Sunday, August 21, 2011

Two Cards- Two Challenges and an Anniversary!

Hi Stampers! 
I decided to create two cards using the colors from this week’s CQC98 ColourQ Challenge along with the sketches from this week's Stamping 411 with the Operators SSC217 Sketch Challenge (two sketches this week).   

I seem to never have enough birthday cards on hand and thought that the colors this week would work well with one of my favorite stamp sets, Elements of Style.  After creating this card and while I still had the colors on the table, why not just create another one, so I decided to create a Christmas card as well.

Both cards were fairly quick and easy to create...once the design was determined :-)

Stamp the image with Soft Suede ink onto Whisper White cardstock and color the leaves using the Lucky Limeade SU! Marker and use a Blender Pen with Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo Classic Ink to color the flowers.   Distress the image with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink along with the Color Spritzer Tool™ with the Soft Suede SU! Marker-  layer onto Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock.  

Use the Big Shot™ with the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss  a piece of Island Indigo and layer onto Lucky Limeade. Add the 5/8” Old Olive Satin Bow to the focal image and adhere to the Island Indigo layer.  

With the Big Shot™ and the Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Soft Suede and cut around the outside border of the frame.  
Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White with Island Indigo ink and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Create the rest of the label with the Large Oval and Modern Label Punch.  

Stamp the butterfly image with Island Indigo onto Whisper White and carefully cut out.  Apply 2-Way Glue and Blue Brilliance Stampin’ Glitter® (retired) to the entire butterfly. 

Add the pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:   Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, SU! Markers- Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Framed Tulip and Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ EF, 5/8” Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Word Window and Modern Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Blue Brilliance Stampin’ Glitter® (retired) , Color Spritzer Tool, 2-Way Glue Pen, Blender Pen
Use the Big Shot™ with the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (sneak peak) and the Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die to cut a few snowflakes with Whisper White cardstock.

Lightly sponge Island Indigo over the edges of the snowflakes and adhere them to circles punched with the 1 3/8” and 1 ¼” Circle Punches.  Use the 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds to add glitter to each snowflake (I am on a glitter kick tonight).  

Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash) to the embossed Whisper White panel along with the sentiment (stamped with Island Indigo and use the Decorative Label along the bottom to create the wavy border).

Adhere the panel to the Bermuda Bay card front and add the Rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes to finish off the card. 
Stamp Sets:   Christmas Greetings
Ink: Island Indigo
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay (retired)
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ EF, Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die, Sponge Dauber, Rhinestones, Punches- 1 3/8” Circle, 1 ¼” Circle, Decorative Label, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

I hope you like both of these cards and I want to thank you again for visiting me today and over this past year. 

Today marks the 1st anniversary of my blog and just a little over 60,000 visits!  Thanks again for stopping by and all of your encouragement- it means the world to me:-)

God Bless all of you this week and have fun stamping!


Sylvia said...

Hi Julie, Either you added a card, or I was too tired when I posted my comment!!!LOL! Your Christmas card is beautiful as well! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great Cards Julie. Thanks for sharing.

Micki - Avenue of Art said...

Julie, Both cards are beautiful! TFS
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Selene Kempton said...

These are both absolutely stunning! I really love your sparkly blue birdy... such a gorgeous color scheme on both.. You rocked it. Thanks for playing along with stamping411 this week.

Patti Chesky said...

What beautiful cards!!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What beautiful cards Julie!! Thanks for playing along!!

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