Here's the card I made for Challenge #53. The Windy Day stamp (Hero Arts) is one of my favorite. I also used a Cuttle Bug folder from the new Oriental set for the background.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here's a quick card I made for a swap which had to have ribbon on it. I spied some pretty blank note cards at Michaels last week - eight cards and envelopes for $1!!! The central image ("M") is covered up with a die-cut (Spellbinders) scalloped circle, and I used a circle Valentine stamp for the central image. The bottom edge is punched using a Martha Stewart border punch, and I had just the right color narrow ribbon to thread through the holes. Voila!!!
Ribbon Card for Anna
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Last year OSA (Oriental Stamp Art) ran a weekly layout challenge. I participated for awhile but eventually got busy and didn't continue. The cards that were created were stunning! I vowed to get back into the weekly challenges, and this is what I made. It took me a few days to figure out what to do about the half circle on the top and finally had an idea----half of a parasol, the kind used for tropical drinks! Here's the result.
Last year I purchased a ScorPal and later joined a group which shares ideas and templates for creating all kinds of cards, small boxes, etc., using this handy tool. The challenge this week was to create a diamond top card. I was excited to try this out AND I needed to make some cards for an on-going swap through OSA, an Oriental interest group. This month the colors are purple, blue, gray (and I added some pink to the mix); and the theme is mountains. I used Spellbinders square to cut out the image. Here's the finished project:
This is one site where you can find directions, or you could Google "diamond top fold card":http://www.card-making-magic.com/diamondtopcards.html
Monday, January 4, 2010
After my "trials and tribulations" with the new computer, I'm back to blogging and swapping. One of my groups has a color challenge every month, and January's really was a challenge: Use the colors navy, black and dark green. Luckily cream/white are also allowed!!! I created the background using Distress Inks: Pine Needle, Soot, and Denim. I had a lovely piece of handmade paper from my friend Bonnie which really made a difference.