Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This first card is for the Embellish Magazine color challenge and the Sweet & Sassy Stamps sketch challenge.

One of the requirements of the sketch challenge was to use something recycled. I used a 2 liter soda bottle to cut out the snowflakes with a Cuttlebug die. I was surprised because the piece of the bottle was really curling and driving me crazy until I ran it through the machine. Something about the cutting process made the snowflakes lie flat! I love my clear snowflakes, and I think I'm going to try even more shapes cut from soda bottles. I think green bottles would also be a fabulous choice!

The colors were to be PTI's Raspberry Fizz, light pink, and a dark grey, plus you had to use bling! I added rhinestones to the snow lady's buttons and hat, plus the centers of the snowflakes.

I cut out a mask of the snowman and sponged in the sky using Bashful Blue ink. Afterwards, I added Fun Flock to the ground using a Quickie Glue Pen. I stamped snowflakes on the Basic Gray layer with Whisper White craft ink and then sponged the edges to soften it.
  • Paper: Raspberry Fizz and White (PTI), Basic Gray (SU)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft, Versamark
  • Stamps: Made of Snow (PTI), Winter Wonder (Verve)
  • Accessories: Soda Bottle, Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug Dies, Hot Pink Kaiser Rhinestones, Copic Markers, Black Detail EP

I combined the color challenge with the technique challenge this week on Split Coast Stampers. The piercing comes from an Angel's Landing digital template. It's so great, you just print them over and over on copy paper or cardstock to use again and again. I only reprint a new one if the old one gets wrinkled or ink-stained. I stitched around the border of the large artichoke layer and on the back edge of the smaller artichoke layer. The edges of the main image panel are distressed and nearly everything is sponged!


Barb g (WV) said...

Fantastic cards...and I LOVE your idea of recycling the soda bottles...isn't it fun when you figure out something cool like that and decide you want to do more with it! I am the same way...I'm now looking at styrofoam plates, napkins, cups...all from a different point of view...You did a great job with the sketch and I hope you will join us again each week! We'd love having you again.

Deanna said...

Very cute!

Darcy Walters said...

This is so adorable! I must have one. Too too cute!

Kathy said...

Love your cards so creative!
Best of luck!

Jessica said...

These are both beautiful!!!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Thanks so much for participating in the challenge! Think Pink!