I had time to play with both of these challenges this week!!
For the CASE Study Challenge this BEAUTIFUL card from Angeline Yong was our Jumping off
I just LOVE that lollipop that takes center stage so I decided to make a FUN 3-D tree as the focal point of my card!! I tried a pink background at first and ended up going with a blue background instead!! The tree is from a Hero Arts stamp set and then I used my Distress Markers to color it in!! I also added some gold embossing powder to the stars on the tree after coloring them with a Versa-Mark marker!! I used distress inks for my background and then sprayed it with a Perfect Pearls mixture to make it look like falling snow!! I stamped the snowflakes from the same set and added some gems to the center of each one!! I then added some distress rock candy dry glitter to make the snow and then used a glue pen around the outside of my card base. I LOVE that it's pretty simple, but still pops off the card like the CASE card. Here is a picture of my finished card!!
For the PlayDate Cafe Challenge I wanted to use the AWESOME die and stamp set from Taylored Exspressions!!
This was our color challenge!!
I LOVED this die from the first time I saw it and knew I had to have it to make some Christmas cards this year!!So this challenge was a PERFECT fit for me to put it to use!! I used some My Mind's Eye patterned paper and then added some glitter and May Arts twine to add a Fun, but simple touch!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! Here is a picture of my finished card!!