WCMD 2013 with Studio Calico

Happy Monday! Here to finally share with you four cards that I made for the Studio Calico World Card Making Day challenge (I know, I know---super late). They hosted five different challenges, and I was so excited to play along! Part of the reason I was so excited to play along was because they'll also select a guest designer from the entires. I have to admit, I'd love to guest design with a card kit; I just love Studio Calico products! I had so much fun playing along.
The first challenge was a mood board challenge found here. I stamped triangles in the colors of the mood board using the Trifecta set from Mama Elephant. Then, I stamped a leag swag using stamps from Studio Calico's Toolbox class.
I then mixed in some goodies from the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper and the new Dear Lizzie Polka Dot Party collection. A little sticker sentiment from Studio Calico and a fun border, and voila--a mood board inspired card.
I really love the little bits of gold that pop in this card, and the embossed dots texture that is subtle, but adds the perfect amount of detail at the bottom of the card.
Another challenge was to take five of one product and design a card with it. I chose to use patterned paper as my "take five" element.
I took a journaling die cut from the new Dear Lizzy Polka Dot party collection and used it as a guide to trim strips of various patterned papers from Polka Dot Party, Heidi Swapp's Mixed Company collection and the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper. 
I created a clustered focal point of a punched butterfly and flowers with some patterned paper pennants too!
This card was created for the Use Your Scraps challenge, and I was inspired by the amazing Maile Belles. Not only is she an amazing designer, but she has this amazing offset way of layering patterned paper, and I am so in love with it; I just had to try it with this card because I had so many scraps of patterned paper. I took paper from an older Studio Calico collection as well as the Atlantic collection.
I also mixed in some vellum embossed with dots, some random sequins lying on my desk and a wood veneer butterfly that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Add in some bits of left over border punch patterned paper and a brightt blue scrap of riboon, and voila! Scraps that work together.
 I made this card for the Ombre Challenge. I took a really old Studio Calico arrow border stamp. I inked it with one light color, stamped it on cardstock, and then inked it again with darker ink color and stamped on the cardstock overlapping the previous image so that the two colors would overlap, creating an ombre effect
Here's a little close up of the ombre arrows with Studio Calico arrow wood veneers. To create some visual interested and break up all the lines, I used a vellum hello die cut from Heidi Swapp's newMixed Company collection.

Thanks for joining me today. I'm sorry that I am so late in posting these. The day that I was scheduled to post these I was having massive issues with Blogger making my photoshopped photos super dark. Apparently, some friends were having the same problem, and after having to create a google+ account to fix it, I got completely wrapped up in crafting and planning the gender reveal party for our little Twig. You can see how much fun that party was here at Twig's blog.

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