Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Patriotic Challenge and a Macintosh Tile

I made this card for the Limited Supplies challenge on Split Coast - the rules were: only 4 layers -only red, white & Blue colors - only 4 embellies or tools - any theme. I used my new Artful INKables stamp set Sunburst Dandies - for the flower on this card. I inked it with blue and red chalk inks then layered it on scalloped nestabilities.

I made a banner for my sentiment by making 2 score lines on each end of the white strip - 1/4 inch apart - and then folding - in and out - to make it 3D. I put 2 foam dimensionals under the word to hold it up off the card as well as using runner adhesive on the ends
I may have one too many layers on this card so don't count them ok???!!!

By the way - Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets over at Artful INKables for the month of July - so go on over and take advantage of this great sale!

You can see all the cards I've made using Artful INKable stamps here.
Stamps: Artful INKables Sunburst Dandies Basic Salutations
Paper: White: PTI, night of navy, real red - SU
Ink: Color Box Chalk Inks - Warm Red & Blue Iris
Accessories: foam dimensionals, nestabilities, cuttlebug, scor pal

My next card was made for the Inspiration challenge over at Split Coast - a set of Macintosh Enamel Tiles - I chose one of the round ones seen here:
First I cut 2 circles with my Nestability dies- moving the top edge of the larger one above the fold in the card before I cut it so it would leave the fold intact. I used the fern stamp from the new Plant Prints stamp set by Artful INKables .
I'm on vacation with limited supplies but just happened to have Blue Bayou and Sage Shadow card stock that worked out perfectly for this inspiration piece. I stamped the sentiment, punched it out, sponged it and popped it up with foam dimensionals. I added the brads for a little interest. I sponged all the edges with Blue Bayou ink. I had to put this together quickly as we are going off to a craft sale at Gunstock Mountain! Maybe I'll get some pictures and post them here tomorrow.

Stamps: Artful INKables: Plant Prints, Basic Salutations
Paper: Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow: SU
Ink: Blue Bayou - SU
Accessories: brads: making memories, foam dimensionals, oval punch, sponge
Techniques: round card, dry embossing


LeAnne said...

Julia, your new stamps work perfectly with this challenge--very nicely done! I hope I have a chance to play....there are a million zucchinis in my garden, calling my name!

Kathyc on SCS said...

These are beautiful and fun Julia! I especailly love the 2nd one; I had my eye on that same piece as inspiration! You have the perfect stamp for it, LOL! Hey. a huge cograts on your A-Muse prize! Way to go!

pammyrn said...

awesome job Julia, I love it.

hugs Pam

silke said...

Happy vacation time!!! I love your card from yesterday's LSC and your card for the IC!!! Both cards turned out gorgeous!!! Way to go girl!!!

Julia said...

Love the circles!!! This is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Julia, I love what you were inspired to make for the challenges! The colors and stamp used for the IC challenge are so lovely!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

These are stunning!! Great job.

Deb Neerman said...

These are just stunning, Julia!!!

Kristin said...

Both of these cards show so much creativity! Who would have thought that dandilions stamp would have made such a cool firework? And I love the banner! As for the circle card, it really is inspired! I love it!