A lot to share, so sorry for the looooong post...
Sneak peek of my Make It Monday DT card
It's Monday so that means
Challenge Time at
As always, our theme is ANYTHING GOES and the lovely sponsor
for this week is...
and she is generously offering this...
to our winning commenter!
But WAIT, there's more.
Annabelle Stamps is also celebrating their 2nd birthday in September
and they're having a HUGE party!
Click below to check it out!!
She would really love it if you grab this blinkie and add it to your blog too!
Now before I show you my cards,
I'd like to present you with my
Pick Of the Week
from all the wonderful entries at
Make It Monday
Here it is...
Thanks so much Grace for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!
Okay, about my cards...
I thought I'd lost my mojo the other night when I was trying to come up with a DT card.
After looking through a bazillion-jillion books and pictures, I decided that I'd just settle on a sentiment and go from there.
I chose this sentiment,
"Wish You Were Here"
My inspiration for this sentiment is my husband,
who is currently serving overseas, and I thought it would be perfect.
To challenge myself a bit,
I decided to repeat the same sentiment and change the images.
Here's what I came up with.
Sentimental, Wish You Were Here
I intentionally skipped a tree and only left the stump
I used the thumping method to color these trees
Cute, Wish You Were Here
Sentiment is on the inside
(disregard that I accidentally stamped her neck onto her face...oops!)
Flirty, Wish You Were Here
I didn't have a pillow stamp so these are hand drawn.
Which is why it looks like he has a California King and hers is a chicklet.
Humorous, Wish You Were Here
Sentiment is stamped on the inside.
Here's a little tutorial on how I made the bird
SU Owl Punch for base
Additional owl for the feet color (but I took pic of wrong side)
Placed over the feet
Cut off top portion to round out the body
Punch circle for the head (add 3D dot)
Punch out belly color
Punch out beak (small heart used here)
Add the wings
Add the "where'd you go" eyes
You made it to the end!
(okay..you can wake up now, I'm done)
Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you've enjoyed the post.
Supplies: (For all cards shown)
All cards are standard A2; 4.25" x 5.5"
White cardstock from Wal-mart (purchased in the printer paper section)
Stamps; Lovely As A Tree, All in the Family - Stampin' Up!
Hampton Art - Wish You Were Here sentiment
Ally (or at least her head) - La -La Land Crafts stamp
Colored cardstock from stash (personal mission to use it up)
Stampin' Up! Inks - More Mustard, Peach Parfait, Creamy Caramel,
Bordering Blue, Bliss Blue, Brocade Blue
Watercolor Pencils from SU!
Thin blue wire (unknown origin)