Saturday, August 20, 2011

Two for Saturday

I posted a couple of cards on SCS yesterday but never got around to sharing them here. First up is the card I made for the QFTD74 to honor snowmanqueen/Carolyn. I used this SU! Bloomin Beautiful image, colored it with Copics and added some embossing done with a Sizzix ef, and a punched black panel done with en EK punch. The sentiment was done on a Spellbinders Fancy tag, but the ends got torn trying to remove it from the die, so I just trimmed it into an oval. The ribbon is by Offrey.
This is a sympathy card I made and posted for the F4A78 challenge to make embossing the focal point of the card. I used this SU! ef and adorned it with some punched flowers done with a Carl sakura punch. I added some Kaiser blush pearls and the sentiment is from MSE done with CTMH grey wool ink. Very easy to do but it has quite an appeal IMHO.
I hope you're having a great weekend, and I'll be back soon with more :)

Carol

23 comments:

Basslady said...

absolutely stunning creations with a fabulous style!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

jimlynn said...

Hey Carol....BOTH are gorgeous! Love that first one with the embossing and of course your wonderful coloring. In fact, may just have to CASE this! Love it.
Lynn

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... so beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration. I like to case, too.

Joanne (jojot) said...

my jaw is on the floor in amazement...these are totally gorgeous, esp. that white on white beauty

Velta said...

I really hope you know me well enough by now Carol...because I am fixing to say something I only say to my "real" friends..."Shut up I hate you"!!! Why didn't I think of this? Your work is going to be CASE'd, because I just plain LOVE it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy your weekend!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, these cards are fabulous, both of them. You never cease to amaze me. I love the Blooming Beautiful set and that stamp specifically. Great coloring as usual. It goes so nice with the pink, black and your ribbon. I love the diamond embossing. Great job. I am a sucker for white on white so I have to say that, today, that is my favorite card, probably of all time. What a stunning card. Having to receive a sympathy card is the worse, darkest feeling in the world, but if someone received this card, it would add a quite bit of light to their days. I know I can't do this card justice, but I am certainly going to try. So if you see something like it on my blog, just remember is CASing is the highest form of a compliment. Thanks so much for sharing you wonderful talents with everyone.

Wendy said...

Both cards are absolute gorgeousness! Is that even a ord? LOL I cant pick one that I like more! Great job on both, Carol! :)

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwie, girlie. These are beautiful. I'm ESPECIALLY lovin' that second one with the dimensional flowers.....wit whewwwww!

gbinion said...

this sympathy card is so elegant! i hope you don't mind if i CASE it!!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, both of them.

Hugs
Anke

Benzi said...

Carol, these are two fantastic cards. I LOVE the white on white and what a great sympathy card it made.Punch, punch, punch....

On the first, the embossing looks super and I love that pretty ribbon to match your image.

It's all GOOD!!!

Tammy said...

OMGosh both of these are gorgeous carol!! Fabulous coloring on the first card and I ABSOLUTELY love the sympathy card! The all white is stunning!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

absolutely stunning Carol...no wonder they were highlighted on the best of the week at SCS! Congrats...definitely going into my CASE file LOL! Thanks too for the shout out on SCS...I was tickled pink!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Girlfriend, these are both gorgeous! The white on white is exactly what I want to make for a certain someones wedding day! Can't you see Mr & Mrs instead of sympathy? Ack!

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza!! They are super gorgeous Carol! The white sympathy card is breathtaking!

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Carol! Added that Sympathy one to my favs over on SCS!!

Elise said...

*THUNK!* THESE are positively exquisite! I litterally GASPED out loud when the second one came into view -OUTSTANDING job, my love! Wow... {!}

jojoscraps said...

Wow Carol
I love both cards, but the white on white is just stunning!
Jo xx

Vanessa Middleton said...

I really love your sympathy card. It's beautiful in all white with the butterfly and pearl accents.

JD said...

Beautiful cards, Carol!

jules said...

wow stunning cards!!!

Kelly said...

Hi Carol! I seen this card on Pintrest and just had to come to tell you how stunning it was! I'm signing up to follow you...I love your style. I'm going to have to keep my eye on you...lol!

Mary Decker said...

I was going to post the same sentiments as Kelly, as I just saw your card on Pinterest. I am going to follow you. You are so talented and inspirational!

Miss Mary