The first card is for the challenge at Mojo Monday Sketch challenge #378. This is a tall and skinny challenge and I needed a Thank You card so this sketch provided great inspiration. I used Kraft card stock for the base of my card. I added sparkly banner strips and then added the black and white striped paper for contrast. The stamped shape is from Just Rite Stamps and I used my glitter pen to add sparkle to the roses.
My next card is for challenges at A Gem of a Challenge #135, Something New, and also over at Sweet Stampin where the theme is also New, and Simon Says Stamp something new challenge. My nephew and his wife just had a little baby boy so these graphics were perfect for this panel card and the timing was just right to try this technique. (I saw a panel card demonstrated on You Tube and I really like this look. It's perfect for so many types of cards!) I printed and then cut out the graphics and added glitter with my glitter pen to make them sparkle. I used a border punch across the top and used a Sizzix nestable die cut to get the shape at the bottom of the card. The last panel I left blank so that I can add a gift card for the baby. I made the belly band to hold the card together and for my sentiment. The card is smaller then what I generally do, but I think that is could be extended by adding another strip of card stock and making the panels wider. I need a birthday card for later this month and I think I will try another one making it larger.
I think I'm off to a good start for the new year. Judy