Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #65



I made 2 cards for the OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #65 today. I like this easy sketch and will most likely use it many times in the future. I used a G Studio stamp that I picked up for $1 at Michaels, and it's one of my favorite go-to stamps that I use to make cards for OWH. I used the colors of saffron and chocolate chip for the one on top, adding tiny stamped hearts using 2 more G studio stamp sets. I did a variation of the ribbon because this makes for flatter cards which are easier to mail. The next one has a flat "bow" with a bit of hemp tied around the center and fringed. The stamp was colored with markers that matched the light teal and chocolate chip cardstocks.
I'm trying to watch the Talladega race, but it's next to impossible with the picture and sound breaking up every few seconds with our cable tv.......sigh. I wish we still had analog tv sometimes because we didn't have any of this nonsense to deal with. The worst part about it all is that we actually PAY for this service!?!?! LOL
I think I'll go stamp some more :) Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!

Carol

19 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

pretty with this embossing and pretty ribbons too!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both very pretty, Carol; LOVE the one with the hearts!

Wendy said...

These cards are wonderful! The colors you chose are great. I love how the heart paper matches the heart embossing folder... and I'm not a fan of hearts!

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful cards. I could not work on anything during the race either. I love how well all your elements match up - lovely! ♥ky

Julie said...

Pretty cards, Carol! I love the light teal with the chocolate! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Donna Hanley said...

I love both of these cards today. I like your color choices and you are going to have to show me how to make that bow (so neatly) on your first card. Mine never comes out that nice. I also love the bow you did on the second card. I almost did the same bow, but changed at the last moment. I like the teal and white with the same embossing folder. I'm going to have to steal that idea. I also love the ribbon on your second card. What a finish to that race, huh? Chat soon.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderful CAS cards...wonderful cause...kudos to you for making the cards for OWH

Sue said...

Love both of these cards and colors chosen.

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards... I love the second one! That is the best sentiment, what a steal for only a dollar!

andyjay said...

Incredible cards! I especially like the one with the embossed hearts. Love how you did the ribbon on that one. TFS!

Hannah. F said...

Both of these are lovely, Thanks for sharing!

Marlene said...

Beautiful...in either color!

Benzi said...

Great cards, Carol! Don't you just love finding $1 stamps that you really like and get a lot of use from?

Sorry about the cable garbage...gosh, don't they know you have a race to watch?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have been quite busy while I have been fretting over dresses, LOL! These are awesome!

Sherry Hickey said...

Two gorgeous cards!! Love all the details, especially your sentiment and bows!

Paula S. said...

Very pretty cards. I particularly like the yellow and brown combination with the embossed hearts. Really cute!

JD said...

Both are beautiful cards, Carol!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh man, I hope your TV worked okay for that finish....'cuz it was AWESOME!!!

Both cards are totally adorable. I LOVE all the texture...especially those embossed hearts. :)

Libby Streed said...

Both cards are so delicate, tender and sweet looking. I just want to keep looking at them. There's something about them that is so soothing.