Thursday, April 15, 2010

WOW...What a Challenge

I made this card with what was quite possibly the most challenging challenge I've played along with in awhile. It didn't require a certain technique that I couldn't master, it was simply a "countdown" challenge posted by Lora at Cardmaker Cardswap. We had to use the following things in the EXACT amounts:
4 different designer papers
3 punches, die cuts or stickers
2 buttons
1 ribbon
1 sentiment
The most challenging part was finding and using the 4 different DPs and of course limiting myself to ONLY two buttons...sheesh!
I used the "nasty rag" technique I learned in my Copics class to mimic fur on the bear. I need to practice more but I think it's a good technique. Basically, you color your bear and then take a terrycloth rag and color a small section of the rag. Quickly (before the marker dries!) press the colored section of the rag on to the area you want to look furry. Keep repeating that until your bear looks furry enough. Pretty cool, huh? By the way, this adorable bear is available FREE from Wendy HERE. I stamped the sentiment with Memento "Angel Pink" ink and in case you can't read it, it says "You Make Me Smile" which this bear definitely does!
Cardmaker Cardswap: Countdown challenge
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Creative Belli Blog: use a die cut


  1. what a beautiful card! I love the cute bear and all the pretty papers.
    Thank you for joining in with us this week at Sketch Saturday.
    Jo xx

  2. GREAT job. :) I love that bear.

  3. Lori, great card! I love it!!! xxx

  4. omgosh, Lori, that looks like fur! how cool is that?!!! Adorable card hun, thank you for sharing @ Creative Belli!
    blessings, maria