Challenges

TGIFC112 - Let's Hear It for the Boys Theme

Hello and welcome back! I'm back today with the latest TGIF Challenges project. This week we're celebrating big guys, little boys...we've got projects for them all! Make sure you head to the linked post so you can see every one.

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I decided to make a custom watercolor plaid for the background, and break out the Watercolor Words Photopolymer Stamp Set as well. This is a bold, graphic set which works well for masculine projects. To make the plaid:

  1. I taped rows of washi tape at an angle one way onto Watercolor Paper, and watercolored Tranquil Tide stripes between them. Remove the washi tape.
  2. I taped rows of washi tape at an angle the opposite way, and watercolored Tranquil Tide stripes between them. Remove the washi tape.
  3. Water color narrow Night of Navy lines in the white spaces between all the other stripes, in both directions. I used the more narrow Aqua Painter for this.

I trimmed the plaid panel to 3" x 5.5". I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink onto Vellum Cardstock at 3" x 6", and wrapped it around the plaid panel. I matted that whole piece with Night of Navy Cardstock, and tied one length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the top. This was adhered to a Pool Party card base.

Masculine card featuring Watercolor Words Stamp Set from Stampin Up by Marisa Gunn

For the final touch, I stamped the stars in Calypso Coral onto Vellum Cardstock, trimmed them by hand and adhered them with some glue.

Masculine card featuring Watercolor Words Stamp Set from Stampin Up by Marisa Gunn

Here is the color combo for you to use.

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Well, that is all for me today. But, please join us this week and share your creation for our masculine challenge!

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TGIFC108 - Sketch Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! I'm back today with the latest TGIF Challenges project. We have the wonderful sketch you see below to work with this week.

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I pulled out a retiring stamp set that I hadn't used yet, and some of the new In Colors for 2017-2019. Aren't those colors amazing? I love how rich and vibrant all of the new In Colors are.

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TGIFC105 - 2nd Birthday Party!

Hello and welcome back! I'm back again with TGIF Challenges this week to help celebrate our 2nd birthday!

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I haven't been on the team for very long, but even before I was I followed them each week and enjoyed all of the inspiring creations they made. I'm so happy to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary this week. We went with a party theme...for obvious reasons!

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TGIFC104 - Polka Dot Theme

Hello and welcome back! It's time for a polka-dot theme challenge over at TGIF Challenges #104. One of my favorite polka-dot tools from Stampin' Up is retiring soon, the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, so I decided to give it some love today. And, I used one of my favorite techniques as well.

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TGIFC100 - Casing Mercedes!

Hello and welcome back! Today is a special day over at the TGIF Challenges Blog. It's our 100th challenge! Isn't that amazing. To help celebrate this fact, we are highlighting the blog's founder Mercedes Weber. Mercedes has fabulous style, mixing in lots of layers, shabby chic goodness and fun details.

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I chose to copy this card from Mercedes' blog. I loved the bold stripes in the background, the layers with a doily, flower and circle greeting, and the banners as well. So, I copied those elements. I used the Cool Treats suite of products which are some of my favorite products from this Occasions catalog! I used the Crumb Cake striped paper from the Neutrals paper pack, over a layer of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock as the background. I covered the stripes with a layer of vellum to tone them down just a bit. Next, I layered a Watermelon Wonder doily, and a piece of the cute strawberry/cherry patterned paper from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Friendship card featuring the Cool Treats Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC98-Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next TGIFC#98 Challenge based on this cute sketch.

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I love this whole Cool Treats Suite with the Cool Treats Stamp Set, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. I haven't made too many creations with it yet, so it's about time I used it. Honestly I just stared at all of the cute dies for awhile, and tried to figure out which ones I wanted to use. (I feel a big card set coming on, so check back next week!)

Birthday Card featuring the Cool Treats Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for #TGIFC98.

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TGIFC96 - Designer Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back this morning with the next TGIF Challenge 96. This week it's #96, a designer challenge with the talented Bibi Cameron as our inspiration!

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I just loved her card trio that was highlighted in the graphic below, so I took my inspiration directly from that set.

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I copied her lovely card layouts, but I used butterflies instead of flowers for my main images. I stamped the butterflies in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Gray.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

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