Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge: Ribbon and Lace Challenge

This is my first attempt at the Bloggers' Challenge! I hope I can figure out the technical portion of it. I made this card for the challenge, and also for my sister-in-law's upcoming birthday. She is a cat lover, as you probably guessed, and loves the color purple. I stamped the main image by Studio 112 and the sentiment by Art Declassifed using Tim Holtz's Distressed Ink. I matted the stamped images with black paper and added a salvaged canceled postage stamp. I chose sheer lavendar ribbon and for my lace, I used my artistic license to make a lacey-effect with a border punch by Martha Stewart. I finished the card with some vintage baby buttons.

For my second card, I chose an image from Artistic Outpost, stamped it in sepia ink and finished the edges with deckle shears. I layered my image onto the card from with various background papers. There was just a hint of orange in the background papers so I tried to bring out the orange by adding a bit of orange ribbon to the brown seam binding (one of my favorite ribbons for a vintage feel). Though the photo corners, buttons and German Scrap are gold, I added liquid Poly Clay in copper to my card to continue an orange influence. I also added a piece of Maya pompom lace from Artistic Outpost Attic Findings as a finishing touch. Note: I accidentally got some water on the ink that I edged my card with. I liked the burnt look it gave to the card, so I added more water!


Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards! Wonderful lace punch on the cute BD card, fab vintage card using the AO stamps! Thanks for joining us at the Bloggers Challenge!

JP Card Crazy said...

Both cards are lovely. My fav of is the kitty!! Image is so cute and love the colors. The vintage card is really wonderful too!

Basement Stamper said...

very cute, love the postage stamp on the first card. Thanks for playing with us at Blogger's Challenge.

Ida said...

These are both very nice. Love the sweet kitty image on your first card. Thanks for joining with us for the BC Challenge.