Monday, December 7, 2009

Red and Brown Color Challenge

I made this for the CAs challenge today at Splitcoast. The challenge was to make a card using red and brown.
I stamped the main image of the skaters on watercolor paper and colored the image with blender pen and an aquapainter.
I stamped the snowflake image in red and soft suede, having stamped off sometimes for a softer look. I added a piece of hodgepodge hardware with the ribbon tied for an accent. I cased my own card for the layout.

Recipe -
paper - soft suede, watercolor paper, red riding hood textured paper
stamps - winter post, peaceful wishes
ink - chocolate chip, red riding hood, mellow moss, soft suede, soft sky
accessories - hodgepodge hardware, ribbon originals alpine

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CAS card remake

I made this card for today's CAS43 design challenge. The challenge was to remake a card and make it more CAS. Here is my original card:

I used the same main image stamp, Dot Snowflake border from Hero Arts. The sentiment is from Four the Holidays from Stampin'Up! I stamped the image after first coloring the various snowflakes in the colors used. I then stamped the sentiment above it. I cut the bottom off around the snowflakes and lastly attached the red designer paper to the bottom of the card. For a little bling I added small sticky rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes in matching colors.

Stamp set: Four the holidays, dot snowflake border
Card stock: whisper white, real red designer paper
Ink: bashful blue, real red, certainly celery
Accessories: small colored rhinestones

These cards were made a few weeks ago for the CAS40, I have now had some time to post them.
The challenge was to use one color and white. I liked the baja breeze color from last year. Both cards use the same paper and stamp sets ( the peace on Earth uses Four the Holidays for the sentiment and the tall card uses a sentiment from the Best Yet stamp set (retired hostess set) I stamped the snowflakes from the patterned pines and the winter post sets. I stamped the snowflakes with varying degree of ink on them for a variety of looks with one color. The designer paper is from the Walk in the Park DP from the Spring Mini. The baja breeze snowflakes are from last year's Holiday Mini. ( all supplies Stampin'Up! unless noted otherwise).

Stamp set: Four the holidays, patterned pines, winter post, best yet
Card stock: whisper white, baja breeze, walk in the park DP
Ink: baja breeze
Accessories: blue ribbon Martha Stewart, white brads, oval punch, baja breeze felt snowflakes ( retired Holiday Mini)

Thanks for looking!