Tuesday, June 10, 2014

One Card, Three Ways, Four Challenges

There are SO MANY good challenges out in blog land this week.  I was inspired by the colors and sketches of the challenges listed within this post, so I decided to do something different (for me) and make similar cards with varying elements.

This first card was created for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!  Here is the sketch: 


I also used this week's Fusion Card Challenge color prompt as a starting point: 

Now that you've seen the inspiration pictures/sketches, here is the card I made:

I created a stencil with my Silhouette and used my distress inks to fill in the pattern.  I LOVE how it turned out!  I stamped a sentiment from Avery Elle's Aim High set in Versamark and used the most delicious embossing powder ever.  I picked it up from a local stamp shop and it's smooth and shiny.  So pretty! 

You can *kind of* see the shine in the second picture.  I've never seen embossing powder melt so smoothly before.  I'm in love!

For my second card, I used the same stencil and went off colors from Little Tangles' inspiration photo:



Here is the card I created:

I used more of a rainbow effect with this one, but only went through blue. I stamped a sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Just For You set on a round piece of cardstock and embossed it with the same yummy embossing powder from the first card.  

The shine shows up so much better in this picture!  LOVE!!

For my third card, I used this photo prompt from this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:


Instead of going straight across with the color, like I did in the last two cards, I added it at an angle.  I was able to fit more colors in this way.  I used a sentiment from Paper Smooches' Birthday Sampler set.  I decided to go simple with the sentiment because I didn't want too much to compete with the colors on this card.  I love how it turned out!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I will have more to share soon!  Until then...

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  1. AMAZING, love, love stencils, lovely bright and beautiful card for FUSION, thanks so much for joining us!!!! ....there is another challenge this is perfect for, the prize is an online class of your choice .. Please also join in the Paper Crafting Challenge of STENCILS!!! - I hope to see you there!!!

  2. Wow - great cards each with a variation to make the challenge - love the stencil you made - and the lovely colors you used! thanks for playing with the Fusion Challenge this week!

  3. Oh, these are all fabulous! I love that you used the sketch three different ways -- wonderful job! I think the second one is my fave...

  4. Three amazing cards... beautiful colors, CAS designs!

  5. These cards are fabulous- LOVE the effect you achieved with that fab stencil. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  6. Oh Cristine. All cards are looking really pretty and I'm impressed you take part in all challenges (CAS(E) this Sketch, Little Tangles and FUSION card challenge). Thanks for playing along.

  7. These are so totally amazing, I love the gorgeous inking u did on each of these :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion!

  8. Beautiful - love the soft changing colors!

  9. These are all fabulous, love every one! Great designing!

  10. I just love how you did these gorgeous cards, Cristine!! Each one is just fabulous!! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM Honor from FUSION!! Hugs, Darnell


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