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Thursday, July 5, 2018

BIRTHDAY CARD STASH - DESIGNER CREATIVE CHALLENGE

Hey guys! Welcome to my little corner of the world. Today I decided to join in on Craftin Desert Divas Birthday Card Stash Creative Challenge.



Even with as much crafting as I do, I always find I’m in need of birthday cards. Let’s be honest, you can never have too many. This time of year I have a slew of birthdays coming up for various family members so this was the perfect opportunity to add to my stash!



I thought I would share what I do to streamline my card making process when I’m making multiple cards. I am all about putting cards together assembly line style. I like to do everything in groups. For example I will color all my images, then cut them all out, work on all my backgrounds, add my images, and finally add my sentiments.



For today’s project I printed out all my images from Craftin Desert Divas Space Cadet digital set, grabbed a lap tray, and spent a little time multi-tasking, in which I mean I was watching a movie with the family while I colored away. I’ve had quite a busy week, so to save some time I started up my Brother Scan N Cut and let it cut out the images. I threw all my images in a little container then set to cutting up a couple sheets of black cardstock. I knew I wanted to do a Galaxy background for these cuties but that can be time consuming, so I opted for the quick and easy galaxy background. I used my black cardstock and added some Distress Oxide Ink for some color and splattered some white gouache and some Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Silver Calligraphy Color for “stars”. Next I added the images that were going to be flat on the cards with some Multi Medium Matte and added the images that were going to be popped up with foam tape; then added my sentiments. Last but not least I finished off my cards with some Fairy Dust and Lollipop sequins.



Project Supplies
Stamps: Space Cadet Digital Set
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon for the background. For the “moon” that the cadets are standing on Antique Linen and Hickory Smoke.
Paint: White Gouache and Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Silver Calligraphy Color
Adhesive: Multi Media Matte and Foam Tape
Accessories: Fairy Dust and Lollipop
I have to say that this was such a fun challenge and I got some much needed birthday cards out of it. Don't forget you can join Craftin Desert Divas Digi Stamp Club and get $14 worth of Digi Stamps for $7.

Until next time, keep on crafting!

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