Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's Challenge Time

This weekend I decided to try some new challenges. The first one that I tried was a sketch challenge from Our Creative Corner. Here is the sketch:

And here is what I did with the sketch.

Details: I started by choosing my DP from SU 6x6 paper pad. I then decided I wanted to use brown as a complimentary color for the base and accents. For the scalloped edge I was very excited to try out my new scalloped scallop edge border punch from ek success. (These punches are fantastic! And the storage of these babies is wonderful and compact!) Next I chose my main image, this monkey stamp is too cute. I colored it is with copic markers and then cut it out with petite oval nestabilities. After I cut it out I took the next size down and lined it up and ran it through the cuttlebug again to emboss it. This gave it a double embossed edge. I chose to do this instead of adding an extra layer. Then I matted it with the dark brown paper. After this was put together I added small creative candy from Amuse to the center of the flowers. Next, I rounded the top corners of the DP and card base, and attached the DP and scalloped edge strip. Before attaching my main image I punched a slot and ran the sheer brown ribbon through it, then I adhered it to the base, and tied the ribbon on. I then attached the flower with a yellow dew drop as my accent, in place of the butterfly. And I added the stamped sentiment in place of the button on the sketch.

The second challenge that I completed was the clean and simple challenge over at SCS. I am very excited about these challenges. It looks like a new CAS challenge will be posted on Mondays. I will definately be checking these out. I tried to post a picture of the sketch, but I was not able to figure it out. Here is the SCS link: CAS #3.

Details: For this one layer card I used Gina K's luxury 120 lb. white cardstock as a base. LOVE, this cardstock! I stamped my image on a stamp-a-ma-jig image sheet and centered it on the card. (I left off a butterfly that was on this stamp, it would have been in the embossed area if I would have kept it on, I decided to add the Martha butterfly punch instead) After I stamped the image, I used the largest plain rectangle nestability to emboss the card front. I did use removable tape to keep the nestability in line. I added the punched butterfly and pink gem stones and I was done! Gotta love a quick and easy card!

That's all for now!


  1. I love your one layer card! It's stunning!

  2. Terri, I saw your blog on STAMP TV BLOG LINKS GROUP, LOVE these cards! I am saving them in my favs folder on my computer!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Oh my, I love your blog! I found you on StampTV and I will certainly be stalking you from now on. LOVE your idea with your ribbons. Mine are on 5 x 5 foam boards, but take up SO much room. I will have to look for the holders that you have. Thanks for sharing! Please come visit my poor little beginner's blog as well! Happy Saturday -