Sunday, February 8, 2015

CYCI #56: A Color Challenge

This week, the fabulous Justin Krieger is the guest designer over at the Can You Case It? challenge blog. This week's challenge is a color challenge perfect for Valentine's Day cards. Make sure to visit the blog to see lots of inspiration from the other designers and participants!

My card features the Stacked With Love DSP stack. All three pieces of DSP come from that stack. I don't usually use three different DSPs in one card, but I think the papers in this stack go so well together. The red paper that I cut the heart out of has a really subtle pattern, so it pairs well with more vibrant patterns like the Xs and Os.

The heart was cut out with the hearts framelits set. The stamp sets featured are Sheltering Tree (the paint stroke), Crazy About You, and Work of Art (YOU). I wanted the YOU to stand out, so I used the one from Work of Art instead of the matching one from the Crazy About You set. I think they worked well together to make the sentiment for this card! The confetti in my shaker card was made with the Hearts Border punch and the Confetti Stars punch. I used Basic Black, Real Red, and Red Glimmer paper for the confetti. The Card base is Real Red as is the ink used for YOU. The swoosh was stamped off to get a lighter red.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

CYCI #55: A Sketch Challenge

I was able to sneak in a little crafting time today while my girls happily played with their Lego sets together. I took my inspiration from the sketch challenge over at Can You Case It? Make sure to drop by the CYCI? blog to check out all the great samples from the design team!


My card features one of my favorite new stamp sets from the occaisions catalog called Hey, Valentine. I just love the school of fish and the sentiment. I teach third grade, so this stamp is perfect for a Valentine for a fellow teacher or for my students. 

The background paper is from the Stacked With Love DSP stack, also in the occaisions catalog. This paper features Basic Black, Whisper White, and Calypso Coral colors. I made the card base out of Calypso Coral card stock and also used it to accent the image and sentiment, which were stamped in black ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the new corner rounder to round the corners to soften them up a bit. I used the banner punch, mini heart punch, and hearts border punch to make the accents on the card. The hearts are punched out of silver glimmer paper that has been colored with Calypso Coral reinker. The color looks truer in person than in the picture above. The light Calypso Coral Blendability marker was used to color in the heart on the fish image. 

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