Saturday, April 28, 2012

Queens and Birthdays


Hello and happy Saturday! I'm sharing a couple cards I posted over on SCS earlier this week. This card was made for the QFTD110 challenge, which celebrated Holly/aka Toy as the latest queen for the day. I cased this pretty card from her gallery and made my own version, keeping the same basic design. I used the lattice weaving technique, creating a window with a SB labels 4 die and then embossing it with a CB swiss dots ef. Next I put a piece of square lattice embossed cardstock behind the woven panel and matted with real red cardstock. I used a SU! bird punch along with a MS fern punch to create the leaves and the red gemstones were a $1 find from Michaels. I used 2 different flower punches and the SU! word window and fancy labels punches for the computer-generated sentiment.

This card was made for the SC382 sketch challenge. I'm using a new SNSS digi image called butterfly and flower. I used a very old piece of dsp for the background, and added some pure poppy dsp behind the punched border. The border was done with an EK brick pattern punch that I won from Simon Says Stamp, as part of a prize package for winning over at the House Mouse challenge blog! Whee! I colored the image with Copics and cut it with a SB square die, adding some pretty pink gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty - which I also won as part of a prize package from a different House Mouse challenge! Double Whee!! I added the birthday greeting from the SNSS Poppies and Greetings clear stamp set and used some circle punches to create it. The green mats were done with PTI new leaf cardstock.
That will do it for me today, so thanks for stopping by and I wish all of you a fabulous crafty weekend!

Carol

12 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

rub a little of that House Mouse luck on me! These are wonderful, and I would love it if you brought some new toys to our next play date. LOL!

LeAnne said...

This is just GORGEOUS! What a clever idea! And that brick punch is beautiful too! Lucky you!

jimlynn said...

BOTH are simply gorgeous!!! Love the lattice on the first and the punch on the second - along with those fabulous images. So pretty.
Lynn

Elaine said...

Thgis is beautiful I love it Hugs Elaine

Paige said...

Oh Carol, I'm so happy you shared these two masterpieces on your blog! Both are stunning!

redwasher1 said...

Carol, wow!! Your card is incredibly beautiful!!!

JD said...

Both cards are so beautiful. Would not want to pick a favorite! I really like both of them. Nicely done!

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards, Carol. I especially love the lattice one.....it's stunning!

ThePurplePlace said...

I am awe of all your amazing cards! They are all gorgeous and have so much wonderful details! The colors is also perfect and really shines!!

The Morning Glory card is lovely...those flowers are one of my favorites! :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Just gorgeous Carol!!!

Benzi said...

Wow, Carol! Beautiful work this weekend. I love both cards. I didn't get to do the QFTD this past Friday...had visitors all weekend. Guess what? I'm behind on everything. You know about that, I'm sure. It happens to us crafters at one time or another.
You are a lucky girl to be winning all these prizes.

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are both Beautiful Beautiful!! 8-) Love the flower covered lattice on your first one and the Gorgeous image and dp's on your second one, not to mention I Love your Fabulous punched panel as well!
8-)

Hope you have a Great week my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon