Saturday, July 21, 2012
PPA139, Paper Play Challenges and Simply Stampin Challenge
This card is based on the great sketch this week from Pals Paper Arts #139. I just loved all the different strips to use my patterned paper with and the fun circles at the corners (I immediately thought buttons for some reason). Here's the sketch:
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges for the first time: Paper Play Challenges Week 29 - Christmas in July, and Simply Stampin Challenge #69 - Vintage. I love to make Christmas cards and Vintage and Shabby Chic is a style that I want to practice more as I really admire it. I really like how this one turned out - it does seem that the more you practice something the more comfortable you become with it (of course a great sketch and stamp help a lot too - lol). Here's a couple more views of this card:
I found these new challenges by following the blogs of a couple talented ladies. I saw their cards for these challenges and was so inspired that I had to give it a go too. This is all part of the fun of sharing our creations on our blogs and entering challenges. It would just tickle me pink if I inspired some of you sometime to try a new challenge or technique or product :o). So let's get on to the details in case you are wondering what I used for this card. Til next time - Hugs to all of you!
Supplies (all from Stampin Up!): Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso. Stamp - Bells and Boughs, colored with my SU markers in Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Summer Sun. DSP - Deck the Halls (retired). Buttons from a retired stash and natural hemp twine.