Hello Everyone! Today I came across a super new blog Sister Act Card Challenge by two sisters-in-law and they have a DT call. Double whammy!
So I'm entering myself into the race to become part of their DT. You can find the DT call challenge HERE. They require 3 of your best cards to enter. Now that is a tough call, choosing the best 3 according to you and hoping they are the right choices! But I had a think and decided to showcase 3 cards that are very different and show variety.
CARD #1 - Friend of Mine
I used stamps from Unity Stamp Co. for the image and sentiment. I wanted to feature the stamped image as the focus. I chose a dark green for the base of the card and decided to use yellow and brown as the other colours. I smudged the edges of the yellow cardstock with brown and green ink from Micia Old Hand ink pads to create a vintage look. I coloured in the pot using a white gel pen and added red rhinestones for the flowers. I knotted a bit of brown ribbon to create a multi-layered bow. I added some square sequins around the pot and the border of the yellow cardstock and a couple of yellow tiny punched butterflies.
CARD #2 - Celebrate
This card is a stamped, punched, drawn on "CELEBRATE" card. I used some really cute cupcake, butterfly and sentiment stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
I used a dull orange cardstock base and drew a freehand harlequin pattern using a brown felt tip pen. I used a brown patterned paper to make the borders after punching them with the Martha Stewart Doily Edge punch and also for layering underneath the 'Life is Good' sentiment from the Year-o-graphy paper stack.
I stamped the cupcakes stamp on a cream patterned cardstock and coloured it in using Faber Castell colour pencils and also smudged the edges with brown ink. I also added dots with brown felt tip around the edges of the stamped image to create a 'postage stamp' look. I stamped the butterfly stamp using brown ink from Micia Old Hand Dye ink pad and the 'celebrate' sentiment using black ink from the same company.
I added some pearls randomly for embellishment and finished off the card by going over the edges of the layers with a black OHP marker.
This card has no stamps used at all. Punches have been used for the tiny leaves but everything else is hand cut and created. I chose a lilac and green on black theme for this card. I cut out a thin strip border out of polka dot patterned paper from the Glitter Stack from DCWV. The base is a plain black cardstock and the other papers used are handmade papers.
I drew and cut the teacups and the circle behind the cups. I used a red plain cardstock cut and pasted behind the cup to form the inside. I added some flowers from Itsy Bitsy and rhinestones. I finished off the teacups with a few glitter steam swirls.
Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!! Your comments are valuable!