Friday, July 10, 2020

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls Challenge #544


Hello there.  I’m back for another week as guest designer at Just Us Girls (JUGS) for their Trend Week challenge #544 Long and Skinny.


Of course, immediately the popular “long and skinny“ slimline card style jumped to mind and for bonus points, I used the Skinny Upper Alphabet dies from The Stamp Market, too. ๐Ÿ˜‚   Combined them with new NBUS slimline stitch dies from Trinity Stamps and new NBUS Tons of Fun stamp set from SugarPea Designs (SPD) to create this.


Started by stamping the elephant on the left with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of X-Press It cardstock.  Used the reverse image stamping technique to create the facing elephant on the right.  Here’s a video tutorial from Jennifer McGuire showing how.  Coloured with Copic Sketch markers then fussy cut them out.


Next, the slimline stitched panel was die cut from Bristol paper.  Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks (DOx) were blended on with blender brushes for the background.  Spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to give it texture.


Repeated the blending / spritzing on a scrap of Bristol paper before die cutting each letter three times from it and stacking them for dimension.  A little disclaimer... so bummed I lost the letter “P” ๐Ÿ˜ข so I ended up modifying the letter ‘R” to resolve this situation.  Can you tell? ๐Ÿ˜‚   The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock.  Assembled the card onto a 8.5”x3.5” white card base.  Doodled in the stars and dots with a white gel pen and added clear shimmer on the letters to finish.


My second slimline card ever and it was so much fun.  Come and join us this week with your take on long and skinny.  For more inspirations from the wonderful JUGS team, click HERE.   Can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Thank you for dropping by.  Enjoy your weekend.









Challenges:
Crafty Animals - #40 Anything Goes Animals
Mix It Up - #39 Anything Goes + optional open technique (reverse image stamping technique)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Ink It Up
Watercooler Wednesday - #279 Helen’s All About Occasions
Pixie’s Snippets Playground - #381 Use snippets
NBUS #16 - new stamp and slimline die

21 comments:

Christine said...

What a darling card! Beautiful ink blending and coloring, and the mirror stamping is perfect! Love this!

Di said...

What a gorgeous card Trina! As always, your work is just perfect.

Hugs

Di xx

Mac Mable said...

The skinny alphabet dies work perfectly with your wonderful slimline card Trina. Super adorable, gorgeous colours, fabulous blending and a sweet idea to have the two little elephants facing each other and having so much fun x.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally awesome! The colors to use that background those cute elephants this is an outstanding card!

Maria said...

The cutest and most beautiful card...love it!! It surely makes me smile!! Those elephants are super adorable!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! I totally could not tell you modified the R. Love this.

Christine Alexander said...

Trina those elephants are so adorable and love the use of the skinny card :)

Vickie Y said...

Adorable! Love the colors and card design. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Bonnie said...

You did an awesome job of reverse stamping on this fun card, Trina! Love that happy elephant and the bright colors! Glad to see you as Guest Designer on the JUGS team again!

Darlene said...

OMG this is soooooooooo cute! I'm really enjoying all the slimline cards I'm seeing in blogland! You've inspired me to get busy making a few of my own! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

cm said...

Hip Hip Hooray for your adorable duo of elephants, Trina! So incredibly cute! I LOVE slimlines (and have way too many dies already! Seriously, a person only 'needs' one set...except for me, apparently!). Thank you for sharing yet another gem with us over at JUGS!
hugs~carol

Macimbalo said...

Such beautiful blending - you have inspired me to try these colors together! So happy you are guesting this month, I am always inspired by your gorgeous cards!!!

Darnell said...

You make the most delightful and wonderfully colored critter cards, Trina! I'm going to skip this latest trend, but I sure do love your long and skinny card! I hope you are keeping well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Created by Kath said...

Those elephants are adorable! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is adorable and amazing! Those little elephants are so cute. I love your amazing background and the sentiment. Very creative using the R to make the P, but so sad that you lost that letter. Super job on this challenge!

Ina G said...

OMG your blending is simply out of this word Trina. What a beautiful card you have here and those elephants are so cute and adorable. This is a 'stunner'

Bobby said...

Those elephants are darling, Trina, and your ink blending and color combo are fabulous. The tall, skinny die cut sentiment is perfect.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Aww! This is so gleefully cute and gorgeous at the same time. Fabulous design and ink blending (swoon!).

Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life

Lisa Kind said...

What an adorable card! I love the sponging you did on the background and the elephants...OMGosh! So cute!

Loll said...

Adorable card Trina! LOVE that fun elephant ... great work creating a mirror image! Love the bright blended colours and the added stars. Can't tell that you lost the "P" and used "R" instead. Great save! xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is SO adorable !!! Love the colors, it is very cheerful. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB

Tina dt