Happy Saturday and Welcome to a New Year of challenge and a new mascot. This week begins the first challenge with Speedy Fox and Friends. I know we all loved and adored Speedy the Cat and he will be missed, but since Mark's is under new ownership they would like to change the mascot, so now we have a fox. Let's make him feel welcome.
This weeks challenge with Speedy Fox is to make a card using beads or eyelets. I thought Patty had a brilliant idea with this challenge. You hardly see too many cards with beads or eyelets anymore, well at least I don't. It is nice to your old and forgotten embellishments once in a while so they know you still love them and need them.
For Christmas I could not make up my mind what I wanted so I told my husband to just wait until I could decide what I wanted. Well I am excited to say that I did get the New Technique Junkies 3D CD with the fancy folds and a subscription to the Technique Junkie newsletter. I have been so excited with all the new techniques to try that I could hardly contain myself. Yesterday I got my CD and can not wait to get working on the cool designs.
For my card this week I am using the color sandwich technique from the June/July 2011 newsletter. When I saw this technique I thought this is great it is too cool and it looks Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy. I used Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. Pucker Up stamp set for my card. I chose to use Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun ink pads for my sandwich colors. I then stamped my image and colored the same way I did my background. Once it was colored I cut it out and mounted it to my background with pop dots. Then I stamped my sentiment in Basic Black. Once this was done I chose the same color eyelets and alternated them on my base. Once this was done I mounted it to pink and black cardstock. I chose to use Late Afternoon Sun cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co for the base of my card. I stamped background images onto the base of my card with my pink and yellow ink pads. I then mounted my image onto the base of my card. I did the same technique with my die cut that I used for my sentiment and mounted it with yellow ribbon and brads.
For the inside of my card I layered white and pink cardstock onto the base of my card and then stamped my sentiment with Basic Black ink. The inside is simple. I hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping and commenting. Make sure to stop by and join in on the fun. I hope to see you again soon. Have a blessed day.