I went with a mostly pink monochromatic theme for my card… but colored up a brown chicken so it would pop on the card. I don’t make too many shaker cards… for whatever reason they don’t usually work out for me, but this one did! I had so much fun creating it!
I have a process video for this card on the SFL YouTube Channel. You can check that out here…
The FOTM card kits have been selling out quickly each month! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on receiving this kit! And don’t forget about the reveal and hop tonight at midnight EDT… the design team and our guest have lots of fun inspiration to share!
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie sharing the August challenge for the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group! This month’s challenge is another sketch challenge. We had a great turn out for our July sketch challenge and I’m really hoping that this fun slimline sketch will also make for lots of entries in our August challenge!
Before we get to the sketch and the card that I’m sharing today… the key to playing along with the challenge is being a member of the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group so if you aren’t already a member be sure to join us —> here. Also, please note that you don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly into the challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation, if you’d like.
Unfortunately, I hurt my back the other day and I am having a slow go at creating right now so I’m sharing the card that I created for the hop. I do hope to share another card at a later time though.
I had a lot of fun blending the skies for this card. I may do a video and share some tips in how I kept the scenes in place throughout each circle. But that will be later in the month. Anywho, this challenge will run from today, August 1st and will end August 31st at 11:59pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the comments of the Challenge album on Tuesday, September 1st. Please use #sflsketchchallenge7 in any social media posts when playing along with the challenge.
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with one last look at the beautiful new July 2020 Flavor of the Month card kit called In the Tropics!! This kit is full of all things summer… it’s absolutely beautiful!!
I used Collection Four for my sneak peek for today! This silhouette palm tree just screamed for some fun ink blending to make a little a scene! I pulled colors from the papers that I chose from the collection to ink blend in the scene: Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.
To finish off this pretty simple card, I added a couple of the flowers from the collection along with a sequin for the center. I think it turned out lovely!
Be sure to sign up for your card kit, if you haven’t already! You are not going to want to miss out on this one!! And don’t forget to come back for the reveal and hop tonight at midnight EDT!!
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a few more cards using the adorable Little Lady Collection of the Let’s Encourage One Another card kit! I have a bunch of pictures to share and a video so I’m going to try to keep this short… Lol. ‘Try’ is the key word here!
I just have to say that the variety of color combinations in this collection are so versatile!! I created four cards, but each of them are so different! So I started with this fabulous black and white card… I did use black card stock from my stash to finish this card. I used the following Copic markers ~ N0, N1, N2, N4, N6, Colorless Blender.
So I had another strip of that black with white polka dot paper and thought it would be a fun contrast to the red with black polka dots. It was easy to keep the polka dot theme going with the dots in the flower swag and ladybugs ephemera pieces. And to finish it off, I added a few more dots with the enamel dots included in the collection.
How fabulous is this big ‘you GOT this’ die from the Banana Split subscription!?! I had the striped papers on my desk and was trying to figure out what to do with them… and then I saw this die! It’s actually two dies… I die cut the sentiment from the striped papers and white card stock. I adhered those together. And then I die cut the shadow image twice from black card stock (again, from my stash) and adhered those together. I adhered the sentiment onto the shadow image and totally got stuck!! Lol… I knew I wanted to use more of the fabulous ephemera pieces but the layout was not working. Anyhow, I remembered a card that Teresa had shared recently where the top of the card was cut short to show some patterned paper inside the card and Bam! I had my design!
My last card is a CAS card that I created with the embossing powder included in the Banana Split subscription. Be sure to check out my process video down below!!
Here’s one last look at all four card together… they are all so different, but I sure love how they turned out!
May’s Flavor of the Month card kit is just beautiful. From the paper to the extras in the Banana Split card kit so many items perfect for creating encouragement cards. I chose to feature the Weather Together collection because I LOVE rainbows! The paper speaks to my childhood memories and the sentiments are just what I am wanting to say to my friends and family at this time.
Starting out with Bristol Smooth cardstock and using Distress Oxide Inks in Weathered Wood & Stormy Sky to create the clouds with the stencil included in May’s Banana Split card kit. I created the image in the center of the card in the following order. (I have to talk myself through this every time I do it.) Because I wanted the cloud to show completely it was stamped first, then masked off, next the rainbow was stamped then masked off. The last step was to stamp the sun. Using Zig Clean Color Markers I colored in all the images. I then almost ruined this one layer card by deciding to add Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker and forgetting that the Zig markers are activated by water. Thankfully I realized it early on and avoiding some strong language in the craft room, ha ha ha! The sentiment was embossed with Navy embossing powder. Cut out the main scene with a stitched rectangle die and placed on a card front size patterned paper from the Weather Together patterned paper.
