Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sketch challenges

I made two cards yesterday for the CAS design team search challenge. Both cards are based on a sketch design interpretation. This is the sketch we were to base the card designs on:
I loved the sketch layout but wanted it a little less rigid, but staying with in the feel of the original.
For this card I liked the idea of the hearts with the frog with the sentiment, and had fun with the hearts, stamped with the Love You Much stamp set and punched with the Heart to Heart punch. Quick and simple!

Recipe: All supplies Stampin'Up!

Stamps - Love you much, toy box ( retired), sentiment Unfrogettable
Card stock - whisper white, pretty in pink, pink pirouette, regal rose, certainly celery
Ink - black, almost artichoke, pretty in pink, regal rose
Accessories - Heart to heart punch, stamp-a-ma-jig!

For this second card I had some fun with the More the Merrier stamp set. I used the pumpkins from the set and masked them altering the layout so that they weren't obviously repeating. Love the happy pumpkins! A simple Halloween hello.

Recipe: All supplies Stampin'Up!

Stamps - The more the merrier, teeny tiny wishes
Card stock - whisper white
Ink - black, pumpkin pie, tangerine tango, dusty durango, old olive
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The More the Merrier

I love this snowman image! I wanted a simple card with this image as the focal point. I water colored the main image. The background is embossed with the Flourish texturz plate. I mounted the main image onto a bermuda bay large scalloped circle.

Stamps - The More the Merrier
Card Stock - bermuda bay, whisper white
Ink - black, real red, bermuda bay, pumpkin pie, certainly celery, brocade blue
Accessories - floursh texturz plate, bigz large scallop circle die, bermuda bay dotted ribbon

Thanks for looking!

winter cards

I cased my own card for this one ( the original was on kraft card stock with white snowflakes, embossed, posted a few weeks ago) I wanted to remake it for a workshop and wanted to simplify the steps. So I made it with white craft ink instead on the rich razzleberry paper, and paired that with the bordering blue in the sentiment.

Stamps -Four the Holidays, Serene Snowflakes
Card Stock - rich razzleberry, bordering blue, whisper white
ink - white craft ink
Accessories - scallop edge punch, rich razzleberry dotted grosgrain ribbon

I made this card for a clean and simple approach to the Winter Post. All the cards I made with this set were busy so I was trying to make this simple and not many layers, with the focus on the skaters.

Stamps - Peaceful Wishes (sentiment), Winter Post
Cardstock - rich razzleberry, bashful blue, water color paper
Ink - soft suede, chocolate chip, bashful blue, rich razzleberry
Accessories - antique copper brads

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas medallion

I made this card for a stamp-a-stack class I will be having soon. I wanted to make a simple card that still was fun. This card uses the Medallion background stamp and the snowflake from the Winter Post set as the main image. I stamped the images in white craft ink and then embossed with iridescent ice. The snowflake was then punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. I then punched a hole in the middle of the snowflake for the ribbon to go through, so that it could be tied. The ribbon is the red stitched whte grosgrain from the Holiday Mini catalog. The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings set. The main card is sahara sand card stock, with the main image on real red, mounted onto whisper white.

Thanks for looking!