Sunday, June 13, 2010

Card Challenge from the Campbellford Crew + 1 (me!)

Every month, five of us work from a card design and March's challenge was this:   You can see what the other ladies created here.  We always have fun doing these.

My inspiration came from this lovely lady and her amazing art.

I used the same inks as I did for the one below but used Versamark ink and clear embossed the grasses (Stampin Up) before I inked the background.  I masked off the bottom with post-it notes and clear embossed the bottom to make the snow bank.  I made the little pearls from a glue gun and used a very subtle grey ribbon to finish.  Can you tell I love this style?

 This is a quick little card I made for a friend's birthday.  The flourish stamp was stamped twice with black ink and clear embossed - just turned around the second time.  I took a tiny heart stamp and stamped it on the ends of the flourishes and coloured them with a red embossing marker and clear embossed.  Easy peasy.  And she loved it (this is a spare....)

The final card one was I made just to see if I could use this lonely butterfly I glittered.  I know its pretty rough, but I had sprained my wrist and was in a sling so the whole card was done with my left hand.  I belonged to a card kit program and inside the kit was this 12 inch strip of black felt vine.  Because right hand scissors don't work with a left hand (boy do I sympathize with lefties trying to function in a basic right hand world..:)), I had to size it into small enough pieces to stick on the cardstock.  I wielded an exactor knife very carefully and sliced it into three single pieces without amputating my good hand.  That particular day, I wanted to make cards, despite the wounded wing.  Someone once told me when I began this addictive craft that there was no such thing as a mistake.

In hindsight, looking at this card I made a mistake.  I probably should have skipped cardmaking and read a book....*sigh*.


  1. Hey lovely cards! I'm liking the simplicity blog too!

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