Our sponsor this month at the Crafting Circle’s Crafty Awesomeness Challenge is “Digital Stamps 4 Joy.” They were kind enough to provide us with two great stamps to use. Check out their web site here to see what else they have to offer. I also hope you’ll come and join us and maybe you’ll be this month’s winner. So give it a try!
My first card makes a great card for any golfer in your circle of friends or family. You can find the image called “Golf Stuff” here. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a few Prisma Colored Pencils to color the golf ball. When it came to choosing a patterned paper that would fit the idea I had for the card, which was for a male friend, I dug through my 6×6 paper stacks looking for ones that I felt would be appropriate. The paper I chose was by Authentique and is called “Free Bird.” I just love how this paper stack combines these “Male” colors and uses lots of different patterns to keep the dark colors from being boring.
I topped the card off with taking some of my black embroidery thread and winding it around the first layer of the card and tying it into a bow.
Welcome to the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge” for August. Our featured digital stamped images this month are from Kitty Bee Designs. The one I’m using is called the “Flower Love Bug” and can be found here.
I colored the image using my Copic Markers and highlighted it with a white pen. The checked patterned paper cardstock is from the “It’s A Boy” Dots and Stripes by Carta Bella. I used the Die-Namics “Hello” Die by My Favorite Things. The Foliage is a die by Memory Box and I believe the Stitched Rectangles might be a Gina Marie Die, but I’m not completely certain. The Corners were in my stash.
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This card was made following a sketch from The Crafting Circle Monthly Blog. The image used on the card is one issued by Bloobel for their May Progressive Challenge. The image is called “Fairy Pig.”
I colored the image with my Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils. I used Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Dies and Rectangle Dies. The Happy Birthday is a new die I just bought by Die-Namics from My Favorite Things. The Type was computer set.
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I really think this digital image by Bloobel made for a very unique card, especially since I have several friends who love to skin dive. The image is called “Swimming Diver” and was released as the Bloobel Progressive Challenge for July.
I colored the image with Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils. I also used a touch of “Diamond Glaze” on the goggles and bubbles. I then fussy-cut the image and attached her with foam pops.
I think I found the perfect pattern papers in my stash to use on this card. The “Sand/Beach” paper was a single sheet of paper by DCWV that I’ve had for several years, and the “Water” paper was from the “Happy Place” stack by Dean Lizzy for American Crafts.
The Dies are by Gena Marie, Die-Namics, and Memory Box.
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This time of the year I’ve a large number of birthday cards to make, so I thought that this cute image called “Bug Birthday – Bird 4” would be a great place to start. This is also my card for the July “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge” at The Crafting Circle.Com.
If you haven’t checked out the new and improved “Bugaboo” Digital Online Store, make sure you do. She’s always got great sales going on and some of the nicest digital stamps around…and don’t forget to check out her Free Image each Friday.
I chose to color this image with my Copic Markers and also my Prisma Colored Pencils. The patterned papers were all from a new stack by Echo Park that I bought at a recent Convention. The stack is Called “Birthday Wishes.”
I cut my colored image with a Spellbinder’s Scalloped Circle Die, plus I used the Die-Namics “Bottle Cap Numbers” by My Favorite Things to cut out the date.
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