Can you believe it? I actually got my arse in gear and made cards for two challenges today!
This is the first card. I made it for a wicked blog candy challenge on Heather's Heavinly Stampations. In under 2 months, Heather has received 5000 hits on her blog!! Holy dyna! Many congrats to you, Heather! Heather's giving away... a brand new SU stamp set, assorted SU papers (cardstock & DSP) & ink, Cuttlebug embossing folders and a die set, embellishments, and other goodies! How generous!!!
Heather's challenge has many parts, but one is "to get your name in the hat 3 times Make a Card that you feel incorporates the wonderful world of stamping and blogging or SCS, PCP ect.... It can be something that you have gotten out of this stamping world, or something that inspires you from this stamping world just incorporate that in your card then link to this blog with a picture of your card and recipe of how you made it and what it stands for. When you post your project make sure you leave a link back to this blog and state why you made that card! Also leave me a comment so I can come see your project! :-)"
So here goes - I made the card from my (uh, current) favorite stamp set - Season of Friendship. In the many blogs that I have in my google reader, I have seen many wonderful samples using this set, and this is not-so-loosely based on one of those ideas. In addition to that, the polka dotted DSP in the background is from a blog candy package I won from Joanne back this summer, and the card stock is from an open-house that I went to, where a local SU demo was clearing out some room for new items. I believe it's retired SU textured cardstock (yummy!) but not sure what color.
For an official recipe, let's see..
Stamps - Season of Friendship (SU - Holiday Mini).
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue (all SU Classic)
Paper - textured retired SU base, retired SU DSP matte, riding hood red matte, and non-SU white cardstock.
Embellishments - Mini Felt Flurries (SU Holiday Mini) and generic reddish & silver brad
Second is for Amy Rysavy's Friday Sketch #37... the idea for this card actually came from the current Atlantic Superstore signage with their purty red and white swirly trees & ornaments. I don't quite like the card (star should've been silver, not clear), but it's all right. I've actually chopped it down so that it can be used as another layer (mounted on silver, and then who knows??) and put some stickles on it, but I tried. It's only my third challenge or something, be gentle with me.