Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More cards from World Card Making Day

As I said in my last post Saturday was World Card Making Day and we celebrated over at Splitcoast. I posted the first 3 challenge cards yesterday. So I figured today I would post the rest. I'm a bit tired so I probably won't have as much description as I did on the others so I apologize for that up front.

the 4th challenge (and 1st card I have to share with you today) was the Ways To Use It Challenge. Ways To Use It is where you are given a certain item, whether it be a color, products, item, etc. to use on a card. For this challenge we had to use trees. Whether it be leaves or a tree or whatever we wanted to do. I decided that I had done a lot of fall cards lately and wanted to do a Christmas Tree. My immediate thought when I think of trees is of course the set Lovely As A Tree from SU. But when I picked my paper I opted to go with Loads Of Love.

Supplies: Stamps- Loads Of Love, Loads Of Love Access. ; Cardstock & Paper- Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Christmas DP (one of these days I will remember the name of it); Ink- Staz-On Black; Accessories- Ribbon, Crafters Tool Kit, Stampin Write Markers, Aqaupainter, Post It (for masking tech.)

The Technique Lover's Challenge was to make nested flowers. I have seen these before, but never made one. I actually kind of like it. The idea here is to start out with a circle (or whatever shaper you want) and gradually make smaller circles then put them together with a brad to make a flower. I used the Bali Breeze DP from SU (love this stuff!) and used my coluzzle to cut the circles. I did 5 circles in all. I distressed the edges of each of the circles with the edge of my scissors and then added the bling brad in the middle of each circle. Then I pinched the heck out of the circles to give the flower a distressed look.

Supplies: Stamps- None; Cardstock & Paper- Taken With Teal, Rose Red CS & DP, Bali Breeze DP; Ink- None; Accessories- Scissors, Coluzzle, Rubons, Brad, Ribbon

Next was the Limited Supply Challenge. In an LSC we are given items that we can and can't use. For this one it was no P's. We weren't allowed to use Printed Paper, and no Pastels. I wanted to do another Christmas Card. So for this one I wanted to use one of my favorite card combos, Red, Black & White. That is a fun combo so I wanted to use a fun set. My mind immediately went to Christmas Humor from Missy B Designs. I love this set. It's too fun. The white parts of Santas suit are done with glitter and heat & stick powder, the beard and snow are done with liuquid applique and heat set to make it puffier. Sorry for the fuzzy picture. It was too late at night when I did this to take a picture outside and the lighting in my computer room isn't that great. The Sentiment says: "It's magic that gets santa down the chimney". The inside says "It's that same magic that gets me into my jeans." The thin black strip is a peice of scrap cardstock I had, not ribbon.

Supplies: Stamps- Christmas Humor (Missy B) Print Pattern (SU); Cardstock & Paper- Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink- Black Staz-On; Accessories- Stampin Write Makers, aquapainter, Heat & Stick powder, Glitter, Liquid Applique, heat gun,

This last one is my least favorite of the weekend. That is just because the colors are so completely outside of my comfort zone, it's a cute card, just not me. This one was a color challenge. We were given 5 colors to work with. The colors were Lime Green, Lemon with an Orange Twist (a orange-y yellow), Black, Drak Gray, and a creamy neutral. I don't have most of those colors so I had to work with what I had. Those colors to me are Halloween so this would naturally be a Halloween card. The Finished card is 4x4. Very quick and easy, took about 2 minutes, start to finish.

Supplies: Stamps- Year After Year, Everyday Flexible Phrases; Cardstock & Paper- Basic Black, Going Gray, Green Galore, Only Orange, Very Vanilla; Ink- Staz-On Black; Accessories- Stampin Write Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Great cards Sharon! I especially love your Santa card (love the Print Pattern in black and the glitter) and the flower card--really pretty how you distressed your circles to make a flower!