Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas is in the Air

EEEK! The sun is shining here in PA, but don't say it too loud or it will disappear again I'm sure! LOL We've had practically a solid month of rain!
This card is for the Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #89 found here. I embossed the deer image with gold on a piece of BoBunny dp and added some pearl pen accents to the antlers. With the photo, I either got a clear embossed image without the pearls showing, or I got the pearls showing and the embossed image nearly invisible! Ah well, I decided this would be the photo I'd use. You'll have to take my word for it that it looks better IRL. I used an embossing folder I won from Circle B Enterprises by playing along with one of the S&S challenges recently. (thanks Veronica) The pearl pen accents also came from a prize package I won from Julie by playing another S&S challenge during the birthday bash. {thanks Julie} If you've never tried a pearl pen, you don't know what you're missing! This thing works so well and really dresses up your cards!
All the dp is by BoBunny and the sentiment was done with cherry cobbler and my Quickutz.

I'm entering this card into Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #85 to use polka dots. I used some dp from the Jingle pad by Lily Bee and paired it with some Baja Breeze card stock. I embossed the polka dot panel with a CB snowflakes ef. The image & sentiment are by SNSS and were done on a labels 18 die. While it was still in the die, I went around the edge with a silver glitter pen. I lightly colored the image with pastel colors, and then popped up the darker colored inchie for interest. I added a piece of polka dot ribbon from my stash and this was done. I thought this was the perfect image to send to OWH, so that's where this card is going.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're enjoying your week so far.

Carol

22 comments:

Ronni said...

You do beautiful work! The sketch challenge is absolutely beautiful - I especially like how you placed the red ribbon on the diamond by the dreen ribbon - it is a very elegant card!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Glad you like the pearl pen - it looks great on the antlers! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Glad you like the pearl pen - it looks great on the antlers! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, these are both spectacular. Carol your work is just fabulous and so inspiration. What beauties. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Friends "Dots" Challenge. It is a delight to visit and see your creative way your used your dots. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Tammy said...

OMGosh these are gorgeous Carol!! I absolutely love the puppy card! Just too cute!
Hugs, Tammy

Sue said...

Beautiful card!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, Carol, LOVE the embossing and colors on the deer card, so very elegant!!!

airbornewife said...

Carol... your cards are stunning. I love that Christmas card.. great use of that reindeer stamp. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Linda said...

Both card are super elegant. Love the images and embossing! Great use of ribbon!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a cute card for our polka dot challenge! Thanks for playing with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are both so Gorgeous!! Love the embossing on both and The Gold Embossed Reindeer on the first one and the Darling Puppy on the 2nd! So Sweet! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

JD said...

Just beautiful! The sun didn't stay out too long did it? I almost forgot what sunshine looks like? LOL Hope you have a great week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Stopping by to do a catch up! Just beautiful, Carol! Eleven days and counting. Tick, tick, tick.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Sorry this comment is so late, but we're just back from a long weekend away. Love both of these cards. What a gorgeous, JOYful card you first card is. I love that ef and the look of the image on that paper. The liquid pearls are perfect. Your second card is just outstanding. What a fantastic coloring job. I love the embossed paper on this one also. That image is a favorite of mine and I just got it in yesterday's mail. Now I have to see if I can do it any justice (as you did). I will turn to your card for hints on coloring and inspiration, that's for sure. Have a great day.

StampTramps said...

Ooooooooh, ahhhhhhh, on both cards! I blinked when the sun was out and now it's raining again!

Benzi said...

Both are fabulous, Carol! Love how you've used those ribbons on that beautiful Christmas card. And, I have never used a pearl pen but you have sure peaked my interest. I need one now. LOL

Love that doggie card...just precious.

Carol, I haven't forgotten the sweet Butterfly Award you gave me. I have been soooooo busy and will put it on my blog soon. Forgive me? :-)

Velta said...

Stunning on the first card and Adorable on the second card Carol! My goodness you are one talented lady!!! TFS!!

Marlene said...

What can I say that I haven't already said? your cards are gorgeous...beautiful....eye catching creations!

Oh and pssst...I was talking to Jill today. We need to all get together for lunch one day soon!

Elise said...

THESE are soooo much fun, Carol! Imagine - YOU! {Winning a texture folder - huh...} tee hee Congrats, my dear. Thank goodness you didn't waste any time making look FABULOUS! Both of these are so technqique {and TALENT!} rich! What fun!

Pat Garvin said...

Great Christmas Cards. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cats Friends.

Janeen said...

two beautiful cards. love the inchie on this one, great idea that i will have to steal *shhhhh" Thanks for playing in the Speedy the Cat challenge to use dots. We appreciate you.

Joanne (jojot) said...

exquisite cards...wow...fab embossing