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Title: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 15, 2016, 12:54:35 AM
Recently I have seen several winter holiday cards across blogland with a cut-out window.  So I thought it would be a fun challenge.

Challenge basics:  create a circle cut-out through your cardís front cover.  This provides three surfaces for players to enjoy playing with some your favorite products and tools.  This includes designing the card cover; attachments to the inside of the circle opening and a background inside the cover.  The background will also provide full use of the inside right panel for a greeting.  Please include some stamping on your card.

Cards for this challenge can be combined with 2 other challenges that allow for such a combination.

Please place a photo of your finished card in the gallery and then add a link on this thread along with any suggestions or thoughts if you would repeat making such a card.

This challenge will remain open until the close of Inktoberfest16 your time.  I will select a  RAK winner with a random drawing of all players based on the number of each playerís entries.

Have Fun!..Jan
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: howdyheidi on October 15, 2016, 07:34:26 AM
This sounds fun. I do not usually do this kind of card, but I will give it a try!

Thanks so much for hosting!
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Conniecrafter on October 15, 2016, 08:26:56 AM
I think I understand what you want, I don't do many window cards either so this will be fun
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Craft Nerd on October 15, 2016, 08:41:20 AM
That makes 3 of use who don't do window cards.  I always love trying something new.

Do you want us to use a label when posting in the gallery?
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 15, 2016, 09:22:45 AM
I am glad this will be a new type of card for you! 

Yes, please label your card when posting in the gallery the same as the title...  INK16 Holiday Stylin

Have fun!...Jan
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: stampwilly on October 15, 2016, 03:37:37 PM
Hi Jan. I think I understand this, but can you link us to a picture? I am a visual person. Thanks a bunch! :smile:

April
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 15, 2016, 06:56:49 PM
April-here is  here is one sample as well as a video at the end of the bloggers post. (http://bluemarinecraft.blogspot.fr/2016/10/holiday-card-series-2016-holiday-deer.html) My instructions are for the card concept please feel free to adjust with what supplies you have on hand. I hope you enjoy the challenge....shout out if you still have some questions.
...Jan
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Conniecrafter on October 16, 2016, 07:27:35 AM
Thanks so much for sharing the link and video, I too am a visual person and was thinking you wanted a whole totally cut through the front and the scene to be partly on the inside but then you said you could still write a message on the inside so I couldn't figure out how that was going to work, LOL!
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Craft Nerd on October 16, 2016, 08:57:18 AM
Thanks for the video.  I was thinking the same thing as Connie.  Plus, I got 2 great ideas from the video - using an acrylic block to press down when gluing and putting tape around the magnets for the Misti to give you a tab for picking them up.  The magnet thing is just genius. 

And I revise my earlier statement, I have done this type of window card and I really like them.   And I have some ideas for this one. 
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 16, 2016, 09:36:55 AM
Glad the sample and video are helpful!  Most of the posting I am seeing are smaller sized circle cutouts. I think that's because a couple stamp companies have released new small stamps (Hero Arts and I think Lawn Fawn).  As I added below feel free to adjust your work to fit the products you already have.  Have fun today!...Jan
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: stampwilly on October 16, 2016, 12:44:46 PM
Thanks for the link, Jan. It is much clearer to me now. I love the look and can't wait to try this!

April
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: stampwilly on October 18, 2016, 12:59:36 PM
Here is my entry. I reread the instructions and I saw you said to cut a circle. I used a different shape in order to get my Christmas tree die in it. If you want me to make just a circle I can do another one. I enjoyed this challenge.

I used one of my warm challenge backgrounds on this card. The cardinal is a stamp I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut to add to the card.

April

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=2972#top_display_media
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 18, 2016, 03:38:26 PM
Hi April!  Your card is beautiful!  It definitely qualifies for this challenge.  As I said in my last post below you can change product suggestions to use what works from your collection.  I was glad to see the tree die cut too since I have one on order and been waiting a long time for it to arrive.  Also checkout the details to be included in the 2nd chance RAK drawing on the Warm-Up post.  Thanks for playing!...Jan

Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Yankee on October 19, 2016, 06:00:18 PM
Hope this the look you wanted.  Haven't many cutting dies yet.  Only had machine about a month.
So I stenciled, and painted stenciling as my bottom layer.

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/thumbnails.php?album=91
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 23, 2016, 10:55:03 AM
Thanks Yankee for your embossed card!  Glad you got to play.
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: CarefreeSadie on October 23, 2016, 02:32:22 PM
Here  (http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=91&pid=3007#top_display_media)is my card for this challenge.  It took me all week to make this card because it's been one of those weeks.  I hope it qualifies and meets all the requirements of this challenge.  Thank you Far North for hosting.
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: howdyheidi on October 23, 2016, 03:02:28 PM
Here is my card:
http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=3008#top_display_media

This is the second kind of scene I tried.  I think when I do more of this type I would probably not use patterned paper for the card front and maybe try to use more shaped die cuts.  I like how this turned out but it is more simple that I really wanted, but the clock was ticking on this challenge, so I finished it up as is.

Thanks for offering this challenge.  This type of card is a fun new template to work with and can open new creative ideas.  I can now see how much work goes into them!

Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Conniecrafter on October 23, 2016, 05:45:06 PM
Here is my card : http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=3015#top_display_media

Colored my stamp using spectrum aqua markers, spritzed the watercolor paper with water and then stamped the trees, I ended up stamping the trees twice each, I wanted a little more definition in them.  Added some "snow" I bought at the stamp store, don't know if I care for it or not, there was no name on it they just sold little sacks of it for .95 cents.  added snowman then fence and the deer on the outside, I felt a bit rushed with this since I wanted to get a picture of it before the sun went down but it turned out ok, next time I would like to take my time with the scene :)
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Iring on October 23, 2016, 10:30:16 PM
I'm so glad I got a chance today to take your challenge.  And it was a challenge!  The scenic dies I used come in a larger set made to cover an entire card front, but I wanted to scale it down to a circle to closer match your challenge.   I have spread out to just about every counter in my kitchen!

Here is my Holiday Stylin (http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=3019#top_display_media) card.  It will definitely be a one of a kind. It's not a card to mass produce, but definitely fun to make.

Thanks for offering this challenge.  Oh, and I love the link you shared! 
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Craft Nerd on October 23, 2016, 10:45:53 PM
I managed to get 2 cards done.  Both use one of the papers I made for your warm-up challenge too.

Critters (http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?pid=3018)

Village Scene (http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?pid=3020)
Title: Winner: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Far North on October 24, 2016, 11:45:12 AM
Thanks again for playing in this challenge!





Hope you had a fun time creating layered scenes!






I appreciate the time and creativity put into each card.






Now, I want to share the random winner of my RAK




And the Winner is Heidi!  Yeah, congratulations ;D :smitten:
I will let you know when I put it into the mail at the end of the week.
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Conniecrafter on October 24, 2016, 04:20:15 PM
Congrats Heidi
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: howdyheidi on October 24, 2016, 04:40:59 PM
I am happy to the be lucky winner! Thanks, Jan!
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Iring on October 24, 2016, 11:27:35 PM
Congratulations Heidi!
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: Craft Nerd on October 25, 2016, 06:36:43 PM
Congrats, Heidi.

Thanks for the challenge, Jan.  I had a lot of fun working on this challenge and I now have 2 more Christmas cards finished.
Title: Re: INK16 Holiday Stylin
Post by: CarefreeSadie on October 27, 2016, 11:15:31 AM
Congrats HowdyHeidi!  Thank you Far North for hosting this challenge.