Exciting new challenges!

We have been busy designing new cards and learning new techniques.  Recently we started checking out some of our favorite stamp companies websites and discovered “challenges”.  Basically they come up with a theme for the challenge and people design cards based on that theme and upload pics to their site.  This week we entered the Hero Arts challenge which was creating a single-layer card & you had to use at least one Hero Arts stamp.  Hero Arts is one of our favorites so finding stamps that could be used for the challenge wasn’t hard.  It doesn’t sound hard to create a single-layer card, but we have been using multi-layers for so long it took some thinking to figure out the best way to go about it.  We came up with a couple of cards that we have entered – a one-layer Halloween card and a one-layer 4-seasons tree card.

In addition, we also designed a card for a Simons Says challenge that just had to be “sparkly”.  We entered a glitter butterfly stained-glass card.  We learned the technique years ago and it creates amazing results but all that glitter gets pretty messy!  We had the butterfly image that we hadn’t created a card with so we were able to make up a card rather quickly.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the butterfly stamp so can’t create that exact card again but do have other stamps that would work great with that technique. See our pics below…happy stamping!

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One-Layer Halloween Card
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One-Layer 4 Seasons Tree Card
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Stained-Glass Glitter Butterfly