Monday, April 9, 2007

April Card Challenge Details

Finally! Here are some samples. The "Best of Cluck" sample is created by Jenna. I thought her sample was so cute and wanted to play with this layout. I hope you are inspired, as well.

The "Doodle This" sample is a set from the Spring Catalog. I had to make 24 scrapbook pages in 1 weekend. So, I purchased the "Home" Simply Scrappin' kit, and used some of the scraps for this card - so fun - so easy!!

Here's the recipe:

Stamp Sets: Doodle This, Curvy Verses
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, striped cardstock from scrappin' kit
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon from Prep School collection, corner rounder punch
Notes: I watercolored the the flower and accented the swirl with the white gell pen. Then, I added the dazzling diamonds with the glue pen.

Here are the details for the April cards. Remember these are just loose guidelines - keep it fun - or change it up! Make 5 of the same!

TECHNIQUE: Sparkles & Shimmer (ex: dazzling diamonds, hologram highlights, pearl ex or anything that adds shine...)
THEME: Birthday
LAYOUT: Stampin' Up© Idea Book and Catalog page 52 - "Loads of Love Accesories" set.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

March Challenge-Roses in Winter by SL

Here's SL's card - very pretty!

Here is my card. The recipe is as follows:
Card Background: Blush blossom paper. SU “linen” background stamp with SU “Creamy Caramel” ink.

The vertical strip is white cardstock stamped with the SU “Paisley” background stamp with gold pigment ink.

I used a piece of SU “Almost Amethyst” for the small purple piece stamped with the words “Happy Wedding Day” (in “Perfect Plum” ink)from the “All Year Cheer” SU Stamp Set.

On that same piece of card stock, I stamped a rose with leaves and some little flowers using the SU “Roses in Winter” stamp set. The ink for the roses and small flowers was SU “Pale Plum” and “Perfect Plum” with the Rock ‘N Roll Technique. The ink for the leaves is “Old Olive and “Almost Artichoke”.

I accented the card with white, purple and gold ribbon.