Festive Friday: 2-for-1 Card Duo

Jul 12, 2019 | Get Well Cards | 6 comments

Festive Friday: 2-for-1 Card Duo

Jul 12, 2019 | Get Well Cards | 6 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

I’m so excited because not only is today a new Festive Friday challenge, but it’s also my Altenew Educator Level 3 final! This morning, I’m conducting a local class here at my home, and hosting the Altenew Educator coordinators via video conferencing. My projects for today are two of the cards that the class will be making! So, gather some supplies and make them along with us!

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So, before we get to the process video, let’s take a look at the challenge – I know you want to play along!

Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Come up with something heartfelt and mushy to send to your parents. You know they love that stuff!
  • Try out a new watercolor technique you’ve been eyeballing. I have a great one for you today!
  • CASE one of the DT projects and add your own twist to our designs. Of course, if you blog about it, we would love for you to mention the Designer as your inspiration for your project. Here’s links to all of the Designers:

Here’s my take:

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Sentiment Strips (Altenew)
Paper: 2 – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 5″ x 7″ 140lb cold press watercolor card (Strathmore), Scrap of Warm Sunshine CS (Altenew)
Inks: Nocturne Versafine Clair( Tsukineko), Cotton Candy, Rubellite, Citrus Burst, Warm Sunshine (Altenew)
Accessories: Black Soot DIstress Stain Spray (Ranger)
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), Mega Hello die (Altenew), Stitched Rectangle dies (Lawn Fawn), Wendy Vecchi STAY-tion, Blending Tool (Ranger), Flowing Drops Stencil (Altenew), 

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0038 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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