Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School Monday

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  With it being my last weekend with the kids, I took yesterday off.  I didn't get on the computer at all until the evening.  So with that said, I have a little catching up to do.

The first card I have to share with you is my card I made for Deedee's Digis.  This was so fun to make!  I followed a sketch (#292) from the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge.  And I made it an even bigger challenge by using the Bloom Where You're Planted digi stamp set.  I am not a gardener - by any stretch of the imagination, so it's harder for me to relate to those kinds of images.  But I think I pulled it off really well.

Isn't that a fun card?  I loved this sketch!  Now, on SCS, it was recommended to print the sketch and use it as pattern pieces.  I didn't go to that much trouble.  I made it free-handed.  First I cut the card stock to 4 1/4" by 11 and scored at 5 1/2".  Then I put it into my paper cutter and trimmed off the side 3/4" on the front to a little bit of the back and chopped that part off.  Using the back of the card that measured the full 4 1/4" as a guide, I placed the fan pieces so that it met that measurement, then cut the remaining 3/4" off the back.  I hope that makes sense.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal
Paper:  Laundry Line Collection (My Minds Eye)
Copics:  E33, E37, R00, R02, YG03, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR20
Tools:  1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

The next card I have to share with you is what I made for my Stamps Only Sunday post - that of course, didn't get posted yesterday.  I made this for the Crafts 4 Eternity challenge which was the sketch, use pastels and say 'hello.'

I started to also incorporate stamps from CC Designs, but when I started coloring it I realized that the colors were too bold for pastels.  So I set it aside and started over.  I went with one of the adorable snowmen in the Keep Cozy set from The Greeting Farm.  I had also cut out an extra frame that Penny Duncan created for me, but only used a portion of it.  I think it turned out sweet.

Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest
Paper:  Digi paper from My Time Made Easy
Stamps/Ink:  Keep Cozy (TGF), Borders & Corners Circles (PTI), Just Saying (Inkadinkadoo),
  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Bashful Blue (SU)
Copics:  B000, B00, R11, RV000, RV10, YR16
Tools:  SVG by Penny Duncan, SCAL/Cricut
Embellishments:  felt snowflake (unknown), satin ribbon (Offray)

I hope you enjoy both my cards and that they give you some inspiration.  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sandy said...

Both are great cards! Something about the snowman just captures my heart. He's just too adorable!!! Beautiful coloring on bothand great layouts.

Karin said...

Fantastic coloring and I love the pastel snowman card :)

Danni said...

These are both wonderful cards! I admit, the snowman one is just too cute in the pastels! But the first one really is so unique in the nice!

pinky said...

Two gorgeous cards, especially the christmas one. I love a pastel christmas card and this one is so fully of gorgeous texture as well! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Mel!!

Theresa said...

Really cute cards! I love the snowman.

michele said...

Fabulous cards Melissa :) thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

having a {me} day said...

I just love this combo of pink and blue! What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at c4e and good luck! keeleyxx

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