Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rainbow challenge GC20

The rainbow as a symbol of hope has a lot of meaning for me. This card says it about as simply as possible.

The challenge was given by the Gingersnap Blog group. I used my inch punch and had at some old magazines to get the rainbow squares. For some time I had looked for a simply 'Hope' stamp without finding one I liked. Then I was given a set of clear acrylic stamps which included the one I used here. 'Hope' is from Kimberly Poloson's Words & Whimsey from Fiskar.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cowboys and CASEing Pt.2, cards

Sorry to make this 2 posts. I'm not too swift with Blogger and couldn't get the images where I wanted them. They go with the following post!

Cowboys and CASEing

On StampHaven one talented cardmaker worked with clipart to create a papercut silhouette that she then used to make some very cool cards. Take a look at two of Karen's cards She kindly shared the link to the cowboy silhouette clipart with us.

I thought it would be fun to try making a full sheet of Distress ink background and then print the silhouettes onto the colored cardstock using the computer. The Distress inks were swiped on a non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with water and then soaked up with the cardstock.

The sheet would make 4 cardfronts so I decided to use a silhouette image of troops on 2 sections of the sheet.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

15 - 21 Challenge #1

Sketch by Julee on Mojo Monday've been thinking about 'hosting' a series of prompts on cards for boys in the 15 - 21 age range. Each one lasting 2 weeks. My interest comes from wanting to have more of these cards sent to CFH.
Want to play along?

Sketch by Jen del Muro I've never been a guy aged 15 to 21 but I have been in that age group. In my memory it was a time of feeling grown up and wishing everyone else would treat me that way. Of course in time I discovered a few of the down sides (can we say taxes & power bills?) to actually being an adult but that isn't what this is about. This is about making cards for the guys.

Our first prompt is "Western Swing" Make a card focusing on the west. Cowboys, deserts, high mountains, First Nations/Native Americans. Kraft card stock, maybe Distress inks. This is just a jumping off place so don't feel constrained if you get an idea that wasn't spelled out.