Saturday, November 24, 2007

Two Challenges

Happy Saturday. I hope you're all having a great weekend. Today DH left for a medical convention and I knew I wouldn't get much stamping done until he was gone. But then I was able to finish two very different cards. The first one was made for yesterday's limited supplies challenge on Splitcoast - using snowflakes and mostly neutral colors. I used sahara sand for the card base and stamped a snowflake background in the same color. Then I stamped the large snowflake from the snowflake spot in sahara sand on white and cut around it, leaving an open frame. I doodled with black marker around the frame. I stamped a smaller snowflake in black craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then punched it out with a circle punch and mounted it on top of the larger snowflake. I mounted the frame/snowflake on a black square and added a red brad in the center of the snowflake. I then mounted this on the card with dimensionals. For the sentiment, I pulled out peaceful wishes and stamped the saying 3 times without reinking in between, also known as generating stamping.

Card recipe:
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Peaceful Wishes (SU)
Paper: sahara sand, basic black, whisper white
Ink: sahara sand, real red, basic black classic & craft
Accessories: red brad, clear ep, heat tool, dimensionals

Unlike the first card, the second one is very vivid. I made this one for the inspiration challenge on Splitcoast, which was a necklace. I thought the pretty colors would make a great card. I started by spritzing water on a piece of watercolor paper and then put drops of ink refills on it and let them flow and blend into each other. When that was dry, I stamped the girl image right on top of the colors with Ranger archival black ink. I added a small amount of color to her face and colored all the flowers on her dress and her hair. This piece was then layered onto a piece of black card stock. Then I attached the primas with black brads and adhered the whole thing to a ballet blue card base. I added diamond stickles around each brad in the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Card recipe:
Stamps: girl (Stamp Oasis)
Paper: ballet blue, basic black, watercolor paper
Ink: ballet blue, tempting turquoise, summer sun, ruby red, cameo coral, Ranger archival black
Accessories: primas, black brads, diamond stickles

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Erika H. said...

What wonderful cards! I love that mermaid card with the rockin' background...great job with the challenges!