VSN – Challenge 4

Well it’s 12:54am now and I’m exhausted – the last challenge from Glenda was to use only Red, White, and Black on a card.

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My red VersaColor ink is dying, so it appears kind of pink on this card – I embossed it because I totally smudged my first attempt when using red chalk ink. Both the red and white papers are Shimmer Couture, which work best with VersaMagic ink, StazOn, or if you’re in a hurry you can grab some clear powder and emboss any colour of VersaColor pigment ink. Forgive the crooked stamping – I was in a hurry and I never use a stamp positioner. I figure if it doesn’t look homemade, what’s the point in making it! 🙂

VSN – Challenge 3

Geeta’s challenge was to create a card with just one layer – no paper layers, so here’s my third (and most favourite) card of the evening…

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Don’t you love my charming keyboard background? My Ott-Lite is right above my computer so it’s the best spot for lighting at 12:30 in the morning. Thanks to Krystie, the Big BL stamp has become one of my absolute favourites. This is my go-to stamp for creating one-layer cards whenever I’m not using two-toned notecards. It was hidden among my Christmas stamps so I haven’t used it at all since December, but now that it’s within reach I’ll definitely be using it to make a TON more cupcake cards.

I outlined the block with my Quickie Glue pen and then added glitter for a little bling. The frosting on the cupcake was coloured with my white Uni-ball pen but then I caught a glance of my new Moonlight Smooch Ink so I applied a nice frosty layer over the pen. A few cranberry pearls made sweet little candies – I would DIE for these in SILVER – I used to love those round silver candy sprinkles when I was a kid.

VSN – Challenge 2

The theme of the second challenge over in the A Muse Lounge is to “Create a card for your best friend! “

My best friend is on the other side of the country and we don’t get a chance to chat as much as I would like. She’s a classy girl and her favourite colour is blue, so I attempted to make a card that reflected her style but also our shared sense of humour…

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Off to start my next card – undoubtedly there will be cupcakes involved! 🙂

VSN – Challenge 1

I’m participating in my first Virtual Stamp Night over on the A Muse Lounge – it’s a Pajama Party. Every half hour there is a new challenge posted… the first challenge is “Create a card based on your celebrity crush! Make sure to tell us who it is and even include a picture if you want to! Don’t have a current crush? Use one from the past!! Get creative!”

Okay, so the funny thing is that I don’t actually have a “celebrity crush”, per se. However, I am a music junkie and I have a special weakness for punk musicians, which is why the A Muse Rockstar stamp is one of my all-time favourites.

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Can you believe I don’t own the “You Rock” stamp?! I was shocked, but I improvised. I used my Black Gelly Roll Glaze pen to give the Rockstar some leather pants. I’ve got four more cards up my sleeves, as the challenges are revealed over on the lounge – so keep checking back over the next two hours!