Friday, January 20, 2012

A little bit of this and that and the other...

Yes. Marathon stamping. It's been the only way this week! I do not like to combine cards and challenges in one post, but here I am doing it again for the second time this week! Please bear with me! I'm hoping next week will be less hectic as I am no longer as under the weather. :)

I only have three cards to show you. The first one is for a redo of the CR84FN color challenge. I made a Faith Journal for this challenge originally. I had made some extra butterflies with crackle accents that I had put on them. My original intent was to use them on the journal, but they took too long to dry and I was going to toss them out. BUT, fate intervened and when I went down to tidy up my workspace, I saw them as I was tossing them and realized that they looked amazing! :) How could I have almost tossed them?! Take a look!!!

The results~


The second card is for this week's Stamptacular Sunday~Texture challenge as well as this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge~Penguin suit. This means one could ONLY use black and white--NO OTHER COLOR. Not even a smudge. Well, I had a lot of fun with this one--I got to use my favorite double embossing technique (heat embossed image run through a dry embossing machine)! This adds LOTS of texture to your image or panel. I run my image through the dry embossing a few ties to make the heat embossing crack--it gives an aged and distressed feel to your image. :) I liked how it turned out so much, that I made a bookmark to go along with it so I could have a small gift for the recipient of the card. Or me. You know...whatever! ;)

The card results and detail~

The bookmark results and detail~

The third and final card I have to show you tonight is for the Top Tip Tuesday ~Sketch challenge (I've opted for the clean and simple challenge), the Creative Card Crew~Seeing Red challenge, and the Gingersnap Creations~Favorite DSP challenge. I LOVE DCWV (Die Cuts With a View) papers. I own about 20 stacks from them. Probably more! This card was made with all DCWV paper except the white card base. I really love the special DSPs that they have--the one with the fruit is from a stack with glossy & glitter accents, meaning the strawberries are glittered AND glossed!!! FABULOUS!!! I just love the way this card's turned out! :) My TIP for TTT is that when doing a CAS style card, it's easy to add texture with a very subtle background DSP as I've done. It looks enough like "white" space, but adds a bit of fun and richness that wasn't there before. The paper I used was made to mimic the look and texture of a real strawberry and tie the images into the card as a whole. Did it work?! :)

The results~

The details~

Thanks for bearing with me this week--hope to be back to one card per post next week! Happy stamping! :)


Deborah Frings said...

Mynnette - you're on a roll. Your cards are amazing. I love the delicate, feminine look for your butterflies - the crackle finish is super! And the sentiment - love it! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Stampalicious said...

beautiful projects, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, well where do you find the time !! Everytime I turn my back there is more gorgeousness on your blog !! Fabulous cards I love them all and I love your style,


Michelle said...

These cards are beautiful! Your black and white card and tag are so elegant! And I love the crackled butterflies!!!

Lisa M said...

Wow...your blog is fantastic! I love your vintage digi images..I have those much fun! :)
Secondly, I'm born and raised in Kansas so it's so nice to "meet" someone from home.
Thirdly, your cards are all wonderful and your strawberry sketch is awesome. You really did a great job with the CAS and the texture does have the appearance of the actual fruit. Nicely done.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

judkajudi said...

This is stunning. That crackle finish adds so much. thanks for telling us how you did that! It's a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Hunny 3 awesome cards and I can not imagen you nearly throughout the butterflies... GREAT job! with all your cards and great to see you at Top Tip too! hugs me x

Heleen said...

What a great card!Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Lisa said...

Wow someone's been very busy! A trio of prettiness Mynnette!

Deneen said...

Great card and Tip on using subtle DP. The strawberries look good enough to eat! Thanks for joining the Sketch Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

oh my Mynnette! What a beautiful collection of projects! Those crackled butterflies are GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Caroljenks said...

These cards are amazing!

I can't believe those gorgeous butterflies almost ended up.... I can't even bring myself to say it - they are fab!
And so many fantastic tips in one post too - your heat embossing through an embossing folder is amazing - what a great effect!
I just love DCWV too - maybe we should compare stacks ;)

Thanks so much for playing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your fab Top Tip ref embossing the 'white' space on CaS cards - great tip to add a little more detail :)

Hope to see you again very soon,
Carol x

Net said...

That's really lovely!

Thanks for joining us at The Creative Card Crew

Elaine Stark said...

A fab card, lovely colours and take on the sketch. A good tip and a great example you have produced. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oooo fun take on that sketch! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Flutterby Trina said...

beautifil creations! love the strawberries! fab take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at TTT! Good Luck! x

Laura Davis said...

Wow, beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

paperfun said...

I love your strawberry card. The strawberries really are delightful.

Your crackled butterflies are lovly.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Julie Day said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the texture on the black and white one :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That white emboss is stunning on the black! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

JeanFB said...

All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous - the butterflies, the black and white, the fave paper. I love all of the rich texture and detail you've used. Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations.