Monday, April 19, 2010

Challenge Cards

Hey Everyone!

It sure has been a long while since I last posted.  I've been really busy going through job interview stuff and traveling for them, but seems like the excitement has settled down a tad bit.

Well, this week I came up with 2 different cards for the challenges I joined.  I have used one of my many card magazines to help create a layout for these cards, but of course making it my very own.

The first card is a 5.5 x 4.25 card I made for Cricut Cardz Challenge #21 (Get Well) and Crafty Creations Challenge #63 (1 designer paper, 1 image and 1 embellishment).  For the card I used medium brown cardstock for the base of my card.  For my designer paper I used a blue poke-a-dotted Basic Grey cardstock at 4.25 x 2.5 and used my Fiskar scallop punch on the top and bottom.  The image I used is a stamped Penny Black "Nature Trail Ted" with jet black Momento ink and hen coloured in with copic stetch markers.  The teddy bear image was stamped on a top-note cut with the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge.  After colouring in the image I used my paper piercer and went along the edge of the top-note and then distressed the edge with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  I used a chocolate brown ribbon for my embellishment and wrapped it around the designer paper and through my stamped image and finished with a bow.  I used one of the Hero Arts stamp sets to stamp the Get Well Soon saying with black Stazon.

I apologize in advance but I don't remember the designer paper I used for the second card but it is uber cute.

The second card is made for this weeks Paper Cutz Challenge #37 (Tag).  The card is 6 x 6 using cherry red cardstock for the base and a piece of 5.75 x 5.75 medium brown cardstock to use as a contrast colour.  I then cut a piece of 5.5 x 5.5 orange flower designer paper and used my sewing machine to 3-stitch the edges with orange thread and then adhered it to the brown cardstock. Before adhering both the brown and designer paper layer to the card base I cut 2 pieces of 2 inch cherry red ribbon and adhered in to the back of the brown cardstock and wrapped it around and adhered it to the front of the designer paper.  I then cut a piece of 5.5 x 1.75 vanilla cardstock and stamped teddy bear images with black Momento ink and coloured with copic sketch makers.  The stamp set is by Cornish Heritage Farms "Bear Essentials".  I then adhered the vanilla cardtock to a piece of 5.75 x 2 medium brown cardstock and stuck only half of the layered piece with sookwang tape to the designer paper so I could put my circle tags underneath.  To make the tags I used the backside of the designer paper and used a 2 inch circle punch and then used my mini monograms cricut cartridge to cut out a 2.5 inch scallop circle with the cherry red cardstock.  I used my crop-a-dile to set the antique brass eyelets and then I tied pieces of the cherry red ribbon through the eyelets.

Hope you enjoyed.



Helen Dooley said...

How adorable! Thanks for playing along on PCC this week.

iluvmybugs said...

Great cards for both CCC and PCC this the images on both and your coloring!!! Thanks for joining us at these challenges and hope you continue to join in the fun each week!!