Monday, October 8, 2012

The Classroom WCMD Challenge 2: Pinterest Inspired

Wcmd_inspirationphoto      The second challenge at Ellen Hutson's "The Classroom" for World Card Making Day was to be inspired by a the Pinterest photo to the left. Being drawn immediately to the pattern on the bedspread, I chose a stamp from Impression Obsession and stamped it in white and clear embossed it. Then, using Distress Ink's Spun Sugar and Papertrey Ink's Winter Wisteria, I applied ink to the card base. The white embossed image resisted the inks and gave me the look I was going for. I chose black for the sentiment to bring in the black pillows from the photo.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day 2012; Challenge 1, Holiday Greetings


I'm thrilled to finally get some play time in my "rubber room" and participate in World Card Making Day! It seems like forever since I made a card.

In honor of WCMD"The Classroom" is hosting a day of challenges from some awesome designers with a prize of a $150 gift card to Ellen Hutson's store up for grabs. 

The first challenge was to "create a holiday greeting", and since Julie used a collage of holiday sentiments on her sample card, I took the "greeting" part of the challenge literally. Starting with a Tim Holtz alterations folder, I created an embossed greeting layer and colored with a real red marker from Stampin' UP! a couple of the words for emphasis. Then I die cut a poinsettia using Spellbinder's dies, adding some gold bling to the center. A scrap of ribbon for leaves and a cherry cobbler card base and done! Whew! Boy am I rusty! But it definitely feels good to get inky.

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