Monday, April 27

6 Cards in 1 Night

6 Cards in 1 Night SplitcoastStampers conducted its Mini Virtual Stamp Night this past weekend, and I made sure that I participated.  Even though I wasn't able to do it on the actual night, I still tried to do the challenges yesterday.  The theme for this one is Viva Las VSN - so cool!  All the challenges have something to do with Las Vegas and I love it!
There were 10 fun challenges but I was only able to do 6 yesterday.  I'm hoping to make a few more tonight before the deadline, but it won't probably happen.  But still, I had so much fun making these cards:

For the first challenge, the theme was a "buffet" and we were to use our favorite stamp set as the main dish, cardstock and ink for the side items, and choice of embellishments for dessert.  I used SU Thoughts and Prayers, 3 layers of CS (the top layer dry embossed with SU Backgrounds 1, buttons, flower sequins, Nesties die cuts, and the image I accented with Spica At You Clear Glitter Pen. The small dots on the sentiment are actually accents for nails.

In this card, the challenge was called "Let's Play BlackJack" where points were given per layer (1 point), patterned paper (3 points), stamp (5 points), ribbon (2 points) and hard embellishment (1 point) used.  If I calculated it right, I accumulated 43 points because I used 5 layers (excluding card base), 2 kinds of patterned paper, 6 kinds of stamps and 2 eyelets.

In the third challenge, we were to use gold in our card.  Anything gold.  For this card, the golden embossed girl image is by Inkadinkado, while the Rockin' Girl sentiment is by Paper Company Studio. The background is from the DCWV Rockstar Stack.

I love the next challenge called "Cirque Du Soleil".  DH and I saw their show "The Beatles LOVE" in Vegas about 2 years ago and I loved every moment of it.  That show itself was my inspiration in making this card.  I used the following tools and materials:  
- SU Seeing Spots
- Verve Feeling Groovy
- Creative Memories curved trimmer
- Nestabilities Nested Birds and Daisy Heads
- Prima flowers
- bg cardstock by DCWV Rockstar Stack
- glitter cardstock by Best Occasion and DCWV
- misc: flower brad, leftover cardstock


The next challenge was called "The Strip" where we were to use strips of papers in our card.  I like this challenge a lot because it gave me a reason to use my paper scraps.  All the paper/cardstock used here are are scrap paper (except for the card base). The stamp is by Deadbeat Designs.

The last card I was able to make is a fun one.  We had to make a flip-flop or swing card, and I've never done one before.  I always like to create something fresh and new.  I used Kraft Cardstock by the Paper Company, stamped with SU Watercolor Garden images. The sentiments are from the SU Congrats, stamped on parchment paper. The white cardstock is DCWV and the flowers are Prima.

Why don't you try doing these challenges for fun?  I had a really great time making them.  You can see the rest of the May Mini VSN Challenges here.

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