March 11, 2013

Iron Craft Challenge!


Hi everyone!  I have such a fun post to share with you today.  A couple of weeks ago I got the sweetest email from a fellow crafter, Chaitali, of Cuts Crops and Creativity.  She explained that she's a big fan of the show Iron Chef and had an idea to create a crafting challenge inspired by it.  You can read all about it and see the first Iron Craft guest HERE.


Now, while I'm blushing at the thought of being called a "celebrity" crafter, I was completely honored to be asked to participate in what will become a weekly feature on Chaitali's blog.  Ready to see our challenge "ingredients"?

For this week's Iron Craft challenge, we used this color board from Design Seeds and stamps from Papertrey Ink's Happy Trails.


These colors definitely have a masculine vibe to me, and I've been wanting to make a simple set of notecards that would be appropriate for the men in our lives.  Think teachers, coaches, and co-workers.  For a set like this, it's best to keep things flat for mailing and no-frills.


Each card is stamped with one of my all-time favorite borders from PTI's Background Basics:  Retro in two shades of brown and two shades of blue onto an Oatmeal card base.  Then I simply added a sentiment and one or more accent images from Happy Trails.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Oatmeal)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Happy Trails, Background Basics:  Retro)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze), ColorBox (Dune)

I can't wait to see what Chaitali created for the Iron Craft challenge, and I hope you'll pay her a visit, too!  Many thanks to her for including me this week!

Have a great start to your week, and thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Chaitali Narla said...

Those are fantastic notecards! Love how you used the colors and stamps!! Thanks so much for playing with me!

Alanna said...

WOW, these are amazing. So simple but they really make a big impact.

Lindsay said...

LOVE these Christina! those colors are fab!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cristina that is such a fantastic set of masculine note cards. I love the colours and your fun design. Sounds like a fun new challenge.

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE these cards! The colors are perfect for masculine cards!

Joyce said...

My goodness--these are all stunning, and I had to pin every single one. What a fun challenge, too. DH loves Iron Chef, and it seems like that show is always on in our house. How fun to do it with stamps.

Brandi said...

These are awesome!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Love this set of note cards. So cute! I especially love the ink "splats". hugs

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! You're a celeb in my book. :) I am in LOVE with these...all of them. I especially love the ink splats. Pretty sure after a long debate (this set has been out a while) I'm going to have to give in and buy it. I love how you've used it.

Sara Mac said...

Awesome set of cards Christina! I love this set and now you've given me more inspiration to use it.

xiumaiyuki said...

These are fantastic!

Marybeth said...

Christina I love each one. These are just gorgeous . Congrats on your well deserver honor! Not sure how long you have had this picture up … but you look great!

Lynn said...

Swoon...I'm in love with this set! Awesome!

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness....LOVE both cards, Christina!!

Suzanne said...

THIS is a fabulous challenge and you are the perfect celebrity for it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards, too! Congrats!!!!

KayM said...

Oh your cards are just wonderful!! I'm going to have to add that border to my card! I really love what you've done with it and the colors are so pretty!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Uber fab!!!

Jingle said...

Your cards are absolutely fabulous! Love the design and how you brought in the colors! Awesome!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

wow Christina! I just love these cards! Makes me want to get that the Happy Trails set even more! I really love the way you did the feathers on the 2nd card. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Christina. Love the way you used the colors. The stripes look great and I just {heart} those Happy Trails images. Congrats on being one of the Celebrity Crafter!

Annheidel said...

Neat series of cards!

Kim S said...

A truly gorgeous set!

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