Sunday, December 4, 2011

MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge #217: What I Created

Square cards are hard for me for some reason. I don't know if it is just because of the limited space or what. I used the color coach for the Baja Breeze with Cajun Craze and Basic Gray for two of my cards and the color coach for Basic Gray with Melon Mambo and Old Olive. I made a total of three cards. One is square for the challenge and the others are a standard A2 size for mailing. I used the SU! stamp set Happiest Birthday Wishes, SU! Cardstock, Ribbon and Buttons.

The square one:

This one I made for my mom for her birthday today:

One of my friends, Lynda, sent out a request for her dad's 90th birthday. Her dad, Johnny, shares a birthday with my mom. She wanted us to flood him with birthday wishes! I am sure it was like a tsunami if he is anything like his daughter... so sweet and fun to be around. I did add a scallop under the tag on this one because I felt it needed a little something extra to help make it pop. Here is the card I made for him:

So here we have three different cards made from a sketch. It goes to show that even if a sketch is square or not square that you can always tweak it to become your own. The color coach is a great tool to use when looking for color combinations... I have a hard time with cards for guys so I really like to use the COlor Coach as my starting point.

Here is a close-up of the stamp set:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Card- Leaves

Here is that card I made for my daughters' teachers and my family.

I used the SU! stamp set Falling Leaves for the leaves and my sentiment. I stamped them on Whisper White CS using SU! Classic Ink in: More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Soft Suede. My card base is More Mustard. I used the SU! DSP in Spice Cake for the card front. After I had stamped my leaves, I punched them out with 1.25 inch (I think anyways that is the size!!) square punch and popped them up with dimensionals before layering them on Soft Suade CS. My sentiment was layered on Pool Party CS. Note that I did ink a lot of the edges on this card.