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January Challenge: Love!

January Challenge

Happy New Year!

We’re off to the races with the first challenge in 2018… love! I think this should be a pretty easy challenge – I hope to see lots of entries. 🙂

The last day to submit your entry is Wednesday, January 31st, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Thursday, February 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Your entry must be love-themed.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

I’m using Stampin’ Up!’s Watts of Occasions today. This is a great set because it covers many different card-making occasions. I created a Christmas card with it here. My card:

Watts of Love

I used lighter colors on the other bulbs to make them appear in the background. Here is a close-up of the bulbs:

Watts of Love

I forgot to mention in the video that I used Bristol paper. It’s not my favorite, but it seems to work pretty well for Zig markers. Just don’t brush too much on it or it will start to pill.

Enjoy the video. I’m looking forward to seeing your cards! 🙂

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Black strip ~1 x 5 1/2 inches ~2.54 x 14 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies

Zig Markers used: light carmine, carmine red, pink, pale pink, light pink

Watts of Occasions
Watts of Occasions
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
AMZN|SSS
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
EH|SSS
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
SSS Fog Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Strathmore Bristol Paper
Strathmore Bristol Paper
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
T-Square Ruler
T-Square Ruler
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

2018 January Challenge Entries
Watts of Love
Watts of Love
Launching the January challenge!
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Pink valentines
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Valentines with color burst background.
Our December Wedding Anniversary Card
Our December Wedding Anniversary Card
Products used were SU crumbcake card-stock, Versafine black ink, Prismacolor pencils, Penny Black and Concord & 9th stamps.
amelialesley - Bloomin’ Love Origami Box Card
amelialesley - Bloomin’ Love Origami Box Card
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Mama Elephant lunar animals and other dies including a frame made with stitched rectangles. The animals were colored with copics.
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Mama Elephant stamps.
Love card for Jan 2018 challenge
Love card for Jan 2018 challenge
Raisin Boat stamps with Copic coloring
Heart shaker card
Heart shaker card
I used a Heidi Swapp love stamp and my brand new Brother Scan n Cut machine to make this card. The learning curve for the machine is a little steep right now. It’s not exactly what I had in mind, but it’s OK. I saw Kristina Werner put glitter paper in a shaker card and I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Heart Love
Heart Love
I finally got the Scan n Cut machine to do what I wanted it to do.
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Stampin up and Art Impressions stamp sets. I love this goofy chicken.
January 2018 challenge. Love theme.
January 2018 challenge. Love theme.
Another card using Raisin Boat Stamps. The big kiss is actually tin foil. I saw another person do this and thought it was so cute!
Floral Love
Floral Love
Stamped images from SSS on patterned paper, then copic coloring
Sending Love
Sending Love
Entire card is pretty much diecuts, with stamped Love and hugs message. modified from a design found on pinterest.
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Lawn Fawn kitchen scene of love.
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Penny Black Stamp.
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Penny black and Honey Bee stamps.
Love card challenge Jan 2018
Love card challenge Jan 2018
Simple stamping with Raisin Boat stamp, punched out with SU punch and colored with Copics.
For You Panda.JPG
For You Panda.JPG
This card was created for the Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge. This panda was fun to color. I colored the hearts all in red Copic markers. The For You came from a hedgehog stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. This is a digital stamp, so it is basically coloring. Kind of fun sometimes.
Sending Lots of Love
Sending Lots of Love
Glitter heart cut with Pazzle electronic cutter; We R Memory Keepers 3-D embossing folder; die cut & sequins from Simon Says Stamp; stamp from Our Daily Bread; pink paper from DCWV Simmer stack. Inside sentiment: May your day be one filled with happiness.
Love You
Love You
Watercolored hearts traced with watercolor pencils then painted with Mijello Mission Gold WCs on Strathmore cold press 140 lb. WC paper; Stamp from Ali Edwards Love Always Wins; small hearts from my stash; inside sentiment:friendship is a special blessing.
Love
Love
Heart painted on Strathmore cold press 140 lb. WC paper using Mijello Mission Gold WC paints; sentiment hand written with a prisma 03 black pen; Molotow masking pen used for the word Love before WC painting. Inside sentiment: May you be blessed with peace and love.
Love
Love
A card with lots of sparkle. Foiled center inside heart surrounded by glittered foam.
Tic-Tac-Totally Awesome
Tic-Tac-Totally Awesome
I made these cards for my kids' teachers for Valentine's day using My Favorite Things Tic-Tac-Toes and X's and O's stamp sets and dies. Added a shaker element and some glitter for sparkles.
Jan love challenge
Jan love challenge
Pinterest case from the wonderful Dawn Olchefske. The sentiment is on the inside of the card. Two heart windows are cut into the front and I added some pearl bling for a bit of "pretty".
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I used the Heart Flutter set by Gina K Designs and Unity Stamp Company. Basically I CASED Gina K with her video and this set. Sometimes it is fun to watch a video and stamp along with the presenter.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Power Poppy set: "Go Wild", beautiful images!!!!! This one is stamped with Stazon black ink on watercolor paper and colored with Sakura Koi watercolors. Pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, (discontinued line, bwaaa!! 🙁 )
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
