I have several DT posts coming up this week so I wanted to sneak these two challenge cards in before I ran out of posting time!
When I saw this Festive Friday Challenge
I knew that I'd pull out my sweet little star die and this wonderful digital wood grain DP from the Etsy Shop - All About Scrapping, that I won for a card I entered into a Stamplorations Challenge. The sentiment from Verve seemed perfect for it - stamped directly on the paper in Archival Jet Black Ink.
I'm also linking this to Jingle Belles - to use at least 3 layers - I know this card looks pretty CAS but there ARE 3 layers on it!
For my second card - I needed a baby card for the baby shop that buys cards from me. I've made cards with this peapod stamp and buttons before and the owner said they are quite popular and so she wanted more.
I used my Stitched Mat Rectangle and Circle dies for the panels - the pea pod stamp is from Baby Button Bits by PTI. I used the large green circle panel to suggest a pea in keeping with the theme! (I tried a half circle first but it just didn't look right to me!)
My design was inspired by the CAS-ual Friday's challenge - Three Things (to use three of something on just one third of the card front)
I used three buttons, 3 colors (2 shades of green and yellow (buttons)), and 3 layers - and the pea pod itself is on approximately just 1/3rd of the card!
I'll be back tomorrow with a Mixed Media Post for the eclectic Paperie Blog - I hope you'll stop by to check it out!
Joy to the World
Stamps: Joy to the World/Plain Jane - Verve
Paper: red Bazzill, white - PTI, woodgrain Digital DP from the Brown Grunge Texture Set - All About Scrapping Etsy Shop.
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Star die - Savvy Stamps/Ellen Hutson, thick foam dots.
Little Sweet Pea
Stamps: Baby Button Bits - PTI
Paper: White, Limeaide Ice - PTI
Ink: Archival Leaf Green and Jet Black
Accessories: Stitched Mat Rectangle and Circle dies - Lil' Inker Designs, vintage buttons - PTI, foam dots, Glossy Accents (as adhesive for the buttons)