Wednesday, November 19, 2008

au chocolat!

I've been trying really hard to use up scraps and retired designer papers - I love them, but I need to reduce the amount of "stuff" I have, and this is one good way to do it! I've been using quite a bit of Stampin Up's retired Au chocolate designer paper, retired a while back. I love it, but I have quite a few odds and ends of it, so it's time to use it up. To that end, I used it for a couple of VSN challenges over the weekend. The first card is a dahlia fold, which was Caville's challenge. I had never done one of these before, but it really is a pretty effect. Next time, though I will do a better job of fitting all the petals together. I have a gap in this one.
The second card was for Katherine's "Striptease" challenge, to make a card where a piece is removable. I was inspired by a card I had seen on the Hero Arts blog which had a removable bookmark. I changed the layout and used a Nestability die cut card as my bookmark. You can untie the ribbon and remove the whole piece. This was a fun one!
Stamps: Card #1 - CTMH sentiment; #2, Embrace Life (SU)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Copic markers
Paper: chocolate chip, vanilla, au chocolat, taken with teal
Accessories: #1 CM circle cutter, Creative cafe brad, ribbon, CB tag die, eyelet
#2 Nestabilities Label One, ribbon, Prima, Karen Foster large brad


Kim Muhl said...

They're gorgeous, Michelle!

Catherine said...

oh my favorite DSP ever and i'm hoarding this paper as much as possible..LOL! both cards are just beautiful :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Michelle!! I LOVE these colors and your Dahlia card is an absolutely STUNNING work of art!!!