Saturday, July 2

June Winners

Congratulations to the June Challenge Winners!
Danka, Pam and Margreet
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Friday, July 1

New Releases


New products for July

Howdy Girl
digital stamps


Howdy Girl
clear stamps


Howdy Girl
cutting dies


Hocus Pocus
digital stamps

July Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of July 2022 (AEST).

 

DIGITAL PAPER

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges. This month I want you to create a card with a fancy fold. You can find a list of card tutorials HERE on the blog. As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.

PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of July 2022 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
  • At the end of the month three different random winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

Thursday, June 30


Selected, retired digital stamps at an incredibly low price for just 48 hours.
No rainchecks. No repeats.

Wedded Bliss
digital stamps

Tuesday, June 28

Pre-Coloured Image

For the first time ever, I've included a no-line version of a coloured image in one of my digital sets. I removed the line drawing completely, not just greyed it out, leaving an image that is softer with a more painted-look.


To create this card, I printed the image onto a piece of smooth cardstock, trimmed the sides to fit my card blank then fussy cut along the bottom edge. The embossed lines were done with a score board and bone folder prior to adding the flowers.

Stamps:

Sunday, June 26

Summertime Fun


Check out these fantastic cards created by Cynthia using images and sentiments from the new Beach Bums set of digital stamps! She has coloured both images with wonderful, vibrant colours that work perfectly for summertime cards... you can almost smell the sunblock! Her second card even has a scattering of sand and starfish to add to the vibe.


Head over to Cynthia's blog to see more of her fabulous creations.
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Friday, June 24

Tutorial - Book Binding Card


They're super quick, super easy and can be made in any size you like.
What's not to love about Book Binding cards?


1. Start with a card blank in whatever size and orientation you desire. The only requirement is a single fold along the spine. For the curious, my folded card measures 4" x 51/4" with the fold along the 4" side.


2. Add a second score line on the front of your card, about 1" from the centre fold. You can be flexible here too, depending on how deep a side section you want.


3. Add a valley fold along the score line.


4. Add glue or double sided tape to the area between the two score lines, on the inside of the card. Press the card closed to form a 1" side fold.


5. Time to decorate! Add a decorative panel to the 1" side fold section, taking care not to add adhesive over the score line. I added a double mat and a long, side-ways sentiment.


6. Decorate the main panel of the card as desired. Done!

Wednesday, June 22

Beautiful Orchids


Karin has made a wonderful circle card featuring coordinating panels of patterned paper that fit perfectly inside the circular frame. She has decorated the front with the flowers from the new Orchid set of digital stamps, while the back of the card holds a pocket with a removable tag for a sentiment or personal message. Karin's second card is an elegant, black and white creation that again features the flowers from the Orchid set of digital stamps. She has printed the coloured version in grey tones to fit with her black and white theme.



Monday, June 20

Sandy Toes


Deanne has created this fun and fabulous card using paper pieced elements for the swimsuit and surfboard. With a sprinkle of sand beneath her feet and a warm and friendly sun shining in the sky, this girl has everything she could possibly want!


Saturday, June 18

Complimentary Colours

I don't use a lot of orange in my paper crafting, but it was the perfect pop of colour to contrast with all the beautiful blues and greens I was using for today's card. Using orange on the image helped to create the focal point and draw the eye to the swimmer, and the addition of the little orange rhinestones balanced out the rest of the design.


Complimentary (or contrasting) colours are opposites on the colour wheel and generally make a bold statement when used together. One of the most common uses is at Christmastime when red and green are seen together in decorations, foods, clothing and of course, cards. The other basic combinations are yellow with purple, and blue with orange, but you can also combine tertiary colours such as yellow/orange with blue/purple.



Stamps:

Thursday, June 16

Exquisite Orchids


I'm thrilled to be sharing the first projects from our newest designer, Cynthia Olheiser. She has created these two exquisite cards using the Orchid set of digital stamps, which she has coloured perfectly in shades of blue and pink. The second card features a fabulous background of softly applied inks, spatters of colour and little pearls for a pretty shine.


Head over to Cynthia's blog to see more of her beautiful work.
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Tuesday, June 14

Hot Tip Tuesday


Spritzing
Many papercraft techniques use water and water-based mediums to create fabulous effects on paper and card. Unfortunately, once the mediums have dried, we're often left with warped or curled paper that can be difficult to use on a project. One tip, is to lightly spritz the back of the paper first. This will give a more even amount of moisture and a better chance for the paper to dry flat.