Monday, February 6, 2012

Catching up with Challenges

I made this card for the Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #107. I was able to make a masculine birthday card by using up a couple scraps from my bin. The black panel was done with a Sizzix ef, and I used Copics in 3 shades to add some gradient color to the sentiment. The ribbon slide was cut with my Quickutz die and embossed with silver ep. I added some faux stitching and turquoise ribbon for the finishing touch.

This card uses the same sketch as the card above, but I flipped it and made  a card for Mother. This is for the Stars and Stamps ODBD challenge to use ribbon. I used a piece of polka dot dsp and embossed it with the petals a plenty ef from SU, dotting the flowers with a spica glitter pen. The image is sweet peas from Flourishes and I did a little paper piercing around the outside edges. The sentiment is by Verve stamps, and the ribbon is one of those little bobbin ribbons I picked up at JoAnne's. I tied a knot to the vertical ribbon first, and then added a separate bow done with the Bow Easy - fastened on top with strong tacky glue. The dsp and card stock is all from SU!

And here is one more card that meets 3 challenges. I used the Serafina Heart die by MB along with some Cherry Cobbler card stock for the main image, and made a border using diagonal strips of Cherry Cobbler & BoBunny Crush dsp. The tiny tag from SU was hand written and I used a tiny punch-out heart from the SNSS hearts and stars border dies. This card is for the Stars and Stamps CAS  skip challenge, as well as the TLC363 to make your own stripes, and the CAS156 to make a CAS card using hearts.

That's going to be it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and if you missed it, be sure and check out Heidi's February calendar page below this post! You'll be glad you did :)

Carol

12 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, you've left me speechless again with your beautiful cards. That gradient coloring on your first card is amazing. The second card is just so pleasing to the eye. Someone's Mother is going to be thrilled and the third card is so very stunning. I LOVE that die. Have a great day, my friend.

Jen said...

Great cards, Carol! Love the last one... that heart die is pretty amazing!

JD said...

All great cards, but I especially like your "Mother" card...Lovely, and I KNEW you would enter the "stripes" challenge at SCS...You are so good with doing stripes!

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous selection love the elegance on the blue one so classy the delicate nature of the second and totally gorgeous embossing and that die is totally awesome so pretty in your presentation
Hugs Kate xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are a crafting machine, my friend! Fantastic creations!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Your cards are just lovely! So pretty and so elegant!

I simply adore your "Mother" card - it is stunning!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I can't pick a favorite they are all great!

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! I love the gradient coloring, that's a great little detail. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Benzi said...

Super cards, Carol..just beautiful. Love the turquoise and the pretty, ribbon slide. The second is going to make your Mom very happy. Your post makes me wonder where on earth my Bow Easy could be and the third has that beautiful and unique heart. Good crafting going on here.

Yolanda said...

These are terrific. I really LOVE that mother's day card. the colors and flowered dp--every detail of it is just gorgeous.

Cindy E. Burton said...

Wow! Beautiful! I LOVE the "Mother" card. I really like how you explain what you've done. I would never have thought to put a bow ON TOP OF a knot. But what a gorgeous looking bow. Thanks for sharing your technique...

Shannon White said...

Oh these are al just Fabulous Miss Carol! Love the first two being the same sketch but both looks o Different and Wonderful in their own right! 8-) And Love the last one too, especially the little strips of different dp's at the bottom! You are so Creative my friend! Just Love them all! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon