Oct 5, 2007

Black n Orange aren't just for Halloween




It's that time of the week again...Time for the Blogger's Challenge Group to post all their FABULOUS creations. This week our theme was to use (Black n Orange) for our projects. Of course with Halloween just around the corner my first thought was to make a Halloween card as those are pretty much standard colors for the event. Then I thought why not stretch my imagination a little and create a card that wasn't for Halloween but still used those colors. So this week I have TWO cards to share with you!

Card One is my Halloween card. For this card I started with a base of Only Orange card stock that I stamp the bat from Papertreyink (Spooky Sweets) set with Versamark Ink. Then I layered a piece of black/orange/white plaid designer paper (source unknown) and added a strip of black card stock with "faux stitching". My focal image is this really cool epoxy sticker from Creative Imaginations. I layered it to a circle of Only Orange and then onto a square of Basic Black that I also faux stitched. This was raised up on dimensional tape to complete the card.

Card Two is an Autumn card. I found my inspiration for this card from none other but fellow Blogger's Challenge Member Lori Tecler. You can find her great card here:

For my card I started with a base of Pumpkin Pie card stock and stamped the Weathered BG stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink on it. Then I took a piece of Glossy White card stock and created a Polished Stone effect using, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange reinkers & Metallic Gold (Tsukineko). This is a fun but rather messy technique but I loved how it turned out. I cut the finished piece in three strips and layered them to Basic Black Card stock. On a second piece of the polished stone paper I stamped a leaf from Autumn Leaf Prints (retired) with Basic Black ink, cut it out & layered it to another piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock. I cut it out again and edged the leaf with a Pumpkin Pie marker for a little more definition. I added a piece of Black Grosgrain ribbon and mounted my leaf with foam dimensionals. To the upper left hand corner I punched out a photo corner in Basic Black and added two 1/4" circles of Pumpkin Pie card stock. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Basic Black ink to complete my card.

Hope you enjoy my creations. Do check all the other blogs for what I'm sure promises to be another fantastic week of great stamping. You can find the Blogger's Challenge Group on my side bar.

19 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute cards this week Ida! Seems this was a great week for everyone to whip up 2 cards ;-)

Kathie Bailey said...

Gorgeous cards Ida!

Lori said...

Ida, I'm honored you used one of my cards as inspiration! I love the way the polished stone turned out--so pretty!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ida, both of your cards are adorable!!!!!! They are well worth the wait. I love your Pumpkin Picture as well!

Vicki

maggie fellow said...

you are right- great cards and I love the banner and the music.

marah Johnson said...

As the designer of the really cool epoxy you used....I have to say. WOW! I love the card!

Connie said...

Both cards are great, Ida! I never think to use the brighter reinkers for polished stone, but I like how that looks! Great job!

rozie640 said...

Oh my goodness, love both cards and the MUSIC is fabulous!!! So much fun!

Barbara said...

Beautiful!! BOTH cards are simply lovely!!
(UhOh! Did I start a trend?)

Lisa said...

Great cards Ida! Nice to see the non halloween cards made with Orange & Black.

Stefanie said...

Great cards Ida! I love the non-Halloween one as well. Way to think out of the box.

astampingteddy said...

Great Cards! I love how you cut out the leaf and layered again...
Claudia

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are just wonderful!!!

tonistamps said...

Wow Ida!!! Both cards are fantabulous! I'm a sucker for leaves anyway, but I love the polished stone with it.

toni

Leigh said...

Great cards, Ida. I love your fun faux stitching and the layout on both of these!

Corie said...

Simply beautiful -- love them

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, be sure to drop by and enter to win my first blog candy!

amycara said...

These are beautiful cards, Ida!

Lindsey said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the black and orange and the layouts!! Great song! :)