Here's my card for today's SCS Free For All Challenge - (F4A123 - what a load of scrap!). I have a ton of scraps ... I keep anything that's larger than one inch, so you can imagine! I kept the designer paper scraps that I used on today's card ... I really didn't think I'd ever use them, because to me, the design is really meant to go horizonal and these were the end cuts and are vertical. I was surprised when I tried them and they looked good. :) I also used scraps of Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the border around the DP and the flourish ... I just love Kiwi Kiss and miss it so much. I have only a few little pieces left, and have been hoarding them. They match this DP so perfectly, I had to give-in and use some today. Also, I hope you're not tired of seeing the Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn. Since I bought it about a month ago, I've had a hard time making cards with flowers than didn't include it. I used my "go to" layout. Hope you like.
"Fanciful Tiger Lilies"
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Elements of Style - sentiment (SU!)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); Kiwi Kiss, watercolor (SU!); Chic Indie DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Stazon Black, Cameo Coral, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Fanciful Flourish die-cut (Cheery Lynn), blender pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, white gel pen
So, you're probably wondering about my guest designer ... it's Jeremy. He made me a card for my birthday and I just LOVE IT!! He is always here to give me valuable feedback on my cards and I'm going to miss that with him moving to his own place in a couple of months :(
Gord has already agreed to pick up the slack in that department ... and for those of you who know Gord well, you know he's really putting himself out there to give me artistic feedback :) He's a mechanical kinda' guy - and art is a bit of a struggle for him --- but he really took an interest once Jeremy made it his major at university. I give Gord full credit for working hard at understanding art. I, on the other hand, never made the effort to learn anything about mechanics ... so I didn't support Evan in the same way when he became an automotive mechanic - I should really work on that! :)
On to Jer's card ... he said it took him four hours to make ... now he knows why I spend so much time in my art studio :) Sometimes the artistic process is a long one, especially if you're not used to making cards. Another quick note - I call my craft room an art studio, only because at one time I had to share the space with Jeremy ... and since he was actually DOING art, we called it the art studio - not that I consider myself an artist in any way - I am a crafter, through and through.
"Happy Birthday Mom"
He used a gold and dark brown color scheme - so striking - the picture doesn't do it justice. I love that he hand wrote "birthday" at the bottom in gold pen ... no happy, just birthday - definitely more hip and modern - just like Jer! Thanks Jer for a beautiful card!