Thursday, May 25, 2017

Club Scrap: Team Challenge

This month was inspirational and fun, I do admit I had to think!!  Always good to exercise those brain cells.  We were to use at least 2 different kits from months past to create our projects.   But before we start, lets get some housekeeping out of the way.  You should have arrived from Cheryl  If you want to start at the beginning:  Click Here.

Ok, lets Dive it!!!  We will start with a technique exploration.

This is fun.  I used Distress Oxide and then regular Distress, to create the background.

I started by stamping and embossing Happy Birthday in white in the center.  Hard to see here.  Then I used versa mark.  For this example I used a dirty ink pad so you could see how it is arranged.  On the final I actually used a clean pad.  I also was testing for placement.  This was done on Tim Holtz water color paper.

Next, I started with Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Broken china.

First I smeared the ink on a piece of plastic then misted with water until it was "gooey".  Then placed it over the card and smeared in.

First Inking.  I also sprayed this with water after the fact to remove some of that blob of blue ink in center.

After Dry, I sponged on Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon from the original Distress line.  Not bad.  The first on looks nice in the picture.  But in life, it was flat and not very interesting.  That is one of my issues with the Oxide, it lacks that spark we are used to with the original.  It looks "velvety". that look we are use to with chalk inks, not my favorite.  But here I get both, deep rich color with a punch.  ..

After Dry (well this was not entirely true), I trimmed it to size and Voila, that bottom edge tore.  Oh my, well let's just distress the whole thing.  Not bad.

Time to get this thing done!

There was a stamp with the same kit that is music notes.  I stamped, scanned and cut with my Brother Scan n Cut.

Then I used this pen to color in part of the stamp, when dry, foiled it!!

Not the best pic, the foil reflects the light, but you get the idea. I popped this up on glue dots.

Final step was to add a sentiment and a few embellishments.

Another look and a list of kits:

White card base, A2 size:  The Happy Birthday and Music Note was from "The Blues 2015"
Happy Birthday to you:  "Celebrate January 2016" and the embellishments from Color me Happy, January 2017".

Card 2:

This one was inspired by the Technique Challenge for this month.  Thank you Roni.  It was to create a border from a  stamp.  I started by following her directions, but that was too much scissor time for me so:::::: I tried something different and it worked!

I love this card, soft and gently, simple but sticking.  Lets take a look.

Started by stamping one side plus the butterfly.  Then I turned the card around and stamped the other half of the flowers.    This is where I got out my scissors, well that did not work!!

So I restamped, good thing I left the stamps in my MISTI.  Then I scanned and using my Brother Scan n Cut, cut it out.  I could not figure out how to only cut the bottom.  I was too lazy to go downstairs to get my computer so that I could just cut the bottom edge, and cut both the top and the bottom.

This is what I got.  I sniped off the "arms" that are connecting the two and get. . . . .

Then I colored the cutouts with real markers.

and Inked the paper.  Concentrated the ink (Distress Broken China, Original) and feathered it up towards the top, leaving the upper 1/3 white.

Layered on Silver Shimmer Velum and glued the flowers into their respective places.

to just the areas where there is white card stock or flower.

This was then Mounted onto a White A2 Card base, with black ribbon and a sentiment.

Let me tell you a little secret.  The first time I placed the sentiment on the black card space I missed and it was off kilter.  so I cut another one, trimmed down the "Messed up one" and glued the whole  thing onto the new mat that I cut just a tad bigger.  You can't tell and it saved me re-stamping, embossing, die cutting and it even gives a bit more dimension.  So now it looks like I planned it to give that little bit of height so I didn't need to back with fun foam.

Lovely card:: Supplies used:

Floral stamp was from :"Dahlia, April 2016", Black ribbon and paper for mounting, as well as silver Velum were from "Cherry Blossom,, April 2017.  The Sentiment "Crewel and Unusual, February 2016".

Card 3:

This was inspired by a card I saw on Michael Strong's Group. Here is the link to the blog  Faith Anderson Blog,
This card is just lovely.  I love the softness and the whole feel.  

This a 5x7 card base, a soft yellow, with a green mat.  The White front is 4.5"X6.5 inches.

Measured and inked the lines.  Stamped and colored the floral and then went back and embossed the black lines with my Scor Pal.   Colored the floral and surrounding area with Copic.  In hind site, I should have just colored the flowers and not the back ground, ok well, it is the idea we are working o here, so I'll perfect it next time.  

Then I die cut the octagon opening.    
Using score tape I surrounded the octagon and placed  over it a piece of tulle.

Then I fussy cut, using a larger octagon another piece of paper, this is one with bees and a honeycomb.  Attached a piece of tulle over this.  Added sequins and using score tape placed them together, creating a "flat shaker card".  
Cut a frame using the 2 octagon nested, added a bow with an embellishment,.  Lastly mounted on to the card base.  Finished!!

another view!!

So what did I use:  Score pal and marker for the corner.  Floral came from "Girlfriends 2015", 
Paper from "Garden Shed, September 2016 and Sunflowers, August 2016".  The embellishment from "Cherry Blossom, April 2017 as well as a fe of the sequins.  

Thank you for joining out hop, you next stop is:  Jennifer

Visit Club Scrap to check out all the wonderful papers and stamps that are available.  

Happy Crafting,


  1. Beautiful cards! I really like the embossed Happy Birthday card.

  2. Such a great set of cards and wonder fultechniques!

  3. BEAUTIFUL set of cards, THEN I saw you had had inspiration from MY card, I am so honoured and thrilled, you made my day to think it inspired you. Thank you so much.

    1. Your card is just stunning. I had to share it, lol!, and thank ukulele

  4. Fantastic set of cards Josette! The shaker card with the tulle is so creative! Nice choice to use the honeycomb background. Your step out instructions are well done and easy to follow. You are making me want to try out some distress oxide inks! Love the background you created!

  5. LOVE all of your cards Josette, these are such fun mashups!

  6. Awesome Josette! I love the shaker card with the tulle and honeycomb. Great oxide background with the embossing. I'll have to try that technique soon.

  7. What an amazing and inspiring trio of cards. So many fun techniques to try. TFS!

  8. Very nice Josette! Great techniques on every one!

  9. Foiling? Oh, no! I can't fit one more thing in my scary stamp room! Love your cards...I especially like the one that had the boo-boo!

  10. These cards are great! Love the embossed musical card. The coloring on the dahlia card is gorgeous. And the tulle instead of acetate for the shaker card is so clever!

  11. Super cool cards! Love all the techniques!