Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happiness Always

I have finally finished making my card for the Limited Supply Challenge for this week. Jen this week had a list of things we could use to make our cards, and we had to follow that list. If it wasn't there we weren't to use it. There were a few times when I had to start over because what I had planned to do wasn't on the list, but I enjoyed making it and that is what challenges are all about. Here is the list of things we could use:
Flower stamps
Up to 2 backgrounds (stamps)
Up to 2 colors/kinds of ribbons
Sponging, tearing, distressing
Faux stitching
Paper piercing
Punches – to make tabs only
Ink: soft subtles, rich regals,neutrals (brown is a neutral) – or similar if not SU
Paper: solid color cardstock – soft subtles, rich regals, neutrals

Stamps used: Look of Love (rose) - Penny Black; Flannel Plaid & happiness always - Stampin' Up; Paint Splatter - Print Works
Paper: Always Artichoke; Red Rose; Bravo Burgundy; White
Ink: Marvy Markers #63 & 96, Brilliance Black; Olive Pastel Fluid chalk ink
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon colored olive. Mat Pack.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Baby Bib

After taking most of the day creating my first baby card I posted earlier, I was cleaning up my stamping area when I discovered my new stencils that I hadn't put away from the convention I attended recently. I just had to play with the baby bib and my adirondack colorwash sprays. This card took just a matter of minutes to put together.

I cut my white card down to the size I wanted and just placed the bib stencil on the card at an angle. I then just spritz the card all over with my butterscotch adirondack colorwash spray, until I was happy with the look. Remove the stencil and stamped the word "baby" using chestnut roan fluid chalk.
I then used my ticket corner punch to punch out the corners of the card and layered onto brown card. Added some brads to each corner and layered to my apricot bazzill card. Finished!

Stamps: Baby - Creative Cottage Crafts
Papers: Apricot Bazzill card, Chocolate Prisma card; white
Other: Baby Bib Stencil by Dreamweaver; Butterscotch Adirondack Colorwash; Chestnut Roan Fluid chalk; Harvest Brads by DCWV

Giraffe for Baby

My one and only post to my new blog looked lonely so I thought I would post a few more cards I have made recently.

This first one was made for Splitcoast Stampers Limited Supply Challenge #108. The idea was to create a baby card using neutral colors, not pink or blues. Now from memory I believe all the baby cards I have made to date have always been either in pinks or blues and if I wasn't sure what was needed I would make the card in both colors just in case. I played around with this one for quiet sometime before I came up with something I was completely happy with, in between going out to lunch for my birthday etc. I used the baby cuttlebug embossing folder to create the background and then sponged over the raised areas using my white brilliance ink pad. The giraffe I created using my cricut and the new arrivals cartridge, I cut it out at 5 inches. I then got the idea to use the alphabet beads on the spiral clip.

Paper: Certainly Celery & Barely Banana (Stampin' Up); White;
Other: Baby Cuttlebug embossing folder; New Arrivals Cricut cartridge; Cricut; spiral clip; alphabet beads, white brilliance ink pads

Sketch Challenge 117

Here is my first card for my new blog and a card I recently made for Splitcoast Stamper's sketch challenge #117. I enjoy playing the sketch challenges every week and also seeing what everyone else comes up with.

As the cupcake mouse image was one of my newest purchases I just had to use it for this challenge. I also decided seeing I have finally received some Stampin' Up card to also incorporate this weeks color challenge too.

Stamps Used: Cupcake Mouse - Whipper Snapper; Enjoy Your Day - Stampin' Up

Card Used: Bashful Blue, Rose Red and More Mustard (all Stampin' Up); White

Other: Ticket Corner Punch (Stampin' Up); Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Circle punches; Black ink; Rouge Fluid Chalk ink