Saturday, September 15, 2007

I've been having fun today.

I made this card for the Weekend Sketch Challenge 19 over on Beate's blog. My new stamps, papers and embellies were calling me and calling me and wouldn't be quiet until I went to my craft room to play with them. I have a feeling this Christmas tree stamp is going to play a huge part in my Christmas cards this year. It looks to be very flexible and will lend itself well to the heat-embossing technique. I see a blue base with a silver ep tree in my future!

Supplies: Real Red c/s, Doodlebug Designs pp, Hero Arts tree, PTI Faux Ribbon sentiment, HOTP brads and flowers, Icicle Stickles on star.

This card is for a challenge at The Stamp Shack. I am so not accustomed at doing collage style work. In fact, it's so far out of my comfor zone, I had to work at my neighbour's house. LOL! Take a look at the piece in the bottom left corner. That's using a new trick I learned at my Window's to the Past class with Tim Holtz when I was at Scrapfest last weekend. Those acrylic blocks are called "Fragments" and will be coming out all over in October. Ranger supplied Archivers at MOA with bunches of them just for Scrapfest. If you live in Minneapolis you can run get some quick. I wish I had gotten a couple of more packages now!

Supplies: Vintage Violet, Marigold Morning c/s, Inkadinkado script stamp, Karen Foster Designs buttons, Ranger Fragments, BG pp, $$ store glitter yarn.


beate said...

Great cards, Barb!
Thanks so much for playing with my sketch!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Alexandra said...

Both of these cards are great Barb! I love that Christmas tree, just gorgeous. And, your collage card is awesome - reallylove the fibers, adds just the right punch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Both cards are great, Barb! Glad you got to stamp! :)

Tami said...

Just look at you showing off your not yet released ranger goodies! I'm pea-green here. Wonderful cards, Barb.

mum on the run said...

Great cards, love what you did with Beate's sketch!

Shannon McGann said...

Those are both great cards! I love the Christmas tree stamp too! I'm so glad you're having so much fun with your new stuff! :)

Renée Storch said...

I really like your tree stamp as well, and blue and silver is a great color combo!!!

Your collage is awesome, you did a fantastic job!