Cards

Welcome to a New Year!

And a new challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges! This week we were asked to make our favourite kind of card. My faves are always interactive, in particular shakers, and summertime themed. I combined both into this card.

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This fun little shaker element uses dies from WPlus9, Making Waves. There is enough room for some foam under the top edge of the waves so I could make the shaker with two different colours of fillers. The top has plain white confetti and the bottom has a mix of sequins and beads from Lucy’s Little Things. I created a circle mask for the sun. If you do this, be sure to keep the negative portion of your mask too as you will need it. The circle part to keep the sun white while you ink the sky and the surrounding paper to keep the yellow for the sun from getting into the blue sky.

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The little fishy is from an older Echo Park die set with a sailboat. The sentiment is from Hello Summer from Neat & Tangled, both the die and stamp. I make summer cards even in the winter, clearly, so I agree 100%.

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I hope you will join us at C4C for this first challenge of the year. What challenge could be easier? Actually, I had to decide what was my favourite! I do have a lot. That’s why this blog is called what it is! I can never decide what my favourite is! I thought about making a shabby chic or vintage card. Or maybe one with watercolouring. Or how about some Copic colouring? ooh, or maybe some Prismacolour or Faber-Castell pencils? oh, I know, what about a mixed media masterpiece? See, hard for me to decide! I went with using a new-to-me stamp set and die.

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Thanks for reading. Please pass my blog address on to anyone else you know who enjoys card making! I’ve got a HUGE bunch of cards I made this week to show you using the October Spellbinders Watercolour Card Kit. Can you believe I got 13 made with one kit and have a ton left? Never mind the stamps and dies which never run out! What a value! Stay tuned…

Enjoy, Rebecca