Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Humble Artists swap card for May!

Some of you know that I participate in a card swapping group known as the Humble Artists. The 9 members of this group take turns coming up with the challenge guidelines and then we all create our cards to mail to each other every other month. This time around Jamia Bankhead came up with our swap requirements and the cards were due to be mailed out by May 10th. Jamia did a great job coming up with some challenging guidelines. Here is what was required of everyone:

1. Create a tall card 4 X 9 1/4, must fit in a legal size envelope
2. Stitch or sew on the card
3. Use 3 different ribbons
4. Use buttons as an accent, may use floss, hemp or twine with buttons
5. Use at least 4-5 layers
6. incorporate a tag somewhere on the card
7. Make something on your card 3D
8. Have FUN!!

As you can see, I think I managed to meet all of the requirements! This was a great challenge for me, and after a few unsuccessful drafts that I decided to scrap, I am very pleased with the final result.

My card design is inspired by our new Wishes (card confidence program) - Top Band (p. 100). I stamped the clouds with white daisy ink on vellum and layered that over outdoor denim cardstock. I used our new Back Country Level 2 paper packet and two new stamp sets - C1368 Treetops and D1365 True Happiness. I liked my card design enough that I even mailed one to CTMH for the Make It from Your Heart contest (monthly consultant artwork contest), which is something that I used to enter all the time, but haven't been able to make time for more recently. I am really excited about this card and the fact that I finally came up with something I like enough to enter in a contest. I hope you like it too!


Jennifer said...

OOHHH I am the first to comment!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Even better, I will be receiving this in the mail!! Sooo excited! Can't wait to see it in person!

Great way to use the tag too! I just ordered the stamp set with the clouds and can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the idea!

OH and last but NOT least....the stitching around the inside of the tree is fabulous!

Jena said...

What a fun card - love the tree stamps and can't wait to finally ink them up - TFS!

Helen Onulak said...

Are there openings for more people in the swap??? I'd love to join in on this.