House Mouse stamp called "Sweet Kiss", stamped on watercolor paper with Stazon Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in Gamsol. The flowers are from Stampin' Up! set called "Petite Petals" punched with the coordinating punch. The heart is from Memory box die set called "Precious Hearts". Image framed with a cross stitch die set.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Image came in a "mystery bag" purchased on Ebay, I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package, there were other equally awesome stamps in it, 10 total, for $10.00!!!!! I stamped it on a die cut piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with Sakura Koi watercolors. The word Love is from a Penny Black die set called "Love and Joy".
Rainbow hearts
Rainbow hearts
Made my own rainbow paper by gluing strips of colored paper to a plain piece. I had no purple paper, so I colored a plain strip with a purple marker.
Valentine from God
Valentine from God
I made this card to give out to the members of my Bible study group. The inside has the acrostic VALENTINE that goes through John 3:16.
Easel Love Card
Easel Love Card
My how I did it information on my blog. Pattyspassions.com
Lots of Love
Lots of Love
I die cut the Love sentiment and made a shaker out of it.
Sending Love
Sending Love
A fun card from Catherine Pooler's last Stamp of Approval kit.
Love on Your Birthday
Love on Your Birthday
More info on my blog. Pattyspassions.com
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
This image is from a retired Flourishes set called "Love Sweet Love", stamped with Stazon black ink and colored with markers and aqua painter then, fussy cut.
Color me valentine
Color me valentine
I make this kind of card to sell at church for the kiddies. The "Color Me" comes right off and I include some crayons with the card.
Love You
Love You
I used my heart die to show the color behind. A pretty obvious and easy card.
Rose Valentine
Rose Valentine
I used one of my favorite lacy dies (can't remember who makes it) for this and a stamp that I've had forever.
Annie A.
Annie A.
A Valentines Day card using my favorite brushed heart stamp from Impress and Catherine Pooler's inks, Love die, and border stamps were all used on this card to finish it up.
Valentine is black and gold
Valentine is black and gold
My husband said black isn’t a valentine color so I took that as a challenge to create a Valentine card with black.
Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day
A card I created for Send a Smile 4 Kids, using an old Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps stamp set ("Cocoa's Heart"). Greeting is from Hero Arts. Tfl! 🙂
Happy Valentine's Day Bear
Happy Valentine's Day Bear
I created this card to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids. Please feel free to visit my blog for more details: https://andreaspaperantics.blogspot.com/2018/01/happy-valentines-day-bear.html. Tfl! 🙂
Sending You Monster Hugs
Sending You Monster Hugs
A fun simple card to do.
Sending Love
Sending Love
I love this image of the world. I stamped and clear embossed it and then added the little location stamp.
Love card
Love card
This card uses SU Pop of Pink dsp for the background. I white embossed the sentiment from Seasonally Scattered stamp set and blended distress inks over it. The YOU is from a die set Sizzix.
Sealed with a Kiss
Sealed with a Kiss
I used Deamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste colored with a bit of SU real red ink and used the SU heart stencil. The sentiment is from SU Sealed with Love stamp set and SU Love Notes dies.
Sending Love Card
Sending Love Card
I used SU Sending Love dsp and SU Love Notes dies to make this card. The tiny envelope is SU red foil paper and the strip of glitter is from SU as well.
Simple Love Card
Simple Love Card
This card uses old SU dsp for the strips, SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and black and white bakers twine. The hearts are from an old SU punch.
Wandering Words Card
Wandering Words Card
I embossed the SU Wandering Words with red embossing powder on this card with a simple red satin ribbon by SU with a piece of black satin ribbon (from Walmart) running through it. This is an old trick I learned from YouTube years ago.
Mother’s Day love
Mother’s Day love
Getting an early start on mother’s day.
Love
Love
This card front was designed and cut with my Pazzle electronic cutting machine. The spray used is homemade; although I can't remember what I put in it. The light weight background paper is from my stash. The butter flies are a punch and drew the antenna's. The sentiment is printed on vellum using a inkjet printer; if you quickly apply clear embossing powder you get this effect. The vellum strip is wrapped around the card front and then the whole shebang was applied it to my card base.
Love You
Love You
This card is CASE'd from Brigit at Split Coast Stampers. The white elements and letters of the card were cut on my electronic cutter. The roses where made using two small five petal flower punches, wire for the stem wrapped in Washi tape and colored with alcohol marker (I couldn't find my green flower tape :-().. Ribbon from my stash. The word You is from a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I added just touch of sparkle on the rose and buds using Wink of Stella.
Love You To Pieces!
Love You To Pieces!
La La Land Craft Puzzle Piece Die
Happy Valentines Day
Happy Valentines Day
This card is as close to cheating as one can get. I cut it out on the Cricut and slapped it together. The background is silver glitter paper and it's prettier in real life than the photo shows.
One last valentine
One last valentine
One more to slip in under the wire. Another embarrassingly easy one made using the Cricut.
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Love is diecut from foam and is see thru to inside of card. Glossy accents and glitter are used on hearts.
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Prayers die cut and gold embossed along with edge of layer where heart stencil is used with perfect pearl.

Comments

  1. wrote on January 2nd, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Connie

    Thanks Darlene. This card has a clean fresh look to it again. Very nice! Surprised but delighted you had a card video today.

  2. wrote on January 25th, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Hannah Means

    I made this card to give out to my bible study group. I ended up with 2 orders, each for 12 cards! The interior has the valentine acrostic that goes through John 3;16.

  3. wrote on January 25th, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Hannah Means

    Sorry, I put this comment in the wrong place. I guess I’d better do this more often so I don’t make this kind of mistake!!

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