Feb 9, 2013

100 Cards in 100 Days: Cards 32-34

I'm trying my best to complete a challenge on Split Coast: "100 Cards in 100 Days", the objective is to use only materials that you have on hand, no new papers, embellishments, ribbon, etc.  You can only replace adhesives if you run out.  Well, I thought that this was a might ambitious for me, but really like the goal of using up some of my treasure trove!

Here is a card that I really like:
The rectangular frame is one stamp by Rubbernecker stamps called "Morning Glory Frame".  I totally fell in love with it at a stamp/scrap show last May and until now, haven't had much success with it.
The beautiful butterfly is from an A Muse set called "Papillon".  A very pretty set!

The embossing powder is a two-toned EP called Silver Moon by Moon Glow.  I picked up a number of these EP's about 5 years ago at another stamp show.

The blue CS is a new favorite color for me: "Ocean", which is also the ink used for the embossing.

I've only made one of these cards so far, but anticipate making more, as they can be used for a variety of occasions.

Cards 33 & 34 are another attempt at the Chalkboard Technique.  This time I used navy CS, stamped a background script and masked out the shape of the flower.  Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, lined up the flower and stamped with white pigment ink by Color Box.  Then, using SU chalks and sponge daubers, colored the blossom and stem.
The butterfly was cut with my Cricut about 2 years ago.  When I find a cut and paper that I'm happy with, I tend to cut out a bunch and save them for later.

Here are the supplies used for these two cards:

Sometimes it's crazy how many companies and supplies can go into just one card design!  Yep, my mind was wandering all over the place on these two.
But I am having fun with this chalkboard technique.
Maybe give it a try, you may like it too!
Thanks for stopping by.  Now I think our blizzard has quit and it may be time to go get some pictures of that to share!


April said...

I really like that embossed card....quite stunning!!

I need to go check out this chalkboard technique to see how it is done.....your cards look FABBY, no matter the technique!

And, very true about using items from different companies....

jimlynn said...

Darlene, all of these are just fabulous but that first one has stolen my heart!! STUNNING!! Love the frame work, image, and that embossing powder. BEAUTIFUL card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOWZER! How did I miss these cards??? They are GORGEOUS! Love the embossed butterfly. It is stunning! And the card is, too! and the other card is equally beautiful!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Darlene...I'm totally blown away with the butterfly card.. it is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!! I love the flower card as well and it is beautiful as well....you are really rocking this challenge...wow, wow, wow....

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW! The first card with the embossing- fabulous! I love the color and the frame really sets off the beautiful butterfly. Love the 2nd card(s) too- I need to get out that cutting machine and make a few fun cut outs for later...- great idea!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your embossed card is amazing. The color you chose to work with makes it even better!

The die cuts on the second card are really great.

You have been busy and your results really show!

maryrose said...

LOVE this embossed beauty!