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It’s Tuesday again and time for a new challenge on the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog!

This is an easy one! Make a birthday card using a Michelle Perkett Studio image and send it to Operation Write Home! Check out the blog for all of the details-you CAN do this! 🙂

Here’s one from me:

Michelle Perkett Studio

Michelle Perkett Studio Birthday Flower Cupcake digi stamp
Prima flowers
Corner punch
Ranger Dimensional Paint
Copic markers

of a layout is what you’ll see today! The challenge was to use no patterned paper and ric rac. Hmmmm, yes, that IS a challenge, no patterned paper???

I rose to the occasion and used some cool Prism textured paper from my stash that I really LOVE. Seriously it’s too bad Prism closed their doors. Anyway, it was the perfect backdrop for the snowy pictures I had for this page. I can’t show you the whole thing, but the part I will show you is a fun part of the page.

I die cut the letters from foam using my Big Shot Express – yes, it’s the electric one – that I totally love. I covered them with Ranger Stickles Icicles which is basically the chunky glitter glue ones. The snowflakes in the background are from using a Heidi Swapp mask and DTP white ink – another neat look for snow. And a new border punch that could double as flowers or snowflakes.

Trust me in that the ric rac is at the bottom of the page – 3 strands of it actually – attached with staples. 🙂

Ranger Icicles

Prism cardstock
Border punch
Sizzix dies & machine
Ranger Icicles
Heidi Swapp mask
Tsukineko ink

A couple weeks ago or so, I posted some cards using the Starving Artistamps Nativity set. I was playing with the set again this weekend and had a lot of fun!

One thing I really wanted to bring into the cards was color. The images on this sheet really lend themselves to making a scene – basically bringing the individual images together so they look like they make one. I was really amazed at the different stamps and how well they mixed and matched – totally fun!

Each card used only Ranger’s Adirondack Dye Inks with just a little Copic coloring on the faces and some Ritzy Ditzy Glitz Spray as a final touch. Here’s how I made the cards below:

1. Stamp the image using dye ink.
2. Using a water-filled brush, pick up ink from the dye ink pad and color the image.
3. After the coloring is complete, use a Duster Brush (similar to a stipple brush but much looser. A stipple brush will work, just watch the amount of ink you pick up with it) to add ink to the large areas around the stamped images.
4. Spray with Ritzy Ditzy Glitz.
5. Trim if needed and adhere to mat and card front. Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today!







Prism cardstock
Ranger Adirondack inks
Judi-kins Duster brushes
Starving Artistamps stamps
P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz
Uniball white gel pen
Stampendous white flocking



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