Flower

Friendly Challenge

This week, I had another Envelope O’Fun in the mail . . . this time, from Lori Craig!  It was stuffed with Anna Wight’s Whipper Snapper birds (Spring Bird and Nesting Bird on a Branch)  stamped on Shimmery White, some pieces of glittery patterned paper, and a few sheets of Shimmery Ivory cardstock.   She issued a friendly challenge to BeateSharon, and Angel to create something with the images and patterned paper.  Check out what they came up with by clicking on their names. I quickly peeked when I went to add links.  I love seeing what different people do with the same basic supplies!

I had a little bit of time to play during the Spurs game (my husband is so happy that they won!), and created these two cards. This was FUN!

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I had a sheet of 12×12 Bazzill cardstock in Parakeet that I’d pulled out for another (never even started) project, and sliced it up to make two full-sized cards and a bitty one, too. I’ll share the bitty one later, if I remember to!

The first card is a regular, top folding card. I used a small corner rounder to scallop the bottom of both the front and back of the card, and then punched holes in each scallop with my Crop-a-Dile.    I cut a rectangle of the provided patterned paper (sorry, no source. . . but isn’t it CUTE?), and then scalloped and punched that piece.  It seemed lacking a bit, so I added white eyelets to each hole, and then tied on a bit of ribbon from my Fabric Barn purchase in So Cal.    After coloring the image with Copic markers and watercolor crayons, I trimmed it so birdie parts hung outside the imaginary frame, and then mounted on Cool Caribbean cardstock, and added a couple of Primas with a Making Memories rhinestone brad.  Everything was mounted with foam tape, and then I added some Stardust Stickles and a (unintentional) slightly askew sentiment from PaperTrey’s Little Lady set.

The second card is a matchbook fold. The bottom flap is an inch, maybe a little bigger? I didn’t measure, but it is 4 1/4″ wide, and I only cut off a little from the 12″ strip, so it’s easy to figure out.  Scalloped and punched edges here were highlighted with a white gel pen.  I stamped Rhonna Farrer flowers in Palette ink (can’t remember which green, from PaperTrey) on Marigold Morning cardstock, and then went in between some of the lines with the gel pen, and added swirls and dots of my own here and there. Ribbon from an old Making Memories ribbon card was adhered over this, and then the panel was attached to the card with Sticky Strip. I tied Turquoise grosgrain from SU! over the whole shebang.

 The bird was punched with the big scalloped oval, and then I punched holes inside the scallops again, and adhered to a same-sized oval from Tempting Turquoise. This was watercolored (smooshed ink from pads + aquapainter), and then I added a Prima with a Queen & Co. brad, the Creative Imaginations rub-on (“LOVE you”) and put it all together with dimensionals.

 Whew!  It took longer to type that than it did to actually make the cards!  Thanks, Lori, for a wonderful challenge. I really needed that, girl!

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22 Comments

  1. Posted May 31, 2007 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Wow…those are both gorgeous! I love the glitter accents on the first one. Both Prima flowers add such a nice touch.
    Love all the scallops and the soothing, non purple colors on the second one. Freaking gorgeous.

  2. Posted May 31, 2007 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    CUTE Jenn….. love those faux eyelets!! Miss ya girl!

  3. Posted May 31, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Oh, I love the scallops & eyelets (both real and faux!) on both cards (and the large flowers). Love all the glitter on the first one and how you matted the scallop oval w/holes on the 2nd one! Gorgeous, girl — great job with the challenge!

  4. Posted May 31, 2007 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Wow…your cards are fabulous. The first card is so sparkly in the pic, it must be so glitzy IRL! I have got to try that scallop with the SU punch. I adore the matchbook card with your white gel pen addition. Super cute, Jen!

  5. Posted May 31, 2007 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Jenn, I love ’em! The feathers off the matting is so cute…eye catching! Love your scallops and eyelets. I also adore card #2 with the orange and turquoise. So fresh!

  6. Linda (LSN on SCS)
    Posted May 31, 2007 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    These are just gorgeous Jenn! I love all the glittery touches on the first one and how there are bird parts that spill out a little. So clever! All those scallops just make the card!

    Linda

  7. Posted May 31, 2007 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Too cute…love what you did here!

  8. Posted May 31, 2007 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Super fantastic cards! Love the whole layout and design. And those faux eyelets are great. I had to look twice at those to realize they weren’t real.

  9. Alexis R
    Posted May 31, 2007 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I just bought Pocket Full of Posies glitter pack….love it and the Rhonna Ferrar flower stamp….love that too! The bird is adorable!!! TFS!

  10. Posted May 31, 2007 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Mmmmmm. Yummy eye candy. You make my heart happy, Jenn! *grin* Smooches, Jules

  11. Posted May 31, 2007 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    These birds really are adorable, and you did a great job with them. It’s really making me want to get a set of my own!

  12. lacyquilter
    Posted May 31, 2007 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Two wonderful cards. Especially love the glitter.

  13. PJBstamper
    Posted May 31, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    gee, that second card has a lot of yellow on it! Have I mentioned that I really like yellow? In fact, it’s my fave. And, btw – I love you, too!

  14. Posted June 1, 2007 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    I love your cards! Both are awesome…and I especially love the scallops and sparkle. Both are colored so nicely!

  15. qcbetty
    Posted June 2, 2007 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    WOW ~ these are gorgeous, Jenn! 🙂

  16. Posted June 2, 2007 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    These are both beautiful, Jenn! Great job with the challenge!!!

  17. Posted June 2, 2007 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Very cute cards Jenn!

  18. Posted June 2, 2007 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Your cards are PERFECT!! I love coming to your blog and seeing my images!! What a total TREAT!

  19. Posted June 2, 2007 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Both of these are awesome! I so love that little bird!

  20. Posted June 3, 2007 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Fantastic cards!

    Tina

  21. Posted June 3, 2007 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Oh how sweet! Love them both!

  22. Posted June 3, 2008 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    2 nice cards!
    xAndrea

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