It has certainly been far too long since I have updated my blog or even touched a stamp pad. Luckily, I belong to a stamp group and the friends over there have started issuing challenges again. It's just what I need. Here are the cards I have made for the 3 challenges in January so far.
First challenge: Stamp an animal.
I made using Best Of Cluk, a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set and Whisper White and Creamy Caramel paper. After folding my card stock, I punched out the oval on the front. The chicken is actually stamped on the inside of the card, but I couldn't get the picture to turn out for some reason. I stamped another image of the chicken and cut his body out and stuck it over the top with a dimensional. It's pretty cute.
Second Challenge: No Black Ink
This card I made super simple. I used Basic Gray and Certianly Celery card stock and white embossing powder instead of black ink. The stamp set I used is Upsy Daisy. This card is pretty self explanatory.
Third Challenge: Make a Happy Birthday Card:
Simple enough! I used Whisper White and some expired DP from SU again on this card. The stamp set I used for the Happy Birthday is Warmest Regards. I have no idea if that set is expired or not. I also used my SU oval punch and stampin' dimensionals to pop the Happy birthday up a bit. I made this card out of all scraps of paper, something I need to do more of.