Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Outlawz Color Tuesdays Guest Design Time!

 HiHo, all and I hope your week is going well. It's time for a new challenge and another June Guest Design share for Outlawz Color Tuesdays hosted by Eureka Stamps. Here is my make:

Brown Chatterbox card base, various Kraft card stocks for my base mat, zig-zag line elements and focal mats; The Paper Studio and Simple Stories designer patterned papers used front, back and inside, lace and fabric strips from my stash; Promarkers used to color focal image and holly/berries. I used Spellbinders 6x6 Card Basics dies to cut the mats, Avery Elle holly/berries die, and MFT Chevron Stripes die (the zig-zag or ric-rac line elements). 

 For the challenge that starts today and ends on June 28, we have THIS inspiration photo:

This is from Pinterest and I did a bit of research to learn that vertical hanging garlands are a decorative  "thing" now, for any time of year. Using naturally acquired elements makes your make even cooler, like gathering twigs and/or moss to use from a nature walk. When I looked at this photo, I thought of birds and Christmas. The colors and textures remind me of homemade holiday garlands and also of hanging suet feeders for birds. So, I chose a Christmas Eureka digital image featuring a cardinal in a holly berry bush. I also tried to use the photo colors and used Kraft for the brown/natural elements.

I have used Outlawz current Wednesday sketch as well, resizing it to 6x6 and then turning it sideways counter-clockwise in PSE. I wanted the red lines to be vertical like the garland in the photo. 

I haven't piled stuff on a card in a while, and I was in the mood so I did. I've had the fabric strips that I used along with the Chevron stripe die cuts to establish the vertical lines forever. I got out my Fiber Friend ruler and an awl and made little pierced dots on the edges of  the Kraft for interest and texture. I also tried to use liquid craft glue (Nuvo) to adhere the card stock layers instead of reaching for my tape gun or ScorTapes. I read a thread at SplitCoastStampers recently discussing this, and I have to say, it's certainly much quicker and gives a bit more wiggle time. Plus I really like how so far my bottle tip has not become clogged at all, so on heavier papers I plan to use more glue and less tape from now on.

I die cut some mats for the inside using a Spellbinders 6x6 Art Deco Fairmont Nestie Label. Then I cut a smaller mat out of white Springhill Digital cs, stamped my Paper Trey Ink sentiments with VersaMark and white-heat-embossed them. Then I ink blended Distress Ink over that and adhered to my card.

The back is more die cut mats, a strip of Magenta stash scrap trim-edged with deco scissors, another chevron stripe die cut and a Technique Tuesday siggie stamped on a Kraft scrap and embossed same way as the inside sentiments, then circle punched. I used 3 different "shades" of Kraft on this card as I was trying to use scrap stash instead of cutting more sheets and making more scraps, lol. I don't find it a problem. Browns are like Greens, both are good blenders within their respective color families.

And a final view. This is a really busy card with lots of layered elements, but I like the look. Thanks for visiting me and until next, stay well and craft on! XOX

2.   CD Sunday Plus #62: AAG with CD/USB/Digi -- #1/3  I've used a Eureka Stamps digital image for my focal: Seasons Greetings Cardinal
5.   Christmas Crafts All Year Round June: Something That Starts with K &/or L -- #1/5 I used Kraft paper and my focal image and die cuts have Holly Leaves
7.   12 Months of Christmas Link Up June: ACG -- #1/10 Option not played this time
8.   Jingle Belles JB-21-12: All Bundled Up (3+ Layers) -- I have 4+ layers on this card
11. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 22: AAG with Colouring -- #1/2 Promarkers used for all coloring
12. CHNC Challenge 546: ACG -- No option played this time
15. 613 Avenue Create June 2021 Challenge #6: AG Only -- #1/8  Option not played this time  
16. I Love Promarkers #437: AG + Opt. Spots and/or Stripes -- #1/3 Option possibly played. have zig zag stripes. Promarkers used to color image and holly/berry die cuts      
18. QKR Stampede Challenge #422: AAG -- #1/3 I've used Eureka Digi Seasons Greetings Cardinal
19. Happy Little Stampers June AG with Dies -- The base kraft mats and patterned paper mats, front inside and back, are all die cuts, as are the holly leaves and berries and the chevron stripe zig-zags.  


Heather said...

Wow, what a vibrant card! Very fun layout, and gorgeous zig-zaggy details - adds so much movement! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, so many amazing layers and yet they all blend beautifully without feeling cluttered! wonderful take on the sketch as well! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun once more!

Daffodil Cards said...

Awl holes? and placed beautifully too. Love the image and your colouring Aimeslee, the take on the sketch is wonderful, love the layers, the fab insert and of course the back of your card. I always use wet glue, it's so much easier ;D I'm here with 2 hats on so will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT
btw, Congratulations on your win last challenge. :)

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Beautiful card Aimslee ❣😊 I love the texture of those zig zag elements. Lots to look at here.
Happy Crafting,

craftytrog said...

A stunning card Aimeslee! I love the design!
Alison xx

Pamela said...

I loved reading how you layered everything. I like brown so just love those zigzags and the lace looks great underneath them.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

R's Rue said...

This card is so beautiful. I love it. Great job my friend.

Monica C. said...

So beautiful Aimeslee! I love the way you have used the kraft and the earthy tones your card has.
I recently discovered Nuvo glue too. I use Aleene's Tacky glue for bigger surfaces, it comes in an "upside down" bottle that works well for me. But I was still having trouble with die cuts and such delicate things and the Nuvo glue has definitely filled that need.
Hugs Monica

SmilynStef said...

what a fun design to bring on the layers ... so very glad you bundled-up with us at Jingle Belles.

Jocelyn said...

A lovely design, thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Terrific Christmas card - I really like the Kraft zig zag elements. The neutral background is perfect to focus on the coloured image on the front :)

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work thanks for sharing

Carol said...

I especially love all the detailed work in your background.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Rain said...

Hi Aimeslee! :) That is such a beautiful card!! :)

Dawn Frost said...

Great Christmas card, love all the layers! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn Colour Crazy DT

Suze said...

Lovely card Aimeslee. I really like the vibrant teal colour and the deep red of the cardinal. Thank you for entering the Non-traditional Christmas colours challenge at CHNC.

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Aimeslee. Love all the layers and your cardinal.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter Wonderland Christmas Birds Challenge sponsored by Imagine That Digistamp.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

Seafield Jo said...

A lovely, colourful card.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

R's Rue said...

Hi. I’m stunned by the beauty of this card. Well done. Many blessings my friend.

ahlers5 said...

Wow, so much work went into this! It's really beautiful. I going to borrow thw idea of the heat embossed sentiment covered over with distress ink. I love the effect.

Chana Malkah said...

A fabulous holiday card! I like the use of rick rack! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely christmas card, I like the background and the image
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the combination of elements on the background.

Thanks for joining us at the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

Helen x

NickScrapShack said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! I love all the layers and different textures. Beautiful image and wonderful pattern papers. Thank you for playing along with us at I LOVE PROMARKERS. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

Judy McKay said...

Stunning Christmas card. Beautifully designed. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

Jackie Cornfield said...

Great take on the sketch!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Stay safe and well.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Fiona said...

Great card and well done on following all those layers - thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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