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!

15 comments:

Paulina said...

Your "red" card is absolutely fantastic. I love that you were inspired by Laurie's card- she is always full of inspiration! That washi tape you used is so fun!

So happy you heard about my 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge. Feel free to link up one more card for the "red" theme! :)

Laurie said...

Leigh you cards are gorgeous! I love the soft neutrals in the first card! And that second one! Love it! Thanks for the shout out! Hugs!

Cath said...

Hey Leigh! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

so loving the feel of your first card!

Jenny said...

Very cute. I am impressed with how straight you sew under time constraints. ;) The washi tape looks great here.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love the splash of red on your second card Leigh - perfect use of patterned paper!

Kristen said...

Hi Leigh i like both of these cards, so pretty they are!

Visiting from Trigger Tuesday challenge
xo, Kristina
I'd love if you popped over for a hello!
www.pearlgateway.com

Linda Beeson said...

I love both cards, especially the colors on the first one.

Juliana said...

Super cute cards!!!

Tasnim said...

The first card has such sweet and soft feeling to it! Very pretty! Congratulations on winning the Tuesday Trigger.

Tracy said...

Leigh
both of your cards are beautiful!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Very pretty cards! Congrats for the Tuesday Trigger!

Lisa said...

BIG congrats to you too Leigh and thanks for visiting me today! Love the use of the fun Washi tape on your card ;)

cassie said...

love your cards! Congrats on being a Craft Dash Favorite, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous cards, love all the snowflakes :)