If you haven't checked out the challenges posted on OWH's Stars and Stamps blog in honor of OWH's cruise, make sure you take a look. There are some great challenges -- and lots of wonderful cards that have been linked to the blog posts.
It looks like my fellow party goers are publishing separate posts for each challenge -- and I know that short posts are preferable in the blogging community. So, I apologize in advance for going with one longer post for the sake of efficiency. That being said, I have 5 cards to share. :)
Card 1: Challenge 2 (Masculine Nautical) and Challenge 6 (Sand and Sea)
Yes, I confess that I posted the following card twice because it fits both challenges perfectly. I'm telling myself I'm really not cheating because I liked this first card so much that I made 3 more -- 2 more for OWH and 1 for my brother's birthday. :)
The most exciting thing about this card is that the sand dollars were cut and embossed using a Zip'e Mate that I purchased at a scrapbook garage sale! I'd been able to use it for embossing, but this was my first success at getting it to die cut!!!
|DMC floss, garage sale brads, background paper: DCWV Travel Pack, |
blue netting: your guess is as good as mine -- just a great leftover in the scrap pile,
and a Zip'E Mate!!!!
Card 2: Challenge 7 (CAS)
This card actually came together quickly, which is not always the case for me. I was pleased that the stamped sentiment blended in so perfectly with the aged look of the printed paper.
|Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection from last year: 6 x 6 pad and card-making set|
Card 3: Challenge 8 (Jungle Animals -- for a kid's card)
Well, it's a good thing a couple of the other cards came together quickly, because this one did not. I didn't have one blasted jungle animal in all my stash! So, I went online and found an adorable pattern/template for a lion at DLTK's Growing Together.
The mane, face, body, and tail tip are all created from punched-out hearts. The ears and nose are also supposed to be hearts. But, since I printed the pattern at 50%, the hearts were too tiny for my liking. Hope you like this one because I'm thinking it was well worth the effort. I'm also thinking I need to make more kid cards for OWH. :)
|DLTK template, EK Success 3-heart punch, |
Sizzix croc embossing folder, Kaiser rhinestones,
Card 4: Cut It Out! (punches and die cuts)
I started the following card for the Hot Tropics challenge, but the orange and green butterflies just didn't look quite right. The white butterflies with a light-blue grid pattern look so much better -- even though the pattern doesn't show up very well in the JPG.
|Jillibean Blossom Soup paper pad and embellishment|
Card 5: Vintage
This last card also came to me very quickly. When my hubby saw it, I think he was hoping it was his Valentine card. I must admit, it probably is more suited to him than the card he will be receiving. But, since I had already written in his card, it was too late to switch. Guess it will just have to be sent to one of our troop's loved ones... Oh, darn! :)
|Once again, Bo Bunny Timepiece 6 x 6 pad and card-making set -- perfect for a vintage look|
This week's VCMP was great fun! At first I wasn't going to participate because I had planned to get a jump on Mother's Day cards. But, the variety of the challenges have resulted in a nice assortment of cards for the "other half cards" for the half Mother's Day/half other cards challenge. Nice job, OWH blog team!
Thanks for visiting! Happy scrappin'!