I know...these are a day late! :-) Better late than never, right? It got late very fast last night....I'm sure it was faster than normal...heheheee! Anyway, here are the other two cards I did for yesterday's DD Challenges!
The first card is just a quick and easy card I made for Leslierich's "Out of the box" challenge and Jeanne S's "Paper Piecing" challenge. I had never actually paper pieced, so this was a first for me! It's a fun way to add interest to an open-lined image. All the patterned paper is from Stampin' Up!'s Fall Flowers Designer Paper collection (LOVE it!!!). For the Out of the box part, I just trimmed my White cardstock so the flower was sticking out a little. I felt like it needed something in the corner, so I turned my corner down and added a brad. (If all else fails, add a brad...that is definitely my motto!!!)
O.K...this next card is something SO completely different for me! This was made for Toy's "Manly Card" challenge. It was a Limited Supplies challenge (which means you can only use what they list...nothing more) and we couldn't use any obviously Masculine stamp sets. We also were not to use and blue or green. Well, I thought about this circle stamp from In the Spotlight that I had used a while ago on a card to created a "faux metal" medallion. See this post HERE. I thought I'd use that same technique to create a masculine card. For the larger piece of faux metal, I inked up a 3 x 3 1/2 piece of Basic Gray c.s. with Versamark and sprinkled on Silver e.p. After heating it, while it was still hot I sprinkled on more e.p.. I repeated this quite a few times (I think like 6). Then, while the e.p. was still hot, I took my uninked Sanded background stamp and slowly pushed down on the hot e.p. I left it there for a minute or so until it had a chance to cool. I then, slowly lifted the stamp off. I LOVED the effect! I've done this technique many times but I'm still amazed every time! I did the same thing for the circle stamp...just on a smaller piece of c.s.. After they were finished, I took my sanding block and "roughed" them up a little...to help get rid of a little bit of the shine then sponged some Basic Gray ink into the "cracks" to add depth. The small strip at the bottom is some that I had left over after trimming around the circle. I decided to stamp the sentiment on it (I used Black Stazon).
Thanks SOOOO MUCH for coming by! Today is another day of challenges and I hope to have lots more goodies for you to look at! :-) ~Laurie
Recipe for Birdie Card: Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes Paper: W.W., Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Fall Flowers DP Ink: Basic Black Other: Old Olive brad, White gel pen, Soft Sky dbl stitched ribbon
Recipe for Faux Metal Card: Stamps: In the Spotlight, Hugs & Wishes, Sanded Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Gray, Versamark Other: Lg. black eyelet, black brads, Crafter's Tool Kit, Black wire, Sanding block