My very first VCMP and I did it! All of the cards are now history and I just have one more post to do. This post will include 2 cards due to the fact that I completely skipped over Sketch #188 that was included in this weekend's festivities.
Here is Sketch #188:
Shockingly enough, I didn't really alter this sketch. Well, except for the fact that I added mats behind each of the banners. This made the banners just a touch wider. (So I guess I did alter the sketch after all. Dang it.) I love this sketch and foresee going back to it over and over! Here's what I did with it:
This card and the others for Sketch #188 are found here.
I've also submitted this card here:
Retro Sketch Challenges -- #79
And, finally. Drum roll please. The final challenge. Challenge #9. This one was hosted by Donna. She came up with the fun idea of using the negative of a die cut or punch.
I did this quite a bit last year around Christmas using the negative area of a Cricut cut but since I had already packed my cutting mat and all of the other Cricut accessories for the day, I decided to try something new and use an EK Success punch. It normally cuts 3 little "tickets" at the same time so I positioned it to only cut the largest 2 out of 3. I know Kris has said she doesn't need any Birthday cards at the moment but I'm sure that can change quickly so I decided on a Bday card for this challenge. I now have at least that one ready to roll when she says that's what is lacking in inventory.
And here it is:
This is a sad example of my indoor/at night photography and photo editing skills....or lack there of. The colors are way off and try as I might I just couldn't get them even close to the real thing. I apologize but this is as good as it gets.
Challenge #9 cards can be found here.
I'm so pleased that I actually completed all of the challenges this weekend. Not too bad for a newbie. The fact that 10 different families/friends will be receiving a card I made in the past 48 hours is tremendously gratifying.
Happy Labor Day to all of my countrymen/women.
God bless America.