Monday, September 19, 2011

Challenge Cards

Hey friends! It has been a while since I posted. It certainly hasn't been my preference. My work has been ultra busy...I've been putting in at least 12 hours a day. My creativity is completely shot when I get home at 7-8pm. I really must find a new job; I mean, really...a girl has gotta' have time for stamping! LOL!

This card is for the Victorine Originals Blog challenge. Today's challenge- make an easel card! How fun. I don't usually do many special folds or techniques so this was just the nudge I needed to finally make an easel card. It was really easy especially after I followed the instructions and video from Beate on Splitcoaststampers. Once I saw the video, my card came together super fast. My base is SU! River Rock, with a layer of white and topped with this cute cloud paper from my huge "Best of K&Company" stack (there's 360 12X12 papers in all colors and styles). I fussy cute the VO branch and owls- the owls were so easy. If you look close you can see what I mean. This little set from Victorine Originals has two additional sentiments- "Owl I always love you" and "Owl be thinking of you". How cute is that!?!
My second card is one from yesterday's Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. The FS for the week is Linda (aka Morningsun47). I chose this card of her's to case. I kept her design; changed up the papers, changed the border, kept the Greeting Card kids image. I left off the greeting and kept some of the brads. I chose this one so I could practice my copic coloring.

That's it for me. I'm hoping for a little more studio time so please don't give up on me.


Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Both of these cards are darling, Marilyn. I love the cloud background for you sweet owls. (I need to try to find that "the best of K&COmpany stack). that little witch is too cute! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! Love the owls stamped on Kraft, and the fun colors on the second card. 12 hour work days! Where in the world do you work? I can't even imagine.

Deelite said...

Well I watched Beate's video too, but my easel card didn't come out anywhere as creative as yours. I love what you have done with that punch holding it up. Too cute!