Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Two-fer!

Today's card is for two challenges. I played along with the SC321 sketch and I'm also entering this into the OWH Stars and Stamps MWT challenge, which is any occasion/anything goes. For this card I used some things that have been sitting around collecting dust for years! The green & white checkered prima flowers were in a mixed jar of primas I bought at a convention about 5 years ago. I never quite knew what to do with them because of the checkered design. Using the faux pressed flower technique really tones them down and makes them easier to use. I pulled out some punched scalloped squares in navy, added the flowers with glue stick, then ran them through the Big Kick with a SU! lattice square embossing folder. The brads have been in my stash since I first began scrapbooking eons ago. The white embossed panel is a Tim Holtz Damask texture fades ef, and the ribbon is white satin. The sentiment and stars are by Hero Arts, done in Night of Navy and Memento New Sprout inks. This card was very simple to create, and I love that I was able to use things that have been unloved for so long!
I hope you're all having a great Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

17 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oooo, you tried the OWH tutorial, wow what a gorgeous card with the sketch incorporated too! Very nice~

Benzi said...

Great way to use those flowers, Carol! I need to use some things that have been in my craft room for quite a while. Your colors are great and you've used some wonderful embossing folders. I really like the background, too.

Benzi said...

Congrats, Carol, for being on a new DT. No surprise there as you do fabulous work. Your teacher card is just the 'best'. I'm sure any teacher would love to have it.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love this card. Great colors and design. Congrats on being a new DT member. You deserve it.

Yvonne said...

You made a beautiful card! :)
~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

JD said...

Great job with the challenge. You have given me some ideas.

Velda said...

Good thinking. The dark frames realy make those flowers pop. Good color combo.

Diane Jaquay said...

Cute card Carol! I really love the scalloped squares with the cute flowers, they look wonderful embossed like that! Btw, I FINALLY bought that embossing folder but haven't used it yet lol!

Sue from Oregon said...

I LOVE this color combo as well as all the gorgeous textures!

Paula said...

I love all the texture in your card and the way you've used the flowers have given me some inspiration to try it with some of my odds-n-ends.

Wendy said...

Great card, Carol! I love the embossing folders on this and those gorgeous flowers! Terrific job on the sketch challenge! :)

Michelle said...

Girl...a two-fer? I can't even manage a one-fer these days!

Miss you...talk soon, okay? xoxo

Sherry Hickey said...

I love navy and lime green together, as well as your cute brads and the 2 kinds of embossing. Really pretty card, Carol!

Denise Marzec said...

Love all the texture on this!

Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol, I love the flowers and yur embossing.

Hugs
Anke

Joanne (jojot) said...

loving all the texture on this one....great use of the sketch

Elise said...

HELLOOOOOOOO, crafty the craftress! This is just a textile lover's piece of eye candy, if EVER there was some! Yeowza! Makes me want to run off to emboss EVERY piece of paper I can find! YOU are on FIREEEEEEEEEEE!

Yee Haw!