Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Sweet Stop & OWH sketches

Hello and happy Sunday to everyone. I have two cards today for two different sketch challenges. First up is the SSS151 and here is my card....

I made a spring-like card using the SNSS Your Friendship stamp set along with some soft and pretty Echo Park springtime papers. I embossed some scraps of aqua and yellow card stock, then punched some flowers using a MS set of hydrangea punches. I layered them up with some ferns and leaves and added some Viva pearl pen accents, along with a little bow.

Here is the layout for the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch#114. They're in need of some "guy" cards and you can read all about it by clicking the link above.

Here's my card for the challenge, this time using the Super Dad digi image from SNSS. I layered it with fleur de lis and postage stamp dies, and colored it with Copics. I added some diamond-plate embossing to the red panel, and added a piece of BG kraft dsp to the blue panel, adding some gold brads just to balance everything, since the focal point is slightly off-center.
That's going to do it for me today, so thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day!

Carol

27 comments:

JD said...

Great cards Carol, the first one is so pretty with it's soft colors, and the second one is a perfect Father's day card...nicely done. Hope you are enjoying your weekend...

Lee Ann said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that diamond plate embossing folder- I love the colors in your dad card as well as all of your layers. And your floral card- spectacular! Love it!

jimlynn said...

Great cards, Carol! I'm in love with the first one....oh those flowers and DP are just super!!! The 2nd card is great too....love the die and layout on this one.
Lynn

Basslady said...

hun, these creations are so striking and awesome!

you did an amazing job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! It's fun to see such dramatically different cards in one post, rocking the feminine and the masculine! Those flowers are adorable on your first card and I love the yellow and aqua colors. The Dad card is so fun, just love it. I really like the way the center panel is layered too. Great job!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Your first card is STUNNINGLY beautiful. I love your embossed flowers and the pearls. The papers and ribbon, just everything about this card is fabulous and elegant. Your Super Dad card is great and will make a special Dad very happy and proud.
I do remember the song by Richie Valens. Talk to you soon. Enjoy the race.

Jen said...

Great cards, carol! The first one is lovely!

SusanS said...

Terrific cards Carol! Great details. I especially like the textures and colors in your masculine card - it very striking. The colors really pop.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This first one is so soft and pretty, Carol!The Super Dad is just plain old fun.

ThePurplePlace said...

I love love love both your new cards. The first card is elegant and I love the soft feminine colors and style.

And then I also love the Father's Day card and love the elements you used for the center piece! Mine looks quite boring now and I wish I had seen yours first! :)

Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing!!

Paige said...

Two great sketch cards! Love the flower arrangement on the top card - so pretty! Love the boldness and layout of the second card - great father's day card!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Carol! These are both Wonderful! Love the combo of dp's and your Wonderful flowers and verse on your first one! Just So Pretty! And What a Super Dad's Day card too! Love the kraft dp's and the diamond plate embossing! Just Fabulous my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is beautiful! Love the added flowers and your take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge! I hope you will join us again! Have a great week!

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol! Love your take on this weeks Sweet Stop sketch. Those flowers are so pretty!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Carol - two wonderful cards. I like how you layered the first card and the colors are perfect together - I also like the sketch. Your Father's day card is a hit too. I love the Super Dad digi --great job!

Sue from Oregon said...

These cards are as different as night and day and both wonderful...love the new echo park dp!

Dixie Cochran said...

WOWZERS, Carol!! Two terrific cards!! The spring card is gorgeous with all those layers and textures. Then you switched gears for the masculine card. WOW! Well done!

Julie said...

Great cards, Carol! Love that Super Dad digi - so cute! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Benzi said...

Carol, your cards are super duper as usual. I think we both like aqua and yellow together as that is what my latest card is and your masculine creation is great. That diamond-plate embossing folder is always great for the guys.

Have a great week.

Linda said...

Great cards! The Super Dad card is AWESOME!!!! TFS!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card and of course, Dad is a hero indeed!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Both of your cards are fabulous! The detail in your first card is amazing...

Sarah said...

Wow... I really don't know what to say but Wow... fabulous cards!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are fabulous, Carol. The floral spray that you created on the first card is absolutely STUNNING!! <3

airbornewife said...

Oh Carol... these are wonderful. That flowers on the first one is so pretty and I really like how you layered the sentiment on the second card.. Bravo!!

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Elise said...

HAPPY sighs, ALL around, as THAT first card made me positively DREAMY, while card number two made me SIT UP STRAIGHT, as terrific "man" cards ALWAYS get my attention! Bravissimo!

Denise Marzec said...

These are great! Love all the dimensional flowers on the first one, and that image on the second one is one I should get! I could use that for dad's father's day card.