Here is my card:
This card is special to me because I won the stamp set I used to create it, Nautic-COOL by Wilson Designs by competing in last week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge and I really, really like it! So I hope this encourages you to enter some of the OTWC challenges yourself so that you can win some cool prizes too, I think Kim even gives you a second entry if you use Wilson Designs stamps (SWEET!). The sails and boat were paper pieced from a retired Stampin' Up! hostess patterns pack. The entire panel is raised on Pop Its and then the little life-preserver (isn't it darling?) further raised up - I used a 1/4" circle punch to carve out the center and weave this cool, thick jute cord through to secure it for a further Nauticool effect. ;) This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:
Wee Memories Challenge 57 - Stamp It! (images were stamped),
Paper Sundaes Challenge 70 - Pop It Up! (I used two layers of dimensionals here), and
Charisma Cardz Challenge 21 - Boy oh Boy! (make a card for a man or a boy).
My second card was created for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 138 over at Splitcoaststampers. Here is the sketch:
And here is my card based on it using TE's 'For the Love of Cupcakes' set:
That adorable patterned paper is by Doodlebug (I am pretty sure I got it from one of TE's cool kits that they sell with coordinating papers, ribbons, glitter and other embellishments years ago). I added yellow and cotton candy Stickles to two of the cupcakes and attached petite rhinestones using a craft knife to the last one. I thought a little celery button tied with some pink twine would be a nice accent for balance at the bottom corner with the sentiment. This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges as well:
Karen's Doodles Challenge 64 - Make it Sparkle!,
inky Impressions Challenge 16 - Shine On! (use sparkly or shiny elements), and
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 155 - to make a birthday card.
Thank you for stopping by to view my creations and read my ramblings. I hope you have a wonderful evening!
~Crafty Math Chick