Friday, September 28, 2012

More VSN cards

I thought I'd show you a few more of my VSN cards from last weekend.

This one was about looking out the window and daydreaming, so we were supposed to use the Glitter Window technique. Here is my card:

 The flower is supposed to be stamped on the card base, and there is glitter on the window over it. Lookie:

 I knew I'd never line up the stamp in a die-cut window, so I stamped it on the top panel, die-cut it, put glue on the back, lined it up and pressed the die-cut piece through to the base. Perfect alignment! HA!  The window is a piece of packing tape covered with glitter.

This next card was for the "use classroom supplies on a card" challenge:

 The paper clip was too obvious, but it's all I had, so I went with things you'd find on the walls in different classes. Eiffel tower = French class. I also have Math, Music, Art, and let's not forget the computer punch card that takes me back to my college days, and also the first few years of the Day Job. What's sad is that so many of you have no idea what that means.

This next one looks similar, but it was for the challenge to use school-themed DP. Um, don't have any, so I got creative again. These 7 Gypsies papers came in handy one more time:

Again, Math, music, ledger paper, a clock. That's school-themed, right?

For the "no dog-eared pages" challenge we were asked to make a bookmark. Here's mine:

I used part of a 12x12 sheet of washi paper (yes, a 12x12's from We R Memory Keepers). I tried cutting it separately from the book mark, but the alignment failed me, so I stuck it to the card stock and THEN cut it out.  Matchy-matchy accessories were out on my desk. I used Hero Arts Mid-tone Tide Pool ink, some Twinery twine, and a HA Pool button.

I made this next one right after I discovered this piece of DSP while re-orging all my scraps:

The challenge was to use something inspired by apples. What else could I do but make a card with it for the challenge?

Another challenge was a "Sandbox" theme, and we were to use something sand-related, so I chose to sand some Core'dinations card stock:

This one took me 20 minutes, since that center panel was a UFO from a former failed card.

This next one was a sketch based on what she called the "Victorian" method of lining up desks in neat rows facing the front of the classroom. Um, we had rows of desks in school, and I'm Mid-century, but hardly Victorian!  Yes, I yelled at her a little. So heres' my card:

This next one stumped me big-time. It was a Tic-Tac-Toe with school-themes entries, and except for ONE COLUMN, I had NONE of the images. I ended up making this:

I used Stars, ABCs and School Books. Okay, I called them school books. It's as close as I could get.

Lastly, I give you the cards I made for my own challenge, which was to use notebook paper on a card. It could be real notebook paper, a stamped image, or computer-generated. I didn't care as long as I could recognize it as notebook paper.

Here is the first card I made to use as a sample:

Gosh, I love her. Anyway, I tore a page out of a mini notebook, crumpled it, punched holes in it, distressed it. The image is water colored with an Aqua Painter and ink I put onto an acrylic block. I think the notebook paper took me longer to do than the water coloring. Seriously.

I made this second one in an attempt to do something a little different:

I colored the piece of paper with the HA Tide Pool ink I still had out and used it as a layer for the sentiment panel. I stamped the clock and sentiment, but the border and flower were already there. It's a tag from the Cosmo Cricket Clementine paper pack, as is the bottom piece of patterned paper that I thought I'd never use. :)

Oh, well, that's it. That's all of them. Maybe now you can see why I spent Sunday cleaning instead of stamping.

I hope to get back to stamping this weekend. Monday is the beginning of Hope You Can Cling To, which runs the entire month of October. We'll post a challenge a day, and all the cards you make are to be sent to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. I'm hostessing on the 28th, but I hope to play most of the daily challenges throughout the month.

Of course, I'll also be making some too-late-to-post challenge cards from my regular pile of neglected challenges. I hope. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. wow, what a variety! I like the glitter window card and the "hang in there" card the most :-) Totally cool!

  2. I heart the upside down bird. That's me. :)

  3. I noticed the heart but not the upside down bird! I had to go back to find it. What a great variety of cards! You are so talented!

  4. It looks like you have been pretty busy. I like them all!

  5. It looks like you have been pretty busy. I like them all!

  6. OK, I'm going to have to number these comments. Sheesh, the WORK involved.
    1) I had to laugh, because that is exactly how I would have to line things up! I love how this turned out - I wonder if I could keep the packing tape off myself long enough to try it?
    2) I just want to say that I know what the computer punch card is! In the same way I tell my 9-years-older husband that I've 'heard of' Hawaii 5-O. I think this was a pretty ingenious solution to not having much to work with!
    3) Love that sentiment & the cool part clock!
    4)WASHI PAPER??? Gawd, stop adding stuff to my BUTIWANTIT list! Love the matchy twine & button tassel!
    5)isn't that fruit paper cool? Love that!
    6)I have always loved that saying, and try my best to live it every day. The annoying part.
    7) The upside down bird has made me very very happy. I laughed right out loud. Love that aqua colour too!
    8) I call it good! Love the twine wrap, and although cats have never eaten my homework, they HAVE barfed on it. One also peed on my son's bookbag. Definitely gross.
    9)I also love her. That sentiment is awesome. She looks super in purple!
    10) Love how translucent the notebook paper turned! That's cuper cool. I also love the OMG sentiment! I can imagine a few situations that would be awesome for!


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