Monday, 22 October 2012

FS298 - Disaster!


I've made two cards for this week's Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The Featured Stamper is someone whose user name is Disaster. She must be one confident woman, I tell you. There is absolutely nothing disastrous about her gallery, but I found it strange to see the word 'Disaster' under each and every card she made. I couldn't do it (I guess I'm too suggestible!), but it seems to have had no negative effect on her creativity! 



My first card was inspired by this card:



See? Very pretty, not a disaster at all! I used Papertrey's Tremendous Treats (Christmas) and Annabelle Stamps sentiment.




My second card was inspired by this card:


This is a fun technique called "Burnished Velvet". You use strips of double sided tape and expose only the ones you want in that particular colour. I used Glitter Ritz micro glitter - it really feels like velvet once it's on the panel. Of course I sparkled for the rest of the day, but that's half the fun of crafting, right? I used the same mistletoe image, but in the smaller size and my favourite Stampabilities Merry Christmas (masked so I didn't get the second line of the sentiment).

See you tomorrow for the next CASology Cue Card!

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous cards...love the holly...it is stunning!

Kim S said...

Definitely NOT disasters - hers or yours!! I love the crisp look and simple colors of the first card. The second is so festive which is amazing given it's a few stripes and a sentiment!!

Geri said...

All four cards are beautiful. Great coloring on the mistletoe - it reminds me of the balls of mistletoe that are hung in doorways. I totally agree with Kim on the second card - graphic AND festive!
(how many people told you that you had sparkles on your face?)

Sherry Eckblad said...

I agree definitely not disasters. I love both of your cards, but that first one just POPS right off the card. LOVE it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love both of your cards Ardyth, I love the mistletoe image and the lovely glitter.

shirley-bee said...

Love that cheerful mistletoe card, Ardyth! I like how the red bows are towards the outside of the circle. And I love the burnished velvet card, I'm definitely trying that technique.

Jen W. said...

I love how perfect your random stamping is! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful cards, both of them, Ardyth! I thought, "what the ..." when I saw the title of your post. I couldn't believe anything you made was a disaster and I was right!!

Gabby said...

I must admit, I was taken aback by your title, too! I read further and was glad to see two lovely cards. The mistletoe card is so crisp and clean ... simply lovely. The glittery striped card is so festive. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

You threw me for a loop there. LOVE each of these cards ... the coloring in the first one, and the technique and coloring in the second.