Episode #34

October 30, 2020

Project

Congratulations card

Colors

Blue Jeans blue & 2

Element

Abstract blob

Random

Shimmer

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on November 2, 2020

Had a FUNN evening when Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis joined us with her glittery green “spoon-a-phone”. It was FUNN to talk about trick-or-treat in the “olden days” with Ellen and the Peanut Gallery. Ellen made a FUNN “step card” for her congratulations project. Watch how show completely changes her card (or “punts” as she says) in her process. I like seeing that, because many end-product cards started as something completely else. It doesn’t mean the original idea was “wrong”, it is all right in the creative process.

Ideas change in the creative process. That’s why it’s called “creative process”.

This was Ellen’s second time with us. Isn’t she brave? Remember to visit our Guest Hall of Fame to meet all our highly appreciated Guest Crafters, like Ellen, their social media links, and bios.  You’ll meet some of the nicest crafters ever there.

During this episode, you’ll learn…
– how I define an “abstract blob” (hahaha – I blame myself for these parameters!)
– the technique that inspired three new names for an older technique (“Wrinkle Crinkle”, “Trash Smash”, or “Dumpster Dive Inking”)
– the swink lives on
– how Evernote helps to catalog stamp sets
– how to not burn your fingers when you heat emboss

 Kudos to our contributors for your beautiful FUNN interpretations of “abstract blob” and the other parameters! Want more Craft Roulette FUNN? Join our Craft Roulette Facebook group. We spotlight some of these cards during the week. Also, if you are inspired to create a card after the submission board is closed, our FB group is a great place to post.  Thank you, and I look forward to sharing these on Friday’s show with Katy Taylor (Episode #35).

Thank you, peanut gallery, so much for watching and chatting during the live show, sharing this blog, subscribing to our social media, supporting our talented Guest Crafters, and sending in such tremendous and diverse ideas! See you Friday at 6:30 p.m. Central for another night of improvisational paper crafting!

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Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mary Gunn FUNN

Ellen “Card Monkey” Jarvis

Ellen Jarvis
Ellen Jarvis

Guest Contributors

Sapphire and Peach Shimmer Brushes, coloured sparkles and Coral Shimmer Trim make up the shimmer component.
Alyson Mayo
Ontario, Canada
First mixed media cards with watercolor and dabbed on inks. Rose gold ink for shimmer on one and gold card and backing to sentiment on other.
Heather Huang
New York
First mixed media cards with watercolor and dabbed on inks. Rose gold ink for shimmer on one and gold card and backing to sentiment on other.
Heather Huang
New York
Alessa Lemoine
Florida
Chairs to you! Err, Cheers to you! Good job! Way to go!
Patty Beck
Tennessee
Cristina Pazmino
Quito, Ecuador
Maelynn and I used CTMH stamp set Funky Chunky, Outdoor Denim, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Cream Brûlée, Citrus Leaf inks. Scraps of shimmering paper. Ha
Theresa Wilkerson & Maelynn
Missouri
Maelynn and I used CTMH stamp set Funky Chunky, Outdoor Denim, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Cream Brûlée, Citrus Leaf inks. Scraps of shimmering paper. Ha
Maelynn
Missouri
Hildenell Vilchez
California
Lena Marie
Missouri
Shabby chic graduation/congratulation card - Believe it or not, I still had some CTMH blue jean B&T paper from maybe 13 or 14 years ago!
Kathy Burrows
Wisconsin
Used Hello Honey ink & clearWink of Stella to make “abstract blobs” & “shimmer” honey drips. Colors: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
Kimberly C.
California
Used Hello Honey ink & clearWink of Stella to make “abstract blobs” & “shimmer” honey drips. Colors: Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Tranquil Tide
Kimberly C.
California
Blue Denim,Powder Blue & Dusty Rose,Shimmer on "congrats" but hard to see in pic.Combined light blue & pink for xtra color on abstract blocks
Jackie J.
South Australia
Has so much fun with first project - decided to do another. (I have my son in mind who is graduating high school in November)
Jackie J.
South Australia
The shimmer is hard to see but it is on the lettering and the green “blobs”. :)
Mary Naber
Montana
The shimmer is on the black part of blobs...
Jacque Rippe
Florida
I promise you there is clear Shimmer Brush on the roses! At least you can see the shimmer on the ribbon! The colors are prettier in person.
Sue Bruch
Illinois
I couldn't believe I had paper that matched. I took the shimmer brush, went around the frames, took my finger & went to town shimmering it all
Sue Masoner
Missouri
TR's Place
TR's Place
New York

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