Hi, everyone! Here is my next round of cards for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges for Fan Club members over at Splitcoast Stampers. I have two more days of challenges to complete. All of the challenges have been super fun so far and can't wait to see what's next!
My first card today was created for the DTGD18justwritedesignsB challenge. The ombre background began with colored pencils but not by straight coloring. Using one shade at a time, purple, blue and green pencils were sharpened over a piece of white cardstock, then blended into the paper with my finger. Once the colors were blended, the 'Chalkboard Fan Background' stamp by ODBD was clear embossed over the panel and cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies. The butterfly and sentiment is from the 'Greatest Gift' Stamp/Die Duos set; the sentiment was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies (using the die-resizing technique to make it smaller than the original size.)
Next up is a card which was created for the DTGD18summerthyme64A challenge. (Side bar: I am TOTALLY in love with this new SU color, Lemon Lime Twist!!!) Anyhoo....the stamps used are from a Stampin Up set, Dinoroar and the following ODBD Custom Dies were used: Clouds and Raindrops (stencil for clouds) and Double Stitched Squares Dies. The ground was sponged over a piece of scratch paper, then the grass stamp from Dinoroar was stamped. The image was fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.
My next card was created for the DTGD18jaybee challenge. The background panel was created with the Faux Wood technique.....a Crumb Cake ink pad was swiped directly to the cardstock multiple times, then the panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Rectangles Dies. The silhouette from 'Howdy!' was stamped with Stazon Jet Black; a circle mask was temporarily adhered over the cowboy then magenta and coral inks were sponged over it. The mask was removed and yellow ink was sponged in with a few magenta swipes through it. The image panel was cut out with the ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies. Two black brads were added to match the matting.
My next card was created for the DTGD18stamperssandeeA challenge. For starters, I chose to use the ODBD Blushing Rose Paper Collection for both rectangle panels which were cut with the ODBD Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies, along with a piece of Rose Romance cardstock (retired) out of my secret stash. The quote from 'Quote Collection 3' was stamped onto a panel cut out with the ODBD Custom Pierced Ovals Dies, matted with a panel cut with the ODBD Custom Layered Lacey Ovals Dies. The banner was cut out with the ODBD Pennant Swag Die; the letters from the Pennant Swag Alphabet were stamped one at a time, fussy cut, then sponged with light green. Pearls were added to the swag and to the sentiment panel. Ivory seam binding was added and a bow was tied with a Bow Easy.
Next up is a fun card which was created for the DTGD18ravengirl challenge. I have used this 'Unfrogettable' stamp set more than any Stampin Up set I own....I'm still in love with it after ten years!! The first step was using the Lily Pad wheel to stamp on a long panel. The ODBD Custom Pierced Square Die was strategically placed over the lily pads before cutting. The water was sponged using masking and the clouds were sponged over a template cut with the ODBD Custom Clouds and Raindrops Dies. The froggie was colored with a sponge then fussy cut and popped up with foam tape. The sentiment was cut apart and popped up with foam tape. Of course googlie eyes had to be added as a finishing touch!
Thanks for stopping by!!