Monday, May 18

More VSN Cards

More VSN Cards I was able to make a few more cards yesterday.  But before I go on, I'd like to share some happy news.  Somehow, I won a prize in this episode of VSN (yipee!).  That's totally a first for me!  I just received a PM from one of the VSN coordinators, and said that I won a Unity stamp (You're A Star).  I don't know why I won - but for whatever reason, thank you SplitCoastStampers!  Your VSNs and VSBNs inspire me to create more cards and scrapbook pages I wouldn't have thought I could make in a day or two.

Going to back to more VSN cards, I was able to make 5 more cards.
For this card, the challenge was to make two of the same cards.  And because of that, I opted to make a simple design. First, I punched the inside flap with Martha Stewart edge punch. I made sure the card front is shorter than the back so the punched edge will show. Then I adhered bg paper by DCWV. I layered with white vellum, tacked on each corner and topped with round glitter stickers. The bg image is from the Unity Confession set, and the sentiment is from Verve Beautiful You, garnished with black Spica glitter pen.  


In the next challenge, we were to make a wedding card with one requirement.  And that is to use bright and bold colors.  I chose the scheme orange and green for this one. The wedding image is inside the card, and I cut a whole in the front to show it using Nestabilities ovals. All the images used here are from 2 clear stamp sets that were RAKed to me, and there was no brand indicated (but I love them!). For final touches, I adhered sequins and ribbon around the hole. I also touched up the sentiment with Spica clear glitter pen.  

Moving to the next challenge, we were to use only red and black with the neutral color white.  I always like black & white with another color scheme, so I knew this was going to be fun.  I used 4 embossing plates for this card: Sizzix, Stampin' Up, Cuttlebug and Big Shot. After embossing, I cut them to size and swiped Tim Holtx distressing ink pad in Black Soot over them. The images are from Unity Shine On set. I inverted the lamp and made it look like a chandelier instead, then I added rhinestones for a final touch.

And for the last card, we have to use the color combo Banana, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa.  Also, we have to have something musical on the card.  This was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed making this card. The yellow card was embossed with Cuttlebug. The peanut butter cardstuck on top and bottom I pierced and embossed using Just Petra piercing/embossing template, then distressed. The music stamp (distressed white cardstock in upper left) is by Prima. The embossed sentiment is from Verve Feeling Groovy set. The flowers are from Prima too. For finishing touches, I adhered Dew Drops on the upper left corner.

I wanted to make more cards tonight, but I decided to clean up my planet.  I guess 10 cards in a weekend is not that bad, right?

'Till next blog!

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