Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Simply Paper Design Challenge Cards

Hello!  Here are the cards made for August's challenge.  Here is the sketch and colors:

First to finish was Debbie Naylor.  She made this card for our very own design member Michelle.  Michelle has an August birthday and this card was perfect!  I believe Michelle's son picked these colors.  Debbie used this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  It's so cute and darn, I am gonna have to order it!  I love that Debbie used some designer paper - love it!  She also used some pearls in the middle of her flowers.  What a great, great card!!!!  I'm not sure why the image is so small, so please  drop by her blog to read more about this card.   Please visit Debbie's awesome blog here.
Next up, is Regina's card.  Regina recently became a SU! demonstrator in Germany - how cool is that?  I love it!   I know she has been super busy with work and family, so I really appreciate her taking the time to join us in this challenge!   Regina used some beautiful designer paper, framed it out in that beautiful Early Espresso.  What a cute idea she had to use the twine on the jar's lid - clever!!!!  I love that she filled the jar with hearts.  I'm sure this is going to be given to a special person and they will be lucky to receive this adorable card.  To read more about Regina's card, please visit her totally creative blog here.

Next up is my card.  At first, I thought this card would be a masculine card because of the colors.  Then, I started looking at stamp sets and had to use my new Four Seasons set.  I've been trying to use this set for a while and nothing has worked out for me.  But, these colors screamed Fall and I just love the birds.  I know exactly who is going to get this card - my mother-in-law!  She loves birds, has an October birthday, and I think she'll really like this one.  I started with the middle bird image.  I colored in the image with my markers.  I then stamped it and cut it out.  I used a 1" circle punch on Early Espresso and mounted the image.  Next, I wasn't quite sure what to do about all of the leaves on the rest of the stamp.  I colored all of it with my Daffodil Delight marker, then went back with my Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso markers and thumped them all over the image.  I stamped the image and used the punch to cut it out.  I was looking for sentiments to use and came across a set that works perfectly - I can't remember the set's name, but love that it uses the little birds.   I punched out the words, framed them out and attached matching brads.  The sentiments and middle bird image are popped up with dimensionals.  I can't believe I didn't use any ribbon or DSP on this card.  But, I love it!  Great colors, Logan :)

I know Michelle has a lot on her plate at the moment, but I'm sure she'll be submitting her card soon.  I'll post as soon as she's done.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!!! I am such a slacker!!! Yes, I will be getting a card done for the challenge (hopefully this weekend). But I will not be able to top these --- I love them all!!! Logan did pick some great colors --- now that I've seen them used together....