Thursday, January 19, 2012

Occasions Challenge

Thanks for coming back today for another look-see.  If you missed  yesterdays post, I am entering a few cards into a challenge that Stampin' Up! is sponsoring @ Leadership, this year in San Antonio, Texas.  The challenge is pretty straight forward, and allows any attending demonstrator some creative freedom.  All you need to do is make a card (preferably card front) using a stamp set from the new Occasions catalog.  Sounds pretty easy, huh?  Well, I posted a card yesterday that I am entering into this challenge, and here are two other cards, using the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set & Attic Boutique DSP.


Ok, here is the scoop on these two cards.  The first card, I used Attic Boutique DSP paper.  For the largest matt, I used the larger print of the pattern paper.  I just love the colors, the flowers, and the vintage images.  I added a strip of a 'whiter' pattern paper to help show case the yellow, and not take away from the card.  I added a scallop trim in the soft suede patter to help ground the brown.  I added a piece of pink pleated ribbon to help both hide the seam, and to accentuate the pink.  I stamped the umbrella in chocolate chip craft and used clear embossing powder.  I 'colored' the umbrella with a pink and a yellow marker.  I stamped the sentiments in soft suede classic ink.  I sprayed the stamped piece with vanilla smooch.  The vellum piece was cut with the petal cone die.   Now, for the second card, I used the same pattern paper.  But, with a little different twist.  I wanted to work with the yellow and blues.  So, I selected two of the pattern papers that showcased the yellow.  The largest yellow print was used for the largest matt.  I added a scrap piece of pool party texture paper at the bottom half of the card.  I wanted to use white as an accent.  So, I selected the pool party pattern paper.  I just love the doily print on this page.  I wanted to add purple as an accent color.  So, I added the new wisteria wonder card stock piece.  I used the vintage wall paper embossing folder to give the paper some depth, and texture.  I inked the four frames stamp set in the wisteria wonder classic ink to stamp the 'label', then stamped the 'thanks' in basic black classic ink.  I stamped the corset in classic ink, and then used a yellow and wisteria marker to color this image.  I added a small piece of silver glitter paper to help give the card some glitz.  I hand dyed the vanilla seam binding with elegant eggplant re-inker.  The fancy shapes were cut with the new labels collections die.  I used an in color designer brad to hold the bow to the card.  To give the card a 'finished' look, I sprayed the whole card front with vanilla smooch.
Well, thank you for looking.  Let me know which of the three cards (todays 2 and yesterdays 1) you like best.  The winners will be announced at the end of the week, so I'll keep you posted as to how I did.  

1 comment:

Dorian Romero said...

Sharon, I absolutely LOVE both these cards! You are truly talented and I wish you the best of luck with this Leadership challenge.