Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Two challenges

There's a tic-tac-toe challenge running for the month of March over on the Stars & Stamps blog, being sponsored by OurDailyBreadDesigns. They'll be making a shipping donation to OWH based upon the number of cards linked up to this challenge, so I hope you'll make some time to come play along. You can find the specifics (and tic-tac-toe board) right here. I chose a straight line right across the middle to make a card with a digi image, layers, and embossing. The pre-colored digi is from the Paper Shelter and the embossing was done with a Sizzix embossing folder (curlique & hearts) and the sentiment was done with an Inkadinkado stamper and hand-cut. Quick and easy and a perfect card for OWH!
Next up is an Easter card I made for the Shop our Stash challenge 42 to use embossing. This is a digi image from the Stamp Fairy.com and it might be retired, because I couldn't find a link for it on their website. I colored it with Copics, cut it using the SB labels 18 die, edging the inside with a silver paint pen before cutting. The mat was traced around the outside of the die with a silver paint pen on blue card stock and then cut out by hand. I added the sentiment using 2 tiny tags. The bunny tail has a smidgen of liquid applique just for fun. The embossing was done with a Sizzix snowcap ef. This card will be going to my DGD for Easter.
That wraps things up for me today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

14 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Two cuties. I love both of those embossing folders. The precolored image on your first card is very pretty and you did an outstanding coloring job on the Stamp Fairy Image. Talk to you soon.

Basslady said...

hun, i love your creations!

they make me smile and admire your creativity!
go on crafting...you are such an inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

jimlynn said...

Both are grand! Love the way you did the sentiment on the first card and that wonderful embossing! The second one is TOO CUTE! The tail says it all! Just precious.
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so far behind on commenting that I must apologize. I have not even thought of Easter. We are in wedding mode, sorry! So adorable!

Benzi said...

Darling cards...love that litte bitty bunny tail on the second one and the colorful egg. What a cute mailbox full of 'love' with the first card. Adorable creations, Carol!

JD said...

Two lovely cards from you. You always seem to pick the perfect embossing folder for your backgrounds, they really make the cards pop against your beautifully colored images!

Shannon White said...

Oh these are both Soo SWEET!! 8-) Love the EF's you used for both Miss Carol! And Love the way you did your sentiment on your first one! Very clever! 8-) Your sweet little bunny's tail is Too Darned CUTE!! 8-) just makes me smile! Love the little bow too! Just Wonderful cards my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

two beautiful cards - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, your cards are so classy! That bunny tail made me laugh. Love it!

Jennipher said...

Carol these are both fantastic! You've inspired me to print out some of my paper shelter images. Aren't they just great!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are so very sweet....love the texture on both as well

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards. I especially love the image on the second card...sooooooo cute!

Deena said...

fabulous embossing...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week...

Crystal said...

Such adorable cards, love the embossed backgrounds! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this week :)