Monday, March 14, 2011

365 Cards, Week 2

Okay, week one was completed in an afternoon... now for week 2.

Day 6 - Sketchy Sunday.
(I thought this was Week 1, but I had the weeks messed up so I've moved it to the right spot.
My card looks very simple but it was a LOT more hassle than it looks to get the lace and ribbon lined up properly. The background cardstocks are both textured and glimmery.

Day 7 - Feeling Fierce. I dug out my Safari paper pad for this one, used my pawprint border punch, and a crocodile image that somebody RAKed me. The colours IRL are NOT the same as the scan. It's much more harmonious than it looks here. I decided not to put a sentiment on this one - I'm making more plain cards for OWH than I used to, because I'm not very good at meeting their holiday deadlines.

Day 8 - Arch Card. Use the Arch shape to make whatever card you wish. I cut the card with my colluzzle. It's not really flat on top, the scanner chopped it off.

Day 9 - Do that Decade - the 90s. Make a card that reflects some trend from the 90s. I was almost stumped by this one... everything I could think of was already taken! But then I remembered something. I was a teacher in the late 90s, and one day I walked into a classroom and there was a book sitting on the windowsill. Their teacher was reading it to them and the kids said it was absolutely FANTASTIC. The name? Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! Yep. The Harry Potter saga entered the world in 1997, and it won't really leave until the final movie comes out.

Day 10 - Trendy. Make a card using an item or technique that seems to be particularly trendy just now.
Honestly, I was lost on this one. I don't buy magazines, enter contest, or pay attention to trade shows, so I have NO IDEA what's popular. But everyone else says that pearls and swirls and lace never go out of fashion, so that's what I used. I made the lacy heart frame all by myself using my Make the Cut software. I was going to incorporate some real lace too but it would have been overkill. This card is way busier than anything I usually make already! BTW the embossed heart was a RAK somebody gave me.

Day 11 - Repurposed. Use paper designed for one holiday to make a card for another. This one was easy - I used a sheet of Christmas paper and made a pair of birthday cards with a strip of it.

Day 12 - Keep it Simple. Cover a card with patterned paper (using one or more designs), add ONE sentiment and ONE embellishment. I made this at the same time as the one for Day 7... can you tell? lol One sheet of patterned paper from the Safari pack, my pawprint border punch, a stamped sentiment, and for my embellishment I decided to do something I NEVER do and use eyelash fiber tied right around the card. It blends into the green much better IRL than in the scan.


annieambriel said...

Lovely cards.. I love all of them... esp the fierce ones :) and love the He is Risen.. beautiful and I also heart the DAD card. Beautiful prints.

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Pam said...

All fab creations here - I love that safari paper for your "fierce" card and your arch card is beautiful!!

Rose said...

way to catch up!!! all are fantastic but my fav has to be the arch card :)