Friday, December 19, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover

Hi everyone! I did my first Unity Hip Hop yesterday. I had read about it on other blogs, but just hadn't gotten the chance to play along, until yesterday. It was fun and there was definitely a lot of freebies - way generous for sure.

One of the events were two card challenges hosted by Jeanne Streiff - Inky Paws. Both were fun and luckily I had a chance to finish both.

The first one was called "Don't Distress - Distress" and if you didn't' guess it the main theme was to distress somehow. I decided to go the easy route and distress with a little bit of chalk ink and then take my edge distresser and rough up my cardstock. I used a Unity stamp called Sleigh Ride and added a Hero Arts sentiment to it. I used my Copics to color my image and added some Kaisercraft pearls to my card. I ended up keeping this card very simple. I love seeing the Kraft paper.

A big nod to my stamping friend Becky who let me borrow that stamp from Unity :)

The 2nd challenge was called Christmas Pie Color Challenge. The pie I picked was Pumpkin Pie. I know its more of a Thanksgiving Pie, but I like to eat it through the entire holiday season. I used the stamp set Luke 2:14 Glorius Angel. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored her in with some copics and accented with Copic Spica Atyou Glitter Pens. I also embossed my paper and then painted all of it with some Shimmerz. I also painted the dress with the Shimmerz too.

Here's a close up to try and show you the shimmer a bit better.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

{Recipe Card #1)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream (Papertrey ink)
DP: Basic Grey Wassail
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Barn Red (Close to my Heart)
Stamps: Sleigh Ride (Unity), Hero Arts
Other: Kaisercraft Pearls, Edge Distresser, Copics

{Recipe Card #2}
Cardstock: Creme Brulee (Close to my Heart), Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Luke 2:14 Glorius Angel (Unity Co)
Other: Copics, Embossing Folder, Shimmerz, Papertrey ink Ribbon, Spica glitter Pens


Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Desire Fourie said...

Katie, these cards are lovely. I like the stamped image in second one as well as the 'pie' colour combo. Hugs from Desire

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW Katie, these are FABULOUS!
Glad you found Hip Hop ~ it's so much fun!

Tinker's Mom said...

Great job, Katie! I love the shimmer. Glad you joined us - come see us for hip hop hangover??

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

You did such a nice job

Jacqueline said...

Your cards are wonderful!! It was so great of you to join us hip hoppers!

Kerry said...

Beautiful cards! Nice to 'meet' you at Hip Hop! :)

Amy said...

so the shimmer!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Gorgeous cards! :)

Tessa said...

These are so pretty!!!! Welcome to hip hop glad you liked it! Love the shimmer on the second card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

To answer your question on my blog, my oldest boy is 7 and the twins are 2 1/2. I see your boys are similiar in age to mine! Everyone says boys are easier to raise, but I don't know...We have visited the ER more than I would like to this year!

Becky Sorensen said...

Katie - I love these cards, and glad you got to use my stamp first! lol

Jessica said...

GORGEOUS cards! love the shimmer on the angel card! just so pretty!!!

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