Saturday, May 23, 2009
DARING, DUSTIN, SCRAPPY, CAARDVARKS!
I have two cards today that were made with four different challenges in mind. They are both shape cards (and pocket cards) which I love to make. If I had time all my cards would be shaped. I think they are so much fun to make and give. Hopefully, they really make the recipient feel special because they aren't your ordinary card.
First up is the Caardvarks shape up challenge. Their design team has some really cool samples. If you like shaped cards check them out. Both cards fit this one (duh).
This first card is also for the All That Scraps Blog challenge to use the faux metal technique. The handle on my little sand pail is made using this technique. Though you can't see it very well, I embossed seashells on the handle. I also used a couple of their adorable digital stamps stamps for this project. I made my own template for the pail and shovel by finding pics on the internet and making them the size I wanted (~5"). I cut out the center with the scalloped oval nestabilities and put some acetate behind it. On the shovel, I sponged the sea and sky and tore some paper and inked the edges for the sand.
The second card is for Dare U to Digi challenge which was "one for the boys". And Dustin Pike's Blog candy/card for a cause. Dustin is asking that you make a card for Post Pals, an organization that has people send cards to brighten a sick child's day. What a great cause.
I used one of Dustin's super cute digital images for this card.
Again, I used an internet image of a pool to make a template and paper pieced the pool. The image was colored with prisma pencils and gamsol two times and the top half was popped up so that it would look like he was floating.
I know it is a dragon and not a dinosaur but close enough K?
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Thank you for your service and we miss you uncle Bud!
Pail & Shovel
Stamps - All That Scraps
Paper - Inque Boutique, Cabana
Ink - Versamark, various blues
Etc., - Darice flowers, brads, MS branch punch, silver embossing powder, copics, SU reinkers
Stamp - Dustin Pike, floating dragon
Paper - The Digi Chick, Kidstuff
Etc., - brad, prisma pencils, gamsol
Posted by Kim at 10:12 PM