In honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st, the Flourishes Sr. Design Team is kicking things off one day early in a wild and wacky fashion! Have we got a challenge for you! It's all about that inner kid and why we love card making in general - we get to be creative! So, think like a kid and share your favorite animated character. Find a picture of that character and then be inspired by the colors for one fun-filled color challenge! We'll take entries through next Thursday, October 6th at 5PM EST. The winner of this challenge gets a fun-filled prize pack with 5 Flourishes stamp sets of our choice. Once you're done with your creation, simply link up on this post on the Flourishes blog using our Inlinkz widget. And if you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCWCMD11. Th-th-tha-that's all folks!
When I was asked about my favorite cartoon character, I immediately thought of the Care Bears! Now admittedly, I did not watch Care Bears cartoons... my Care Bears were in the form of stuffed animals. When I was in high school my best friend bought me Friend Bear (shown in the graphic) for my birthday one year, and when my husband (who was my boyfriend way back then) came along he kept buying me more of them! I think I had about a dozen altogether! LOL So I just had to have my good ol' Friend Bear for the challenge today.
I found this old polka dotted paper in my stash... sorry, no clue what company it's from but I thought it was a pretty perfect match to my bear. I used the Gerber Daisies stamp set for my card, so the yellow flower centers were also perfect to go with my bear. The daisies were cut out with a Petite Oval Nestabilities, and matted on a Labels Eighteen. My yellow gingham (Authentique paper) border was made with the Classic Scallop Edgeabilities, and I added some stitching all around the perimeter, too. Then the card was finished off with a seam binding bow, and my button/tag/sentiment combo.
- Barbara Anders
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Stacy Morgan
Have fun with this challenge, and thanks for stopping by!