Thursday, October 16, 2008

A HHT Kid Challenge, and a card for the Juices...

First up: a card for this challenge, posted by Jeanne S in the Unity Forum on SCS. The challenge was to "Make a card using Unity Stamps that you could give to a child", and this is what I came up with:
The first thing I thought of was my new October KOTM from Unity, and the adorable images, but none are particularly 'kid'. Then I saw these adorable pumkins, and thought of the nickname my dad has for me, and inspiration hit! I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base, and stamped 'Cutie Pie' from Mix-Up of Cuteness all over the background. Then I spelled out my 'Pumpkin' using flocked letter stickers on a scrap of Very Vanilla, and stamped 'hi there' to make my sentiment. I cut a larger piece of Sage Shadow, and scalloped the top edge with my corner rounder. For the image, I stamped the pumpkins on a scalloped circle, and colored them in with my blender pens. I added two more scalloped circles (with the centers cut out using my Coluzzle) to the top, popping up the Wild Wasabi layer with foam tape. I tied on the ribbon, then added the image piece over the top, using more foam tape to adhere it to the card base.

This next card is for tonight's Creative Juices meeting. Again, the main inspiration was my October KOTM, and the colors of the adorable buttons:

The card base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Wild Wasabi, folded in half to make the A2 size. I stamped the image on a scrap of Whisper White, and used that to size the Apricot Appeal and Pink Pirouette layers, making them longer to accomodate the buttons. I colored in the image with my blender pens, and sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink. The white layer and the pink layer are popped up using foam tape. I tied on the ribbon, stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner using Wild Wasabi ink, and added the buttons with Mini Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies used (Pumpkin card):
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Versamark (Tsukineko); Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, and Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness, October KOTM (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: Corner rounder (EK Success); flocked alpha (Making Memories); ribbon (Martha Stewart Crafts); foam tape (3M)

Supplies used (Here for You card):
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (Tsukineko); Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue (SU!)
Stamps: September KOTM, October KOTM (Unity Stamp Company)
Other: buttons (Autumn Leaves); striped grosgrain (SU!); foam tape (3M)

7 comments:

Chris said...

Can't wait till tonight! Our CJ project by you is always something I look forward to. The Kid Card is adorable. I would never have thought to put sage and wasabi together. They look good. Loved seeing your work showcased on Unity. Well deserved. Your MIL

Ashley said...

Very pretty cards!

Natalia said...

lovely cards!

JenMarie said...

LOOOOVE these!!!!!!! Fabulous!

Tanis said...

FABULOUS Unity cards chickie!!!!
LOVE the kid card :) I got new stamps today!!! But I'm still waiting for a package that's LOST!?! I ordered it Sept.12th or something crazy!! Hopefully Eryn finds it!
So today I got Mix up of cuteness, the grid background and love builds a home single. I can't WAIT to ink them up!!!

Jackie said...

Way beyond beauty!

Mel said...

I love your beautiful cards! I especially need the inspiration you've provided for the Oct KOM -- for some reason my mojo went on holiday this month but seeing your great pumpkin card has gotten me eager to try and work with my Oct KOM some more! TFS!