Friday, November 02, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #19 Embellishments!

I remember when I first started making cards. I thought it was such a shame to have more than one layer because I would be "wasting" cardstock. Now, I add layers and embellishments whenever it seems right (and even not so right!)

The challenge this week was to use embellishments. Usually, I like to take the challenge and take it to my extreme. (I use the term "my extreme" because it's pretty lame compared to what other's extreme's would be!)


When I add an embellishment, it tends to be the focus of the card or project. I usually add something when I think a card or project "needs" something. I'll share two cards today!

I started with the stamping as focus for this card. Instead, your eye goes right to the oval Hodgepodge frame. The colors I chose for this card are Wild Wasabi, River Rock and Whisper White.

The second card started out the opposite way. I just received my new Build a Brad kits from Stampin' Up! and wanted to use them. So, with a piece of Dashing DSP split in half and adhered to the Wild Wasabi card, I Built my Brad with a stamp from the Merry stamp set. I punched it with the 1/2 circle punch and adhered it to my brad with a Glue Dot. Layered it with an add'l piece of Dashing paper layered onto a piece of Real Red cardstock. After adding a strip of RR to "divide" the card, added the circle piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thanks for looking!
Lisa

14 comments:

amycara said...

Very nice! So did you get picked yet to be a display stamper??? I'm still holding out hope they're saving the best for last, ha ha!

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, sorry you have lost your voice! Love the simplicity of the card and I need to use my Hodgepodge more frequently!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both are great cards and you did them while not feeling well...that's comendable because when I don't feel well, my creativity suffers greatly. It doesn't look like yours was effected AT ALL! Feel better soon.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Sorry about your voice. My kids would be trilled if that were me (wink)
Love the simplicity in your cards!

Lisa said...

Great cards Lisa! Love the elegance of the Baroque one and the Build A Brad bling on the 2nd one looks like candy!

Ida said...

Both cards are really nice. I like the last one really well, it reminds me of a peppermint stick for some reason. Good job on both.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your Baroque card is so elegant. Love the little build a brad too! I just got those but haven't tried them yet. Hope you get your voice back soon!

Vicki

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Your cards are perfect just the way they are! Sometimes, cards can have so many layers they make me tired just looking at them! I appreciate a clean, elegant card, and yours are just that! Love them! -Anna. PS: Rest up! =)

rozie640 said...

Both cards are very eye catching. You embellies finished both cards off perfectly!!! Now I have to buy those build a brads! Great job

astampingteddy said...

Lisa,
I just LOVE both of your cards. I am not able to pick a favorite.
Claudia

Pat Huntoon said...

I really like the top card. Just stunning and great stamping.

Lori said...

Two beautiful cards! The first is so elegant. And I love the combination of patterns on the second one.

Connie said...

Both are great cards! Love them! Hope you are feeling better now...

Stefanie said...

Great cards Lisa! I especially love the simple elegance of the first one.