Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Two Challenge Cards

I managed to get caught up on the Great Swaps Girls challenges finally! This first card was for the last featured swapper challenge. My friend Denise was the FS! Denise and I "met" when she was one of the first to join Great Swaps. She is so nice and funny! Her blog is hilarious and her stamping style is beautiful! I chose to case this card of hers, changing the colors slightly and using die-cut blooms instead of stamping the flower.
Supplies:
stamps - Short Order Numbers
paper - sky, pumpkin, real red, ww, summer picnic dsp
ink - versamark
acc - white EP, die-cut blooms, mat pack & piercer, circle punches and nesties, dimensionals, olive twill, small corner rounder, rub-ons

This second card was for this week's challenge hosted by Maren. It was kind of tough! It was a Survivor Challenge: you could choose only 1 stamp set, two colors of ink/paper (unlimited neutrals), 1 type of tool, and 1 embellishment. I used A Beautiful Thing, sky and wasabi with black and white, punches, and white ribbon. I SO wanted to use a black brad in the center of the flower, but I stayed true to the challenge and resisted that second embellishment! The window piece is attached with dimensionals, and the flower is popped up on two layers of dimensionals.
Supplies:
stamps - A Beautiful Thing
paper - white textured, wasabi, sky prints, black
ink - black, sky, wasabi
acc - white taffeta ribbon, circle punches, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both of your challenge cards are awesome!! Love them!!

Maren said...

Oh, they are both so great! I love the colors and large flower on the FS card! Beautiful!
Your window is just perfect for that soft flower. I just love the dimension you added!! :-)

Jackie Pedro said...

Great cards, Becky!! Love your CASE of Denise's card. The colors are great.

The second card is awesome. Love the cut out window and the color combo!!

Vera said...

Two fabulous cards, Becky! Great job with the challenges!

Lauren said...

Great cards Becky!

mommy0f4 said...

nice cards! I esspecially love the window on the second card!!!

Lisa said...

Fabulous cards, Becky! I love the big flower on the first one, but the second card is just too cool! :)

Erin... said...

Both cards are great!! I love the fun bright colors of the first card. And I love the crispness of the second one, I always forget how pretty white is as a background!!

Ashley said...

Love them both! So great! :) Good job!

Denise~ said...

These are both fabulous Becky! Love the fun flower on the first one and that second one is so soft and beautiful. :)

Angie Tieman said...

Great cards! You got the stamping mojo working!

Kristin said...

Becky, your creativity for clean and simple cards never ceases to amaze me! Just when I think nothing else could be done, you DO IT!! I just love this, as usual!

Lisa H. said...

both cards are fantastic, Becky! I just love how you use those die-cut blossoms. and the second card is A Beautiful thing! love the circle window and the colors.

Speedystamper said...

I love your beautiful thing card - soooo elegant!