Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chill Out

I am so excited...almost giddy! My favorite show is back on tonight...LOST! My schedule is clear (well except for putting kids to bed, but that is the best part about DVR's...won't miss a moment!) and I am very excited to see how they will finish off this series! Anyone else a LOST fanatic like myself?

The second challenge during the Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) on SplitCoast Stampers was to create a card with snow or ice on it (Chill Out). After learning how to make faux polar white Flower Soft (see tutorial HERE), I was all about the snow! The tutorial shows how easy it is to make your own flower soft and even color it if you so desire...fantastic!! Anyway, since there was going to be snow, it had to be a winter themed card, but I am really tired of winter already, so I had to add a glimpse of spring. That is how my color combination of Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, and Bashful Blue came about...really liking the combo! Anyway, the tree was stamped in Soft Suede and then the edges of the paper were sponged with Bashful Blue (really only leaving the center white...so more than just the edges). I added lines of glue to the branches and sprinkled on my faux Flower Soft. Very pretty (check out the detail shot below)! The bird was stamped in Melon Mambo and cut out and placed in my tree.

The sentiment, stamped in Melon Mambo, is from the Beautiful You set by Verve Stamps. I keep reading that sentiment and trying to take it literally...the winter will not last forever and it will be warm again before I know it...right?! I finished off the card with a white taffeta bow and three hot pink rhinestone brads (unknown brand).

Here is my friend Stephanie's card for the same challenge. I love the snow on the words brrr! So cute. She was pretty funny with the yarn. It was on the supplies list for the VSN so she was bound and determine to use it even though this wasn't the challenge that required it! Leave her some love and I will be sure to pass it onto her!

That is all for me. Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Season of Friendship (SU!), Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - Bashful Blue PP, Melon Mambo textured, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink - Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo; Accessories - faux Flower Soft, white taffeta ribbon (SU!), hot pink rhinestone brads (unknown), dimensionals


Anita said...

Cute cards!

Deborah Young said...

Andrea...I just love yours and your buddy's cards....super cute!

And helll-OOO! I am SO recording Lost and watching it all this weekend - yipeee!!!

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