Friday, October 26, 2012

Stamp Cards in a Hurry!

So the good news is that my shoulder finally feels like I'm healing from my (possible) disc herniation flare up. Woo hoo! The bad news is that I only started feeling more like my old self this morning. So I have been a stamping slacker lately...right up to the last minute prep I did for my team meeting on Monday... At 7 p.m. ... which I started at, oh, say 6 p.m. And I owed my fabulous team not only a meeting project, but a swap card. Can you say "Ack!"
I think I did alright though, for someone who isn't exactly known for whipping out simple but adorable cards in a timely fashion. CAS is not my go-to strength, if you know what I mean! This adorable Christmas card was my swap card. I used the new Merry and Bright stamp set plus the December SOTM, along with that awesome Retro Sketches sketch for this week. I knew when I saw it that sketch was gonna be a fav for me! How much do you love that BLING gemstone? 

I'm linking this card to the Heart 2 Heart Christmas Project challenge and the fabulous Paper Issues Stamp On It challenge. I love that it's time for Christmas cards again!
 Of course, I owed them a November SOTM hands-on project too! I had seen this fabulous color/picture inspiration challenge on Jay Gee's Nook - and the ombre on that ruffled curtain just sang to me! So I grabbed a huge assortment of numbers from the Nov. SOTM (making your own custom stamps is a big reason I LOVE acrylic stamps!) and stamped them down the card front to simulate the ombre effect. 
I folded up a quick Banner sentiment that I cut using my Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges, and let it flow over the edge as all the cool kids are doing lately. Inside it says "Make it Count!" 

I'm also linking this to the Heart 2 Heart Rolling Challenge, since I used the rolling technique in a side to side motion to blend the ombre through the center of the background.

Congrats to Cassandra Bennett, the winner of this week's Friday Favorite Things giveaway!

She'll be crafting with her new favorite Pear and Partridge papers soon! I'll post the next giveaway and linky party this weekend. Now I've got to scoot off to a little guy Halloween party. Have a fab Friday!

11 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Thanks for picking me as a winner. I love your cards, especially the holiday one. :)

Jay Gee said...

Both fabulous cards Wendy. Love the way you made you background on the second with the numbers - very cool. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

terryanndiack said...

pretty nice cards, for craftin' under the gun.

Jayma Malme said...

These are beautiful! I love CAS style, but it's not my strength, either. You've done a great job.

Ange Kelly said...

Wendy, both cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange

canadian_liner said...

Your CAS card is stunning! Your should visit that style more often! Love the texture of the die-cut border, and the two-tone berry stamp. THanks for joining the crew at H2H. One of my top-10 picks, for sure!

~amy~ said...

Thanks so much for linking up at Paper Issues! We featured your card today!!!!

http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2012/11/happy-stamping.html

curlyqmosaics said...

You have some amazing stamping skills! Love how you do the gradients of color in your work! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Paper Issues! :)

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