Friday, July 11, 2008

Colors and Limits

Today, I was trying to kill to challenges with one stone, and I came out with two cards! Bonus!
One card I think I will make part of a scrapbook page, as it is more of a card to me. It was for LSC176, the limited supply challenge. I thought I would also try to use the colors from the Meet the Verve Divas Challenge. I tell you, my crafting area is a major disaster due to the indecision I faced in my cardmaking today! In the Limited Supply challenge, we were asked to keep to these parameters:

1. No more than 3 layers plus a card base
2. Limited embellishments
3. No patterned paper

I think I did OK with those, if the flowers do not count as an additional layer. Anyway, here's why I am keeping it for me.

It was a rough school year, stress-wise. I had a lot of pressures weighing me down, and summer was the light at the end of my tunnel. Now that it's here, I don't want to waste a single moment. June was crazy busy, and now July has slowed (yah!). So, a scrapbook page to remind me of what's important sounds like a plan. More to come with that, obviously.
I realized after making this card that I didn't use any Verve stamps. Since this was for a challenge on the company's forum, I thought making a card with at least one of their stamps may be in order. So, my second card, which is similar to my first, uses Verve's Here for You set. I love the fonts and the sentiments in this set.
I really like both cards. They have subtle differences, but are enjoyable in their own ways.
Recipe for the Summer card:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Old Olive
Stamps: Hero Arts Fine Line Letters, SU! Make It Count, SU! Office Accoutrements, SU! Leaves and Swirls Stampin' Around
Ink: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive
Punch: SU! Daisy
Accessories: Offray ribbon, staples, pop dots, Cloud 9 Rain Drops
Recipe for I'm Here card:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: SU! Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Old Olive
Stamps: SU! Leaves and Swirls Stampin' Around, Verve Stamps Here for You
Ink: SU! Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip
Punch: SU! Daisy
Accessories: Offray ribbon, staples, pop dots, Cloud 9 Rain Drops

2 comments:

Ann said...

These are both great! I really love the flowers on both and the sentiment on the first one--ENJOY your summer! :D

Joan said...

Both of these are great....I may have to try this colour challenge. Joan