Thursday, May 26, 2011

All-Star Grad Card

This card is for today's Ways To Use It challenge on The challenge today was to use stars on a card. I will give this card to one of my son's friends as a graduation card - I just love the sentiment, "Go confidently in the direction of you dreams", from the Word Play stamp set. The stamped stars are from the set Extreme Elements. Our school colors are purple and gold, so naturally I used Concord Crush and lots of gold embossing powder! The base of the card is Basic Black with a Whisper White panel on top. The sentiment and stars are stamped on Glossy White, the sentiment embossed with white ep, and the stars with gold ep. Then I brayered Concord Crush over the whole piece to make the white stand out. I added punched gold faux-metal stars for a finishing touch. TFL!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today's Sketch Challenge

This card is for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I used Slice of Life, En Francais, and Swirls & Curls Verses stamp sets, and Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. I highlighted the vase & flowers with a little Crystal Effects to make them shine & stand out from the background. I ran the card base through my Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. The colors I used on this card are Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzaz and Early Espresso. TFL!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today's Color Challenge

For today's color challenge on SCS, Breezy Suede Plums. The challenge was to use Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Perfect Plum on a card. I used the Strength & Hope stamp set - remember, for each set sold, a donation will be made to battle breast cancer. I also used Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, which will be in the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. And if you'd like instructions for the paper rosettes, get in touch with me! TFL!