I only have three cards to show you. The first one is for a redo of the CR84FN color challenge. I made a Faith Journal for this challenge originally. I had made some extra butterflies with crackle accents that I had put on them. My original intent was to use them on the journal, but they took too long to dry and I was going to toss them out. BUT, fate intervened and when I went down to tidy up my workspace, I saw them as I was tossing them and realized that they looked amazing! :) How could I have almost tossed them?! Take a look!!!
The second card is for this week's Stamptacular Sunday~Texture challenge as well as this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge~Penguin suit. This means one could ONLY use black and white--NO OTHER COLOR. Not even a smudge. Well, I had a lot of fun with this one--I got to use my favorite double embossing technique (heat embossed image run through a dry embossing machine)! This adds LOTS of texture to your image or panel. I run my image through the dry embossing a few ties to make the heat embossing crack--it gives an aged and distressed feel to your image. :) I liked how it turned out so much, that I made a bookmark to go along with it so I could have a small gift for the recipient of the card. Or me. You know...whatever! ;)
The card results and detail~
The bookmark results and detail~
The third and final card I have to show you tonight is for the Top Tip Tuesday ~Sketch challenge (I've opted for the clean and simple challenge), the Creative Card Crew~Seeing Red challenge, and the Gingersnap Creations~Favorite DSP challenge. I LOVE DCWV (Die Cuts With a View) papers. I own about 20 stacks from them. Probably more! This card was made with all DCWV paper except the white card base. I really love the special DSPs that they have--the one with the fruit is from a stack with glossy & glitter accents, meaning the strawberries are glittered AND glossed!!! FABULOUS!!! I just love the way this card's turned out! :) My TIP for TTT is that when doing a CAS style card, it's easy to add texture with a very subtle background DSP as I've done. It looks enough like "white" space, but adds a bit of fun and richness that wasn't there before. The paper I used was made to mimic the look and texture of a real strawberry and tie the images into the card as a whole. Did it work?! :)
Thanks for bearing with me this week--hope to be back to one card per post next week! Happy stamping! :)