Thursday, July 29, 2021

Christmas in July Challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Christmas in July.  Our sponsor is Paper Shelter and if you enter you have the chance to win 3 images from the shop.  

I used digi stamp Snowman to create my card.
       



Christmas in July Card Recipe

I know it is July and Christmas is 5 months away, but judging how quickly time is flying by, Christmas will be here before we know it!  I found this snowman in the Paper Shelter Shop and thought he looked like a lot of fun.  I decided to go with colors that aren't traditionally Christmas, but it is Christmas in July so I figured I could get away with some creative liberties.  LOL. 

As always, I printed this digi from Word.  I colored the snowman with some Copic Markers and I am quite pleased with the colors I chose.  The 'merry' word die is from Lawn Fawn and cut out in card stock that coordinates with the green in his scarf and hat.  I stamped Christmas using a stamp from Hero Arts (I cut the stamp between Merry and Christmas - crazy I know) and stamped it in a purple from Hero Arts that coordinated with the purple in his scarf as well.  The snow was embellished with clear Nuvo Drops.  I matted the card front with purple card stock and there you have it. 

Here are some affiliate links for products I used for this card.  No cost to you, but I get a small commission if you purchase a product through this link: 


Celebrate Word Die:


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Scotch ATG Gun:


Scotch ATG Refills:




Fiskars Trimmer:




 
Join us for the Christmas in July Challenge and enter your card to win.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April








Thursday, July 15, 2021

Celebrations Challenge at Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Celebrations.  Our sponsor is Sheepski and if you enter you have the chance to win 2 images from the shop.  

I used digi stamp Gerbera Daisy to create my card.
       




Celebrations Card Recipe

The first thing I did was figure out how to make my image gray instead of black before I printed the image.  I found I could do that in word.  Once printed, I dipped one of my makeup brushes in gray ink that had been mildly diluted with water and flicked it on my flower.  I did the same with some Oxide Candied Apple ink that had also been diluted with water.  The gray and pearl 'drops' on my card are Nuvo drops.  By the way if your Nuvo 'drops' look like chocolate chips - store the bottles upside down.  You will be amazed at the difference it makes.  I also added a couple gems, but used the pearl Nuvo drops to attach them and I think that took away some of their sparkle.  The 'celebrate' word is a die from MFT and I cut that out using black card stock and brown (I didn't have black) fun foam.  I glued the 2 together so my word has some elevation on the card.  I plopped the card front on a red mat and then on a card base and there you have it.  I think next time I will make sure my flower is further up and place my word a little lower so as not to hide any of that beautiful Gerber Daisy.

Here are some affiliate links for products I used for this card.  No cost to you, but I get a small commission if you purchase a product through this link: 


Celebrate Word Die:


Nuvo Drops:


Oxide Candied Apple Ink:


Jewels for Paper Crafting:


Make Up Brushes for Crafting:


Scotch ATG Gun:


Scotch ATG Gun:


Scotch ATG Refills:




Fiskars Trimmer:




 
Join us for the Celebrations Challenge and enter your card to win.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April








Fall Challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the  Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog .  This week's theme challenge i...