Happy Wednesday Stampers!! How's the week goin' for ya so far? I can't complain, I'm feeling better, the kids are better and we hardly got any snow---yay!!! Not to mention I'm getting lots of crafting done now that my mojo has returned to me, lol! Well hold on to your horsies cuz' I've got a LONG post for ya today---two sketch challenges!!
Today is Whatchadoin' Wednesday over at Storage Units, Ink & More---this is challenge #26 and it was a sketch challenge (head over to the store blog to see sketch). I rarely make long cards cuz' I find them quite challenging for some reason--definitely outside of my comfort zone, lol! I really loved how this turned out though & it actually wasn't too hard to put together, amazingingly!
The yummy brocade dp is by Basic Grey (Blush) & the fun polka-dots is by MME (Tres Jolie)--love the red tones. I wanted to make a Valentine-like wedding card with the new wedding set "Goin' to the Chapel". So many fun images in this set for weddings and anniversaries. I used the cute wedding cake for my card--I added some fun Diamond Glaze to the flowers, cake topper & cake stand.
To pop out the square from the front of the card I just used my square nestability on one layer. I also tried something new that I've been wanting to try (but scared, hee hee)--I melted the edges of my sheer ribbon so it curls using my heat gun, so fun & I love the way it looks!
This just shows a close up of the cake with Diamond glaze & the pearls I added around my circle. The far right shows how I decorated the inside of the card---I stamped the bride & groom sentiment & then added a box around it by tracing a smaller square nestability with my SU marker. In the bottom right corner I stamped the wedding ring image--so cute! Make sure and hop over to the SUINK blog to see the rest of the DT's gorgeous projects! If you'd like to join in, upload your projects to SCS using keyword "suinkwwc26"!
This is this month's Magnolia-licious DT sketch designed by the fabulous Cheryl Rowley! It was a fun sketch to work with! I used this cutie pie Tilda from this past fall called "Tilda with Sunflower" and she's in stock over at Magnolia-licious if you really love her :o)
While I was at CHA I got some wonderful samples of all the new My Minds Eye (my fave) collections--lucky me! This dp is from their new collection called "Bloom & Grow"--love the vibrant colors & patterns (but all of the new paper is yummy-scrummy I must say)! Of course I colored Tilda to match and used a fun sentiment from Verve Stamps "Feeling Groovy" set (which is on sale right now too).
Close up to show you the Flower Soft (in brown) that I used for the sunflower's center. I love this stuff and will have more samples to show you with all the new colors over the next week or so. My friend Marti has it coming in & you can pre-order from her store right here! I also added some Diamond Glaze to her shoes for shine! Make sure and visit the DT's blogs(Claudia, Cheryl & Suzy) to see their projects & you can email your project to Diana so she can put them in her gallery (email@example.com)
Make sure and check out the "Love Bundle" over on Magnolia-licious too! Diana has put together a wonderful grouping of 9 new Love stamps, ribbon & a surprise gift too for $89.45! A great value and all the stamps are versatile so they can be used for many occasions & projects!
Hope you enjoyed my projects today!