Sunday, October 7, 2007

World Card Making Day Challenges

We drove back from the NC Mountains late last night, so I was not able to actually stamp on World Card Making Day! :( However, I really wanted to take part in the JustJohanna challenges, so I was THRILLED to see that submissions are not due until midnight tonight! I have made a couple of cards this afternoon and will continue to make more. I am taking a break here to post a couple cards for you!
Let's start with this one. The challenge was to use a transparency AND paint on it! I actually don't have any paint around at all, so I made some using Crystal Effects mixed with reinkers. My first thought was to make a rainbow, so that is what I did with these three colors. I painted those on the back of the transparency, then sponged white craft ink on the front with a sponge dauber for the clouds. This card needed a little bling, so I embossed (carefully!) with Iridescent Ice EP. I actually really like how the clouds came out! The sentiment is by A Muse. This is my first attempt at painting and transparencies, and clearly I have some practice to do. (Get it??? CLEARLY!?!?!? Haha...)

This card was for a one-layer card challenge. I fought the temptation to keep adding more. It is easy to get into that habit, isn't it? But I really liked this challenge because often my favorite cards are the simplest. I used the scallop punch and punched the top fold of the card. I also punched a Post-It note with the scallop and lined it up under the punch on the front. I used that as a mask in which to stamp this cute image from Batty For You and sponge Lovely Lilac all around. I used Only Orange and Basic Black markers to ink the sentiment, which is from Everyday Flexible Phrases. I then just tied black and pumpkin grosgrain ribbon around the top and called it done!


Deborah said...

Just simply wonderful! Deb

Marieke said...

I think you did a wonderful job on my challenge. :-) And the other ones as well of course.
LOVE the clouds, they look very real!

Anonymous said...

I love simple, yet creative, your cards are perfect!!