I've made an assortment of cards for challenges & with the end of the month in sight I decided to put 3 in one post. I'll try to keep the descriptions short.
First up is my entry for Rudolph Days using a Penny Black die I loved the first time I saw it.
I'm so lucky a sweet friend gave it to me some time ago. A die cut from a failed foiling attempt was on my table, so I covered the foil with red & green Stickles. Hard to tell, but the sparkle is beautiful. Fun to pull out one of my many Spellbinder dies--Resplendent Rectangles. The largest die was cut & one of the smaller dies was embossed. I used a sentiment from PB's in a pear tree stamp set from 2009--just what I needed--& used a single green gem for embellishment. I'm also entering ABC Christmas Challenge, PBSC, Retro Rubber, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month.
Next is my entry for Poppystamps using some of the leftovers from my last card. Oops--missed the deadline.
The Stitched Bloom Trio dies were cut from glossy photo paper that was blended with DO picked raspberry & a bit of abandoned coral. I dry embossed the bottom of a kraft panel, added the little blooms & stamped the sentiment from Grateful Heart.
I used tiny brown pearls for embellishment. Instead of foam tape, I added several panels of cardstock before adding the kraft panel to the card front which was blended with the same DO inks. I'm also entering AAA Cards, Die Cut Divas, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month.
Last is my entry for PTI MIM Stenciled Edges. I began by sponging Soft Stone ink onto a panel of Soft Stone cardstock through a Heidi Swapp stencil.
I stamped images from Friendly Flowers using Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist & Mint Julep. The larger dot is from Wreath for All Seasons. The sentiment from Friendly Flowers was stamped in Smokey Shadow & matching cardstock was used for the mat.
I used clear Nuvo Drops to embellish the flower centers & this card is ready to mail to a friend. I'm also entering CASual Fridays, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month. Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing everyone a lovely Easter weekend.