Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's the Weekend!

Happy Saturday everybody! I hope you're all having a great weekend and staying warm!
First up is a card for the C4C19 challenge which is to make a birthday card. My birthday stash was getting low anyway, so this was the perfect opportunity to add to it. The image is a clear stamp I got from a $1 bin at Joanne's. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with clear ep. I colored it with Tombows and added a few stickles to the candles along with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the frosting. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used some pink passion and pacific point cardstocks, embossing the pink with the numbers ef and layering all on a white cardstock base. Lastly, a few snippets of ribbon were added for interest.
This card is for the JUGS15 challenge to add stitching. It's also for the OCC 3D challenge to create a 3D card. I used an old piece of self-adhesive fabric binding on the vertical panel and stitched it down to real red cardstock with my sewing machine. I used a scalloped punch on that panel. The hearts were cut with my Cricut from Vintage Cream and Real Red and popped up on dimensionals on each layer. I laid down a few diagonal strips of Scor-tape and added some MS tinsel glitter for the background. The Lovey Dovey heart from the "A Little Somethin" SU set was stamped with Versamark, and embossed it with red ep. I added a few Geo Sparkler red heart stickers to the top and the smallest heart and finished it all off with a red grosgrain ribbon tied in a knot. I just couldn't seem to get a good picture of this card for some reason. I tried using red and black backgrounds, but they looked even worse than this photo! Maybe my camera just doesn't like glitter or something?! LOL
That's it for me today, but thank you to all of the ladies who gave us these great challenges and samples for inspiration! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Carol

15 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

I can see your glitter just fine! Fun cards this morning! I hope to play with my cricut today!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Carol, this is such a lovely card! You did an awesome job stitching down that fabric binding + I like the fact that you incorporated fabric - how cool is that?! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge! I hope you return next Saturday for an all new challenge!

Maria Levine said...

I love both of your cards. The images are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us!

Francie G. said...

Wow! Carol two fabulous cards in one day!

StampOwl said...

2 wonderful cards, thanks for playing with the C4C

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for playing with the C4C Crazies......what a fun b'day card....and I also love that Valentine card....you are a stampin' fool, eh????

Denise said...

Very beautful cards! I just Love that BD one, the embossing background is great.
Aloha & Hugs,
Denise

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the bright pink in the birthday card, and that valentines card is SOOOOO pretty! Love that stitched fabric and the glittery red strips in the BG!

Joycelyn Turner said...

What a perfect birthday card...those sparkly candles are fab!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lovely cards and the 3-D one for the OCC challenge is really beautiful. I love the popped hp hearts and the glittery strips. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the OCC!

Gabby said...

Lovely creation!!!

Thanks for playing with us at JUGs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two more BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!!

The BG on the birthday card is sooo cool...I don't think I've ever seen that folder. Your OCC card looks wonderful with the 3D hearts, the sparkles and stitching!!!

Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Andrea M said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Lisa Kind said...

Love both cards, Carol! I like the diagonal stripes on the Valentine card! So clever! And so is the sewing on the card! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!

Alicia said...

What a great Valentine card. The stitching really adds to it! Thanks for playing along!