Sunday, August 18, 2013

Your Next Stamp Design Team Call

Hello.  Happy Sunday afternoon.  I did something today that I haven't done in a very long time... I made cards to play along with challenges.  Actually, that wasn't entirely my motivation, I have been going back and forth on applying for the DT call at Your Next Stamp.  It's for the new digi-team they are putting together.  I posted about this awhile back when YNS sponsored Tuesday Morning Sketches.

So I decided to pull up my bootstraps and apply.  So part of the application process is to create 3 projects and post about it on your own blog.  I also incorporated some challenges the I love, but haven't played along with in a really long time.  So here it goes, for my first card....

This card features washi tape, card stock by Raisin Boat (Orange Tree), a stamp that believe it or is actually a dress, but I loved the texture and sentiments by Papertrey Ink.  The layout is a sketch from Clean & Simple and the colors Green, Aqua and Orange from CAS-ual Fridays.

Up next doesn't follow a challenge but was so much fun to make!  Talk about using stuff around the house.

I wrapped plain ol' aluminum foil around a piece of card stock and embossed it with the Diamond Plate embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I can't credit for the idea, I found several versions on You Tube.  One of them had you fold layers layers of foil, but that was really hard to cut to size when it was done.  So I thought to myself that it would probably work just fine with card stock.  And it did.  It held up quite nicely.

Looks like real diamond plate!  The stamps I used are from Inkadinkadoo and My Favorite Things.

And for my last card....

This card features a sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges.  I pulled out another card kit and some new dies that I got for my birthday.  This was fun.  This features stamps from CC Designs. I honestly don't even know if they're available anymore.

At first glance, to me, I thought she was a chic bug.... but then realized (duh!) that she's wearing sunglasses.  So I added some Diamond Glaze and white gel pen to create the frame and lenses.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.  And now I'm crossing my fingers and toes.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

These are all great!! I love the embossed foil!!
Good luck for the DT!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Lots of luck on your DT entry, these are all great cards! The stripes you lined up with washi tape on your first card is a fun effect. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Sylvia Blum said...

Such pretty cards :)
Good luck with the call!!!
Thank you so much for playing along with us in the CAS-ual Fridays color challenge!
Sylvia xx

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