Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Trifecta and A Summer Snowman in the Sand

This is my Trifecta card - I made it for 3 different challenges! First - it is the color challenge on Split Coast - to use Kraft, Soft Sky and Basic Black.

It also is the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. And number 3 - it is for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a small group of SCS friends. That challenge was hosted by Joan Ervin this week and her instructions were to make a summer card using flowers and birds. You can see all the Double Dare challenge cards here.

I don't usually like combining challenges like that as I get so focussed on the rules of each one I lose my creativity (Stef was just talking about that on her blog today) But I had the vision of what I wanted to do with this and it all came together for me today!

The black panel is dry embossed with the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder but you can't see it too well. The flowers are Stampin Up rub ons. The bird is from Amuse and the sentiment is Stampin Up - and they are up on foam dimensionals. I punched the scallop edge with my corner rounder with the guide piece taken off.

I made the inside sentiment on my computer - printed it out and punched it with my scallop punch.

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Bird: Amuse Clear Nature Set
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Soft Sky: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: SU Rub Ons, foam dimensionals, distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder, corner rounder, circle scallop punch

And here is another Snowman card that I made for my friend at work who sends them to her friend in Florida. This is for Danielle's June birthday - so it is a beach snowman!

I colored the image with my new Koh-I-Noor woodless colour pencils and gamsol. The pretty designer paper is for Peeps Sake by Imaginese and has a shimmer to it. The Happy Birthday is by Verve Visual and the name is done with Karen Foster Snap Stamps.

I stamped a cupcake by Lockhart Stamps - cut it out and layered it on the arm of the chair with foam dimensionals. I added red stickles on the cherry.

I stamped a Birthday verse from PapertreyInk and a pile of snowballs by Stamps By Judith on the inside.

You can see all my snowman cards by clicking on Snowmen in the index on the right column.
Thank you for stopping by today! I'd love to have you leave a comment for me!
Stamps: Happy Birthday - Verve Visual, Snowman in chair: A Country Welcome - Taking a Break, Cupcake: Lockhart Stamps, Danielle: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black - SU, White PTI, DP: Imaginese: for Peeps Sake
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Koh-I-Noore colour pencils, gamsol, Xmas red Stickles, dimensionals, circle and oval punches, circle scallop punch, paper stump


Rach said...

Wow what a brilliant snowman card...hugs rach.x

LeAnne said...

Cute! I always look forward to seeing your snowman cards! What a fun thing to do for someone!

Deb said...

The top card is really prtty, but I adore that snowman card, awesome!

Basteljette said...

Beautiful cards!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the snowballs inside ... also love the coloring with your cool new pencils.

~amy~ said...

Sweet cards Julia...the snowman one cracked me up!