Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy Presidents' Day

I was able to squeeze in a little stamping time, even though the kids were out of school. Here are the few projects I was able to complete.

This first one is for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast. I had to ask though, at what point does a card loose it's "CASEd" status? I changed so much on this card from its original inspiration that you can't even tell it was a CASE really. But overall I think I like how it turned out. What do you think?
The second one I made simply to use the square flower image. I had originally stamped it to use in the first card, but I just couldn't make it work with my layout. Of course, I couldn't let a perfectly good stamped image go to waste; thus, I have a second tulip card.

This is a Criss Cross card that I made for the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast. I had never made a Criss Cross card because they always seemed so intimidatingly difficult. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make. Michelle Wooderson wrote a great little tutorial on one of her gallery posts on Splitcoast.
I had visions of patterned paper on one or both sides, but as you can see, that did not materialize. I actually chose the Take with Teal cardstock to coordinate with a sheet of Petals and Paisleys designer paper. Still, I like teal. I embossed the polka dots using copper embossing powder and like the way it looked on the Taken with Teal cardstock. In fact, I liked the combo so much, I had to do the other side with the paisleys. I also used my tab punch for the first time. I think I love it. It looks so great and I can envision creating tabs for all sorts of things....


Allison said...

This card is terrific...and don't worry, you'll use your new sets soon enough!

Allison said...

These cards are terrific...I really like what you did here!