Tuesday, August 25, 2009

i {heart} papers design team challenge

Each month our i {heart} papers designers participate in a design team challenge. This month, with all the kids going back to school, we had an ABC's and 123's challenge. This was a difficult challenge indeed:
  • 1 ABC's stamp (a sentiment or word...no images)
  • 2 embellishments (either two of the same or one of two different types)
  • 3 layers (for me, this is the hardest part!)

I have had this wonderful shimmery Heidi Grace paper for quite a while and decided that it would make a fun card given the right sentiment. I had decided upon *Life is Sweet!* (from Our Craft Lounge's set by the same name) but decided that it would be a funnier punnier card to use the sentiment from OCL's newly released Gingerbread Fun. Besides, you really want/need to start thinking about Christmas cards, don't you? LOL! I know I do! I used the new in-color Rich Razzleberry card base with a tiny bit of Rose Red and a single *cherry* embellishment with a strip of glimmer ribbon. Simple and definitely sweet! I am dying to add more to it but my nephew liked it just the way it is!

Since that card was so simple and therefore quick, I decided to make another! The colors and metallic paper of this one really confused my camera...this one is alot prettier in person!

I used some gorgeous Fall Leaves foil to make a tent card. In order to strictly interpret the challenge and keep the layers to only three, I had to trim a diamond from the foil paper, and also cut a window for the sentiment, but I kind of like all the interesting angles. Some paper piercing and inking of the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink helps emphasize the design.

Here are the links to see the rest of our team's designs for this month's challenge!

Carolyn (bklynstamper)
Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)
Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)
Kate (i {heart} papers)
Lynn (Stamperosity)
Megan (Megan Lock Designs)
Tracy (Who IsTracy?)
Loretta (Love To Create)
Judy (Joy in a JAR)
Tammy (Stamp Happy)
Lori (Inking Aloud)
Kendra (Kendra's Card Company)


  1. These are so cute, love how fun the first one is, great sentiment! Your second card is just beautiful, i love the colors!

  2. Really yummy first card - the second is so elegant!

  3. Two cards for a hard challenge! I'm impressed! Very nice!

  4. Deb, I love these two cards, and think a 1-2-3 card is fun, but also a real challenge. Great job! The thanksgiving card is fabulous..great colors, and I love that technique! TFS!

  5. Deb, these are both lovely! I like yoursundae card - what a clever way to stick to the challenge!

  6. That hs paper is so shimmery and beautiful! Awesome job!

  7. Fabulous cards, Deb! Love the play on words on the first one!

  8. Beautiful Deb! You rocked this challenge!!

  9. Great card Deb! This was a HARD challenge ~LOL!

  10. Deb, these are both great! The first one is so much fun! The second one is just gorgeous!! Great job!

  11. These are both WONDERFUL, Deb! The first one is so sweet..makes me want a shake :)
    Love the richness and elegance of the second one!!! Fantastic! Hugs, Lisa

  12. These are both fabulous, Deb! Love the sentiment/paper combo on the first one and the second one is so eye-catching with the bold colors and shimmer.

  13. Wowza! These are great! I love the sentiment on the first one, too cute! That foil paper is just gorgeous- can't wait to see it IRL!