Saturday, March 6, 2010

Catching up on Stars and Stamps

I've been a bit distracted by 365 Cards this week! So here's a catch-up post for Stars and Stamps.

First, Colour Challenge #2 - make a card inspired by these beautiful spring flowers. I made a card for this challenge a few days ago but I was so pleased with the design that I saved it to submit for Sketch Sunday instead. That means I had to make another card for this... I decided I really wanted to use bright-coloured flowers on my card.
I stamped out some backgrounds a few days ago (if I go to the trouble of lining up the alphabet stamps on the acrylic block I stamp at least half a dozen images because they're such a hassle to position right!), and one of them was the vivid yellow of these flowers. I added some crumpled tissue paper to the card and then went to town with my prima and silk flowers.
Next we move on to Sunday Sketch #6. Make a card using this sketch. It reminds me of a Window and I thought briefly of making a cut-out-window card... but I'm trying to catch up here, not get complicated, so a simple scrap card it was! I save everything that's more than 2 inches square, so a card like this is a good way to use up some of the pieces.

I pulled out my blue scrap box to find some rectangles, and the first thing that caught my eye was a cute polar bear ready-to-use! I had to make him the center of the card... so Winter it was. I had plenty of Wintery scraps to finish the card and he can go into my Christmas Card box to await his time.


Martha said...

Yeah! You got to play! Love your colorful card and I'm impressed you are getting started on Christmas ones. Love the idea of starting a Christmas box. I'm going to think on that.

Karen Howard said...

Cute card and I know about having a box full of cards waiting for the right time of year to send them.

Operation Write Home said...

This card works great for the sketch...good idea to start early for Christmas too!

Tammy said...

Cute cards! I like the tissue paper you used! Never too early to work on Christmas cards!!