I have two new cards to share today. I really love this first one. I made it for the 2012 Gallery Idol Challenge at Paper Crafts magazine.
* Here for You *
This card had to have an encouraging theme in order to compete in the challenge.
First, I made the card base and embossed it with my Spellbinders Grand Calibur (Impressabilities-Flourish).
I heat-embossed the Floral Flourish (Paper Inspirations) and the encouraging sentiment (Hero Arts) with black pigment and clear embossing powder. I ran the edges of both panels across the black pigment pad and used clear embossing powder to emboss the edges. I almost always do something with the edges of my panels. I think it really makes them pop. I adhered the sentiment and added foam tape to the flourish panel.
I punched two black butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch. Then, I added two clear gems.
Want to play along? You can find the rules at www.papercraftsmag.com
* You're Sew Special *
I created this next card for Hero Arts May color challenge. We had to use yellow, pool, orange, green and brown. That's a lot of colors - more than are normally required. How do you get all thos colors on a card and still have it look good? I think I came up with a good idea.
The quilting design is a kind of homage to my mother who loves to quilt. She would have wanted me to use brighter, even neon hues. And, she would insist on red somewhere in the design.
I made the card base in pool. Then, I cut a yellow panel to fit.
I cut 1.25" quilting squares from cardstock in the required colors. I cut them in half corner-to-corner and started laying them out until I liked how they looked.
I heat embossed the three-spools panel (Hero Arts) and all the stitching in brown.
I also entered this card in Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Challenge and Fiskateers Spring Stamp Out. You can find all the info for these challenges here: