Saturday, June 2, 2012

For a Hero and a Child

I made this card to play along with the ISSC18 found here. My friend LeAnne of Wee Inklings had one of her cards featured for the sketch, so how could I not play along! I used some older Cosmo Cricket papers and some Cool Caribbean cardstock (yes, I'm still hoarding a few sheets of that gorgeous color!) I used a stamp set from AMuse for the image and sentiment, adding stars done with a punch and some mini stars left over from a die cut star border from SNSS. I used small & large tag punches for the image, adding some ribbon and fibers. This will be an any hero card going into my next OWH box.
This card was made for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge #37 found here. I need to make some cards for kids to help fill up my OWH box, and I haven't used this Elmo image for a while so it was time to ink him up! I stamped the background using a cardboard core and black ink. The polka dot paper is by Recollections and the sentiment is by MFP.

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Two cute cards. I love the first card for an any hero card and your second card will certainly make some youngster very happy. I remember Elmo being a favorite of lots of kids. Have a great day. Talk soon.

jimlynn said...

Both are great but I really like that first one with the stars and that tag! Precious.
Of course everyone loves Elmo too....so just have to say how cute he is - and your card.
Lynn

LeAnne said...

Woohoo, as soon as I saw this pop up, I recognized the sketch! What a super duper card---love those papers and the STARS!! And ELMO is my DGD's favorite character! How fun!

Sherry Hickey said...

Carol, I love how you switched up the different DPs for the strips and stars on your first card, as well as that cute little tag! And who doesn't lov Elmo? Great job!!

Sandy said...

Wow, look at both of these! I love the stars and tag on the first card. The second card is so fun and cute all rolled into one. I love the zig zag circles, dots - great patterns!

Beebeebabs said...

Soooo cute cute cute tfs!!!

Rufus said...

These are both going to be big hits in your OWH box, I'm sure!
R/

Shannon White said...

Both of these are Fabulous Miss Carol! Love the Fantastic sketch and Terrific dp's on your first card and the Darling Elmo image and custom stamped BG on your second card! So Adorable! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Weekend!
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Can the temps stay like this for the next 3 months, please? Your Any Hero card is awesome, but I can not believe you have an Elmo stamp! Love that background you made.

Jenny said...

Cute cards! Love the star elements you used in the hero card- that paper is perfect too! thanks for playing with us at iSpy this week!

Denise Marzec said...

What great cards!! I especially love that first one with the strips of paper (great way to use scraps!) paired up with the stars. Sooo cute!

Susan (rainy) said...

Two fabulous cards, Carol. Lovin' the sketch on the first one! And the background you created on the second is awesome!

Kathie said...

Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog, I appreciate your taking the time to look at my cards. I've just spent time looking at your blog and have really enjoyed seeing your designs. Your work is great. I like your clean, crisp lines and the detail you include in each card, It's so nice to have "discovered" you.

Benzi said...

Carol, I love the papers on your first card and those wonderful stars. The second card is really adorable with Melmo (my little grandson's name for Elmo). I really like those dots and the zig zag punch.

Jen Timko said...

Now aren't these great??! The little Elmo card is adorable!! Thanks for using your talents to support OWH Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Way too cute!!! This is great. Thanks for joining us at Ispy Sketches.

Kim Teasdale said...

Oh I love the substitution of the stars and that sweet little tag! Thanks for joining us this week over at iSpy Sketches!