SO. After all that, the Christmas Card Challenge for June!
Click HERE for the complete list of rules and regs. (They're easy, I promise!) in order to compete in the challenge. The best part of competing in my challenges? Your Christmas cards will be all completed, hand-made (not rushed) and ready to send out right after Thanksgiving. What a great way to give hand-made cards and not feel that extra pressure at the holiday!
The theme for June's challenge is: Try a New Technique
This has to be something you've never done before - paper tole, tri-fold cards, shaving cream technique, alcohol ink backgrounds, Oh! there are hundreds! "Your imagination is your limitation." Here's your chance to try something you've never done before.
Mine? I've never given the Black Magic Technique a try and really wanted to. You Tube is a wonderful resource as is Splitcoast Stampers. I personally like the videos so I can actually see what they're doing. Helps me remember better. :)
Here you can see 3 of the 7 cards I made this month... so you could get a good close-up of some of my favorites.
I used the Stampin' Up 2-step stamping set called Watercolor Winter for these cards. It might be retired, but it's so awesome for so many different things. This isn't the first time I've used it.
Here you can see all 7 of the black magic cards (I made the Holly and Berries as a bonus card to see what it would look like.) with one showing the completed inside, and one of the envelopes. "No naked envelopes!"
Basic rules: Create 6 cards in a new technique you've never tried before. Finish the insides and stamp the envelopes. Take a picture or a few - enter them here before midnight the 20th of June to be considered in the voting.