Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Christmas Thanks & Happy Heart Day

First off I hope everyone had a wonderful and a very Merry Christmas!! It has been a very busy week here at my house and we have one more family Christmas to do on Saturday!!! And then on January 1, 2008, I will be off to San Francisco for 9 whole days!!! I have never been there and I am so excited to go!! I will be attending 2 different conferences, which is the main reason for going. Now on to the cards!!

The first card is for this week's color challenge and sketch challenge on SCS. The colors this week are Gable Green, Glorious Green and Real Red. Great colors for Christmas thank yous, which is what I need now!! So with the combo of both challenges this is the card I came up with.

I used Embrace Life for the flowers and the leaf stamp on the white circle. The flowers were stamped in black craft and embossed with black ep on Shimmery White. Then I watercolored with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons and a blender pen.

I used my distressor tool on all three circle panels and DTP on the white. The red circle panel is cardstock by Wausau and is a shimmery red.

My BG was made with the polka dot stamp from Polka Dots & Paisley's stamped in Gable Green. I finished off the card with some wide white organdy and a Real Red grosgrain.

My second card is for the Featured Stamper challenge from Sunday, December 23rd. This week's FS is Crissy AKA #1artistforhighhopes.

For this week's Featured Stamper Beth chose a stamper with an amazing ability for watercoloring all of her images!!! If you haven't seen her gallery, you really need to check it out!!

This is the card I chose to chose to CASE: Bugs and Kisses Levi Tab. I chose this one, as usual, for the layout!!! But when I went to make my card, the original image I started with was too big for the offset panel. So on to plan B and that was the new Happy Heart Day set.

The things I changed are:

* Colors, but I did keep the red theme

* Stamp set

* Added extra layers

* My main image panel is on pop up glue dots

* My "stitching" is done free hand with the black SU! marker. I tried using my All in a Row like Beate does, but I still haven't got that down yet!!

* Added a ribbon

* Moved the placement of my button and used only 2 brads

* Distressed the edges of the main BG panel

On the mouse I did paper piecing for his shirt and punched a flower for the heart and added a brad.

Happy Stamping everyone!!!



Michele Kovack said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love both cards!

Anonymous said...

These are simply awesome. I just love them both and the layout of the cards cannot be beat. These are great!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

I agree...these are gorgeous cards. Love the different layouts. Jennie