Tuesday, June 18, 2013

S'more Fun-Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge #225

Hi everybody....welcome back for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  This week's hostess is  the ever so talented Denise and boy are you going to love this one!  For this challenge you should use scallops on your card or project....you can use punches, dies, scalloped ribbon, etc. (FTTC225). You can read all about it here.  

For my card, I actually did things a little differently....I knew I just HAD to use that cute S'mores image from the S'more Fun set and I had in mind that I wanted a giant graham cracker as the background so I worked backward from there and incorporated scallops into the design!  

I found the most adorable graham cracker file on the Silhouette site to use with my Silhouette cutter.  I wanted a little texture for my crackers and I rifled through everything I had in my craft room...nuthin'!  Soooo, I did what I do when I am in a pinch....I raided my husband's tool stash!  If you haven't done this, you should try it...they have ALL sorts of cool stuff out there just waiting to be used.  While I was pilfering through this treasure trove of possibilities, my eye settled on the belt sander...more specifically the coarse grit sandpaper for the belt sander.....I thought this may work, and it DID!  I just ran my little crackers with the sandpaper through my Big Shot, and Voila...instant cracker texture. I did have to cut up the sandpaper but I don't think he'll miss one piece, and it was for the greater good, after all!  I used my little Tim Holtz distressing tool along the edges to rough them up a bit and I really think they turned out pretty well!  You should've seen the happy dance going on in here!  :)   Here's a close up....

I hope you are able to see the texture in the photo. The out of the box technique was used for my focal image and I will admit it was a little tedious cutting but everything made it ok.  There is an awesome tutorial for this technique here.  When I colored the image with my Copics, I made sure to add a little char on those toasty marshmallows 'cause that is just how I like 'em!  My sentiment banner is inked up like a toasty marshmallow and... just for good measure I added a little white puffy paint to my marshmallow filling on my s'more...mmmmmm.  

So there you have it, a S'more card made rummaging through my husband's tool stuff and he is none the wiser... :)  I hope you will play along with us this week and show us YOUR beautiful creations!  C'mon, it'll be fun AND you could win a prize!  If you need a little more inspiration, check out my team mates' blogs....you will certainly find it among those talented ladies....and while you are there, make sure you leave a little love for them!  And if you'll notice, there's a new name among the list....Cheryl Lea!  We're so happy to have you aboard, Cheryl!  :)



Stamps:  S'more Fun
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento inkRanger Tumbled Glass Distress InkRanger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Colorbox Chestnut Roan chalk ink, Early Espresso- SU!, and Copics listed below:




And YR 30,31; E 23,30,35; R 02,05,08; BG 18; W 5

Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stockFlourishes Classic Kraft card stock,
            Chocolate Chip-SU!

Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Scallop Square, Grand Square, Scallop Circle, Circle dies

Silhouette America:   Graham Cracker template

Other:  Seam binding ribbon, Scor Tape, White Puffy Paint-Tulip, White gel pen, and sand paper... :)


  1. Oh Wow, Katie! This is absolutely adorable! And, so creative. I love the s'more you made, and using the sandpaper was genius. If all you had done was made a s'more card, it would have been fab, but then to go and color the image so beautifully just put this card over the top! I LOVE IT!

  2. What a fabulous idea with the graham cracker!! And amazing coloring, as always. I love seeing what you make each week~! So creative, Katie!

  3. This is super cute! I love your fabulously colored image on the cute s'mores card base. :)


  4. You never cease to amaze me girl... sandpaper?!?! That's freakin' awesome!!! Totally love your "graham cracker card base"... SO cute! Once again you have blown my socks off! Awesome card creation this week Katie!

  5. Now does DH know you went through his goodies? He might not care for that.... does he need some ice cream to console himself after he was robbed of his tools? Next thing you know he will be in jammer town to show you up. LOL Katie this is fabulous. Your coloring rocks girl and the marshmallows look so real. The graham cracker look came through fantastic and the scallops are perfect. I just adore how this turned out. Outstanding work!

  6. Fabulous design for this image, katie! Lovin that graham cracker base!

  7. GF you know I think your card designs are the bestest. Your classy cards have always been breath takers, but I have to say your theme cards are just as fabulous. A graham cracker card. Whoda thunk it? Katie did!!! The sandpaper idea was brilliant. Perfect texture for the cracker. You are so in your element on this team. Hugs!

  8. Yep, one delish looking card. Thanks for toasting those marshmallows just the way I like'm. Over the top cute and creative - we may have to forgo cupcakes next time we meet and substitute s'mores!!

  9. Very creative card, love the toasted mallow effect on the sentiment banner, beautiful colouring too :-)

  10. Katie, this is too darn awesome! Love the idea of the graham cracker base and using the sandpaper for a texture plate!! And your realistic coloring is perfection!!

  11. that stamp is really cute
    love all the card

  12. Katie,

    I love stories of raiding a husband's stash! I have done it many times and I think hubby actually enjoys telling his friends about it -LOL. Your card is soooo fun! Such a great image, that sentiment is PERFECT, the texture is great, and your coloring is TOP NOTCH! Wonderfully done. Many hugz!

  13. Oh.... Love the browns against the hint of color from the image. That technique is one of favorites and you did an awesome job with those images! Beautiful!