Monday, June 23, 2008

Hi everyone. This weekend I was very productive in my stamp room. Friday evening, there were two release parties on the splitcoast members forums -- Hanna Stamps and Gina K Designs. They are always a lot of fun, with challenges, contests, prizes and chatting.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to be on line for either because I had a Stampin' Up! workshop. But when I got home, I checked out the challenges and over the weekend, I was able to do them all.

Here are the cards I made for the Hanna Stamps challenges. Since I only have one stamp set from Hanna Stamps, I had to get creative. The first challenge was to use colors from my bedroom. OK, that's easy. My favorite color is blue and my house (my whole house) is decorated in blue. I used the hat box to make the flower and leaves.

stamps: but I need it (Hanna Stamps), Bloomin' Beautiful (SU)
ink: adirondack pitch black, ballet blue
paper: GP white, ballet blue, basic black
other: copic markers, 3/4" circle punch, flower punch (EK success), rhinestone, sponge

The second challenge was to use stars - stamps, punches, etc., but you had to have at least one star on your card. So here's my starry card. I stamped the background using some of the small stamps in the set and stamped the letters on star punches to make the word 'wish'.

stamps: but I need it (Hanna Stamps), bold line alpha lower (SU retired)
ink: jet black stazon
paper: basic black, summer sun
other: large star punch, page pebbles, ribbon, white gel pen, brads

The next challenge was to have fuzzy things on your card. I used velveteen paper and felt flowers. The clothesline poles are made from toothpicks that I cut the pointy ends off.

stamps: but I need it (Hanna Stamps)
ink: jet black stazon
paper: basic black, gable green, print pack, velveteen (yellow, blue, pink)
other: felt fusion, toothpicks, brad

The fourth challenge was to use at least two punches on your card. I used a plain circle, a scalloped circle and a flower punch.

stamps: but I need it (Hanna Stamps)
ink: adirondack pitch black
paper: basic black, real red, GP white
other: copic markers, red grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8" circle punch, scalloped circle punch, flower punch (EK success), rhinestones

And the final challenge was to be inspired by some flannel pajamas. Since the weather we've been having certainly doesn't call for flannel pj's, I created a template for a summer nightie. This card has no stamping on it. The lace is sewn on.

stamps: none
ink: none
paper: white, dp (stack ??)
other: ruffled lace, sewing machine, thread, buttons, crochet cotton

I'm so glad you stopped by. I will post the cards from the Gina K challenges in another post.


Diane said...

You've been busy as a bee girl!!
Those are all so gorgeous!!!

Julia Stainton said...

Love those designs! My fave is the nightie! FAbulous!!!