Thursday, August 15, 2019

Some Recent Cards and DTGD

Hello friends.

The last few weeks have been busy around here as we are trying to put our house back together after installing new flooring, hubby had three tables in a Militaria show (boys showing off guns, military memorabilia, knives, etc to each other selling, buying and trading), family visiting, a major project at work, back to school for the Grandkids, and Dare to Get Dirty at (DTGD).  I look so forward to this week of mega challenges, but I had a bit too much going on to participate in all the challenges.  Here are a few of the cards I did.  

This lighthouse card was my favorite. It was done with the salt technique.  Apply wet ink to your paper and cover in salt.  Once dry, brush off the salt.  I think you are supposed to use sea salt, but all I had was table salt so I got a very fine pebbling.  I loved it.  I had a bunch of left over salt so I mixed it with some white acrylic paint and made the waves.  The panel on the right is the inside of the card.  I really like this new set from SU!
I was still in a beach mood so I dug out my silhouette Palm Trees image from DRS Designs and tried another DTGD challenge.  This one was supposed to be photo paper, distress oxides and a baby wipe.  I only had a little photo paper - see the small panel and also only one color of distress oxides.  I really didn't like it so I just used all the colors and made the card to the left instead.  Ink, spray, smash technique and some of the left over salted acrylic paint - lol.
 This next card was for a paper flower card.  I had to use Good Morning Magnolia from SU! as that is my favorite flower set.  Added in some Stickles to the middle.
This last challenge card was for a Christmas Challenge using old stamps.  I used some painted and distressed cardboard for the base panel and then the old Lovely as a Tree stamp from SU! and an old sentiment stamp as well - I heat embossed them with white embossing power.  Added some lace and bakers twine to add a bit more of an old fashioned Christmas feel.
Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your visits and comments!

Hugz, Nancy


  1. Fabulous cards Nancy, they are all beautiful but I especially like the first two - there is something about the beach!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. They're all wonderful creations, but I too favor the lighthouse! It looks so pretty with all the shells and birds!

  3. They are all wow cards! Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards!