Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's been a while...

Yes, it's been a long time since my last post. I've been super-busy with school, and it's not likely to end anytime soon, lol! As for stamping, I haven't really done a lot since Christmas, but was recently inspired to create a few cards. One of the groups I belong to, as a Stampin' Up! demo issued a January and then a February challenge. I created one card for the January challenge (just one hour before the deadline!), and have now created 2 for the February challenge - and I hope to do more!
This card was for the January challenge: to use a card map from

I really like the way it turned out... I used all current SU products, including many from the new Occasions Mini catalogue. I love the glitter in the paper, and the epoxy brads are so cute:).

The February challenge is a lot harder, I think. It's a colour challenge, using Baja Breeze, More Mustard, So Saffron, a deep red, Cameo Coral and Whisper White.
This first card is all paper piecing. I sponged the white background with Baja Breeze. The flowers and the sun are all sponged as well. The more mustard frame is just that: a frame, with the white background showing through. Even though I found the colour combo hard to work with, I really like how it turned out.

The second card I did for the colour challenge, I created using SU's digital software, My Digital Studio. I really enjoyed using the MDS for this challenge, as it allowed me to design away, switching colours at will, without wasting cardstock. I finally came up with a card I really like, and I may actually get out my ink and stamp this one for real!

I will post again when I have created my next cards (or scrapbook pages!) Hopefully, it won't be as long a wait!

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