Card Layout Challenge #329

This week’s card challenge will be the last I will be posting for a while.  However, I will post the cards of participants next Sunday, as usual. If you are member of Oriental Stamp Art, you might see some card layout challenges there.

The card layout I would like for you to do can be found by following the link below.  The card was posted on Techniques Junkies and was created by Gennie Benford.  Gennie does not have a blog, but has given me permission to post her card here for the layout challenge.

GennieBenfordTJ

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

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Card Layout Challenge #328

We are doing a color challenge this week.  The USA celebrates its independence this Saturday, July 4th.  The challenge is to create an oriental- themed artwork, any type, with the colors red, white, and/or blue.  The challenge is NOT to create artwork with the 4th of July theme, but only the colors representative of the USA in an oriental fashion.

Here are three links that with a few oriental cards with those colors:

oriental handmade cards red white and blue
Asian handmade cards red white and blue
Japanese handmade cards red white and blue

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #327

In one of the mingles I recently hosted on Oriental Stamp Art, one of the participants made a card I thought would be perfect for a card layout challenge!  The card was created by Alexis Smith.  If you have circle punches or circle dies, this will be easy for you to do. 

Card Layout #325

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #326

This week’s card layout challenge was suggested by Mary Redford via RLI.  It is a pocket card.  There are many variations of a pocket card, but the challenge is to create a card similar to those found on the links below.  Please do not do a different kind of pocket card.  

Pocket card found on Creations by Patti blog
Pocket card found on EnchantInk blog

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

 

Card Layout Challenge #325

Liz Clempson, one of our Asian Culture Coordinators on Oriental Stamp Art, recently wrote about about the Dragon Boat Festival that is celebrated on June 8th.  One of our members, Laurel, suggested we do a card challenge with a dragon boat image or an image of a dragon in honor of the festival.  Such an excellent idea!  This week’s layout is to create a card that highlights a dragon, dragon boat, or dragon boat races.

If you are looking for dragon or dragon boat rubber stamps, here are a couple of links I found:

http://www.artneko.com/displayItem/A184-0003
http://www.artneko.com/displayItem/A181-FSHT

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

 

Card Layout Challenge #324

Laurel suggested a card for this week’s challenge. It looks like the side pieces are heat embossed in gold scallops with a main image in the middle and a circle punch at the bottom.  Let’s see what you can do!

CardLayout324

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #323

Last week’s challenge design card probably took a little longer to do with all the folds that were required.  This week’s card is called a puzzle card, but it most likely will take you less than 10 minutes.  What is going to take longer is choosing the designer paper!

Here is a tutorial by Deb Valder that can be found on her blog Stamping & ScrapbookingThe tutorial  begins mid page, so you will need to  scroll down to the middle of the page.  Look  for the heading “Today’s Card…”  If the pictures don’t help you, Deb Valder also created a video to make this card. Let’s see what you can do!

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #322

This week’s card is one I found on Pinterest.  It is called a napkin fold card.  You will need a large piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock and some coordinating paper.  Perhaps you could use some of your scraps! 

This card was created by Carole (no last name) in the UK.  Her her blog is My Crafty Journey.  Carole posted a blog entry with directions AND pictures showing you how to create this card.  Let’s see what you can do!

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #321

This week’s challenge is inspired by the fashion industry and their runway shows!  I love to watch Project Runway (all versions).  The contestants’ goal is to be one of the final two (or three) designers to get to show their collections at some New York event during Fashion Week.  

Your challenge is to find an outfit that has been shown on the runway this year (2015). Then you will make a card that has been inspired by that outfit.  You could use the colors as inspiration, the prints or patterns, or the design of the outfit itself.  Remember it MUST be ORIENTAL in nature and it MUST have at least ONE stamped image visible on the front of the card.  The stamped image DOES NOT have to be Asian, but the card must have an overall oriental feel to it.

Here is a Google search link to help you with choosing a runway outfit.  However, you are not limited to what you see on this page.  

When you post to the group, please include a picture of the runway outfit or a link to the image, along with an image of your card.

****Remember, your card design must be oriental in nature. There must be at least one stamped item on your card.

I invite you to create a card using this week’s challenge. Upload it to your personal photo album.  This can be an OSA gallery album, an OSA Yahoo! Photo album, Flickr, PictureTrail, etc.  Then post a link to your artwork HERE in the comments section when you have completed our challenge.  Or, you can also post a link to your artwork on OSA. Come back on Sunday to see who has taken the challenge this week!

Do you want your design featured?  Just email me (Sonia E.) your original design and you will be featured in an upcoming challenge this year!

Card Layout Challenge #320

One of our OSA members recommended we do this layout that I created for one of the swaps I joined.  It is a combination of the card layout, but it also has a technique component.  

Card Layout #320

Card Layout #320

The layout has two parts: the top part which is stamped and the bottom that is passed through an embossing machine.  Joining both parts is a very thin ribbon.

To do the background sun, punch out a small circle out of printer paper or sticky notes and set it aside.  Place the reverse hole template in the center of the top piece of cardstock.  Sponge your ink to create the sun.  You may use any color or combination of colors for the sun.  Make some areas darker and some lighter.  

Remove the reverse hole template. If you wish, you may cover your sun with the punched out circle before sponging the rays, or you could just make the rays around the sponged image uncovered.  I tried both ways and I preferred to sponge the rays around the sun without covering the sun first.  I was just careful not to sponge lines inside the sun.

To make the rays, use a straight edge from a scrap piece of cardstock or printer paper.  Evenly space the lines and sponge darkly along the edge, feathering outward a bit.  For me, I made the sponged cardinal points first (north, east, and west) and then filled in the spaces.  I was better able to control the widths and spacing of the rays.  When done, you might need to touch-up or blend certain areas to smooth out the ink.

Stamp your image(s) on the top. Finish the bottom with an embossed cardstock and ribbon.

Hope this makes sense.  Email me if you have questions.  It looks complicated, but it really isn’t!

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