Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Sunday!

This is for the Sweet Stop sketch #127 found here. I found these adorable country pumpkin images in the SNSS store recently, and couldn't wait to make a card with them. I printed them out and colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. The larger one is popped up with dimensionals. I used some retired SU! Halloween papers, and punched out some leaves with a MS punch and an EK punch. The larger ones were sponged with fired brick, vintage photo, peeled paint, and tattered rose inks and I used a stenciling tool to create the veins. After they were inked, I covered them with clear detail ep and embossed them for a little shine. I added some veins to the smaller leaves, but didn't ink or emboss them. The tag was created with my Cricut, and I used another EK punch for the zig-zag, weaving bakers twine around it. The pumpkin border was done with an EK punch, and the white panel was done with a SU! square lattice ef.
This is for today's OWH sketch challenge #88 found here. I had the sentiment panel made for a while, so I just embossed some panels and added it to the front, along with a shiny heart brad. Quick and easy, and don't you love those hearts on the white background? That's an embossing folder from Sizzix that I won from CircleB Enterprises just by playing along with one of the Stars & Stamps birthday bash challenges! Woot! I love it!
That will do it for me today, but the sun is shining here in PA so I was finally able to get a few good photographs for a change! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can enjoy the sun for at least a day or two!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Carol

34 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Both of these cards are fabulous. I love those pumpkins and those SU papers are fabby. Your OWH card is adorable. The sentiment is precious and I do love those hearts on the background paper. Now I have to go see what I can come up with. Talk soon.

jimlynn said...

In LOVE with the pumpkin card! So cute and that patterned paper is just right for the images!
Great "heart" card too. So very pretty with that fabulous white heart background!
Lynn

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

I can't decide which one I like best. I do like the embossing.

airbornewife said...

ohhhh Carol... I "heart" your card! love all the elements on your card ~ especially the embossing. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Linda said...

Wonderful CAS! Love the sentiment. Enjoy the sun!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the embossing. What an elegant card.

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JD said...

Carol, both cards are great, but I especially love those adorable pumpkings. I have so much catching up to do, both with my blog, and commenting on all your wonderful cards. I will eventually catch up. I hope so anyway. But in the meantime, before I forget...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!! HOPE IT THE BEST ONE YET!!!

ScrappinSassy said...

Carol - both of your cards are great!! I love all the detail on the pumkin card and I love love love the embossing on the heart card! :)

ThePurplePlace said...

A W E S O M E !!!!! I love both your cards!! Very creative!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Carol... I love the pumpkin card and then I scrolled down a little and WOW! your sketch card is gorgeous! I have to go check out the sketch challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Carol. Such pretty cards, but I LOVE your pumpkins! Great textures and embellishments on both! So many great elements. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

- - Sheryl - - said...

OMG I love your second card - well I love both - but stopped by to comment on the second one... Love that embossing folder. Funny how I too - embossed the same layers!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hello, my friend! 2 gorgeous creations. Isn't it funny that with being so crazy busy, I can still get some stuff posted? Ken made settlement a week late, so I got to go see the house yesterday. Needs lots of TLC, and Jim is going down daily to get it cleaned up. Love those sweet pumpkins and the embossing on the second card!

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely CUUUUUUTE pumpkin card...love those happy little faces and the cute tag with twine. Love all the texture and eye-catching colors on the second card.

....and....

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birrrrrthday, dear Carol
happy birthday to you!! :)

Cathymac said...

WOW, Carol...both cards are wonderful! LOVE the sweet pumpkin card...it just makes me want to smile right along with them.. Fabulous texture and love the mosaic background! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are both Fantastic! Love the Sweet pumpkins and the Pretty punched leaves. the embossing and bg dp's are just Beautiful! And I just love the embossing on the 2nd one! I love love love all the hearts! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

StampTramps said...

I love both of your cards. That heart embossing folder is great. I hope you get a few days of sunshine too, coz that means I will too!

Benzi said...

Carol, those pumpkins are just adorable and you inked them up so pretty. Love that paper.

You won the heart folder...good for you. It is fabulous and you've made a splendid card.

Julie said...

Awesome cards, Carol! I love all the contrast and dry embossing on your sketch card! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Samantha said...

Love both of your cards! Your card for OWH is gorgeous. I love all of the embossing!

Kathy V. said...

Love both of these Carol! The pumpkins are so nicely detailed. And the textures on the second card are wonderful.

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the mosaic paper with the pumpkins, and the embossing on the 2nd card is FAB!!

Marie Gamber said...

this is the happiest card I saw all day! Love the smiles on the pumpkins!
Hugs,
Marie

Jo said...

Hi Carol,
Both of these cards are lovely, I'm loving the texture you've added to your 2nd card :)
Jo xx

Marlene said...

Oh, these are GORGEOUS....and I'm a real sucker for embossed cards....BEAUTIFUL.

redwasher1 said...

Carol, both of your cards are awesome!! But I LOVE the first one!!! Stunning!!!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!! They are both fabulous!! I love the details and papers for the first card and the embossed details are so divine for the second one!

Janice M said...

WoW! Awesome cards Carol! I spy another new embossing folder I've never seen before!! Might have to look that one up, I think it would make awesome wedding cards too!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards, I love the second one. And Happy Birthday to you dear Carol(sorry I'm a little bit late), I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs
Anke

Kim O'Connell said...

Such happy little jack o' lantern! LOVE the DSP you chose! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sweet Stop!

Paula S. said...

I love you interpretation of this weeks OWH sketch! All that texture adds so much depth and makes me wish I could feel it in my hands.

Sue from Oregon said...

Carol...so very cute...such a great pair...great image and perfect dp to fit!

Elise said...

These ARE fabulous, my talented friend! Oh - you had me at the pumpkins, for sure! But your second card is so sharp, nautical and joyful in a glowing heart kind of way... YOUR crafty-work just makes my DAY! xoxo!

Wendybell said...

Great cards, Carol!! I have lookinglookinglooking for that heart embossing folder (on the white cardstock) and can't find it ANYwhere!! Any suggestions? Do you know the exact name of it? Thanks! My email is ronandwendy85@weixfam.com