Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Encouraging and Christmas

The challenge over at the PSC42 Perfect Sentiments blog is to create a card with a sentiment for Christmas, Season's Greetings, Hannukah, etc. The sentiment must be on the front of the card. There's also a twist with the challenge to add a border - done with either a punch or a die. I used a SNSS large scalloped border die and just cut various pieces of dsp from the Lilybee Jingle Christmas pad (LOVE this paper) and alternated them until they covered about 1/3rd of the card. The MSE sentiment was embossed with gold ep, and I added a piece of pine-colored twill for the finishing touch.

Next is my card for the OWH mid-week throwdown. This week they're asking for cards of encouragement. The card I made yesterday would have been perfect for this challenge, but I made another one.
I used papers from the BG Marjolaine paper pad, adding a SU! sentiment to the circle panel. I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen and dotted the scallops on the circle as well. I made my own template for this card after being inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest.
That's going to do it for me for this Wednesday, so thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Carol

27 comments:

ThePurplePlace said...

Both cards are fantastic and I LOVE the idea that you were inspired from Pinterest! Oh how I LOVE that site and all those amazing images...

Susan (rainy) said...

Both cards are wonderful, Carol. I absolutely LOVE all the designer papers that you incorporated into both designs.

Rachel Guerrero said...

Carol, both cards are beautiful and that OWH card is especially gorgeous. I'm sure the stitching was time-consuming, but the final product is enviable. Great job!

Benzi said...

More awesome cards, Carol. I really like how you altered the punched papers on the first card..fun and so pretty.

The second card is awesome...nice template you made. Reinds me of a sun beaming down. Super duper, my friend.

Erika said...

Very pretty papers and I love the sentiment on your OWH card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Big sigh.... You have such a wonderful vision that allows you to create such amazing cards!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice cards!!!

jimlynn said...

Carol, you just hit "my style" with the Christmas card!! It's perfect and I know I'll be CASEing it. Love the scallops on this - and it'll be great (and cheap) to mail!

Love the other card too with the pieces of DP like that! Great "stitching" too!

Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Ywo fabulous cards, Carol. I really like the effect of the rows of scallops and your second card is very, very interesting. Love that look and will have to CASE for sure.
Long days today, Wendy made out fine. Talk soon.

Anke said...

Both cards are so beautiful Carol.

Hugs
Anke

Valerie said...

both of these cards are fabulous! Love the font of the Christmas card and the layering!

I really like the different printed papers you used and the faux stitching!

Aundria B. said...

Love both of your cards & will definitely have to CASE them. The big scallops on the first one with the ribbon set the stage for the beautiful sentiment. And I like seeing a different take on the sunburst card; great dp choices and sentiment. Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards!

kssdesigns said...

Love the throw down card! I just may have to add that sentiment set to my SU wish list.

JD said...

Both are beautiful cards!

JoAnn Ross said...

They are both beautiful! I LOVE how great you are at putting papers together. I especially like the scallops on the first card and the sentiment, and the way you had such a focus on it, on the 2nd!

Barbara said...

Love your card, and that faux sitching very nicely done:)

Els said...

I'm so honored to have inspired you. I love your encouragement card. The colors and papers are very well chosen. Great work! Thank you :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Both cards are rockin. Love them. Everything is lovely. Hugs

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Carol your cards are beautiful! The Christmas card with the scallops is lovely and I want to C.A.S.E. you :)

Your OWH MWT challenge card is another wow! I love it and want to make that one too, lol. Can I just come over? Until maybe late October? The heat has settled in to stay in Arizona right now :)


Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

Sam Pirkle said...

Great Christmas Card. I love the colors you used for your scallops. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Karen Conner said...

Carol-love both cards. Stitching around edges always makes things pop.

Your Christmas card with the layers of circles is FAB!

Thanks for being a supporter @ The Perfect Sentiment

Jennipher said...

OMG, I love those borders on that Holiday card! WOW. I also like how you left white space at the top. Great job and thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment. Love the other card too!

PatQ's Cards said...

I love the Christmas card you made. Definitely will be casing this, as it's just perfection.

Scrappin Abby said...

Hi Carol...both of your cards are fab..I especially like the first one..the way you layered the borders was clever. Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment :)

Donna Nuce said...

Love both your cards. The encouragement sentiment is especially nice. That border on the holiday card rocks!

Elise said...

THESE are sooooooooo lovely, Carol! LOVE your use of paper - HEAVENS! These creations are simply DREAMY!

Margaret said...

Fabulous job on your cards. The paper you used for your Happy Holidays is just fabulous. I really like your scalloped edge layout. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.