Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Cards, Cards, Cards to Start the Year Out Right -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you were able to ring the year in with fun and enthusiasm!  I spent the evening at the nursing home with my friends there.  It's where I've been the last 35 years on New Year's Eve, so it's a long standing tradition!

It's not only New Year's Day today, but it's also the first Wednesday of the month, so we're starting a new challenge at Scrapy Land Challenges. There will be one $15 winner for shopping in the Scrapy Land Store!

I have a few cards to share with you today, all using the same technique, but different dies:

One of my favorite things to do is to ink up a bunch of backgrounds, lightly mist them with water so the ink can react to the water, then when they dry, cut out some dies. That's what I did with all these cards.  This first card, above, uses a die from Tonic Studios.  

Here's another version in a different color:

Here's the same inks used, but a different die.  This exact die isn't carried in the store, but when a searched "butterfly" I found many that work.  You'll find that search here.  This die is from Sizzix.

Here's a different color scheme, but the same butterfly used on a sympathy card:

And, lastly, a thank you card for a friend that is a dog lover:

This die is from  Crafter's Companion.  All the sentiments were hand stamped on the cards.  The panels were inked with distress inks using watercolor paper, then attached to card bases. 

One easy theme, many cards.  Try it! Then join us at Scrapy Land Challenges this next 2 weeks.  I'd love to see what you create, and you might win the $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land Store


  1. Sweet cards, Julie! Great idea to make a lot of backgrounds all at once! Beautiful colors, and sweet designs. hugs, de

  2. Wow, these are all beautiful. What a great idea to have some backgrounds on hand for future cards.

  3. Those are gorgeous with those backgrounds.

  4. All of your cards are so pretty! I love the Tonic die, just gorgeous! The backgrounds you created look wonderful, I love the purple and yellow cards the best! That dog die is adorable!

  5. Sweet, simple and soooo beautiful! Love all of them :*