Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sketch Challenges

Here's my card for the Stars & Stamps #93 sketch challenge found here. I'm in Valentine mode now since I've sent all my Christmas cards to OWH already. For this one, I used all BoBunny dp, adding a punched heart for interest and a tiny pink heart brad on the sentiment panel. The pink panel was embossed with little hearts, and the sentiment is from the SNSS Christmas tag clear stamp set. For this one, I let the DP have the whole show!
This is last week's sketch #92 that I never got around to finishing. The dp is also by BoBunny, and for this one I embossed the heart with a square lattice ef, and then added a tiny punched heart & key, done with a MS punch. I used a stamp-a-ma-jig for the sentiment and STILL got it crooked. DUH! Maybe the recipient won't even notice that after there are some lovey dovey words written inside :)
That's it for me today - take good care and have a great weekend! My DH is outside clearing/shoveling the snow we got yesterday. I can't wait to see what old man winter brings us next!!


Edit - the embossing folder I used on the first card is from a Sizzix Textured impressions set called the curlique and hearts set. here is what it looks like.

Carol

17 comments:

airbornewife said...

oh my.... this is so pretty. The heart embossing is perfect for your card. I love how you have the sentiment off set from the heart.. great idea. thanks so much for sharing ~ Pam

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, both cards are so pretty. It's funny how we both went with Valentine's Day mode today. I love the papers in your first card and those little embossed hearts really do make quite a statement. All around fab. card. Your second card is equally as beautiful. I love the square lattice embossed heart. That really helps it stand on it's own. Those MS pieces bring something so special to the card. Love the papers on this one also. I'm sure the recipient will not even notice the sentiment, I didn't until I read about it. That is what makes it a one-of-a-kind anyway. Look GREAT. Try to stay warm, go Tony.

Basslady said...

i love your creations!

very romantic and sweet with great texture and dp's!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

MaryS said...

Love the use of embossing, great card!

Yolanda said...

Both are beautiful. I love that heart embossing folder! Who makes it?

Linda said...

Yummy! Love Pink and brown together! The embossing and the striped paper are my fav parts! TFS!!!

Donna said...

Carol,
Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love your paper and the pink and brown together is so pretty~love the embossing!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

Both cards are so nice. I love the vintage feel of the first one. They both have so many nice elements.

Sherry Hickey said...

Such unique and beautiful Valentines! I'm cravin' that tiny hearts ef, too, Carol. Gorgeous bo Bo Bunny DPs. Lovely work.

Diane Jaquay said...

In Valentine mode already, I'm impressed lol! Love the embossed hearts, and the patterned papers you used on the first card!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are absolutely a delight...the layout of the first really caught my eye

Jen said...

Gorgeous dp and I agree, we need to know who makes that heart folder!! Do tell!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! I really feel way behind the power curve now..lol You are already in Valentine mode! Very Impressive Miss Carol! These are both so Adorable! love the embossing and fab dp's! Just Darling Valentine Cards Lady! Love 'em both! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Julie said...

Lovely cards, Carol! I love the dry embossed hearts - I gotta get that folder! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Anke said...

Oh Carol your cards are so beautiful ...

Hugs
Anke

Benzi said...

Hearts galore...love that one in stripes and your other one is so pretty with the key.

Ol' man winter may be very cruel to you this winter...getting started with a bang.

StampTramps said...

Two great cards. Thanks for sharing all the specific info, I need that when I shop..haha.. Love that heart embossing folder.