Saturday, July 19, 2014

Card Design: Two Challenges -- One Card...FTHS & Sami Stamps

Once again I've decided to combine challenges with one creation.  I've used the stamp that I got in the From The Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive challenge to create the front of my card and then took a freebie I got from Sami Stamps and used it on the inside of my card.

Thanks to this months image from FTHS, I've got a new card to add to the Christmas Card Pot.  Slowly it is climbing up there! 
Christmas Card Count to date: 15

First up for the FRONT OF THE CARD--From the Heart Stamps... Progressive Challenge for July
It is time to post my project for the July, From the Heart Stamps progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.

Here is the front of my card...

Digital Image Details:
  • The image on the front,Winter Friends, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE or on the watermarks below to go to its location in the store. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and grounded with chalk.  I've also used a little glitter glue on the snowflakes.
  • The ribbon is Crafts brand and was purchased at Dollarama.
  • The snowflakes were purchased at Michaels.  

Now for the INSIDE OF THE CARD with Sami Stamps...
Sami Stamps is another company that I love.  Unfortunately, my regular monthly work keeps me so busy I don't have a chance to play in their challenges as often as I would like.  However, I was lucky this month that I had the perfect image on hand to add to the inside of this card.

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps.  Click HERE for the store, and HERE for the blog.  Sami has the most beautiful images and each month offers up a new freebie.  There is also a monthly challenge and great inspiration from the design team.  You won't be disappointed.

Here is what I came up with for the inside of my card...  

Digital Image Details: 
  • Birdie Hearts:  This is such a sweet image.  While I was lucky enough to get it as a freebie, it is now available in the shop for purchase over at Sami StampsClicking on the watermark below will take you to its page in the store in the Love and Romance section.
Digital Sentiment:
  • One I created for this card to specifically fit in with the image.    ______________________________________________________
Paper Products:
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • The polka dotted paper on the front and inside is from the Recollection's Signature Festivus paper pad.
  • Solid green (matting) -- Michael's open stock scrapbook paper. 
Others I might get it into... 
Thanks for popping by everyone! I can't believe we're already past the midway point in July.  My goodness!  I hope that you all enjoy the remainder of your weekend.  Mine will be filled with....what else.... crafting work!  Now if somehow, I could only get paid for it... ;)
Until next time,


Crafting Vicky said...

ahhh this is soooo cute! I just love how you combined both images!!! Way to go you! :) And another great Christmas card done!

Imke said...

Awesome card, Lisa. I like what you´ve did with the snowman. Your coloring is great !

Thanks for joining our SOTM July Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Lisa

Unknown said...

What a cute card. The two images go together so well! =)

Edwina said...

Hi Lisa, This is such a cute card! I love those snowflakes. They look like tiny satin pillows. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhhh, this is so Tweet, Lisa! Love what you have done with the inside and out! The snow man is so sweet with his expression, and loving arms. Pretty colors with the pale aqua in the background! hugs, de

Cazro said...

An adorable card, loving your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Chrismas Forum. Caz

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous festive cad, such a fun image.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge "Winter Scene" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Bettina L. said...

This is adorable. Love the design with the adorable bird and design paper. Thanks for playing at
Sami Stamps and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Sami Stamps xx

Julie Gleeson said...

Beautiful Card! It is so good to see a cute Sami Bird inside! Thank you for sharing with us at Sami Stamp! Hugs Julie DT X

Emily Lauritzen said...

Love how you used the Sami Stamps image on the inside! It's perfect! Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Sami Stamps!
<3 Emily L>