July 18, 2009
Here's another thinking of you card. It was just pointed out to me that I do a lot of these cards. Maybe I should dig out another sentiment. LOL. However, that would require actually digging in my stamp cabinet--Not a pleasant experience. I'll see what I can manage though. Anyway, this is another one for this week's VSN mini and the challenge was to use dragon fruit as a point of inspiration. Yes, dragon fruit is a real fruit. Look it up! It's colors are pink, green and black and white. The inside is white with little black seeds so it looks polka-dotted. So, here's my interpretation using only the colors in the fruit. The card actually has very little stamping on it. I used Martha Stewart punches for the border of the "filmstrip" and for the butterflies. The paper is all Stampin Up and the ribbon is a Martha Stewart ribbon from Valentine's day.
Actually, I did two different cards for this challenge since I wasn't sure about one of them. This is the one I wasn't sure about. I like the card, but it just seems to lack some interest of some kind. What do you think?
July 17, 2009
This was a fun one! It's another challenge card. The challenge was to use the salt technique for the background. I never seem to get really dramatic results with the salt, but this one was at least visible. I took the SU kind thoughts stencil and versamarked it onto a piece of glossy cardstock. Then I heat embossed it with white ink for a resist when doing the salt technique. Then I applied the colors and the salt. This is what I came up with. It pretty well stands on its own. So I only added ribbon and a layered butterfly for accents. The sentiment at the bottom is stamped in stazon timber brown. The colors I used are the new in colors melon mambo and crushed curry. Such vibrant colors!