Thursday…okay, let’s be honest it might be Friday

I’m staying up way too late tonight to get some stuff done cause I just won’t be able to get it done tomorrow.  I have a couple of really cute cards I made that I just don’t want to see go to waste, so here I sit as the clock ticks to Friday.  So we are just going to take a moment, but you’ll get to see the cards.

52cct38-16Up first in our small line up for today is a bit of holiday cheer from the elves over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The theme this week for the challenge was masking and I was all over that.ek-gorman-52cct38-16

I have a new (to me) stamp from Stampendous was a beautiful scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.  I stamped it out in a little Archival Ink, and then stamped out a mask and trimmed it out.  Then using some Distress Inks in gathered twigs, frayed burlap, scattered straw, squeezed lemonade, and mustard seed I blended the ink into an ombre effect.  I did a bit of a spritz on the ink an soaked it back up.  I stamped a sentiment from the stamp pack in some tree branch Archival ink and added a bit of cord.  I put the image onto some textured card stock with a bit of dimensional tape and called it a day.

cyci139-300x240Next in the little line up is a fun color challenge for the sleuths of design over at Can You Case It.  This week they are searching for ek-gorman-cyci139designs that show colors with a bit of rainbow.

Now on of the inspiration photos had the cute little monsters from
Your Next stamp and I knew instantly I just had to play with them too.  I stamped out the monsters masking them where I needed to.  Then I let watercolor run down some the watercolor paper so it looked like it was filling the monsters in.  I added a bit of rainbow colored printed paper under the card and left it that simple.  I think the monsters look really sweet being colored by the rainbow.

ssc136fFinally we have a great little sketch challenge from the gals over at Sunday Stamps.  I am all about my Halloween cards at the moment, so I knew I would have to figure out a way to use the sketchek-gorman-ssc136 for a bit of a spooky design.

I pulled out a Sizzix embossing folder and embossed the white card stock and mucked it up a bit with hickory smoke distress ink.  Then using some halloween themed card stock, I trimmed up some stripes and added it to the design.  I took some orange foiled card stock and die cute out the words toil & trouble and adhered it to the card.  Finally I used a Tim Holtz witch stamp and colored it in with a bit of copics and added it with dimensional tape.  Again I left it simple because it just looked to cute.

That’s it for tonight (this morning).  I am off to bed before my busy day tomorrow and will be back before you know it.


  1. What a fabulous selection of cards, they are all just super. The Nativity scene is simply beautiful. Thanks so much for playing long with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.


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