Saturday, December 08, 2012
Some cards for some challenges
I wanted to share a couple of Christmas cards that I made for several challenges this week...
First up is the card that I made for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World: Shimer & Shine. Here's the inspiration photo:
And here's the card that I was inspired to make, using this week's MIM at Papertrey Ink: Detail Glitter Technique.
I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (stamper's select white, vintage cream), stamps (snowflake medley, wreath for all seasons) and dies (snowflake medley, heart prints.) I covered my white cardstock with an adhesive sheet before running it through my Big Shot. Then I peeled off the adhesive backing and covered it with Martha Steward Glitter.
Next up is the card that I made for the 10 minute craft draft, where the challenge was to make a card in less than 10 minutes and feature the colour red.
I was inspired by this card that Laurie had made for the challenge, so I knew where I was going with my card before I started. I was also allowed to get out my supplies first, which was helpful.
Here's my card:
I wanted to diecut my snowflake but only impress the inside of it, because I knew I wanted to add the stamped sentiment to the front. I tried using a piece of fun foam on my die, but this didn't work the first time, so it slowed me up a little. Also, the fun foam left and impression on the diecut, so I decided to run the whole thing through my Big Shot with my PTI linen & canvas impression plate to hide that.
I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, kraft, pure poppy), die (damask snowflake), buttons and twine. I also used some new We R Memory Keepers washi tape on the front. The stamped circle and sentiment are Simon Says Stamp.
Here was my time:
I have to admit though, that this was my time when I completed the card.... without sewing the buttons on. I was going to leave them just adhered to the card, without the twine stitching them in place... but I want to mail this card and thought of how disappointed I'd be to find out that the buttons had fallen off. So, I stitched them in place afterwards. I hope this is okay.
Thanks for looking!