in the sketch.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

grateful for you
Stamps: Forest Floor Autumn, A Few Pointers (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Watermelon Wonder (Stampin’Up); Dark Chocolate (PTI); Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Mocha (Altenew); Distress Vintage Photo (Ranger);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #362 – Fantastic Job

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Fantastic Job | by karen h @ carefree creations

I decided to do a graphic design for these colors. Since the pink is pretty intense and it would take focus, I used it as the sentiment color. The other two colors supported the design with fun shapes.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

you’re doing a fantastic job
Stamps: Amazing (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Balmy Blue (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Square die (Lil Inkers); Wink of Stella glitter pen (Zig);

CC&S #361 – Go Nuts

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Go Nuts | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw this sketch I realized that it would be a good one to use those smaller images that might get lost on a card by themselves. When I was stamping, the Friendly Forest set was catching my eye.

The squirrel has some open areas – I filled those in with colored pencil.

This is one of those cards that makes my multi-brand-buying heart very happy! Three images all from different companies!

My kid commented that it uses a lot of different browns, but I think it works. I did feel the acorn top was a bit too pale, so I added colored pencil accents.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

it’s your birthday, go nuts
Stamps: Friendly Forest (My Favorite Things); Rooted in Nature (Stampin’Up – SU); Floral Christmas (Ink to Paper);
Ink: Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede (SU); Fine Linen (PTI);
Paper: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Into the Woods pattern (SU);
Other: colored pencils (Prismacolor);

CC&S #360 – Lucky Pig

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Lucky Pig | by karen h @ carefree creations

Welp, you must know by now that these pale pink shades from Stampin’Up require my use of This Little Piggy, so this card really shouldn’t be a surprise 🙂

This is the first time I’ve just stamped onto colored cardstock (usually I watercolor).

The frame is made by cutting a pair of rectangle dies.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

i’m so freakin lucky
Stamps: This Little Piggy (Stampin’Up – SU); Freaking Sentiments (Snarky Stamps);
Ink: black (Memento); Narwhal (Lawn Fawn);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Blushing Bride, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam (SU);
Other: Lucky Leaves die (Memory Box); rectangle dies;

CC&S #359 – Cup ‘o Tea

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Cup 'o Tea | by karen h @ carefree creations

I stuck pretty close to the sketch.

The cup is paper pieced. I cut one cup from white and used Copics to color the tea; then I cut the outside cup layer from pattern paper and layered it on top.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

you are not basic
Stamps: Hot Concoctions, Inverted Greetings (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Brilliance black (Tsukineko); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Ripe Raspberry (My Favorite Things); Rainbow Sherbert pattern (Paper Smooches);
Other: circle die (Spellbinders);

CC&S #358 – Squeeze the Day

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Squeeze the Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

In my head Grapefruit Grove is always more pink – so I actually thought grapefruit when deciding what to stamp (even though this turned out more like an orange).

When stamping the fruit, I did masking because I wasn’t sure which sentiment I would use so I wasn’t sure how thick my green strip would be and I didn’t want any overlap showing.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Squeeze the Day
Stamps: Main Squeeze (Altenew);
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove (Stampin’Up – SU); Versamark (Tsuneko);
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (SU);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

CC&S #357 – Life is Sweet

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Life is Sweet | by karen h @ carefree creations

Flowers are my favorite, so I’ve been trying to stamp more of them. This sketch worked well for them.

For the short trellis, I did some partial die cutting. I figured out how much of the trellis I needed and die-cut just a bit more than that. I also die-cut the end-cap piece. I glued the end cap onto the trellis and trimmed off the extra bits.

The sentiment is fussy-cut.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Life is Sweet
Stamps: The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grapesicle (My Favorite Things); Amethyst Allure, Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (PTI); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: Soft Sky (Stampin’Up); Soft Stone, White (PTI);
Other: The Sweet Life die, Garden Gate die (PTI);

CC&S #356 – Hello

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Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

I know, it is February, and these colors just scream Valentine’s but, honestly, I did a couple cards and I’m done. Instead I did flowers 🙂

I am *in love* with how dark the sentiment turned out. I think this is the first time I really felt like the Brilliance Graphite lived up to its hype! I mean, it has always been my darkest black, but this feels like staring into the void and it makes me ridiculously happy!

I did the stamping on a separate layer because I had when my cards warp from embossing. The panel is adhered right to the card base – no popping.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

hello
Stamps: Penned & Painted, Perfect Pennants (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo (SU); Brilliance Graphite Black, Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: silver embossing powder (Filigree);