The first challenge is for shaped cards.
The second challenge is to add texture.
I added three kinds of texture: heat embossing, dry embossing, and Glossy Accents (on the flower centers and heart). I used three stamp sets: the flower and sentiment are one set and the leaves that I heat embossed on the background came from two other sets.
Challenge #3 asked for embossing.
I used dry embossing on six hexagons and heat embossed a sentiment on a seventh. The die is by Cuttlebug. The sentiment is an itty bitty. Love those!
Challenge #4 is a sketch.
The sentiment on here is from the sending love your way set with the mailbox.
Challenge #5 is to make a fall card. I think of greens, oranges, browns, and yellows for fall, so, I made a card in that color family. The sketch idea was on SCS and I've seen several bloggers use it.
The sentiment is part of the "thanks for your support" sentiment from the "sexy, silly, and sassy" set. I'll bet few people use that set to make fall cards. ;)
Challenge #6 is to use a regular stamp to make a border. This wasn't as easy as it sounded because the majority of my Unity stamps would look pretty strange repeated as a border. I finally settled on some text stamps and then had a terrible time stamping straight. This is the best of my attempts (even using the Stamp-a-ma-jig), so please excuse any wobbliness! This pink card is also going to be submitted to Paper Smooches for their WCMD challenge to use pink!
The gems are from JoAnn. The cardstock is just generic stuff from my stash. Stamps are, of course, by Unity.
Challenge #7 is to color. OK, Copics at the ready!
Challenge #8 is to use brown, cream, pumpkin, and olive as the color scheme.
I might have gone a little overboard with the distressing, but I think it works on this masculine card.
Here's the KOTM Sketch Challenge: (using a stamp from Nov. 2011)
My camera doesn't do well when photographing cards with a lot of black. :(------
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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