This is one of the cards my free monthly club gals will be making in Sept 2020. If you would like to join the fun, come check us out at Crafting with Amanda VIP Group on face.
You might be tired of seeing iterations of the same distress oxide card, but it’s so quick that I was able to create and assemble 16 of them in less than an hour. Each crafter that qualified and signed up to receive the Sept card kit opened an envelope that had these things in it.
There are enough pieces here to create 2 bridge cards and we get to do some old fashioned coloring! I don’t know about you, but that just helps me relax.
The video walks you through the process I used to create a bridge card. There are so many ways to create this card and they have such a wow impact to the receiver.
Hope you can find some crafting time in your world today!
Between being bounced in and out of the studio, an older computer and me learning new tricks, this latest video has taken a LONG time to get finalized. Just the exporting process took over 6 hours of computer time. That being said, ta da. Here it is!
The last blog has a link to the cricut design file cuts that I am using to enhance all the cards in this batch of subscription cards. Everyone that has ordered their subscription through Crafting with Amanda receives these shapes already cut with a homemade card from me. If you have ordered through another maker, that’s fine too, just click the link to the previous blog and you can still cut everything yourself!
Here is the version of the card as design by the wonderful crafty people at Close to my Heart.
These are my amanda-ized versions of Card #1
For the first two cards, I decided to do one oriented like the original card, and the other I turned 90 degrees. The point of the star not being straight up and down might bother some, but I sometimes like things kitty-wampus (technical term).
Here again is the CTMH version of card number 2
And now my versions.
I really had fun creating these. They took longer than I would have thought, and with a house filled with distractions, I am pleased with the results! How did you decide to put yours together?
With all the noise and activity in the house from the workers, I’ve been struggling to focus and be creative. I’ve dabbled with this and forced myself to glue flowers to the front of cards, but wasn’t feeling it until yesterday.
I had tried learning more about the distress oxides ink and made some little samples on different papers with different products. Today when sleep eluded me, I decided I was going to do SOMETHING with them. a quick glance on pinterest and I had some inspiration.
My craft desk has been strewn with pieces parts of of various projects, current and from years ago. I had decided I wanted to use some things up in the employ of cards for happy mail.
At first I was distracted by interruptions, the thoughts in my head and the colors of the flowers on my desk. I gave myself permission to discard any piece that was blocking me from creating. It’s funny. I removed dark flowers and leaves that had been punched from orange cardstock. Once those were no longer in my way, I was able to create. . . .
Most of these pieces were leftovers from our August Club Night cards. I added some silver and white pieces and the blockade gave way and I was able to create!
If you have the Art Philosophy Image Set, you should be able to cut out your own card pieces. Here is the link.
Also there is a video for some of the techniques used in creating it here.
There are still more pieces on my craft table. I’m going to see what I can do with them! Happy Crafting!
Back before our family moved to California, and then before the Coronavirus was an everyday concern, I hosted a free monthly crop. Ladies would come and work on their own projects during the day and in the evenings everyone would be given the materials for a project. Often the project was a card workshop, but sometimes we did home decor items or learned new techniques. We have all missed this, and I have started hosting zoom chat & crafts for everyone in my VIP group. (Got to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraftingwithAmanda and request to join)
This month I decided we needed to try and do more together and I designed this card for our third Thursday chat & craft.
I originally designed this card for a color challenge and a scraplift challenge.
I used the August 2020 Stamp of the Month for all the background stamping. It was fun doing some random stamping again!