Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A MWT and a PB lift

This card is for the mid-week throwdown over at the Stars & Stamps blog. The challenge this week is to create cards of appreciation for a military spouse. I chose the Sweet'nSassy Serene Silhouettes image and a sentiment from SNSS Poppies and Greetings. I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and immediately poured clear detail EP on top, and followed with heat embossing. Then I sponged some Memento summer sky and SU! not quite navy inks. I made the frame with spellbinders labels four from navy cardstock and layered everything on a top note die cut. The embossed panel was done with the SU! square lattice ef.
This one is for the Penny Black challenge, which is to "lift" one of the DT's card designs......in other words - to CASE it. I found this gorgeous card by Elizabeth Allan and knew I had to make my own version. I used the PB set "To You", coloring with Copics and embossing the finished colored piece with clear detail ep. I added some gingham ribbon and a tiny button to the yellow flower center, tied with some pink embroidery thread. I switched up the colors, and didn't pop up all the flowers like Elizabeth's card, but I did add an embossed background for a little interest. I used some PB mix & match cardstock and I'm pleased with the way this one turned out.
Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me here and have a great Wednesday!

Carol

14 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

pretty use of ribbon on these. The first card is so soothing it would make a lovely sympathy card too. Those are always hard for me.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol. Loving the soft and vibrant blues in the first - and those flowers in the second just pop!

JD said...

Lovely cards...I really like the colors of the first card!

Paula S. said...

Very pretty cards. I loe how you tied the flower bouquet with the ribbon. Such a beautiful touch!

Jen said...

These are gorgeous cards! I love the colors on the first card.

Wendy said...

WOW, both cards are so pretty, Carol! Awesome job!! :)

Velta said...

Hello Carol....again...you are an amazing paper craft artist!!! Both cards are just stunningly beautiful and I love all of the colors you chose...Thanks for sharing !!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, here it is Thursday, and I am just getting to see these beauties! Having gotten to play in the last 24 hrs. like I had planned. These are fantastic, Carol! I just loved being able to play with both of these sets, and I see you used my favorite embossing folder!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love both of these cards. The colors in the first card are beautiful and it all looks so good on the lattace work. The ribbons add a nice little touch. Great Job. Your second is equally as beautiful. I love that sentiment also. Again, the ribbons - just the right touch. Have a great day.

Silli said...

Fabulous Carol, love the embossing!!! HUGS

Spyder said...

Oh this is a lovely card...oh there's two, that one's lovely too!
and my bigshot is blue cos it's about 4 years old, maybe 5 now, but it's still going strong! and that naughty dog!? just as well we had him on a lead as we really had to tug to get him out of the mud!
Glad you liked the freebie
(Lyn)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...both of these are dramatically gorgeous....love the layouts....wonderful

Benzi said...

Both are just beautiful. I love Memento summer sky and use it often. Your sponging with the blues is just so pretty. Super creation.

The bouquet of flowers on the second is lovely...looks like something a Mother would love to receive. Beautiful work.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Carol, these are both gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!