Monday, January 26, 2009

I need your help!

I am making "Team" cards for my former manager at work. I need 20 Birthday and 20 Anniversary Cards. I want to make them all the same basic design and use the basic format that I have created in my 3 samples. I need your opinion on the placement of the ribbon and whether to sponge around the scalloped squares or not. Here are the samples.

So my question is? which one do you like the best . I have some mint green, blue and white cards as well. I already have all of the card bases cut out, embossed, edges scalloped and the scalloped squares are all cut and stamped, so those things will not change.

Please leave a comment and choose A,B, or C or I can make them all different.

Now that that little dilema is out of the way I have some more challenge cards to show you from the week-end. GinaK Designs had their monthly new stamp Release Party last Thursday. After each Release party several of the Design Team members have a challenge project that has to be completed in a few days and the prize for being chosen at random is a set os GinaK stamps 19.95 value, your choice.

I am doing all the challenges to increase my chances (still slim and none) to win a stamp set because right now I can't buy any stamp sets from anybody and it is killing me I tell you.

Enough whining! I know, I already showed you the card that I made for Theresa's Sweet challenge on Saturday, here are my other challenge cards:

I really like the way this card came together, This was a challenge by Erika and is supposed to be a scrapbook page layout, those of us who don't really do scrapbooking make cards. I had colored this little osterich BC (before my copics) and i used Koh-I-Nor colored pencils and OMS. I bought the cute background paper at Target in the dollar bin.

I sponged all with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

This card is for Joanne's Gettin Messy challenge. The card had to include either something torn, crumbled, or messy. I crumbled my plaid paper and torn both the plaid layer and hot pink.

This was a fun challenge.

The final challenge card is for Jessica's challenge which was a sketch challenge. It was Jessica's birthday yesterday so this was also a cyber birthday greeting to her.

Besides Melanie Muenchinger's A Year of Flowers this is my favorite GinaK set to color. Because I wanted this to be a winter card and not a Christmas card I removed the ink from all of the tree and sled lines leaving just the little boy . Because his arm is up holding the rope for the sled I drew in a carrot that he is offering his sister for her snowman. I also drew in the snowflakes and snow on the ground for the boy as they were not on the original stamp.

Theresa taught me how to use my square scalloped punch to make the tag, Thanks Theresa. The tutorial is on her blog, scroll down to Tag lines on January 21.

I hope you all have a great week. We are supposed to get snow every other day, yippee skippy!!!NOT.

Don't forget to let me know which of the 3 Team cards I should use. Thanks



Megan said...

Definitely sponge around the edges--it adds a lot. AND, I think I like the ribbon at the bottom, close to the scalloped edge.

Your challenge samples are AWESOME!! Great work.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous challenge cards, Cathy! Love the tag!!!

I agree with Megan. Sponging yes, ribbon on bottom. They all rock!

Jessica said...

Great cards, Cathy!! Thank you for the birthday cyber-wishes!!! You're so sweet!