Friday, August 29, 2008

Stampin' in the U.P. of Michigan Challenge Cards

Three challenges were given at this weekend event, and here are 2 that I did third. The one above is a challenge by my friend Debbie (DeborahLynneS), who I grew up with and went to school with from kindergarten-first grade & on. Her challenge was to use acetate and she gave us a half sheet of this wonderful sturdy stuff. (I'll find out where she got it from if anyone asks). It is difficult to see that my card has the acetate stamped with the stems (Garden Silhouettes, retired) in Black Stazon, and overlaid the pattern paper with the greeting (Elegant Greetings, retired) on the underside. (I guess you could see it if you clicked on the card and examined the holes at the top.) I punched holes with my Cropadile and 'sewed' the pieces together with some narrow black ribbon I brought along, and then attached that to a neutral card base that I scalloped the bottom edge with my then fresh-outa-the-box Stampin' Up! Scalloped Edge Punch. There were many beautiful cards...obviously the ideas are unlimited with acetate.

This other card was a challenge given by JoAnn (SarahZoe), who shares my hometown that I have gotten to know over the years. She gave us each a 6x6 square of black & white patern paper, and a half a sheet each of Basic Black, Whisper White, and Cool Carribbean, retired, along with a peice of black or white ribbon. All I used of my own was the Scalloped Edge Puncher, piercer and the Stem Silhouettes set, retired, and I loved this challenge! I even loved this card I did. What was the most amazing discovery for me, was how, when all our cards were put together, they looked like a huge set of elegant cards - all individually and uniquely beautiful, a gorgeous set...I'll look for a photo if someone else posted it, and link it here. They were all terrific!
The third challenge I didn't do a new card, as I was the one to throw out that challenge. My challenge was to use at least 2 different sizes of circles in a non-concentric design (not layered like a target) and so my sample card was one I posted here on July 17th.



8 comments:

Erika H. said...

Gorgeous cards. I esp. love the one with the white, black, Cool Caribbean...beautiful!

JulieStamps said...

I love your cards... nice colors.

Amber said...

I love the black and cool caribbean combo.... gorgeous card!

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

Love this card. Add black and white to any color and it stands out so nicely. Nice job!

Stephanie said...

Love your cards especially the Black, and Cool Caribbean one... Really pretty...

Loretta Rodger said...

I love the teal! Oh beautiful!

paulssandy said...

Hi Cheryl, I love your cards, especially the first one.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

I did not know there was an Iris flower! Is it one of the stipple ones? I could not find it in the SCS gallery or on eBay. I know I NEED it, LOL. But I have to actually see what it is so I will recognise it, teehehehe

Sandi said...

Just beautiful!!