Sunday, October 14, 2007

Two More Stamptoberfest Cards

Yesterday was the last day of stamptoberfest at 2peas. It was such a fun time of challenges. I'll be drawing a winner later this morning for my music challenge. You need to go check out the stamping gallery at 2peas to see all the amazing entries this week. Anything with SOF at the beginning of the title is a part of the challenges.

I made this one for two challenges. One was for stamping on ribbon and the other was for a lumiere resist technique. I stamped on the ribbon with staz-on and am reasonably happy with the results. If you want to try the lumiere technique, check out Jan's tutorial. I used halo blue gold lumiere and brilliance peacock ink for this card. The turtle stamp is retired SU, and I thought he looked pretty good on this ocean-like background.

This card is for a vintage, shabby chic challenge where I had to include certain elements in the card to qualify. The requirements are for at least one piece of lace, one stamped image, one distressing technique, and one piece of vintage ephemera. For the ephemera I used the back of an old postcard and an old button. There is some sanding, distress ink, script images, and a piece of old lace along with a printed image.

I love challenges like Stamptoberfest that really ask me to stretch my limits and try new things. I think some of my best work comes out of challenges like these.


Heather Grow said...

Fun cards, Tami. I agree about the challenges stretching our limits. Thanks so much for turning me onto Stamptoberfest. At first, I was just going to do your challenge but I ended up doing 8! It was so fun.

Kim H. said...

Beautiful card! I missed out on all the fun! Being sick is NO fun! Love the vintage sweet!

Lesa said...

The turtle card is really cool but am loving the shabby chic all in blue with vintage lace and old postcard. Nice job!

Jennifer said...

Tami these are beautiful cards. Wasn't Stamptoberfest a blast? Your turtle card is especially intriguing to me and your technique used looks like he's really in the ocean. Beautiful work!