Hello! Thought I'd do some catching up on my posts here. The Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Release party was a couple of weeks ago and I had uploaded these to Splitcoaststampers to get them submitted in time. Blog land was forgotten for awhile. But now, company has come & gone, hubby's at work and I'm home fighting a cold, what better thing do I have to do (other than make another challenge card)? : )
This card was for the Color Combo Challenge - Green, Orange & Yellow. The plaid paper is from an old set made by DCWV. I trimmed out the bold pinkish red strip leaving the 3 pieces shown here just the right size to glue down on the embossed green base. I wanted to play with some of my punches and make a flower using a technique Loll shared here for the center - with several small or mini (depending on size of flower) sun punch outs, cut into center then roll it into a cone shape. Glue 5-6 of these sunny cones into the center of the flower for desired fullness.
|Stamps: Hero Arts|
|Ink: VersaFine Sepia|
|Accessories: Punch Bunch Sunflower, Mini Sun, Mini flower, McGill Tag punch, Stickles, Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch|
This card was for the Sketch challenge. Hmmmm, nothing to say here. I like the peachy paper. Needs something, some would probably put pearls or ribbon on it but I didn't have any that went well with it.
|Stamps: SNSS Flower Sentiments digi|
|Accessories: Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die, Spellbinders Classic Oval & Lacey Oval Dies, MS Doily border bunch|
This card is for the CAS challenge - use Kraft on your card and for the Product challenge - use buttons & brads. Tho, when I was making it late at night, I didn't remember the AND part so it only has a button (and a charm...). : } I embossed the Kraft paper then rubbed white chalk ink over it to bring out the embossing. The butterfly charm I picked up at a garage sale of a former scrapbooker and I was able to carefully cut off the ring/charm attachment, looks so much better!
|Stamps: Memory Box|
|Ink: VersaFine Majestic Blue, VersaMagic Cloud White|
|Accessories: Cuttlebug EF Textile, Button, floss, Butterfly Charm|
This card is for the Inspiration challenge - a photo of a white wall with large chevron pattern on it and a couch with lots of pillows & accessories all with colorful chevron (zigzag) patterns on them. With no zig zag stamps in my stash, my collection of baby ric rac came to mind. I think I've got one too many rows here, almost ran out of room for the sentiment box. Kinda different yet fun!
|Stamps: Hero Arts|
|Accessories: Wrights Baby Rick Rack, gems, Spellbinders Square dies, Corner Rounder punch|