Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cards that didn't make it into the Inspiration Book

These 2 cards were submitted for our design call but didn't get accepted. I like these better than
the one that was accepted!
The Heiroglyph Horse was done using the crinkled paper stamping technique. I crumpled up a piece of scrap cardstock and then flattened it out some. I inked the stamp, stamped it on the crumpled paper, then stamped it on my designated piece of cardstock. I love the 2-toned look! The verse is from the Be Still set. I used Hemingway SWIC and matching cardstock and ribbon and Cognac Palette Hybrid ink. The slots were made with our "retired" slot punch set.

This card uses the Amelia SWIC paper and matching cardstock and the Ornamental Snowflakes set. I also used my Coluzzle Nested Circle template and Icicle Stickles for embellishing. I stamped the snowflakes with Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid ink and sponged the ink on the edges of the large stamped piece. The small snowflake is layered on the same color paper as the circle and raised up with Pop Dots. As you can see I dotted the circle with the Stickles and highlighted points in the snowflakes. I love how this just jumps out at you in real life.

Well, I got my catalogs in and my Brilliant Beginnings Bundle so need to organize. I have all my new stamp sets indexed and mounted, in their CD cases and put away (trying to be organized!). Now I can start creating! My air conditioner kicked in at 7 this morning and it's already hot and cloudy. We are in the "monsoon" season and the humidity is coming up a bit. Good day to play!
Happy stamping!


Jen Carter said...

These are both great cards!

Sassy Runner Girl said...

Absolutely love the cards, especially the amelia one. I think it should've made it!