Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Can you believe we are in 2023.... HOLY COW!!!
Have you heard!!??!! There is a new challenge out in blogland starting today. It's Birthstone Challenges- and I am on the design team. And I think you will love this challenge!!
Here is the breakdown - Challenge starts on the 1st every other month. Jan. March, May, July, Sept. Nov. and will end on the 15th of the following month. So the challenge lasts a month and a half.
Birthstones for the 1st challenge are Garnet and/or Amethyst.
Now since my birthday is in February I am using the Amethyst color but I have also made another card using the Garnet color, the January birthstone.
Since January is the first month let me share that card first. I made my card using a garnet colored card stock as the focal point
I decided to carry over the red color into the image. And what better image to use than a cardinal. I used some outline sticker borders to just add additional interest to the garnet colored strips
Lets move on to the February birthstone color - Amethyst (my birthstone)/Purple
For the background paper on this card I used a pretty DP that has swirls of color mainly purple on it. Kind reminds me of a marbled look and to add some additional interest I randomly added some gold embossing powder.
I stamped a pretty flower on vellum and used white embossing powder. I fussy cut the flowers and glued them to the card. Next I stamped that same flower onto purple CS and used white embossing
powder. I fussy cut that flower out as well and popped it up between the center of the two vellum flowers. I used gold glitter on the flower center.
I USED ON MY GARNET PROJECT
Stamps: Rubber stamp - Divinity Designs- Cardinal ; Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk
Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Red/Garnet CS
Ink: VersaFine Clair - Morning Mist
Dies Used: Divinity Designs- Cardinal
Noir alcohol Markers; Outline Stickers - Borders; Staedler Triplus Fineliner Various colors
I USED ON MY AMETHYST PROJECT
Stamps: Clear stamp -Dare2BArtzy - Let It Go (flower), Doodle Flowers (Sentiment)
Paper/Card Stock: White CS; Purple/Amethyst CS; Rainbow Paper Pad; Vellum
Accessories: Embossing Powder - White, Gold; Glitter - Gold
I am submitting my cards in the following challenges:
Well that is it for now. Hope you enjoyed my cards using the 2 birthstone colors. I hope you will enter this new challenge over at Birthstone Challenges.
We'd love to see your projects over on the new challenge blog.
See you soon,