We have one more sneak peek before the release of the entire card kit so don’t miss out and if you want to ensure getting your hands on May’s Flavor of the card kit sign up here for a subscription. (Last month’s kits sold out.) Thanks so much for visiting us today on the blog. We look forward to seeing you for the hop this weekend. The blog hop goes live Saturday, May 30th at Midnight EST.
I applied some beautiful Glitter Glaze from Brutus Monroe over the Coffee Dot stencil by Echo Park. I think the Nuvo Frostbite Glacier Paste would give a similar look and it’s in the shop here —> Nuvo Frostbite Glacier Paste. So much glittery goodness!! I wish the pictures did it justice!
I trimmed the Insulation Pink card stock to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″ and adhered a Scalloped Stitched Rectangle frame by Gina Marie Designs that I die cut from white card stock. If you don’t have a scalloped stitched rectangle frame in your stash, there’s one in the shop here that is just slightly smaller than the one I used —> Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Hexagon Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die… and it has that cool hexagon too! I stamped the ‘Live Your Best Life!’ sentiment from the Your Best Life Collection in the April 2020 City Streets and Country Roads card kit with Memento Tuxedo black ink and die cut it with a banner die. I trimmed it down and popped it up on the card.
To finish off the card, I added three cute flower sequins to the body of the glitter butterfly… it is so enchanting in person!!! Truly beautiful combined with the glitter butterfly!
Now, remember I die cut a whole bunch of these glitter butterflies… let me tell you there was glitter everywhere!!! But a handy tip for cleaning that up is using Swiffer Sweeper dry cloths. I was able to clean up everything with just one cloth… they are super sturdy and hold a lot of glitter!
For my second card, I wanted to make a slimline card that looked like the butterflies were flying in the clouds. I made a little video showing the ink blending and assembly of the card. You can check that out here…
I hope that you’ve enjoyed the cards I shared today! Be sure to check out all the fabulous items available in the A La Carte section of the shop! You can restock those consumables you’ve used up in the kit or find some other must have goodies to help enhance your card kit creations!
Hey there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a couple sweet CAS cards using the fabulous City Streets and Country Roads card kit and stencils!! I layered a shape stencil with the city skyline portion of the stencil included in the Banana Split subscription to create these fun cards.
My first card was created using the Scalloped Circle Masquerade stencil from Heffy Doodle. I started by blending Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over the top portion of the scalloped circle. I then blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink on the bottom portion. Then I placed the city skyline stencil over top of the scalloped circle stencil and secured it with some purple tape. I also covered the words underneath the skyline on the stencil with some purple tape. I then blended some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink lightly over the stencil for my base color and using a post it note I added some dimension to the buildings blending from the bottom right edge and up.
I stamped the sentiment from the Your Best Life stamp set from Collection Two of the card kit with Memento Tuxedo black ink. And then I stamped the girl from the same stamp set onto a scrap of white card stock. If you remember my card from the reveal a couple of weeks ago, I’ve used a very similar color combo on this girl. And I’ll have a video of my coloring to share with you tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a list of the Copic markers that I used to color this image:
And I did the same layered stencils technique to make my second card. This time I used the super girl stamp from the Super Host stamp set in Collection One along with a star stencil that I created myself by die cutting a piece of card stock with a star die.
I used the following Copic markers to color up this sweet super girl:
Here’s a video showing the Layered Stencils technique I used for these adorable CAS cards!
I sure hope you’ve enjoyed the cards I’ve shared today! The April 2020 card kit is sold out but you can subscribe now so you don’t miss out on the May 2020 card kit… and let me just tell you, you DO NOT want to miss this next kit!!! It’s SO adorable… just saying!!
Hello, it’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a birthday card featuring the brand new January Flavor of the Month Card Kit “All About the Boys” that was just released this past Saturday.
This kit is wonderful for making cards for the fellas in our lives. Whether they like kings and crowns or tools or gnomes and buffalo plaid they are surely going to love any card you’ve made with this kit.
Starting today, January 28, 2020 through this Friday, January 31, 2020 if you purchase any of the in stock Flavor of the Month Card Kits (including this new one!) and the January SFL Winter Fairy Bundle you will receive $5 off and a FREE GIFT on your next purchase. See graphic below for details.
Today I used the stencil from the Banana Split level to make my background with Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes. I then stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and layered it on colored cardstock.