Saturday, February 7, 2015

Measure the Moments, Not the Time

This card was originally made solely for the Flonzcraft Fashionable Stamping Challenge #90 - Numbers, and then I discovered A Step In The Dark's "dark side challenge blog". It's nice to see a crafting blog move away from the cutesy and into the grotesque.

I loved making this card because it gave me a good reason to use my Flonzcraft crying skeleton stamp. I have the crying, praying, and thinking skeleton stamps; I love all three!

Here's how this card came together:
  • Since I started with sepia & black inks and yellow measuring washi tape, I opted to use a Kraft card base.
  • Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink sponged lightly to color the front card edges, then dry embossed the card using the Darice ruler embossing folder.
  • Flonzcraft crying skeleton stamp in the Holtz Tea Dye on a Walmart (i)Phone Sticky Note.
  • Used one of the StudioG Series 4 Alphabets to stamp the sentiment "measure the moments" in ColorBox black pigment ink, and lightly smeared all the inked letters.
  • After assessing how all the pieces were coming together, the Tea Dye over the dry embossing didn't tie the card together well enough, so I sponge-wiped ColorBox black pigment ink lightly over the embossed design (don't currently have black dye ink on hand, and the pigment ink is too sticky and dark for light sponge applications).
  • Used scissors to mildly distress the edges of a piece of black DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock 1/4" larger than the Walmart Phone Sticky Note, taped & glued both papers together and down to card, added a piece of measuring washi tape to the right side and a clear rhinestone on button of "phone".
  • Stapled three mini pheasant-like feathers together, adhered to card with two mini Glue Dots.

Entered in the:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #90 - Numbers - Winner! 
A Step In The Dark's "Anything Goes" challenge #14
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge for February "Use a stamp or digi"
Inspiration Destination "anything goes" challenge #19
Clear It Out Challenge "anything goes/anything goes"
Catch The Bug challenge "anything goes"
Your Scrapbook Place February challenge "anything goes/masculine card"
Party Time Tuesdays challenge #195 "anything goes"
Loves Rubberstamps challenge #137 "anything goes" 
Sister Act Card Challenge #92 "anything goes"
Crafting By Designs February Anything Goes Challenge
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes Challenge #45
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #132 "anything goes"
Creative Fingers Challenge #66 "anything goes"
Sisters of Craft February Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenges #247 - February Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights challenge #40 "Anything Goes" 


  1. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  2. I love your card, Thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  3. A fantastic card and brilliant image. I love the feather embellishment.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi Image" and good luck x

  4. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges - hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

  5. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.


  6. A very pretty card. Love it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  7. Great card! Love the vintage feel to it. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO.

  8. Great masculine card! Love that you used a sticky note...looks awesome! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  9. Such a fabulous piece just right for our challenge.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Gorgeous card with fabulous details! Thanks for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  11. Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “February Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  12. Great card!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~

  13. Wow, the image really pops in 3D - beautiful creation! Thank you for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place and best of luck!