I’ve been spending most of my spare time working on the Hope card drive challenges and I finally uploaded the last one today. This post I’ll show you my favourite picks from my card stash.
This one is my top pick. Love it! The challenge was 3-2-1 - use 3 pieces of patterned paper, 2 diferent embellishments and 1 ribbon. I already had the bird and border cut out, thinking I’d use them for a previous card, but never did. So I played around with the paper and the flower til I came up with something I liked. Okay…looks good so far. Now how do I incorporate the ribbon. Remember I’m just not that into ribbon on my cards. I settled on the ruffled ribbon treatment and I love it more than I thought I would. I added some stamping to the base paper too – it just seemed to need it. Love the pretty feminine feel of this card. Just my style!!
The card above was made for the Walk On By challenge – be inspired by what you see when you go for a walk. I work outdoors so I used the butterflies that I see fluttering up out of the long grass beside the roads as my inspiration. It’s spring here in Australia and it’s lovely to see the butterflies making a comeback after winter. When my mother came to visit last week, we sat down and made some more cards like this. Very pretty.
Ahhhh…the old button trick! Who can have a challenge without buttons. Buttons are in my ribbon category. I rarely use them. Okay, think, think, think girl. What can you do with buttons that is interesting? What about a little bit of button designer paper! I stamped the backround and adhered butoons inside the circle shapes. Kinda fun don’t you think? I actually like this card. It makes me smile.
Let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you. I’ll be back with a few more cards to show you from the challenges soon.