Friday, January 23, 2009

Blogger's Challenge 83 and LNS Challenge #3

This card was created for two challenges. The initial inspiration came from the Blogger's Challenge #83 which is to use the colors black, red, Kiwi Kiss, and white or ivory. I had no idea what to do with this. The Kiwi Kiss was really throwing me off. Then I remembered the challenge #3 for Late Night Stampers Convention 2008 which was to make a heart shaped card with a piece of candy. Okay, heart shaped card with red and black. That works. To incorporate the Kiwi Kiss, I decided to use my truck from Loads of Love and color with my stamp pad and blender pen. It worked well to use a little Kiwi Kiss as a mat, and voila, a card that incorporates the specifications for 2 challenges. Here is the card...





For this card, I used the colors Red Riding Hood, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White. The truck is colored with Kiwi Kiss and a Blender pen. The hearts are colored with my Red Riding Hood pad and a blender pen. I used black grosgrain and layered black and white gingham to make the road for my truck. The candy is a Life Saver (in more ways than one as we don't have much candy around the house, and it happened to work perfectly). I created the card using the Creative Memories cutting system. I don't know if they are still available, but at one point, they had a couple heart templates. With the three different cutting blades, it allowed me to create the different size hearts.




It is hard to see in the first picture, but I added a little something by sending the black heart through my Big Shot with a Fiskar's Texture plate that is hearts. To get a better impression, I spritzed the card stock with water before sending it through the Big Shot. The texture on the card stock is really nice with this method, and I suspect my stash of texture plates is going to see more action now.

Check in on Sunday (or Monday) as I plan to post the first of my year long Christmas cards. Let's get a jump on the coming year and start working on those Christmas cards early. I will be posting Christmas card samples on the 25th of each month. Hopefully this year, we can be done with our cards before Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend.


Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

9 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute, love the heart shape

MJ said...

Great job combing these two. I haven't gotten to the LNS one yet. The tiny lifesaver was a perfect idea.

Ida P. Krause said...

SWEET! - What a cute card and how fun to include a piece of candy.

Kerry D-C said...

Adorable card, Julie

Connie said...

Love the heart card, VERY cute! The Kiwi truck is perfect!

Patti Chesky said...

The lifesaver on the ribbon is a fabulous idea!! The card is so adorable!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The heart shape was a fantastic idea and the texture is so much fun...can't wait to get some of my own!

Nikki Bond said...

This is adorable! Love the design and the candy at the top is so cute! {sMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

Love the shape of your card this week! Very cute!