Sunday, August 23, 2009

A 3-fer: 3 Challenges in one Card!

This card is for the following 3 Challenge Blogs:
List of ingredients:
Monument theme
color blue
use cork and a metal embellishment
technique: Cuttlewax (used to
make background)
3) Pile it On! Challenge # 12: Good Things Come in Threes (3 cork cirles, 3 images, 3 metal snaps)
What I used to make this card:
  • White and blue cardstock
  • cork sheet and cork cirles
  • Distress inks: Broken China and Vintage Photo (from stamped images and edging)
  • Stamps: Face by Rubber Stampede and Colosseum w/Lady and Car by Hampton Arts
  • Patina Perfect pearls by Ranger spray with Mini Mister on main image for glimmer effect
  • vintage travel image cut from designer paper by K&Company: Life's Journey Stamp Collage Embossed paper
  • Cuttlebug die cut machine
  • Fiskars texture plate used w/wax paper in Cuttlebug and ironed for Cuttlewax technique
  • sponge
  • oval postage stamp frame die cut by Provo Craft
  • Stampin' Up! Curly Note punch
  • fiber by EK Success
  • Metal copper snaps by Tim Holtz Ideology
  • Deckle edge scissors

Friday, August 7, 2009

Gatefold Sun Card

Okay, so this Gatefold Sun/Friendship card is for two challenges: Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #42and the new Ready-Steady-Stamp challenge blog.
Cuttlebug Challenges blog's challenge was to create a gatefold card for friendship week, of course using the Cuttlebug!
Ready, Steady, Stamp's challenge was a list of ingredients:
  • use a triangle
  • the color yellow
  • the sun
  • use acetate
  • use ribbon
  • and, of course, use a stamp!

Here is my tool/supply list:

  • Cuttlebug embossing folders: Cirles and Dots, Bubbles, Swiss Dot
  • Ranger Distress Ink: Mustard Seed
  • Core'dinations Mustard paper w/light yellow core
  • sanding block
  • acetate
  • clear embossing powder/heat gun
  • gold Sun charm
  • Butterscotch alcohol ink
  • white cs, DCWV yellow textured cs, yellow cs
  • sun stamp by Club Scrap
  • glossy cs
  • white ribbon w/orange and yellow starburst flowers

First, I inked up a panel of glossy cs w/Butterscotch alcohol ink. Then, I made a gatefold card out of white cs; I cut stripes of the textured yellow cs, the white cs, the yellow cs, the Core'dinations Mustard cs and the inked glossy cs. I embossed the yellow and white cs w/Swiss Dot ef. The white stripe I inked over w/Mustard Seed distress ink. I embossed the Core'dinations cs w/Circle and Dots ef and sanded it do reveal the core. On the left side of the card I created a mosaic with triangles cut from these five stripes. On the right side of card I centered a panel of the inked glossy cs and layered it over with acetate that I hand printed out on my printer and heat embossed w/clear embossing powder to set the ink. I added triangles above and below this panel. I stamped the sun image on white cs w/Mustard Seed Distress ink; cut it in half diagonally to make two triangles. It is difficult to see but I cut triangles out of acetate and embossed them w/the Bubbles ef; then colored them with Butterscotch alcohol ink; then layered them on the two previous triangles of stamped image then added the sun charm; layered this on the Core'dinations square and sanded edges; layered again on white cs that was inked with the Mustard seed; adhered to left side of gatefold card. On the inside, I embossed the center and right panels. Added the ribbon to the right panel. I hope I remembered everything.