Monday, May 19, 2008

So Not a Cardmaker

When I woke up this morning, one of the first things I did was to check The Gauntlet's Card Challenge results. I was eliminated. Boo-hoo.

Well, it shouldn't have surprised me really. As I have said previously, I do not make cards. This is only the second card I've made as a scrapper. (Kaya's December Christmas card challenge was the first.) And this was a rush card, too. The deadline was May 17, midnight, CST. So Saturday at around 11:30 pm, after a tiring day at the Manila Ocean Park and a relaxing but lengthy dinner with old friends, I had to conceptualize and execute a card. I finished it in around 2 hours in between preparing my stuff for the Carmelites' workshop for Sunday.

Here's what my card-challenged self came up with.

Materials and techniques:
Prima paper cut into heart shape. Added Prisma glitter to some patterns on the paper. Inked edges with Clearsnap ink for definition. Adhere Prisma die cut with foam tape for dimension. Heat emboss Heidi Swapp stamp using Versamark and Ranger embossing powder. Cut out and adhere with foam tape. Mount whole heart on red fabric and lace.

I felt quite good when I finished it - hey, I made a card! But I guess it wasn't as good as the cards made by other participants in Scrapperie. Let's just say my gauntlet bit the dust but my knightly honor is intact. :-)


Candy said...

Hey, Lee! That card wasn't bad! In fact, I like it a lot! You spent a lot of time in pleating the ribbon around the heart, and that is no mean feat! Still, congratulations!

Sandi Minchuk said...

Lee, will you please still come and participate in the second chance contest?

I'm sorry you were elimintated- that is the hardest thing about contests like The Gauntlet... I can't keep everyone even though I'd really like to.

I'll also be posting information about a new design team contest soon and I'd love for you to come try out!

Christine said...

that's a pretty card, Lee!! i wish my first couple of cards looked like that!!