Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dual Cards for a Triple Play

I had time for a little stamping today, so I did 3 challenges with 2 cards. First up is the Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #21. I flipped the sketch on it's side and used someDP squares by Basic Grey. I embossed the train image on black card stock with Versamark, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I added some kraft card stock and some square gold brads for accents. I really like the masculine feel of this one!
Next up is a card I made for 2 different challenges. The sketch is from the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge (SSC155), and the beautiful color combination is from the Paper Players Challenge #2 which is to use Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue. I don't have any brilliant blue, so I substituted Pacific Point. I decided to play along with this challenge after seeing LeAnne's beautiful card here. As a matter of fact, LeAnne is the featured stamper on SCS today, so I'll be looking through more of her gorgeous cards again soon :) Congrats LeAnne!!
I hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday. I'm stamping with one eye and tuned into the NASCAR race with the other one! Fun!! LOL

Carol

stamps - Happiness is a Journey, True Friend, Carte Postale, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (All SU!)
paper - Kraft, White, SU! Cottage Wall, Basic Grey Craft pk, Black, Old Olive, Pacific Point
inks - Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
accessories - Gold ep, gold brads, SU! bashful blue ribbon, silver beads, SU! sm and lg oval punches, Nestabilities, Bow-Easy

21 comments:

Louise Fox said...

Carol, I agree the masculine feel for your train card is strong! It is a real eye-catcher! Very nice. Blessings, Louise

P.S. Carol, Nascar?

Always Playing with Paper said...

Carol! Great job with the colours this week! Love your pretty card! That train card is fabulous! Thank you for joining us this week at Always Playing with Paper!!!
Smiles,
Lesley

Corie said...

WOW -- both of these are FABULOUS. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!!

Velta said...

Oh My!!! you have really made these cards POP! Love the colors...especially on that train...Great job girl!!

Yolanda said...

The train card is wonderfully masculine.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Really great cards!!! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

Paula said...

The train card is terrific. This is definitely a sketch to keep in mind for making masculine cards. Thanks for sharing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love 'em both, Carol!

Karen Howard said...

I love the papers you used on the sketch challenge card, awesome masculine card!!!

Tricia said...

What a fantastic train card! It's stunning!!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, I love the flowers and the train card is fabulous.

Anke

Kerin said...

Great job on both cards! I especially love all of the sweet details on the True Friend card, like the miniature silver beads and perfect bow! Thanks for playing along this week!

Selene Kempton said...

I'm kicking myself that I didnt get that train when i had the chance. My inlaws have been in the railroad for years, and I should have gotten it.. :( Amazing creation!

helloholley said...

Lovely card....it makes me wish I had gotten this stamp set too!!! ;)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I am so in love with that train stamp.....I have it an it's one I'll never part with. You did a wonderful job on it and the sketch card. Thanks so much for sharing.

jaydee said...

Very pretty. Your bow is perfect, too! Great job with the paper players challenge and thank you for playing along with us in our second challenge.
hugs
jaydee
P.S. your train card is a fabulous card - perfect example of a masculine card

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful cards! I love that train image!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I love both of these cards...that train always appealed to me and I love that sketch! Very cool! The APP one is sweet as can be!!! Thanks for the sweet comments, too!
Hugs,
LeAnne

JD said...

Both cards are lovely. I especially love the one with the color combination of the blue and Olive...the colors go together so well...great job...Hugs, Jill

Sharanda said...

Both cards are beautiful! I especially like the one with the train...a great masculine card. TFS :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

These are simply gorgeous!