Saturday, January 5, 2008

I've caught the bug

So I got rid of one bug (the flu bug) and caught a new bug (the stamp bug). Stampy Stamperson rose from the underworld and stamped all night long! It was awesome! I did a couple of Valentine Day card challenges along with some other projects. Here are the cards I made.

I did a card sketch challenge for one card. SC157 Challenge. I pulled out a stamp set that I haven't used in quite a while, Loads of Love. It really is a great set. It is very versital, and you can do so much with it. In addition to pulling out a neglected stamp set, I also got out my Stampin' Pastels and blender pen and went to town. I used the blender pen on the truck and the hearts.

Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red
Stamps: Loads of Love, Tag Time (retired)
Accessories: Brads, Circle Punches, Ticket Punch, Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Grograin Ribbon, Pastel Chalks, Blender Pen
Technique: Stampin' Pastels-blender pen

The 2nd card that I made is one of my favorites! It looks better in real life.

The challenge for this card was to make a valentine card, but not use the colors pink or red. I went for a distressed vintage look. I did faux stitching on all layers, as well as sponge each layer to distress. Then I crinkled the layer with the heart by wadding it up into a ball and then smoothed it out. I also used scissors to distress the edges of the heart layer. The word "Always" is going across the heart.

Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Small Script, Happy Hearts, French Script (Retired)
Accessories: Grograin Ribbon, Brads, Mat Pack, Brown Marker, Dimensionals, Sponge
Technique: Sponging, Faux Stitching, Paper Crinkling
Card inspired by SweetMissDaisy


Nikki said...

Both wonderful cards!
Nikki SBS5

Charlotte said...

Beautiful cards Kanani!!!

So much fun to read all those facts about you! TFS!

Julie Koerber said...

Love your "not pink or red" valentine. It is such a neat look!

Anonymous said...

Both the cards are beautiful. Great Job! Makes me want to stamp some today.

Belas Creating Place said...

Great cards, thanks for entering my blog candy Valentine giveaway. Good Luck and keep on stampin'

TTFN, Bela

LaY hOoN said...

Love the both cards.

NancyK said...

I always loved that little truck and your card is just adorable!

the dreamer said...

Hi, Kanani! Happy new year to you and your loved ones!

Oh no, am I the only one not making Valentine's cards yet? Gosh, would you believe I'm still not done with my Christmas backlog. Haha.

Loving the cards you've posted! Advanced Happy Valentine's! =)

SBS5 sister

Juliann said...

Very beautiful cards! I love th elayout and coloringf on the loads of love card, I still dont know why I dont own that set! And your Vintage Valentines Day card is just beautiful, I love the way you did that one!

Quilt Nut said...

love this. the distressed card is fabulous

Janine said...

Both cards are very nice but I like the second one. Very striking.

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card ,love them ,Dawnx