Saturday, August 23, 2008

Humble Artist Swap Card

This is my contribution to the Humble Artist Swapping group I'm involved with. This month we had the following challenges:

1. Card must be 6"x6" (not my favorite size by a long shot, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

2. You must use something "clear" - I used clear detailed embossing powder on the star.

3. Card must feature new papers from the Fall Idea Book - I used a patterned sheet from the new kit "Perfect Day". Isn't it fabu?

4. Card must have round design elements of some sort - I added scallops.

5. Card must have some kind of dimensional element - I used the brackets from the fresh shapes collection of DEs.

6. Card must have at least 3 stamped images. I used the Spot on Backgrounds to give my brackets polkadots. I stamped the star and embossed with clear powder (then used cocoa ink on a sponge to bring out the detail of the stamp. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and sponged the edges. The star and senteiment are both from the new set "Shining Star". Also you may recognize that the paper and ink is a new color. "Juniper" is one of 4 new colors in the CTMH Fall/Winter book and it is DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS!

I also pulled out my ol' trusty sewing machine to do the stitching around the cocoa frame and outside edge. Overall - one of my favorite cards I've made in a long time.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

LOVE the colours... just beautiful!

Barb W said...

WOW! I took my time to just read everything you typed about the card and I was trying to picture it in my mind. When I scrolled down and actually viewed the card, I was blown away. It is beautiful! I love everything about it and I can't wait to get my new CTMH colors, 'cuz I'm thinkin' that Juniper is gonna be one of my new favorites! So pretty, Nona. TFS!

Stacy said...

This is so gorgeous! One of my favs of yours, too!

Jena said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors, the stamp set used, everything - TFS!

Heather said...

Beautiful card, Nona! Your abilty to put so many techniques and elements on a card, and still not make it look fussy is amazing! Thanks for always sharing your great artwork!

Blessed Beyond said...

It is beautiful!!!!!

Lscorpion269 said...

You just sold me on that stampset!! beautiful!!

Jenn said...

This is beautiful! I love, love, love the color combo!

sharalyns said...

This is gorgeous. :-)