Friday, April 24, 2015

A few more cards...

So I told you earlier in the week that StampNation is having a virtual retreat this week.

I made a few more cards for the challenges going on over there.

Challenge 1 for today: Celebrate the food of a retreat.

This one was really hard for me.  I only own one stamp that is food related and that's a wedding cake stamp.  So I had to dig deep to find this cupcake diecut in my stash.  I'm sure that in my hundreds of Cricut cartridges I could have found something but I was being lazy.  So I embossed the red layer with a numbers embossing folder and added Wink of Stella Clear to the frosting and popped the cupcake up on some foam tape, added the sentiment and ta-da the card is done.

Challenge 2 for today: Make and Takes  

Create a card using at least 4 of the following:
Background Stamps
Something New

So I got created two cards

I used stencil/background stamp/sequins/tag/embossing/something new(stamp set)
I stamped the background stamp in VersaMark ink on vellum and used Stampendous Pearl Embossing Powder. I then flipped the vellum over and stenciled with Picked Raspberry Ranger Distress Ink on the back of the vellum.
I used the same stencil, VM and pearl e.p. on the side of the card.
The tag is colored with the Picked Raspberry and the bird is stamped with VersaDazzle Ink and then rubbed with Pearlized Pearl Ex powder and set. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Black Onyx Ink and used clear embossing powder over it.

 I had the idea of the card above swirling around in my head for several hours, but Since it didn't turn out how I envisioned it. I started playing again with another card.  And man do I love how it turned out. 

I used stencil/background stamp/tag/embossing/something new(stamp set)
I used the same background stamp and pearl e.p. on gray cardstock instead of the vellum and I used the same stencil on the side of the card, but used my Pearl Ex powder this time. I used silver Pearl Ex powder on the bird. The quote is embossed with SU white e.p. Since I didn't have anymore sequins, I used pieces from a pearl embellishment sticker that someone sent me. 
I'm going to add the initials of my cousin and his fiancee to the tag and use it as their wedding card.

That's it for today.  I'll have a few more for you Monday and Wednesday next week.

Stop in tomorrow and hop along with us on the C.A.S.E. A Card Blog Hop.

Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. I love the elegant layered cards! the cupcake is cute, too, but it is not that hard to find a cricut are the one who introduced me to!!! I always find my answers there now, thank you so much!


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