March 24, 2015

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After Cheyenne and I finished the Picture Perfect girl card, we began on the SUO Challenge #119 – Fun Folds card challenge. The challenge was to create a card using a card fold other than the typical rectangle/square card. I am having a make-up class tomorrow featuring the tri-fold cascading card and thought this would be a really great card for a challenge.

I had previously used flowers and a birthday theme on the first set of cards I had created back in February, but I wanted to use SU! Perfect Blend stamp set with a gift card envelope. We made the basic card, which included two cups of coffee matted on Cherry Cobbler with a sentiment stamped on a banner, but the card just needed something else.

I thought of SU! Banner Blast stamp set and added some banners to the card. It was just what the card needed. Here is the Fun Folds SUO Challenge card.

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Missed opportunity. Boo Hoo! I missed the deadline for the Paper Pals Card Challenge by a few hours. Oh Well, I LOVE this card. So glad I was inspired by this challenge’s sketch.

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My some times partner in design, Cheyenne Luken, came over this morning to make a card for this sketch challenge. We went right to work. I had already envisioned  how I wanted the cute little girl to pop out of a star showcasing herself within the star and her frame. As always, we are not only challenged by the sketch and/or color layout, but we are in competition with each other to see which one of us will change our card to look like the other one’s card. LOL

So, it started. I wanted to use the Blendabilities I had purchased on this sweet girl. We pulled out the very few I own and thus began our creation. Since we haven’t used the Blendabilites a lot, our artwork can look a little odd (to say the least). But, with many corrections, we came out with a breathtakingly awesome card.

Just to reflect on the process for a minute; here’s how our cards came to be.

Don’t you know, it seems you make a major mistake when you are almost finished with the card. Well, I was trying to use a brown Blendabilities marker to darken the edges of the paper where I had cut the girl out and the edges were glaringly white. Well, I should have used a regular black marker because the Blendabilities marker leaked onto the arm. Argh! I redid her arm, cut off the old one and adhered the new one. Then, learning from my mistake, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to touch up the edges and made a misstroke and marked a black line on her other arm. Argh, Argh! So, I redid this arm, cut off the old one and adhered a fresh new arm. Thought I was finished, other than placing my star on my paper.

Cheyenne had placed her girl lower on the paper and asked what I thought. I said, I was going to place my girl higher. Cheyenne thought this was a good idea, but upon my earlier instructions had covered the back of her star and girl with Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered her to her card. She would have torn her paper mats to pieces to try and move it. I think it looks fine just where she put it. I noted the card needed a sentiment, and Cheyenne chose the “You’re Picture Perfect” that came with the stamp set from My Favorite Things.

Cheyenne had considered how to place her girl within the frame; to have part of the frame under the star, all of the frame outside of the star, etc. She placed her girl, but once I had finished mine and placed mine the way you see it. She changed her girl to match mine (she must have done this after I took a picture of her card).

I had also tried several times to add a blush to my girls face with the color lifter and one of the red Blendabilities marker. What a mess! I got most of the “mess” off and was happy with my card . . . . . UNTIL . . . . I walked by and noticed my girl’s face looked very, very pink in comparison to Cheyenne’s peachy skinned girl. So……I redid my girl’s face and her arms (so they would match) and her hair; cut out her head and arms and adhered them to the card. I added the blush to her cheeks with an aqua painter and Regal Rose ink (this is discontinued the supplies show Pink Pirouette, which will work just fine). I added the sentiment and took pictures of both our cards. I came inside and cropped the pictures and noticed, my sentiment was off-centered!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I repositioned the sentiment and retook the picture. So, without further ado, here are our pictures.

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