A couple of cards done for SCS challenges this week:
First of all, for the Free for All challenge "Pick a Combo" - pick a color combo for your card based on some of
the top 2017 Pantone choices, with one of your choices being Greenery (the 2017 colour of the year).
I chose Greenery, Flame, and Hazelnut from the Pantone chart here:
I wanted to make a card for a friend who is a bird-watcher and who just bought a new condo.
I stamped the bird's nest in archival ink on watercolour paper, painted
it using colours as close to the Pantone colours as I could get - Greenery for the leaves, and Flame and Hazelnut for the bird and
I then fussycut it, die cut a branch to ground it on the card (thought I
doubt that thin little branch could hold the nest IRL!!), and added it
to a white cs panel on which I'd printed the computer-generated
The second card is for the CAS Challenge - Words (let a sentiment stamp carry the whole card).
I used a sentiment stamp for a sympathy card. I love what it says. In
case it's hard to read in the photo, it says "Perhaps they are not the
stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. -
It's stamped and heat embossed in gold, cut out with a stitched
rectangle, popped up on fun foam, and embellished with some die cut
stars. The stars are made from scraps of corrugated cardboard, randomly
painted first with gesso, then with liquid gold paint.
It's also for the CAS Mix Up challenge to use corrugated cardboard. It's open until February 24th. There's no deadline for the SCS challenges.