Friday, June 6, 2008

Challenge Cards and Blogger update

Hurray for my hubby again. This time he figured out exactly what was wrong with my blogger and was able to fix it this morning. There was something wrong with some html code in one of my pasts from the 30th. That little bit messed everything up. It still had to do with IE though and that is because it is just more "sensitive" than other browsers. But all I care about is the fact that it is fixed!!! SO happy about that one.

So, I didn't get a chance to make much the last couple of days and got a chance today. I really like how both these cards turned out and they are both based on challenges. This first one is a My Favorite Things challenge card. It was new release time and every month, MFT gives everyone the chance to be a guest designer by issuing a different challenge each month. No luck for me yet, but its always fun to play. Go check it out. Plus, MFT has some great stamps.

For this card, I used a MFT stamp set called Dino-Mite and colored it in with my Copics. I didn't mean to do so much coloring, but that is the way it ended up. The challenge was to use black cardstock and a black embellishment. The embellishment that I wanted to focus on was the button, but guess what? - no black button - so I made my own. I put Versamark on the front and then covered it with black embossing powder, added a bit of heat, and voila - a great black button.

Cardstock: gp white, CTMH Black, Ink: Palette Noir, Versamark, Colorbox Petal Point (purple), Stamps: MFT Dino-Mite, Other: Clear button, ribbon, black ep, white ep, signo uniball white pen, scor-pal, swiss dots embossing folder, heat gun, copics
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This second card is based on Erica's color challenge. Her color choices were Chocolate and Cafe au Lait. Well, I see Cafe anything and coffee comes to mind. My colors are CTMH chocolate and Brown Bag cardstock and the main image is Impression Obsession "Smell the Coffee" set that I got from Carrie at My Little Stamp Shack. (BTW - head on over; she's giving away some candy). I heat embossed the image and then used Liquid Applique to make the foam on the latte cups. I also used a copic to color in the cup too. What can I say except that I LOVE this set! I used my nesties to mat and frame and my MM slot punch for the ribbon. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set - called "Coffee"

Cardstock: CTMH Chocolate, Brown Bag, Vanilla Cream, Ink: Brilliance Coffee Bean, Stamps: Impression Obsession Smell the Coffee, Hero Arts Coffee, Other: Nesties, Copics, Liquid Applique, Heat Gun, MM Slot Punch, Copic, Michaels Ribbon, Clear ep

Thanks for stopping by tonight :)




5 comments:

Emily said...

I have no idea what you are talking about when fixing your problem! but I am thrilled I can write on your blog again! And the cards are so cute me likey!

Miss C said...

It IS FIXED!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm so happy I can post comments on your blog whenever now, and not just when I'm at work!

Yeeeeah!!! Looovin' the espressly for you! How's things? hope you have a good weekend!!!

One Creative Life said...

OMGosh Katie I love the foam on the coffee!! What a great idea. Thanks for playing.

Carrie said...

I love how you used that part of the stamp on the nesties:) And the foam, way too cute! Cute little dinosaur too:) Thanks for sharing.

Jak said...

I love this card Katie, also I'm writing on IE (thumbs up)

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