Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Stamping

This card was done for the Sweet Stop sketch challenge #106. I stamped this image a few days ago and just left it lying around, so today I made it into a card. It looks more like fall than summer, but I like these colors together. I stamped the image with versamark black ink, then embossed it with clear detail ep and sponged the colors on it while it was in the die. The smaller flowers were stamped on DP and embossed, then hand cut and popped up with foam tape. The stamps are by Sweet'nSassy, using serene silhouettes and Poppies and Greetings for the sentiment. DP is summer sun by BG and Que sera sera by K&Co. Embossed panel behind the main image was done with a SU! square lattice ef and the embossing on the gold panel was done with a Tim Holtz bricked ef.
This simple card was done for the Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #67. I used some basic grey dp and a CB embossing folder, adding some large & small tag punches for the sentiment. Sentiment is by MFP and I added some tiny star stickers and an eyelet on the tag. The tag is attached with a piece of bakers twine and I used a ribbon from my stash.
That will do it for me today, so have a great Sunday!

Carol

22 comments:

airbornewife said...

Great Dad card Carol... the embossed panel is perfect for this .. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Seongsook Duncan said...

Both of your cards are very nice. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Hanley said...

Love both of yours cards. On your first card, I also like those colors together. All of the papers go so well together and I really like the different embossing folders you used on this one. The little flowers are adorable. The S & S card turned out great. I love, love, love, the My Dad tag with the stars that go so well with the embossed stars on the background. The ribbon and paper go terrific together. I also have made 6 "Dad" cards this morning. This must be the magic number for today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

merrymstamper said...

This is so pretty Carol!! Love the silhouette stamps :-)
Both cards are great!

Linda said...

What a wonderful card! Embossing the white paper just makes it. Those gold stars are a great touch! TFS!!!

StampTramps said...

I love, love, love (is that too much?) what you did with your stamping on the first card! It looks like a good project to try sometime soon. I had to laugh when I saw your card for the sketch, because I have that paper, that embossing folder and even that ribbon! How easy will that one be for me to case?.....

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful cards...love what you did with you SSSC, that sponging is gorgeous!

JD said...

Carol, both cards are lovely, I really like how you did the background on the first...Hopefully, you will show me how you did that...hint, hint...smile. Carol, did you see that the card that you made me for my birthday that I posted at SCS was named in the "favorites" thread at SCS? Second, I also posted the Easter Card that you gave me on my blog today. Thanks again, Carol...

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are just wonderful, Carol! You have been busy today! I had to spend some time with the DH since he just got home, but I did play with the markers and the solid stamps like you did. Just didn't make them into anything yet. Congrats on what Jill had to say!

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I like the little star stickers on your tag. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Marlene said...

Both of them are beautiful...but I am especially loving the way you sponged the color onto the background in the first card. NICE!

Jen said...

Both are great, Carol! I love those little star stickers on the tag.

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwwza on the colors behind that silouette on the first one!...soooo eye catching! Love all the star texture on the second, too!

Marilyn said...

Great card! CAS & perfect!

ScrappinSassy said...

Cute cards!! The colors you used for the first card are beautiful! I love the embossing and the BG paper on the second card!

Paula S. said...

Both of these are very nice! You've done a great job combining textures and patterns on both designs.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! The colors on the first card are awesome!! I love the silhouette!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop.

Hugs,
Wendy

Wendy said...

OMGosh, both cards are awesome, Carol! I love the colors of the first one and the embossing folders you used. I cannot wait for vacation in 2 weeks to hit up L&L for some of those yummy embossing folders, I just LOVE them!
I love your 2nd card as well. The papers and embossing folder go so well together! Off to my fav's this one goes for a future case!
Great job!! :)

Benzi said...

Wow! I love your sponging..the colors are really beautiful. Great texture from your embossing folders.
Your 'Dad' card is just perfect and sure to be appreciated and loved.

Silke Ledlow said...

Carol, your Sweet Shop Sketch is GORGEOUS! Fab design and I also like your second CAS design..both are just perfect! Hugs ~S~

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, the CAS design is beautiful and the first one is adorable.

Hugs
Anke

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the drama of the first (so rich and warm and bold) and the clean lines of the second....wonderful