Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Happy Birthday Christian Papercrafts!
Tonight I wanted to play along with Christian Papercrafts Magazine as they celebrate their second birthday! This card was for today's Sketch Challenge. I used a base of Bazzill, and Webster's Pages for my dp. It is from the Hollywood/Wonderfall pack. I was thrilled to have been asked to Guest Design this month for Sweet 'N Sassy so I decided to use one of the fabulous Digi sets I bought there! This set is also available in stamps, but the digi worked great for me! It is called "The New Creature" set. I printed out both the butterfly and sentiment and cut with a Spellbinders Classic Circle. I colored the butterfly with Copics: Y19, BG18, YR23, E35, #27, and then I went over the entire image with a Spica Gold Pen. I then cut it out and mounted it on a panel I had embossed with a SU! ef and sponged with T Holtz distress ink.
The sketch is very CAS so it went together VERY quickly but I like it! I had fun playing along! I hope you might want to play along too and wish CPM a happy Birthday! Follow the link in the blinkie in my side bar!
I also wanted to share a card I made for yesterday's Birthday Card challenge... this one uses a wonderful set from my DT sister, Lisa's new store, The Craft's Meow. This is a TCM exclusive, designed by Claire Brennan of Waltzingmouse Stamps, and it's called TCM Friend of Mine. Isn't this set fabulous?
I made this card for the inspiration challenge at the Shabby Tearoom this week so I used the colors from the inspiration photo. The base is Craft, then a mat of Brocade Blue and the white is from the Rubber Cafe, their Pugnacious Signature Paper. I won it in a challenge and it's very nice to work with! I inked the negative side of my CB EF with Brocade Blue ink and embossed. I used a sheer ribbon from Michael's. Another CAS card but wow can I get a lot more done when I do CAS! LOL! The inside of this card has a Birthday sentiment with my birthday wishes for Christian Papercrafts! Why don't you join in? There will be some great prizes! There's one more day to play so you still have time!
I am also entering these cards in the following challenges:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - White + One Colour (Card 2)
Claudia & Co - Butterflies (Both cards)
Clear It Out! - Ribbon/Trim (Both cards)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Winged Things
Top Tip Tuesday - Open challenge - anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - A Card using Something older than 6mths and something newer than 6mths (Both cards us older card stock but newer stamps)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with C (Both Cards - Cuttlebug folder)
Lexi's Creations - Friendship (card 2)
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - 2W - Friends (card 2)
Pollycraft - SIO - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - use a Digi (card 1)