Monday, June 11, 2012

Trying a New Challenge

Hi everyone. Today I am trying something new. My friend Melinda Gleissner has been encouraging me to participate in the Stampendous challenges. Today, I finally entered one and I have to say, it's been really fun. (Then again, what challenge isn't fun for this challenge addict! LOL!)

I made two cards for this one. The first card uses the tire swing stamp, which I colored using Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Perfectly Clear Happy Messages set. I made the sun with my Cameo and then I stuck a little birdie on it. The poor birdie misses his friend, who used to swing on the tire swing. :-(


Card number two is much happier. How can I possible enter a challenge with summertime theme without using ice cream!? I can't. If you know me well, then you know ice cream is my all-time favorite thing to eat in the whole world!! I love ice cream. This card uses the blockart owl eating ice cream stamp. I also colored him with Copic markers. I added a gem to top the treat. As you can see, the inside of the block is cut away. I'll share with you how I did that trick. First, I stamped the owl on Copic blending paper, colored him and cut him out. Then, I stamped the image again on cardstock, making sure to center it. I cut away the inside of the block. Then I paper pieced the colored owl onto the image with the cutaway center. I used foam dots to give it dimension and adhered it to a card with gingham patterned paper. There you have it. The sentiment is also from Happy Messages set.

 I hope you enjoy your summer! If you're looking for something to do, then why don't you give the Stampendous challenge a try. Just make a card with a summertime theme and link it up here. Deadline is June 28.

6 comments :

Annette said...

Annette these are both amazing...I always enjoy your fun designs...

Jingle said...

These are both ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! And this friend loves that you are playing along with Stampendous!, too! :-)

Jocelyn Olson said...

New challenge--fun! Your posts always make me smile. :) Your coloring is so good--wow, I'm impressed! Super cute cards, Annette!

Alice Pace said...

Cute cards are like the clean look!Stopping by from Joy's page. Great blog!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are sooooooo awesome!!! Thanks for playing along in the Stampendous! June Summer challenge!!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Annette, Sorry I haven't had a chance to comment sooner. I've looked at these cards a few times but am sure glad to have another glance...They are FANTASTIC! You have the best ideas and your coloring rocks. I love the popped up panel on your pink gingham card and how you fussy-cut the owl. Thanks for playing along with the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

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