Thursday, January 1, 2009

NYE Challenge Cards

For New Year's Eve, Splitcoaststampers hosted a night full of challenges to get us inspired for the new year. Since dh had to work, I decided to join in on the fun. Here are just a few of the challenges they had:

The challenge for this card was to design an Asian inspired card. This is my very first Asian inspired card! Asian is not really my style and I don't own many stamps in that style, so it definitely was a challenge for me. I also challenged myself to use up some of my Designer Paper scraps.

The challenge for this card was to use a retired stamp set. I have had this stamp set for a very long time and it was collecting dust. I challenged myself to make a masculine card. I don't know about you, but masculine cards are pretty difficult for me. I also managed to use another DP scrap.

The challenge for this card was to use formal colors: black, white, and silver or gold. No stamping was involved in this card. I used my craftrobo machine to cut out the silver overlay. I got the file from . If you have a cutting machine, this site is a must! They have many wonderful free templates available.
Asian Inspired Card:
stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Upsy Daisy, Flight Of The Butterfly
paper: regal rose, soft sand, chocolate chip, very vanilla, and retired SU DP
ink: regal rose, chocolate chip, versamark
Masculine Thanks:
stamp set: Alphabet Soup
paper: chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white, retired SU DP
ink: chocolate chip, so saffron, bordering blue
embellishments: ribbon, staple, pop dot, small circle punch
Shimmery Thanks
Made with craft robo machine
paper: basic black, whisper white, shimmery silver
embellishments: grosgrain and sheer ribbon


*Sally* said...

These are all lovely! I especially like the stamp on the first one, its very pretty :D

Happy New Year!!
Sally x

Jackie said...

Fabulous cards! I'm glad I wasn't the only spending New Year's Eve creatin'!! You did a great job on all of them!

Sharon said...

These turned out great! I looked at the challenges last night, but haven't had the chance to do any yet.

Jaspere said...

All cards are lovely. I favor the first one the most (love those images and the pop up butterfly)

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

These challenge cards are really very good - I couldn't join in as I spent the evening with DH, my sister and her DH and my parents.

Ronnie said...

You did a great job on all of the challenges! TYFS!

CREATE=FUN said...

great cards

Joanne Travis said...

These are all so beautiful, Brenda!! I really love the Asian one, that is one of my favorite styles.
Happy New Year to you and many blessings for the coming year to you and your family!

Sara said...

Very pretty cards, love the 1st one, very nice job

Elizabeth said...

So pretty!!!

Dragana Skoro said...

These are great cards. I should start doing some challenges. Seems like fun.

Jacqueline said...

these are great!!

Geeekygirl said...

the butterfly is the perfect touch on the first card.