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Old-fashioned Brick Building – CR #169

Hello friends! Today’s card is my submission for episode #169 of Craft Roulette, which has the following parameters:

I had a lot of fun creating this card and experimenting with some styles and techniques I have not used before!

Once I die-cut the window from my card front using the Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies, I started by creating the brick building using Distress Oxides/Inks and the HoneyBee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil. I also added some brown paint onto the bricks for a more “old-fashioned” look. I used the following Oxides/Inks for the brick wall:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso
  • Candied Apple

The black window was distressed using silver paint along with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to create rust.

As for the awning (also from The Sweet Shoppe cutting dies set), I used the Star Six stencil from Ciao Bella Paper with Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, and Ground Espresso Distress Oxides/Inks.

The wooden window box (along with the wooden sign with a sentiment from Sizzix) were created using – you guessed it – more Distress Oxides/Inks as well as brown paint! I used the following colours for the wood:

  • Frayed Burlap
  • Vintage Photo
  • Ground Espresso

I used these Copics to colour the dog from the Mama Elephant Puppy Play set:

  • Browns: E15, E18
  • Pinks: R20, R22

The plants were die-cut from various colours of Neenah Astrobright Cardstock and Recollections Cardstock using the Sizzix Garden Shed Die Set designed by Sophie Guilar.

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used

  • Spellbinders The Sweet Shoppe Cutting Dies by Tina Smith
  • Sizzix Gaden Shed Thinlits by Sophie Guilar
  • Sizzix Good Vibes #3 by Pete Hughes
  • Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Brick Stencil
  • Ciao Bella Paper Star Six Stencil
  • Mama Elephant Puppy Play Stamp and Die Set
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide
  • Lost Shadow Distress Oxide
  • Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Ground Espresso Distress Ink
  • Candied Apple Distress Oxide
  • Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
  • Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
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Mama Elephant Shaped Card – Up We Go!

Hi friends! Today’s card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “Shaped Card!” I have never made a non-squared/rectangular-shaped card, so this was a fun challenge for me. Let me tell you about how I made this card!

After making a circular card base, I stamped some images and a sentiment from the Mama Elephant “Up We Go” stamp and die set. This is an older set but still a really fun one to use, and it was perfect for what I wanted to do!

I coloured the images using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Reds: R1, R2

Oranges: YR170, YR250

Yellows: Y3, Y030, Y050

Greens: GY1, Gy2

Blues: PB7, B070

Purples: V230, V250

I created the background using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil – I wanted the little dog to be floating up into the sky!

I die-cut my coloured images and cropped the corners of my sentiment to better match the shape of the card. I used foam squares to elevate the yellow dog and balloons to add some interest and then attached everything to the card. And with this, the card is finished!

I loved making this circular card. This challenge helped me step outside my comfort zone and make a card I otherwise would not have made. This is one of the many reasons I love participating in challenges!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J

Products Used

  • Mama Elephant Up We Go Stamp and Die Set
  • Stamp Press
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
  • Salty Ocean Distress Oxide
  • Blending Brush
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Fiskars Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors, 6”
  • Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, 12”
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Double Sided E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive Tape Dispenser
  • White Jelly Roll Pen
  • Foam Squares
  • Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black)
  • Round Corner Punch