Criss Cross Sweet 16 & LSC SCS Challenge

My first try in making a vertical criss cross card. I was stuck to the usual horizontal criss cross, but thought I'd try to make it the "long" way. Not long in tutorial long, but long as in shape. It is very easy to make...I thought it would be more challenging, but it was just the same. I like the "MOD" look to it with the black & white squares followed by white buttons. I made this card for my cousin who turned 16 yrs. old last week. I know, I'm late, but better late than never.

Supplies Used:
CS: Basic Black & Whisper White
DP: Retro Squares by unknown (bought a pack in Target a loooong time ago)
Stamps: Elegant Greetings
Embellishments: Buttons by unknown (just using my forgotten stash)
Others: Corner Rounder punch & Tab punch from SU.

This is for the LSC136 challenge for SCS. I'm not quite happy with it as I couldn't stamp an image, ONLY a sentiment! The challenge was to use ONLY designer/patterned paper and NO stamped background. I got a card surge last night and broke out the patterned paper but went blank as to what sentiment to use. Upon trimming the PP and punching the circles and breaking out the rick-rack...this idea came to mind! I was first gonna pass the rick rack behind the sentiment, but it looked SO BORING...then when I started moving it around, I thought "A FLOWER!" and dug in to the ribbon box and broke out the Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon to make the stem and leaves. Much better than my original thought...still I'm not too happy.

Supplies Used:
CS: Groovy Guava, Only Orange, & Whisper White (SU)
Stamps: You Make Me Happy (SU)
DP: Bungalow from Marcella By K.
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Embellishments: Vanilla Rick Rack (unknown), Wild Wasabi ribbon (SU)
Others: Giga Scalloped punch (Marvy), Mega Circle punch (Marvy), & piercing tool


Maria said...

Hey, Gabby! Wow, awesome cards! I love both of them. I love the vertical criss-cross. I've yet to make one of those cards. Your second card is great with that big flower and lovely designer paper. The sentiment fits in so well. Great job!


Anonymous said...

Wowza Gabby the Black & White is so elegant, when you said a 16 yr old I thought my oh my so precious.

Speedystamper said...

OMG - That black and white card is so totally awesome!!! I'm crazy about the buttons, too! Really, really cool!!! I'll be saving that one to my faves, for sure!