Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Last Week's Unity :)

This first card was from the VSN warm up. The challenge was to make a manly card using green. I also incorporated a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge to paper piece and the Stamp Something challenge to use black and white and one other color. When I was almost finished and had my pieces laying down, it felt a little naked. So I added the paper piercing to the border of the card!
The second card was also part of the warm up VSN challenge called "Time to Bake". I mixed up my own frosting;) There is a cool video tutorial link in the SCS thread. Boy, was it easy to mix that stuff up. {For SU demos, it is something you can demo at a workshop because there are only kitchen products, not any competitor stuff!!} I cased this card from a Hero Arts sample that my daughter snagged when we were browsing one day at Michael's. I am sometimes challenged to use Cameo Coral. I think I never used it the first 2 to 3 years as a demo, but now I am starting to like it!

I made this card using the sketch from Sketch Challenge 234 and was inspired by Ashley's Etsy Inspired Challenge #41. I chose the little owl tee as my inspiration. The tee is cute and my card is quirky! I fought and fought with this card to make it straight, but I just couldn't do it! I don't know how many times I stamped the Huh? sentiment on my scratch paper to try to get it straight. I thought I had it...I guess not!

This next card was from Hip Hop Thursday and the challenge was to create a Holiday card (your choice of holiday). I went with Christmas, even though it was only June. I think this one turned out pretty good, considering my heat tool kicked the bucket mid-embossing. I learned that you can emboss in a toaster oven, although I would not recommend it as it was quite stressful. I was totally worried about starting a fire! I went out a couple days later and bought a new heat tool. There is a story there too, but I will save it for later. It may be hard to see here, but I used my two-way glue pen and some ultra fine glitter to sparkle up those ornaments on the tree.

This card was for the second challenge of Hip Hop Thursday and it was to use pink and green on the same card. This was easy peasy as a couple of the soon to retire In-Colors go swimmingly together. I also had the American Crafts Flair that had both colors in it. I had to use the Distressed Dots background because the plain pink card base was just that, plain!

Sorry, this post seems too long to include all the ingredients, so I will just refer you to my SCS gallery for the descriptions with the cards.

All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted.

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