Monday, 20 February 2017

SCS Challenges

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 flowers.

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 sentiment.

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. - Eskimo folklore".

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.

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - BLine Designs "home tweet home"
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, white and kraft cs
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, Memory Box branch die 

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Verses Rubber Stamps
Ink - ColorBox Gold
Paper - white cardstock, corrugated cardboar
Size - A2
Accessories - Lil Inkers stitched rectangle, gold embossing powder, various star dies, gesso, gold paint, fun foam


  1. What a perfect card for your to celebrate your friend's new home! LOVE the bird, next and flowers. So pretty. Great job with fussy-cutting. And the branch is just perfect to ground the image.

    Another beautiful corrugated star card. LOVE the verse on this Susan. xx

  2. The bird in the nest in the spring blooming tree is so perfect for a new home card! Great job of coloring all the details! And I love that sentiment on the second card, Susan! What a wonderful thought! Love those gold corrugated stars too!

  3. What a lovely card for a new home - that nesting bird is just beautiful Susan - and so wonderfully colored! And I love that sentiment on your sympathy card - I have it in just a typed text style stamp - it's pretty with the stars - great use of the corrugated star accents with it! Julia xx


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