CC&S #347 – Hugs

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And here is my take:

Forget Me Not Hugs | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is actually my second card. The sketch flustered me that my first card was not CAS (I’ll post it in a few days). But after a few days of thinking on it, I came up with this one.

Now, I could have done this very easily by using pattern paper in the back, but nope, this is stamped/colored.

To get started, I first used a ruler on the back of the front panel to draw the shape I wanted. Then I cut the panel. The result is that the front panel is in 2 pieces – top & bottom. I added some detail with a cross-stitch impression along the opening.

The card base is where I did my stamping. I laid my front panel on the card base and made little marks so I knew where I needed to stamp. After my stamping was done, I went back in with a light-blue Copic marker so there was no white left.

The sentiment die is 3 layers and the front panel is popped up on foam tape.

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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).

Hugs
Stamps: Forget Me Nots (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Amethyst Allure, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky (PTI); Gorgeous Grape (Stampin’Up); marker (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Big Hugs die (PTI); Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);

CC&S #346 – Missing You

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Forest Sunset | by karen h @ carefree creations

Started out thinking I’d do a galaxy, but I suck at that technique. I was able to pull off a sunset.

To start, I made faint pencil dots on my watercolor paper to help me know the boundaries of the opening of the die. Then I painted on the colors, let it dry, and added another layer of color. Once that was all dry, I watered down some white acrylic paint and did some splatters.

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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).

missing you
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Missing You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (Palette);
Paper: white (PTI); watercolor (Canson);
Other: Forest Sunset die (Hero Arts); watercolors; white acrylic paint;

CC&S #345 – Wish You Were Here

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It’s a double challenge – so you have to use both the color scheme AND the sketch. Here is my take:

Wish You Were Here | by karen h @ carefree creations

We had our first snow the day I was making this card, so of course I went in a frosty direction with this color combo.

The chunky glitter snowflake is a bit more than I normally do, but I like it.

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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).

Wish You Were Here
Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Black (Memento); markers (Copic); Dapper Denim (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Dapper Denim, Bashful Blue (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Snowflake Trio die (MFT); chunky glitter (SU);

CC&S #344 – Every Day is a Gift

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I know it may not seem like it based on my posts here, but I love flowers. I have a TON of flower stamp sets. I think because I know I am biased and see a flower in every challenge, I try to not stamp flowers…but then I hardly ever stamp them. I just had to for this one.

I am loving this autumnal color scheme too.

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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).

every day
Stamps: Grans Garden, Out on a Limb Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up – SU); Cocoa (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); Lucky Limeade (SU);
Other: Grans Garden die (PTI); Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die (My Favorite Things);

CC&S #343 – Anchors Away

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Anchors Away | by karen h @ carefree creations

Every time I see these colors, I think nautical!

Very simple, one-layer card. We’ll just ignore that, despite trying to use a t-rule, the sentiment is crooked.

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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).

anchors away
Stamps: Ahoy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pool Party (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #342 – Lovely Day

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Lovely Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted to do a window/peekaboo card, but I didn’t have anything that fit the space well enough. Instead I tried to keep my images to the sizes in the sketch – the top and bottom wider than the middle.

Using the misti really made this easy to stamp! I positioned the first layer, stamped it, rotated the card base, and stamped the second laurel (repeat for each layer).

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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).

have a lovely day
Stamps: Layered Laurel (Altenew);
Ink: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Mint Macaron (Stampin’Up); Evergreen (Altenew);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #341 – Thank You

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Thank You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I am in love with these colors. Pretty sure I could easily have made this a Christmas card by just changing the sentiment!

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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).

thank you
Stamps: Harvest Berries, Keep it Simple Thanks (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #340 – Adventure Awaits

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Adventure Awaits | by karen h @ carefree creations

This feels like a different kind of card for me — though I can’t put my finger on what/why. I do like the card – a lot.

When I picked my images for this, my biggest problem was that the styles of the images were different (the globe is solid image and very “proper” whereas the rocket is outline and kinda fun/cutesy). To make them both feel a bit more similar, I decided to give them the watercolor treatment.

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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).

adventure awaits
Stamps: Space Cadet (Paper Smooches); Big World (Altenew);
Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door, Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: watercolor (Ranger);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

CC&S #339 – Thanks

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And here is my take:

Patterns of Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

I wasn’t sure about this card at first, but after awhile, I decided I like it. Your eye goes down the lines to the sentiment. Once you hit the sentiment, the lines sort of block up and your eye stays on the sentiment.

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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).

thanks
Stamps: Southwest Style (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #338 – Hoppy Birthday

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Hoppy Birthday | by karen h @ carefree creations

This set is pretty old – but it is one of my favorites!

I wanted the frog to be the focus, so I decided to keep the outline lily pads just outline (no coloring in). I used a stamp tool and markers to get this done (some lines are faint, but it is what it is).

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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).

hoppy birthday
Stamps: Unfrogettable, Lilypad wheel (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Melon Mambo marker, Gumball Green marker, Pacific Point marker (SU); markers (Copic); black (Memento);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);