Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sassy Faux Metal Card

It's Thursday which means I am a day late for my weekly Sassy Challenge! Sorry! I have had the week from Hell at work and my stamping mojo disappeared.

This card has actually been sitting on my table partially completed for several days. It wasn't until today that I had the energy and mental capacity to finish it.

This week's challenge with my FAB and Sassy friends was to create a card using a faux technique in honor of April Fool's Day which is coming up soon. I was going to use Faux stitching but I realized with the dog theme of this card that Faux Metal would be really cute.

The card is a 5.25" by 5.25" square. I don't normally do square cards but I originally wanted to try the Hanna Sketch Challenge from last week. When that didn't work out I thought I would I would do the Sketch from the challenge from My Favorite Things. As you can see, other than a square card and the dog image being in a circle, it is nothing like those sketches. I told you I was having a bad week! LOL!

The stamped images are from Hanna Stamps. I recently received my order with the My Best Friend and the Large Breed Stamp sets and could not wait to use them. The Faux Metal charm is the collar from the My Best Friend set. I used Silver Embossing Powder and the tutorial on SCS to achieve the look of a metal embellishment. I only had a tiny little piece of silver thread so I had to use hemp twine to attach it to the ribbon.

Anyway- this card didn't turn out exactly as I had first, or second or probably even third evisioned it. (LOL!) But it is done and I think I like it. Thanks for looking!!

All CS is from Stampin Up: Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, DSP - Spring Break

Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Blue Bayou, River Rock

Stamps: Hanna Stamps My Best Friend and Large Breed Sets

Accessories/Tools: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Marvy Giga and Mega Scallop Circle Punches, Stylized Silver HPH, Paper Piercing Tool, Silver Embossing Powder and Heat Gun

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sassy Easter Card!

It's Wednesday and it is time for my Sassy Challenge again. This week we had to make an Easter-themed card since Easter is less than a week away. Time sure does fly, doesn't it?

I don't own a lot of Easter stamps but I did have this cute chicky and egg I found at the dollar bin at Michael's. I stamped the Chick on my white panel and then colored him with my SU markers. (I used Barely Banana and Pumpkin Pie). Then I stamped the egg which was one piece onto a separate piece of white cs and colored it with my markers. Then I took my jagged edge scissors and cut it across. I used my Quickie glue pen and dazzling diamonds to glitter the "cracked" edges of the egg and then popped the egg up with dimensionals to make it look like the chick just hatched. The sentiment on the front is from SU All Year Cheer I and inside I also used Happy Easter from that same set.

Card Stock: SU- Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, PTI- White

Ink: Black Stazon; SU Markers: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana and Pumpkin Pie (on chick only)

Accessories: Jagged Edge Scissors, Pink Ribbon from Michael's, Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls Embossing folder, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, and Dimensionals.