Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two challenges, three cards

This week's demonstratable card challenge was a little complicated. I'll try to explain it.
1. Choose 2 colors (plus one neutral).
2. Make 3 cards from one sheet of cardstock (one color).
3. Cut mats from the other color.
4. Use only one embellishment and one tool on each card. The embellishments and tools have to be different for each card.
5. Use only one stamp set (can add a sentiment set if needed).
I think that's it!
I decided to use Julie Buhler's color challenge for this week: Perfect Plum and Always Artichoke. I chose Confetti White for my neutral.
I ended up with 2 cards that are 3 1/2 X 4 1/4 and one card that is 4 X 4 1/4 because I wanted to use the whole sheet of cardstock and that was just how it worked out.
The first card I made was the card on the lower right. I cut a piece of Confetti White the same size as the block for the large swirl and matted it on Perfect Plum. I stamped the swirl in Always Artichoke. I stamped the flower in Perfect Plum, cut it out and attached it with an artichoke brad. I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum craft ink in the lower left corner of the Artichoke mat and heat set it. I mounted the focal image off center because I liked how it fit in with where the sentiment was stamped.
The second card I made was the glitter window card. I'll post a tutorial for it tomorrow.
For the third card, I stamped the small swirl in bleach on the Artichoke mat. I stamped "Kind" in Artichoke ink and punched it out with the small oval punch. (I love that the frames in the new hardware kit fit the punches!) I attached the oval frame to the Artichoke mat with silver brads. I hope the frame and brads count as one embellishment; otherwise, I didn't fulfill the challenge requirements! Anyway, I stamped 3 butterflies in Perfect Plum but ended up only using 2 because I didn't want the card to get too crowded. I stamped the small swirl in Artichoke and attached the butterflies with dimensionals cut in half. I bent the butterflies slightly in the middle before adhering them to give them a little more dimension.
Supplies (all SU except packing tape): Stamps: Priceless; Paper: Confetti White, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum; Ink: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum classic and craft, bleach; Accessories: Fine cosmo glitter, coluzzle, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, small oval punch, Rich Regals brads, clear packing tape
Come back tomorrow for the glitter window tutorial.
Happy stamping!


Emily said...

Jana, these cards are great! I love them all! TFS! =)

beate said...

All three cards turned out wonderful!
Hugs and smiles

kraftykathy1 said...

wow, all great cards and color combo. look forward to tutorial!