Friday, November 29, 2013

You're So Tweet: A Card for the CAS-ual Fridays, SSS and ColourQ Challenges

Today's card is for three  challenges -- The CAS-ual Fridays Create with 8 challenge ...

...the Colour Q challenge....

... and the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. 
Using the Simon Says Stamp October card kit and keeping the design simple made this card come together quickly. And quick was just what I needed since I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner! The only things I added were Versamark ink and brown embossing powder. Here's my card:

If you are wondering what the "8" is for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, just count the visual elements on the card. I used four strips of pattern paper, one sentiment, one piece of twine and two sequins.

I kept this card flat since it was being mailed to my niece who was not home for Thanksgiving this year. I hope it brightened her day!

Simon Says Stamp October 2013 Card Kit plus VersaMark ink; Zing embossing powder (Chestnut); and We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Friday, November 15, 2013

SPARKS Challenge

Today, I made a card for the SPARKS Design Team call. Using this picture as inspiration.....
 ...I made this card:

To create this card, I scored and folded my cardstock to a standard A2 size. Next, I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and eyeballed where I wanted to stamp the sentiment. Placing the die over this spot, I ran the paper through my die cutting machine so that the sentiment could be stamped in the negative space. I then stamped the trail of butterflies across the paper and colored them with Tim Holtz Distress markers. I used a damp paintbrush to to create the water color affect. Before adding foam adhesive on the water color paper, I placed it on top of my card so I could mark where to stamp the sentiment. After I stamped it, I adhered the stamped image to the card. Here's a closer look:

 I kept the inside pretty simple, stamping and coloring a coordinating butterfly next to the sentiment.

Cardstock: Bazzill; Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper;
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Flap Happy; Birthday Sampler);
Die: Paper Smooches (Butterflies 2);
Ink: StazOn (Black); Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Spun Sugar; Picked Raspberry);