German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin ein bisschen muede. = I am a bit tired. But, I sure did have fun chatting with all the prettie girls and party attendees last night! Even my mom made a card (if I can just get her to send me a photo of it now!!!)
We had 3 awesome challenges from Charmaine, and I loved them all! You saw my first challenge card, a single layer card. Everyone was moaning about this, but I really love 1 layer cards, because you have to focus on your image and coloring - which is my favorite part! I think 1 layer cards can be the most elegant cards out there. And be sure to check out the others that were made...Jillian's and Julie's knocked my socks off!!
The second challenge was a monochromatic card. For this card I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch for you to Try. I love making tall cards, but hadn't done it in quite a while, so I was happy to get back to them again. I used my Berry Bliss paper and a nested oval and scalloped oval for the main image. I stamped Sophia with my Brilliance Graphite black ink, then colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor crayons. I pieced her dress from the backside of the bottom paper (Actually, she's worn that dress before...on THIS card!! LOL)
The card base is chocolate chip (it's a neutral, right??) with stamper's select white on top. I adhered the dsp before putting the white down, th en I sanded all the edges of the piece so there's a tiny bit of a white edge all around that layer.
My FAVORITE part of this card though is for certain the ribbon slides. These are from the new SU! Occasions mini and are part of the new Stylized Silver HPH kit. I'm kicking myself right now for not ordering more when they were available to demo's as bulk order items - they're all sold out now! :-( Patty Bennett had a wonderful tutorial on her blog for how to color the inside part of these using a mixture of crystal effects and reinker. Well, as you all know I"m lazy, and I didn't want to take the time to mix up my own special CE, so I grabbed a bottle of stickles and used that. It's FABULOUS!! I think I may only have 3 or 4 ribbon slides left - oh the horrors!! I'll for sure have to get more because this was just too fun! I'll post my sketch challenge card later this week...but if you just can't wait it's up on the forum! :-)
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Cuddle Me from Paper Pretties
Ink: Brilliance graphite black
CS: Stamper's Select White, chocolate chip, purely pomegranate, Berry Bliss dsp
Acc: aquapainter, WWC, pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, stylized silver HPH, pink stickles, oval nestabilities