The challenge at Impression Obsession is called Out of the Box. You were to use a stamp or die in a way different then what was intended or to do something new for you, This is out of the box for me because I made an aquarium instead of a snow globe and it is the first time I used this die and their shake it pouches. If you like shaker cards, this is the way to create some great designs. The fish in the aquarium is part of a piece of stationery that I have had for ages. I filled the corner with some IO shells and tucked some moss behind the shells. See some great ideas here chttp://mitrafriant.typepad.com/impression_obsession_news/2014/04/new-impression-obsession-challenge-outside-of-the-box.html
IO Snow globe DIE122-R Shell Set DIE077-W
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Lee Murphy is hosting a Going Gingham challenge at Mod Squad this week. http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/. For this card, I used an IO die to cut the center of some white card stock and edged it with two strips of yellow gingham dp. I adhered the white card stock to a yellow card base. The wheelbarrow and tiny flowers are also IO dies, and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs
This card was made for a challenge at Poppy Sketches. http://poppysketches.blogspot.com/ Every two weeks a different sketch and color pallet challenge is posted. This week's challenge can be seen below. Anyone can play and there are some generous sponsors for the cite. I stamped white card stock with a stamp from Penny Black in London Fog ink and colored the flower part with Spectrum Noir markers. I used an IO die to cut out the squares on the side. I cut a red strip and a blue strip with the same die so I could fill the middle strip with alternating colors.I mounted this to grey card stock and then on white card stock. I added a sentiment and some red ribbon for embellishment.