Sunday, January 16, 2011

Two Challenges- Two Cards!

Hi Stampers!

I created two cards using this week’s ColourQ Challenge #CQC67 ( along with the SSC186 sketch challenge at Stamping  with the Operators (

At first the ColourQ colors this week seemed quite bright and bold but after working them, I really like the contrasts and it gave me an opportunity to use some of my retired cardstock.  I also enjoy the sketch challenges from Stamping411 so I made two cards- I already had the colors out and wanted to experiment:-).    

To create the first card:

On Whisper White, stamp the floral image from Garden Greenhouse across in rows with Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Taken with Teal Classic Ink.  Use the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF and emboss the entire panel.  Layer this onto Taken with Teal and again onto another embossed panel of Whisper White.

Stamp the sentiment from Short & Sweet onto Whisper White, punch out with the Word Window Punch and layer onto Taken with Teal (punched with the Modern Label Punch).

Attach a scallop circle flower from Tangerine Tango and complete the card.    This card was a bit more difficult to film, but in real life is actually quite soft and subtle.

Stamp Sets:  Greenhouse Garden, Short & Sweet
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Taken with Teal (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo,Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Taken with Teal (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Scallop Circle, Word Window and Modern Label Punches 

To create the second card:

Use several stamps from the new set Button, Button and stamp in the colors from this week’s ColourQ Challenge.  Layer onto Taken with Teal and adhere to another piece of Whisper White.  Run the entire panel through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF (this is a form of Embedded Embossing).  Spray this panel with Frost White Shimmer Paint spray.

Punch a border along the Melon Mambo background with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch and stamp one of the button stamps used in Melon Mambo.  Adhere this to a piece of Taken with Teal and mount onto a Whisper White card base.

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Taken with Teal onto a scrap piece of Whisper White and punch out using the 1 ¼” Circle Punch.  Layer this onto a 1 ¾” circle punched from Taken with Teal.  Adhere a 5/8” White Satin Ribbon bow and Kiwi Kiss button (retired). 

Stamp Sets:  Button, Button, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Taken with Teal
Ink: Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Taken with Teal (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, 1 ¼ “,  1 ¾” Circle and Pinking Hearts Border Punches, 5/8” White Satin Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Button (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- I so love to read your comments and hope all of you have a blessed week!  You have truly blessed mine!


Debgem said...

I really like both these cards. There's so much texture in the first one - and I like how you've used the colours. In the second - I just love the button stamps!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards, Julie! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week.

Kerin said...

I love both cards, especially the stamping before embossing trick!! Very neat effect! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Selene Kempton said...

What an adorable take on this week's sketch! I just love the bright colors and that new button stamp set!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the mix of texture with the stamping. It's a wonderful card!

Connie Babbert said... that embossing trick! Great job!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...