Sunday, 5 February 2012

Guest Designer

In December, when Brenda told me that I've been selected to be the Guest Designer of February for Stampalot Challenge, I was so thrilled, excited and speechless with this opportunity! 

I was asked to design a card with the theme "In the Garden".  Instead of making a card, I can't resist making two cards by using the same stamp! 

For this theme, I used PB Lace Edged to create a tri-fold card.  The image is stamped with distress ink Festive Berries and heat embossed with clear powder.  I also did a little bit of masking here so that the image covers the length of the card. 

As for the second card, I stamped the background in light pink on a kraft which gives a very special effect on the card - a little silky look! 

The middle panel is stamped with HA Manuscript and heat embossed with white powder.  The PB stamped is also heat embossed in white powder and I cut part of the flower to attach on the manuscript.

Thank you for your lovely comments.


brenda said...

Good Morning Lai-Yoke

Two absolutely stunning creations.

The way you have cut away the first one gives it such a delicate almost lace like feel and offers wonderful inspiration.

Your second card in the classic black and white is totally elegant.

Thank you so much foe being our Guest Designer at Stampalot this month, it's a pleasure to work with you.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Lai- Yoke,

Fabulous cards. What a creativity ! What a talent ! Congratulations !

Hugs from France.

joy said...

Gorgeous cards, Lai-Yoke! I especially like the cutting done on the first one; but the using the same stamp for the background on the second one is very beautiful, too!

joy said...

Forgot to say congratulations on being guest designer!!!

Tracy said...

Thank you for GDT with us this month. These are such gorgeous creations, I love the way they have both turned out so differently even though using the same stamp.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lisa said...

Congrats on your guest designer gig!! So exciting Lai-Yoke!:) Love how you cut around the stamped image on the first to create a unique card front and on the second I love that subtle bg stamping- beautiful!!

Lynne K said...

Two beautiful cards for your very well-deserved Guest Designer spot. Very creative to get such different looks from the same stamp. Love the cut out image on the first one, and the second, as Brenda says, is just so elegant.

Lynne x

Sue said...

Oh many many congrats Lai-Yoke, hopefully this will open a door to becoming a permanent DT, I started slow! Your cards are wonderful, Red and White is always a beautiful combination, and your second is more subtle yet a great design.
I am so pleased for you.
Brenda did good in choosing your work, I will pop over now and give them a visit.

Annette said...

Congrats on being the guest designer...your cards are so so amazing...

Brenda said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot Lai-Yoke, that's magnificent! I always love how you trim around the stamped images, it's such a cool look!

onecraftymama said...

Congrats, Lai-Yoke! Look at the gorgeous detail cutting - it really shows off that beautiful image to a tee! And I love the effect of the light pink on kraft - must give that a try :)

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Wat leuk dat je guest designer bent! Gefeliciteerd!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations on your guest designing spot Lai-Yoke. Wonderful and creative ideas how to use one stamp in different ways!

brenda said...

Hello Lai Yoke,

Did you get either of mu mails over the last few days ? Thought it strange you've not replied and wonder if they have gone into your span folder ?

B x

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, Lai Yoke! These cards are stunning. I really love the cut-out edge on the first one and hte dark navy is so striking on the second.

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Lai-Yoke. love the colours. It's great to have you join us at Stampalot this month as a guest designer.

Nancie Quah said...

Hi Lai Yoke
Both card are gorgeous, love it. Congrats on your GDT spot.

Happy Crafting!