Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Challenge Cards

Springtime_Apr 2010

This first card is my take on Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #107.  The umbrella was paper-pieced, and the ducks were stamped on Sunny Yellow cardstock. After coloring their feet and beaks with an Orange marker, I ran my Sunny Yellow marker around the outside of the image to give them a little extra dimension. A pair of paper-pieced boots and an extra duck decorate the lower right corner of the inside of the card. One last thing – the forward-facing ducks were adhered to the card with foam mounting tape.

Materials & Tools: Vanilla Cream, Sorbet, Sunny Yellow, and Sweet Leaf cardstock; Caboodle paper packet; Black and Sorbet ink pads; Sunny Yellow and Sorbet markers; Close To My Heart Springtime and Verve Stamps Thankful Hearts stamp sets; Sorbet Designer Ribbon Rounds; Sorbet and Crystal Blue mini brads; Piercing tool; Black My Legacy Writer; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Sweet Baby_Apr 2010

This second card is my modified version of Unscripted Sketches #49. It also meets the criteria for Stamp Simply #133 – Chipboard as featured on the No Time to Stamp? blog. The cherries are a digital image from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff that I colored with markers. The leaf was cut freehand, folded lengthwise, and run through my paper corrugator. I used a chipboard bookplate (or part of one) to frame my sentiment. The color on the bookplate was added with a round sponge.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cocoa, and New England Ivy cardstock; Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Collection Bee’s Knees paper; Close To My Heart Veranda paper packet; Cocoa and Bamboo ink pads; Holiday Red and Garden Green markers; Digital Image from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff; CTMH Noted Backgrounds and Sweet Baby stamp sets; Chipboard bookplate; Antiqued Copper mini brad; Paper corrugator; Piercing tool; Sanding block; Round sponge; Sponge dauber.

Another day, another dollar… or two. LOL. I’m glad to be home where there is a pile of laundry that I didn’t get to on the weekend waiting for my attention. With the hope that yours was a good day, too, I’ll let you go. Take care, friends, and as always, thank you for stopping by! Later …

15 comments:

scrappernic said...

Love today's cards! Too cute :)

Laurel said...

Both are adorable, I really love the first one!

dstandard said...

Totally adorable! Great job!

Sylvia said...

The little duck card is cute. I like how your tore the paper on the 2nd card and ran the leaf through the corrugator.

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi!
Both of your cards are just wonderful - but the duckies are the cutest little things!!! I've only used 3 at a time on a card - your flock is definitely adorable!

I'm doing laundry (from the weekend) too! Well, the washing machine is actually doing it - I'm blogging!

:-)

Caryl P said...

Beautiful cards, your details really add a lot of interest. thanks for playing along with Unscripted this week, hope you join in again soon!

Deborah Young said...

I was just playing with those little ducks tonight, too! Your card is soooo adorable; love the brads! And the second card - nice!!!! The chipboard element looks like metal from where I'm sitting!
Tomorrow's hump day!!!!

Liz said...

What a great take on the sketch thanks for playing at Unscripted this week.
Liz
Us DT

Sparkle said...

What darling cards!

Carolyn Christie said...

They are both adorable cards, but love the first one. How cute!! Love all those ducks!

Have a great day!!

Jeanne said...

Your cards are terrific, Kathi! Especially the ducky one. I'm always amazed that you can actually create something after a long day at work! LOL Good for you for not succumbing to the call of the couch!

Have a super day!

Alanna said...

What a treat you've given us Kathi. Your first card is so stinkin' cute. Love how you did the umbrella and the sketch on it.

Your second card also looks fantastic. I love how you did the leaf and your take on the US sketch is just marvelous.

Have a great Wednesday.

itsabrt said...

What a fun card, I love you choice of varying shapes and the row of duckies is too cute! Thanks for playing along with US! Beth

Liz said...

OH My those ducks are adorble love your take on the sketch

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Both projects are just darling, but I must admit I am partial to the cherry card -- so fun and a great use of the chipboard bookplate! Thanks much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge!