Hello Stamping Friends!
I never did get around to posting about my 2016 Stamping Goals, but today's cards fit one of them. One of my favorite challenge blogs is The Friday Mashup. I served on the Design Team several years ago, and I continue to peek in from time to time. Well, I decided that I would complete all of the 2016 FM challenges! (Waving "Hi!" to my friends over there!)
I like that there is a variety (color, technique, theme) and that each week gives you the option of "mashing up" two challenges in one. As with past goals, I am giving myself lots of wiggle room. I don't *have to* do the challenges in order or the week posted...though I will try to. I am already late for the first one of 2016, even though I knew what I would be doing. To make up for that tardiness, I have this week's challenge completed already!
I needed another winter birthday card, so this week's Friday Mashup challenge to use blues and/or snowflakes was perfect. My card base is sahara sand. On a layer of very vanilla, I stamped "Serene Snowflakes" in baja breeze, not quite navy, and midnight muse. I added a large midnight muse scallop circle, embellished with a silver glimmer brad and baja breeze felt snowflake, then popped up with some dimensionals. Not quite navy taffeta ribbon is scrunched up for added texture. Finally, I added the birthday sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" on the the duo of word window and modern label punches, intentionally cut off on one side for a different look. All products are from Stampin' Up...but LOTS of retired goodies in this card!
Next, I have a card that was lots of fun. This superhero theme from the first 2016 Friday Mashup was different for me, but I had the perfect image. Unfortunately, I don't remember where it is from. YEARS ago, a stamping friend visited me, and we stamped many images from each other's stash. I still had a couple of these guys to use up. (Dawn, if you see this...do you remember what company made this image?) Any way, I made this card for a friend & colleague who recently got a promotion. It is so well deserved! As you can see, the card base is basic black. I added panels of pacific point, which are dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and plain real red. My image was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed. I used markers to color the image: pacific point, real red, yo-yo yellow, blush blossom, going gray, and a bit of early espresso. (My friend hasn't gone completely gray yet! LOL) The image is matted in daffodil delight and popped up. I cut the sentiment in a crazy shape, and outlined it with my yo-yo yellow marker, then popped it up.
I really like this card...but funny thing is, I may try to do it differently. My friend's name is Jor-El. That is the name of Superman's Dad! So I searched online to see what dad should look like. If I go with Marlon Brando's costume, adding texture will be the tricky part. Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by!