Sunday, July 12, 2009

My first Caardvarks Challenge



So I have been seeing this word a lot lately....I finally went and checked it out and I am so glad that I did. The world of card making is still new to me. I have spent most of my time on the Hero Arts blog. I wanted to see if I could find some sketch challenges and I did here. I have had this site bookmarked for quite some time. I have been exploring my bookmarks lately and clicking on links on others blogs. I am thrilled that I found the Caardvarks blog. I love the sketches and know I will be a frequent visitor over there. If you haven't checked it out before you should. They also have an amazing gallery of their designers over on Flickr

This challenge is sponsered by Short Cuts. I had never heard of these before but I will most definitely be seeking them out to buy.

I loved this sketch and I knew instantly what I wanted to do with it when I saw it. Like I said previously...I didn't have any shortcuts so I created my own clear folder out of transparency. I had this scalloped paper and when folded it made a nice size card. I cut 2 pieces of transparency to go over it. One was cut a 1/2 inch larger and then I scored it for easy folding and attached it to the transparency that was to be the back.

I then stamped with Versamark onto the transparency with a Hero Arts stamp (it was very hard to see) I then heat embossed it with with clear Ranger embossing powder. My transparencies are heat embossable. I love that as I emboss a lot on them and get really mad when they warm. I love the effect....even if there is a slight mishap in the middle of it. You can't notice it unless you really look. The card is for my cousin...so she won't mind.

So I am off to check out more of their sketches. I love to have them around when I am feeling uninspired. If you know of any other card challenge sites I would love to know about them.





Other Supplies: Cardstock Bazzil, PP: Basic Grey (flowered) and Bo Bunny(green dot) Pink dot (unknown), Ribbon Creative Impressions, Stamps: Hero Arts (Dots and flowers), Studio G (saying); Fiskars, mini dot punch; Embossable Transparency, Marco papers die cut carriage, Silhouette

15 comments:

SmilynStef said...

So very glad you joined us at Caardvarks ... I love your take on the sketch ... the clear stamped and embossed overlay really adds a softness to the design ... fantastic card.

Daniela said...

I am so happy you joined us! I love this card! Your overlay is stunning. Great take on the scketch!

lauren said...

welcome to CAARDVARKS--we're so happy you've come along to play! what an utterly ♥FABULOUS♥ baby card...and such a terrific take on the sketch, as well! your cousin will save this FOREVER! ♥

Arlene said...

Love this - wonderful creation.

Kryssi said...

only your first???!! u def need to play more, your card is gorgeous!!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Very lovely!! TFP!

Lucy, England said...

Trilled to see you post at Caardvarks - this card is GORGEOUS!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my word!! This is simply gorgeous Michelle! I love the stamped overlay!

Thanks so much for joining us at Caardvarks! I can't wait to see what you do with more of our challenges!

Tomo H. said...

Oh, this is very lovely creation! Great take on the scketch!

Randee E said...

Oy My Gosh! This is absolutely adorable!! Gret job, no FANTASTIC job with your first challenge. There are TONS of challenge sites out there. Some of the ones I frequent are 2 Sketches for You and a new one that just started Sketch Girl Blog. Have fun playing!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Glad you found us at Caardvarks! This is a super fabulous card, great job!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

wow for your first time challenge at Caardvarks!

Michelle Giraud said...

This is such a soft looking card - it's so pretty!!

paula said...

Beautiful card, it's wonderful. I am in awe of this simply yummy creation.

TRace said...

BIG CONGRATS on your win.....so well deserved!!!!!