Here is my take on this week's Twisted Sketches challenge, where the twist this week was Glitter! Glitter is so fun and I had a great time making this fun Holiday card. Head over to Twisted to try the sketch out for yourself!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
One more challenge post for you today - CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week was to make a tag or a card with a tag on it. I bought a few new dies this past weekend and thought it was a perfect time to try them out. I used some double sided sticky paper for the snowflake. I cut a small square out of the sticky paper and adhered one side to some ivory cardstock. I then ran it through my Cuddlebug with the new snowflake die, and had to run it through about 15 times before it cut through. Once I finally got it cut through, I peeled the other side off and added the glitter. I love how it came out, it's so sparkly and pretty. After that I just used an ornament shaped die to create the tag and then heat embossed a 'to' & 'from' on the back.
This week's challenge over at Less Is More is to create a one layer card using "Leaves" as the theme of the card. One layer cards can be so challenging because I keep wanting to add layers of paper! However, once I complete a one layer card, I always love how it looks because it's just so simple and clean looking. I love challenges like these because they push me to do something different. For this card, I just scored a border around the edge of my cardstock and then heat embossed a leaf with some gold embossing powder. After that was done, I just thought it would make a great Thanksgiving card for someone so I added the sentiment using a rich cocoa ink.
As soon as I saw this mustache paper in my local scrapbooking store, I knew I had to have it so I could make my dad a birthday card with it. My dad has had a mustache since his teen years so it just seemed so fitting. This week's challenge over at the Play Date Cafe was to create a card using black, white and a splash of orange. It was a fun card to make, I can't wait for him to see it at the end of the month.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Here is one more challenge card to share with you all. I am submitting it for the Clean & Simple Stamping challenge and the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week. The C&S challenge was to use the provided sketch to create a C&S card, this isn't the simplest of cards but I love the sketch and wanted to submit it anyway. The Play Date Cafe Challenge was to use the colors gray, pink and yellow. I immediately thought of the Authentique paper pad I have because the whole pad is those 3 colors! I finally got to use my PTI bloom builders die on this card and then I just colored some rhinestones with my Copic Y38 marker.
I'm back with some challenge cards! I have had zero time lately to participate in the online challenges, but today I managed to find 2 hours to make some cards for a few challenges. The first card is for Less is More and Cas-ual Fridays. The Less is More challenge was to use the colors red & orange and the Cas-ual Fridays challenge was over the edge, so something had to hang over the edge of the card. This was a quick, clean, simple card to make. Looking forward to doing more challenges on these blogs in the future!