Friday Cards

It is Friday after a long week with the kids home.  It always interesting what happens when the kids are out of school for a week.  This break has been easier than most, but that mainly is because they know how to fix their own snacks and put their own dishes in the dishwasher.  (seriously this makes life so much better)  Regardless we are about to run some errands, so I am going to make this post short.

pp332This week over at The Paper Players they have a fun clean and simple challenge looking for a large sentiment as the focal point.

I grabbed a stencil and blended some cracked pistachio ink onto some ek-gorman-pp332card stock.  Then I added some frills and squiggles from an Inkadinkadoo stamp with the some color ink.  I stamped a large sentiment from Fiskars in black and then added a couple more frilly squiggles in darker ink (evergreen bough).  I trimmed down the card stock and added some black glitter paper under it.  I adhered the card stock to an A2 card frame and called it a day.  I may have missed the CAS mark, but I love how this came out in the end.

ek-gorman-ai202Art Impressions is still having their Playful People challenge.  I pulled out another Art Impression stamp, this time Dancers, and stamped it out onto some card stock.

I pulled out my copics and simply colored in the image, focusing heavily on trying to create a human rainbow amongst the ladies.  It is one of the reasons I kept the costumes so simple.  I stamped out my favorite AI sentiment of all time…lets be honest it is so true in so many ways.  I think I got pretty close to the right shadows for the gals.  I trimmed down the card stock and adhered it to an A2 frame.  This may not be the most interesting card of all time…but it is some me…

Over at Winnie and Walter, they are celebrating their 3rd birthday.  Happy Birthday Winner and Walter.  In celebration they are having a month long celebration filled with challenges.  I was first introduced to Winnie and Walter a year ago when they sponsored ek-gorman-ww-1Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Their floral stamp, In Bloom: Addie’s Garden became quickly my favorite flower stamp set.

The first challenge for their celebration was an Ink Blending challenge.  I pulled out my distress inks and masked a piece of card stock.  Then I blended in inks into an ombre look, using tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans, and chipped sapphire.  I pulled up the masks, and stamped out the daisy flower, steam, and leaves.  I added a sentiment showing sympathy.  I don’t normally blend well, but for once, I think I got it right.

ek-gorman-ww-2The second challenge was a pattern making challenge.  I pulled out the two different leaf images and stamped them out into two different shades of green Archival ink.  Then on another piece of scrape paper, I stamped out the daffodil and stem.  I colored it in with my copics, and fussy cut out the flower.  I adhered it to the patterned card and stamped out a simple smile sentiment.  I finally added four different crystals.

The third challenge, the one I easily would find the most difficult, was a ‘color it bright’ challenge.  I don’t ek-gorman-ww-3often color ‘bright’ but I am always up for a challenge.  I printed out a free background digi from Winnie and Walter and started coloring it in with my copics, aiming for a very bright rainbow.  I think I got bright enough and it was a nice reminder which copics I use to create bright tones.  I grabbed a black jewel and adhered it at the center of the digi.  I finally adhered a die cut sentiment onto the bottom of the card.  In the end, I found the card to be actually really fun, bright colors and all.

Okay, that’s all for today.  I will be back later this weekend (I hope) with a few more card challenge entries.


  1. You are such a productive stamper! Terrific gallery, love the wonderful background on the first card, and the tequila card cracks me up! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

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