Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Challenge Cards

What a great time Michelle and I had with this month's challenge.  The colors and sketch were really good and easy to work with.  I made two cards and Michelle made three!  We both agreed that we'll definitely be using this sketch again for other cards.  Here is the challenge:

First are Michelle's cards.  For the first one, Michelle designed it exactly per sketch.  I love it!  This color combo and layout does seem to fit a masculine themed card.  I love this sporty car image she used.  Look at the awesome star embossing on the background piece!  I just love it!

Next is Michelle's second card.  Look how beautiful and feminine it is!  I ended up with two masculine cards and couldn't think feminine on this one, but love what she did here with the main flowers, the subtle background stamped with smaller flowers, and the gorgeous flowers she cut out for the corners.  This is a great translation of the sketch!

I absolutely adore this last card by Michelle.  I love this set and it works beautifully with these colors and the sketch!  I believe Michelle used the cupcake punch for the clouds - very clever!  She also gave them some depth with a little sponging action.  The offset sentiment over two circles is brilliant - I love the way that looks.  To get more information about these cards, head over to Michelle's wonderful blog here.

Here is the first card that I made.  I ended up using the Naturals White instead of the Whisper White cardstock.  I really like it with these colors.  I have a friend's birthday coming up and he's from Boston.  So, he loves the Patriots and Red Sox - This card has his name all over it!  I colored the main image with my markers and stamped.  I wanted the sun to be yellow and didn't think it would be a pretty if I first stamped in black and colored it in.  I think this technique worked well with this image.  I then did a lot of embossing with the Big Shot.  I ran a lot of scrap pieces through a bunch of different embossing folders and then ran some of those pieces through to make the stars.  I love the texture you get!

After making the first card, I got the idea for the second card.  I got this set a while ago and have been itching to use it!  This sketch works well for sets that have a main image and then smaller images that accompany/accentuate it.  So, I used the same Whisper White and got to work stamping, punching, and assembling.  I love this card and I think my father-in-law will too!  He's Greek, so we celebrate Name Days.  He'll love the color combo and loves ship images :)

I can't believe another month has come and gone!  This year is flying by!  Next weekend, I'll post the August challenge.  Please join us if you can.  Thanks for looking and have a great day :)

1 comment:

  1. Girls, I love your cards - they are wonderful! I had no time unfortunately: ( But I'm looking forward to the next challenge!
    lovely greetings from germany