Hope everybody is enjoying a great weekend! I have three cards for three separate challenges. So, let's start with the title card. :)
Cutest Couple... EVER!
3/9/2014 Update: Entering this little couple in Paper Smooches' April Guest Designer Search.
Paper Smooches is continuing its 3rd Anniversary celebration with a challenge to create a fun and cute project. Well, I'm thinking this little couple qualifies on both counts. :)
To create the knight and princess, I stamped images multiple times, used the antique linen images as the base for each, then fussy cut out hair, clothes, and embellishments. The castle was stamped on the same gray as the armor, but the paper was sanded twice (before and after stamping) to create a more distant, far-away look. Finally, I tried to incorporate the wisdom of a former painting teacher when composing the card. Pat always said a color should appear three times in a composition. So, Pumice Stone paper was used for the armor, castle and dress embellishment; Victorian Velvet was used for dress, hair embellishment, and helmet plume; Scattered Straw was used for his hair, her hair, and the balloon; and white was used for his teeth, her cloud and balloon string.
Okay, time to move along from this adorable couple.... though I do love them. And, I'm hoping one of our hero's little princesses will, too. :)
OWH Midweek Throwdown: Punny Cards
This isn't the first time I've made the card below. But, I love this retired Stampin' Up! set so much that there are a few more of these little guys going into my next OWH box. So, here's an encore of Happy Dirtday! :)
|Stampin' Up! I Dig You stamp set (retired)|
Distress Ink core paper
clouds: Stampin Up! Build a Cupcake punch
garage sale brads
This last card is an Any Hero card that was made for this week's sketch.
|Bo Bunny Anthem on Distress Ink core paper base|
Stamper's Best sentiment
sponging with Distress Inks
Fiskars and Paper Studio star punches
Stampin Up! brads; Tombow foam adhesives
I decided to go with a black sentiment to show up better on the patterned paper. Since there was black on some of the other papers in the collection, I thought it would be okay. But, I also felt black brads and a black-cardstock star would help tie in the black sentiment. In addition, I sponged edges with black soot, as well as vintage photo and walnut stain, to add a more vintage look. Finally, I tried to go with three stars in the bottom portion, but was not happy with three of any of the sized punches I have. So, I went with one larger star for the lone embellishment in the bottom half.
Two quick reminders:
- Blog candy in the form of $20 in Really Reasonable Ribbon gift certificates (in honor of the 20th post) are being awarded to those who are have found me here at my new blog. Two $5 certificates and one $10 certificate will be awarded next post. New followers will be eligible. :)
- February 21 is the deadline for linking up a card for this month's Olympic challenge at Words 2 Scrap By.