Friday, January 30, 2009

Simply Gumdrops

This card is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make a Clean And Simple card - not too many layers, no special techniques. The card base is Tangerine Tango, the stripes & punched circles are Kiwi Kiss. The gumdrops are colored Tangering Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red and Summer Sun, and highlighted with a little Dazzling Diamonds (gumdrops have to have a sugar coating, right?).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Challenge Cards

These are some cards I made for recent challenges on SCS. For more details, visit my gallery there:

Brag Book

This is a little brag book that I made last night using my Big Shot machine and the Top Note die. I ran a folded scrap of cardboard from a saltine box, and a folded piece of patterned paper, through the machine using the Top Note die. I then glued the patterned paper to the outside of the cover. for the inner pages, I basically did the same thing, using cardstock in Barely Banana and Kraft. I bound the book by punching 2 holes through all thicknessess at the fold, then tied a piece of ribbon through the holes to hold the pages together. I used a ribbon to tie the book closed, covering the ribbon with Not Quite Navy cardstock.
The label on the front is Barely Banana cardstock, with letters cut from scraps of Blue Bayou patterned paper using the Naturally Serif die & Big Shot machine. I added envelopes inside the front & back cover, cut using the Scallop Envelope die. I decorated the inside pages using Seeing Spots, Classic Stripes, and Fresh Cut stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Friday, January 23, 2009

You're the Best

This card is for today's Limited Supply Challenge #204 on SCS - "Paint it Black". The challenge is to create a card with a black base. On this card I used Classic Stripes BG in Versamark, then embossed w/ clear ep on the black BG. The main image panel is Sage Shadow, also stamped w/ Classic Stripes, in Sage Shadow ink. I then stamped the main flower image from Upsy Daisy in Basic Black, then again in Versamark on top, then clear embossed the flowers. The sentiment is from A Little Birdie Told Me. Hardware is from Clips Assortment and Vintage metallic brads, ribbon is white grosgrain. Card measures 4 1/4 inches square. Link to the original challenge here: LSC204 - Paint it Black