Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Michael Strong Card Captain days 2 and 3

In the Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo group, we have a card captain each week- so we have daily inspiration!  This is my first time doing this- and it is really a great way to get me motivated to stamp!
I posted Day 1 on Monday.....Here is Day 2:

  I stamped the image in brown multiple times and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  I attached it to the Confetti cardstock base with adhesive, then I decided to sponge on some color using the used die onto the cardstock as well.  I then embossed it using a SU texture folder. I added a bit of brown ink to the edges of the card. The sentiment is Stampendous (1998) and I added brown Bakers Twine.

Day 3:
 I could NOT get a good picture of this card at all.  I stamped the image onto Vellum using Versamark and embossed it with ranger Gold EP. I used a Blue Copic Spica Glitter Pen to color in the open areas. The ornament is layered on Black CS that has been spritzed with gold Glimmer Mist.   The gold organdy ribbon is gathered with a running stitch. I added blue gemstones to the ornament as well. One Christmas card down.........!

Thanks for stopping by!


jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Shelly!!! Love both of them.

Marjie Kemper said...

How lovely - the backgrounds are both so beautiful!

Donna said...

Wow! I really like both of your cards! My fav is the brown monochromatic. Absolutely gorgeous!

Darlene said...

What wonderful cards Shelly! They are both so different and both are so amazing. You are definitely providing inspiration on your week as Captain!

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous Cards my dear! I too love the brown subtle one. take care, gerri

Stef H said...

shelly! these are both gorgeous!

i LOVE the mornings and i've always been an early riser - even as a teenager (and you know how they love to sleep in - LOL). i get to watch the sun rise and listen to the birds. by the time the sun is up i want to shoot those VERY NOISY birds - LOL.

good to see you!

hugs :)

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful cards! I can just imagine how shimmery the Christmas card is.

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, These are both fantastic! Love the monochromatic brown -- perfect dp choices.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love both of them Shelly - the brown is a stunner, and able to be used as a masculine card too :-)
Love the blue one - just so special.