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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Weekly Challenge #37

It's done! Whew! Thought I would need to pass on the Challenge this week, because rarely do I make a card that is NOT a rectangle.......and that was the Challenge: to make a card that is any shape but a rectangle. Honestly, by the time my head hit the pillow last night, I was sure that I would just have to post that this one stumped me.


BUT, morning always has a way of refreshing us in so many ways. So this morning I threw in a load of laundry and went into my stamp room to see if I could come up with anything (my studio is in the basement, across from the laundry area. How convenient, right?!!) And right there on my desk top was my brand new, yet-to-be-mounted Essence of Love set from the new Occasions Mini. Had to have it, it is just so lovely! While mounting it, which took less than 3 minutes because all the sets in the mini are die cut...gotta LOVE that!....inspiration suddenly struck! I decided to make a tent-topper card. Easy enough, although I had never made one before, and this is probably much larger than those I've seen around, but still fits into a regular-sized card envelope. This card was so easy and simple and came together amazingly fast.....kind of like there was a creative angel sitting on my shoulder.

Stamps: Essence of Love, Twill Bkgrd.
Inks: Basic Black, White Craft
CS: River Rock, Whisper White, Basic Black
Misc: Basic Black Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" & 1 1/4" Round Punches, Silver Hodgepodge (Ribbon Slide) from the Occasions Mini

Not sure if you can see it, but the background on the River Rock card base was stamped with Twill in White Craft Ink....very subtle. You know, I like this new background almost as much as I like Linen......almost!


While in my stamp studio, I spotted the unfinished baby card I had planned to make for my nephew's new baby boy, and realized that it also worked for the Challenge this week. Actually, I had already made one for him, but at the last minute ended up smudging the white CS...ever have that problem? Anyway, this is definitely a CASE of the amazing Lauren Meader, who BTW, is a member of the Bloggers' Challenge Group. You can see her creation here. Lauren always has the most beautiful cards posted on her blog, and as soon as I saw this idea about a month ago, I just knew that I needed to CASE it! So, here's my version.
Not sure if you can see the detail on this one, it's very pale and subtle, but really so very cute and adorable IRL. The trim on this Onsie was rolled with Lots of Dots Jumbo Wheel (from the Occasions Mini) in White Craft Ink; and the hearts were filled in with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Hopefully, it isn't too frilly...I figure when a baby boy is a newborn, that's the only time in his life we can almost get away with a few frills, right?
Stamps: Little Pieces, Lots of Dots Jumbo Wheel, Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Soft Sky, White Craft
CS: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Misc: 1 3/8" Round and Scallop Punches, Mini Button Brads*, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
*Mini Brads by Making Memories; all other materials are by SU
So, there you have it.....2 simple and fun cards for this week's Challenge. Now to visit the other ladies to see all the amazing things they have come up with! There are truly some amazingly talented ladies in our group!!

21 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your onesie card is adorable. The other Very Very elegant!!!!!

Vicki

Amber Porter said...

Cute cards! I love making tent topper cards, they are so fun! i love the little onesie too! I haven't tried this yet!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Love your cards! I've got to try one of those onesies! cute, cute, cute!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both of these cards are fabulous. Great job. Inspiration doesn't always hit when we expect it, so you just have to go with it when it comes. Wonderful job with this weeks challenge.

Leigh said...

Both are gorgeous projects, Barbara!

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Great job this week!! {SMILES}

Stefanie said...

Great card Barb! I loved Lauren's onesie card and your version is super cute!

Sue said...

Barb... these are great... I knew I wasn't going to participate in this challenge... but you pulled it off nicely.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

yep, yep, yep, luv 'em both!

Barb Hardeman said...

Very nicely done!! Your square card is so elegant and your Onsie is adorable. I have made a couple of them myself.

Ida said...

Way to go with 2 cards. Both are very nice. I really didn't care for that floral image when I first saw it but seeing it done on your card makes me change my mind. Great color scheme that makes it really "pop!"

Sheryl said...

Love the onesie card! Very cute.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are wonderful! The onesie is so cute and the river rock is just beautiful!

Robin Merriman said...

Oh, so pretty Barbara. I just love the color combo and the way you combined the tag with the ribbon slider. Nicely done!

MJ said...

Wow, one is so beautiful and one is adorable, what more can we ask for. Great job girlfriend!

Charlotte said...

Both cards turned out very nice. Love the onesie!

Amanda Sewell said...

I love your square card at the top -- just stunning! So CLASSY!!!!!

tonistamps said...

I love both your cards Barb! Especially the River Rock and Black combo - it's very striking, and I'm definitely going to have to do something with it soon!

Kerry said...

love both cards, Barbara!!

Tangerine Dream said...

Both cards are very cute, but I love, love, love the top card!!! Very clean elegant look, you could use that card for so many things!

majkp2 said...

I love the black stamped image on the green - very elegant

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