Feb 15, 2008

BCG Wk 34 Layout Challenge













It's FRIDAY!!! - Yep, that means it's time for the Blogger's Challenge Group to post their cards/projects. We are now on Week 34 and for this challenge we were to use the "layout" on the Birthday Card found on page 42 of the Spring/Summer idea book. It looked like such a simple layout that at first I thought it was way to plain for my taste. I decided to try it out though and created not ONE but TWO cards with this layout.
Card 1 features very little stamping. The card base is Mint Melody (SU - Retired) I stamped the sentiment (SU-Curvy Verses) with Mint Melody ink (I'm sad that this color was retired as we have nothing even remotely similiar and I like the soft feel this color has.)
Next up I added a strip of some wavy stripped designer paper (Die Cuts With a View) and a piece of Rose Red card stock cut with Fiskars Cloud pattern scissors and pierced with a piercing tool. I also added a piece of Apricot Grosgrain ribbon.
For my main image the card stock is Rose Red, Apricot Appeal. I pierced the edges of the RR card stock & punched out the AA with a Marvy Scalloped Square punch. The Butterfly is actually a Dimensional sticker (Source unknown right now as I can't find the package they came in) The smaller butterflies are from the same package of stickers. I added a piece of ribbon by May Arts and a Certainly Celery brad.
Card 2 is my favorite this week. I just love these stamps. The stamps are by The Cat's Pajamas (Clearly Swanky - Havin' a Pow Wow and It's a Western Thing) Just to darn cute if you ask me.
My card base is Chocolate Chip which I layered with Creamy Caramel stamped with the Paisley (SU) background stamp in Close to Cocoa ink. 3 dark green brads (Queen and Co.) were added. Then I added a strip of Close to Cocoa layered with a piece of SU Outlaw Designer Series paper. I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink & piecred the edges. My main focal image was stamped in Basic Brown inkon Whisper White card stock first, punched with the Marvy Scalloped Square punch and colored with various Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I sponged the edges with Sage Shadow ink and layered it to a piece of Choc.Chip distressed with the Cutter tool kit. I stamped the badge with Sage Shadow ink and punched it out with 3/4" circle punch and added a dark brown brad and a piece of 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. Image was mounted with dimensional tape.
What a FUN & easy layout. - I hope you've enjoyed these cards as much as I did making them.
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14 comments:

Connie said...

Both your cards are really cute! I like this sketch, too!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW they both look AMAZING but the butterfly is my fav!!!! GREAT job!!! {SMILES}

Amber Porter said...

Such cute cards! Love them both! I thought the layout was going to be too plain also when I first looked it but with a little jazzing up -it's a great layout!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great cards Ida - love that cowboy one!

MJ said...

Both of these cards are terrific Ida. I really love the cowboy one. The details are great.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are fabulous! The bright yet soft colors on the first card is just gorgeous!

Lori said...

Love what you did with this week's challenge. The cowboy card is the cutest thing!

Gerrie said...

Luv both the cards and congrats! on your guest designer spot, whooohooo!

Beckie said...

Both of your cards are adorable!!

Sheryl said...

Both cards are great, but I really like that little cowboy!

Leigh said...

Great cards, Ida...of course, I'm partial to the cowboy!

Kerry said...

These are fantastic Ida!!

Barbara said...

As always, you've done an amazing job!....Both cards are fabulous. But you are right, the original layout is really very plain, maybe that's what gave some of us so much trouble!

Karen said...

both cards are great Ida!! I like the little cowboy one - would make a nice little boy's card.