Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 2012 Simply Paper Design Challenge Cards

I can't believe another month is almost over!  That means it is time to post Michelle's and my cards that we created for our monthly challenge.  Here is February's challenge:

First up is Michelle's card.  Wow, I couldn't think past Valentine's when Michelle came up with the colors!  I love that she's thinking outside the box and used Circle Circus for her card.  I love this set - she did an awesome job randomly stamping - it doesn't look random, yet it is if you start to look closely.  That's excellent!  I also love the layers she added with cardstock and two ribbons for the horizontal striped section.  The buttons are a bonus touch!  Nice job, Michelle - as always!  Please check out Michelle's other creations here.

Next up is my card.  Like I said, I couldn't get past thinking of Valentine's Day when she told me the colors.  I broke out an older set of hearts to stamp the background on my card.  I also used my spritzing tool with my marker to add some splotches to the white area.  I just don't like too much white space on my cards.  I found some really old heart charms and the and decided to thread them and place them on the card.  I also found a really old "I love you" tile and knew it would be perfect for this card.  I think I've been holding on to these things for over 6 years!  Glad I finally had an opportunitly to use them :)  I colored in the sentiment with my markers and assembled.  Here's my finished card that I gave to my husband for Valentine's Day:

I'm so happy to show you this next card.  My sister and our upline, Debbie Naylor, joined us in our challenge this month (and promises to join us more this year!).  She used the sketch for this card and I love her take on it.  She used some great new products on her card.  I think she nailed that vintage look and feel with the stamp set, paper, and colors.  It is a beautiful card and I'm sure someone will feel extra special receiving this birthday card!  Thanks for joining us, Debbie :)  Please visit her blog for wonderful ideas and creations here.

Well, that wraps up another month!  I'll be posting March's challenge next weekend.  Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend and have a wonderful week!  Thanks for looking :)

1 comment:

  1. Great cards, ladies!!!! I love the charms on yours, Cindy. Debbie, yours is sooo elegant. Thanks for playing along with us.