Sunday, April 1, 2012

Two Sketch challenges

Hello everybody! Today I have 2 cards that I've made for sketch challenges. This is the sketch challenge from the Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC25, which is to use the sketch along with an "uplifting sentiment."


I made this card entirely from scraps sitting on my table! I added a couple different ribbons along with a punched border and a Studio G sentiment that I colored with Marvy markers before stamping. I'm happy with the way this one turned out because purple & green is my favorite color combination :)


Next is this week's OWH Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #115....

...and this is my card for the challenge. I'm trying to add in a few more Dad cards before my next box gets mailed. This can be used for father's day, or just a card for Dad. I try to keep them general like this, so that they can be used year-round, and not just for father's day. I used a glue stick to add the stars to the background, and then ran it through the machine with a houndstooth ef. The sentiment is by AMuse, and the letters that spell "DaD" are cardstock letters that I've had for probably ten years and seldom use. I have oodles of them, so I should start using them instead of letting them collect dust in a box somewhere!
Edit: Thanks to Jennipher for letting me know this card works for the Sentimental Sundays challenge #96 to make a hero card with a sentiment.
That's it for me today, but I thank you for stopping by and wish you a wonderful Sunday!

Carol

33 comments:

Ronni said...

Great card Carol! So colorful and patriotic! You have been busy this morning! I like how you backed the ribbon - it really makes it pop!

Linda said...

Awesome...awesome...awesome...love he coloring on the hero! TFS!!!

Cheryl said...

Great cards Carol! Love the colors on both of them.

Margaret said...

Fantastic Dad card.

Jen said...

Carol, that is one awesome dad card!!

tweetybugshouse said...

very nice cards thanks for playing along at the perfect sentiment this week.

Donna Hanley said...

Hey Carol, I'm trying to visit blogs and watch the race at the same time. These two cards are so very special. Your first card has just beautiful shades of your two favorite colors. Very, very pretty and delicate. Your second card is the perfect card for any Dad any time of the year. I have some of those letters also and I, too, should pull them out and use them. Enjoy your race, dear.

jimlynn said...

Both are great! Love the colors on the first one and stars on the second! Great sketch too.
lynn

StampTramps said...

Hi Carol! I see you made a couple of great looking cards this week! They lied about the sunshine today, but that's ok, it just means more cards for the heroes!

Wendy said...

Your cards are terrific! I really like the purple & green card. Feels very Spring-like.

Susan said...

both cards are great.

Sarah said...

Great card. The embedded stars look amazing!

Paula S. said...

Two beautiful cards! I love both color combos so choosing a favorite is hard but the Dad care is wonderful with that embossed star paper you made. Smart thinking to stick with a sentiment like this too... it could make a great Birthday card for some hero's Dad.

Jennipher said...

These are both fabulous Carol. You need to enter your hero card into our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays. It's a perfect fit. I love your interpretation of the sketch from Perfect Sentiments. I used purple and green together for the first time this week and WOW I love it.

JD said...

Both great cards, Carol, I like the colors of the first card...I know your favorite color Purple!

Pam Speidel said...

Double Goodness! Just had to pin the purple/green card! Love everything about it! :)

redwasher1 said...

WOW! Carol, both of these cards are stunning!!!

Bea und Doreen said...

both cards are so great.
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
Hugs
Doreen

Julie said...

Both great cards, Carol! I especially love the embedded embossed stars panel you used! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Margaret said...

I'm a big fan of purple also. Both cards are fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Elise said...

YEOWZA, girl - THESE are wonderful! I love HOW talented AND prolific you are: it's like a FESTIVAL-o-craft! FABULOUS creations, as ALWAYS!

Sassy said...

Both so very special. Love the colors in the first card. Gorgeous. And the HERO card for Dad - wonderful. Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment.

Benzi said...

Super cards and I love that ribbon on the purple and green card. The card is beautiful and I'm sure your DAD card is going to make someone's day.

Shannon White said...

Wonderful Wonderful! 8-) Love both of these Miss Carol! 8-) The first is so pretty with your Lovely color pallet ( LOVE purples and greens together!) an what a Fabulous Dads day card too! Love the stars and Perfect sentiment! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Denise Marzec said...

Really sweet ribbons on the first card. I especially love them paired up with the doily border. Sweet!

Sandy said...

I love how you showed two different cards with the layout! The first card is so pretty with the lavendar and celery color combo. The embossing is perfect with the pretty ribbons. The second card is a great card all the way around. Love the patriotic feel which works for any "dad" type card. The embossing on the paper and the ribbon are all perfect touches! Love them both.

Sam Pirkle said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the color combo you used with purple and green. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Krista Quick said...

Both cards are great, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Perfect Sentiments challenge one! I of course love the colors. The textures and patterns all throughout are perfect! :)

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

I love both these cards -- the first for the color combination and the second for the sentiment.

Nicely done!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

gorgeous cards, love the pastel colors. thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiment.

cindyann said...

Carol, I love the bright patriotic colors on the Dad card! I have lots of alpha stickers collecting dust too ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

love both, but the patriotic one really pops

Tameko said...

Fabulous card design. Love the embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.