Anyone else staying up into the wee hours of the night/morning watching the Olympics? I've been up late every night it seems (except the day/night I had the flu, that night I recorded them). Well, last night I decided it was cutting into my crafting time way too much, so I combined the two, and managed to finish two cards! *wink* And look! No paper piecing! *smiles*
The first one is for today's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC190). That does make one fringe benefit of staying up late...sometimes the challenge hostesses post the night before! I decided to use my as-yet-uninked "Cute as a Bug" set from Unity Stamps, and made a general-purpose card. I think I'll send this one to a MOPS friend.
I started with a 4 1/2" square card in Chocolate Chip, then stamped my ladybug on Whisper White, and colored it in with reinkers and my blender pen. I cut the image panel into a circle using my Coluzzle (to match the sketch), then cut another circle out of Summer Sun, and scalloped the edge with my corner rounder. I cut a triangle out of this fun DP, matted it with half of a Real Red square cut diagonally, and used the other half on the opposite side. I wrapped a chocolate gingham ribbon twice around the card and tied a knot, then adhered the image panel and sentiment panel and mat using dimensionals.
This next card is for yesterday's Color Challenge (CC180 - Ruby Cocoa Blush). I stamped the swirled cupcake from "Cupcakes a la Yummy", and colored it in with blender pens and my ink pads. Then I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from Birthday Whimsy underneath, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.
(*tip: using reinkers gives you a very saturated color, like markers, while the ink pads give you more of a watercolor-type effect)
I punched the image with my Mega circle punch, then matted it with a Ruby Red scalloped circle punched with my Giga punch. (I had to look that up...that's the issue with naming your punch sizes with things that all mean "really big") I scalloped the edge of a Blush Blossom strip using my corner rounder, and added it next to a Close to Cocoa panel, then covered the seam with some satin ribbon that matches the Close to Cocoa, hiding that seam under where my image panel would go. I put my matted image on top using dimensionals, adhered a bow I tied from the same ribbon using a mini Glue Dot, then added 3 little 'candy dots' that match the Ruby Red. It still seemed like it needed *something*, so I added little adhesive rhinestones to all the scallops of the circle. The result is a properly blinged-out card for a dear friend's daughter, whose birthday is this weekend!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies used (ladybug card):
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, and Whisper White cardstock (SU!); 'Daisy Field' dp (Autumn Leaves)
Ink: Chocolate Chip ink pad, Real Red reinker (SU!)
Stamps: Cute as a Bug, Mix-up of Cuteness (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: corner rounder (EK Success); Coluzzle cutting system; dimensionals (SU!); brown gingham ribbon (Joann's)
Supplies used (cupcake card):
Paper: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, and Very Vanilla cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red ink pads (SU!)
Stamps: Cupcakes a la Yummy (Unity Stamp Co.); Birthday Whimsy sentiment (SU!)
Other: corner rounder (EK Success); dimensionals (SU!); punches (Marvy Uchida); satin ribbon, adhesive rhinestones (unknown)