First up is a very clean and simple (CAS) card I made for submission to the Winter CAS design team. Our challenge was to use designer paper and ribbon. I stamped my butterfly onto this pretty polkadotted designer paper and punched it out with my butterfly punch. I added the 1/8" black/white tafetta ribbon for it's body and silver cord for the antennae. This card is actually one of five that I made for one of the gift sets I referenced above. (Stamp set used is Flight of the Butterfly by Stampin' Up).
I love the challenges at Splitcoaststampers as they help to get my creative juices flowing. My friend, Joan, challenged us technique lovers to make a card using snow. I went with a gray tone card with just the one splash of color for the tree in front. In real life, it sparkles and has a soft glow to it. I stamped the images in Going Gray and sponged Going Gray and Basic Gray for the sky. I used Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter for the snowy hills, and added red stickles for the ornaments on the green tree. I also used icicle stickles for the roof top and some of the falling snow in the sky. (Stamps used are The Moose is Loose Kittie Kit and Christmas Phrase Set by Rubbernecker).
My third card is one I made as a guest designer for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We were given the colors of Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, and Blushing Bride with a dessert option to make a Christmas card. Well, I obviously forgot about the dessert option, but I suppose I could still use this for a non-traditional Christmas card.....maybe???? I had to substitute Blush Blossom for Blushing Bride. I did add just a hint of Pink Pirouette to my Blush Blossom watercoloring because Blushing Bride looks like it has more of a pink cast to it. I also don't have Pear Pizzaz so I used a mixture of Certainly Celery and Old Olive to get as close to Pear as I could. I used Glossy Accents on the Embrace bloom after I was done watercoloring.