Monday, February 4, 2013

Up for a Challenge

So I've decided at the very last minute to enter my very first challenge... Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #134.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I wanted to make something useful with my new SP & Company Mini Card Creations II stamp set.  The challenge called for incorporating the following color scheme:

I stamped the box from the Mini Card Creations II stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and the XOXO sentiment in Memento Rose Bud ink on kraft paper.  That panel is raised up with pop dots to give the main focus of the card some dimension.  The background is light pink paper embossed with the Cuttlebug polka dots embossing folder.  I used black borders to compliment the black box of the stamp set.

What gives the card character for Valentines Day is the "Love Bug" ladybug image from the Cricut Create-A-Critter cartridge. The card has a hint of red in the polka dot wings and a red heart on the chest.  With a kraft paper shadow, the entire image appears 3D using pop-dots between the kraft paper background. It's hard to see in the photos but to give the ladybug more dimension, both wings and the heart have duplicate layers... the top layer is also raised with foamy dots to give the ladybug a unique look.  

It's a simple design and cute for that special someone on Valentine's Day.

Happy for You

This week is filled with birthdays...

Feb. 3 - Scott, my husband
Feb. 4 - Renea, a friend from work
Feb. 6 - Jackson, my soon-to-be 1-year old son

I started this card with the SP & Company Mini Card Creations II stamp set using the "Happy for You" sentiment.  This card really evolved when I started with one Doodlecharms party hat.  It seemed like something was missing so I added another party hat.  I also raised the top layer of each hat with pop dots to give the hats a unique look.

It all came together when I added the embossed background with dots to compliment the dots on the party hats.  The black borders also compliment the style of the stamp set.  The sentiment panel is raised with pop dots too.  I have to say this is one of my favorite birthday cards so far!


In the end, I've decided to give this card to my friend, Renea.  I hope she'll be surprised.  Happy Birthday, Renea!  

Check back soon... to see the birthday card I make for Jackson.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy V-Day!

I just received my new stamps from SP & Company.  I was really looking forward to making some Valentine's Day cards and the In Love Emma stamp set is perfect!  I embossed the background of both cards with a Sizzix A2 hearts embossing folder and heat embossed the stamped image of the brunette Emma only.  The ribbon and pop-up dots also give the card some dimension.

Happy V-Day Everyone!



Using a purple and green color combination, here is another example, using the same stamp set, ribbon and embossed background.  It also looks more purple in person.