Friday, August 10, 2012

Congratulations & One for the Kiddos

My friend asked me to make her a "Congratulations" card for her nephew who made the dean's list, so this is the card I came up with. I used Kaiser dsp, a SimonSaysStamp hexagon die, and a KSS sentiment stamp. I'll be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Bingo challenge as well as the Art Impressions stamps #75 challenge to use "any sentiment." Here's the bingo grid for the SSS challenge...

I chose the center horizontal line and used a Die Cut, "free square" and glitter. I glittered the brads by dipping them into a versamark ink pad, and then dipping them into red glitter embossing powder.

This card was made for 2 challenges. This cute digi image is from Saturated Canary and you can find the details to d/l this cute image right here. I made this card for the Saturated Canary Challenge #23 with a theme of the "great outdoors." I also used the colors from the CR84FN60 to use the colors of grape, green, and blue.


I used strips of assorted dsp and did the herringbone technique for the background, embossing it with a plaid ef to add a bit more texture. The image was colored with Copics, and the sentiment was computer generated. A sequin star was added to his hat, and a few ribbon snippets later, this was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I wish you all a fabulous Friday!

Carol

16 comments:

Benzi said...

Just look at those awesome stripes and the wonderful hexagon die. Great card to congratulate that smart student.
I really love the colors on that second card. It's a fun one!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love that CAS first card, but my jaw is on the rug with that gorgeous background you created for the second one. Dang, that is pretty! What a perfect blend of papers!

Beebeebabs said...

Both cards are great thanks for sharing!!!

jimlynn said...

Carol, that first card is stunning!!! Great for a guy with those colors but a great card anyway. LOVE this one.
The second is as cute as can be. Precious image and really like the background!
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Two fabulous cards. I especially loved the masculine card.
Talk to you soon, when it's less hectic.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card! Love the embossed background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lin said...

Both cards are great, such different styles! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Carol, LOVE how you made the herringbone pattern and embossed it! THX for playing with us at
CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

Both of these are Awesome Miss Carol! Love the Fabulous CAS goodness of your first one. And your Second one is too CUTE!! What a Great image and Super coloring!! 8-) The BG is Awesome too! And I am So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

debby4000 said...

Love both cards the first is perfect and the second is so cute.
luv
Debby

Pauline said...

Two fab cards! I love the embossed detail on the second card, and the fun image! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

JD said...

Elegant card for the first one, and really sweet and cute for the second one.

Loopylou. said...

oh my gosh!! your little card for our challenge is so cute! I love the papers and the layout!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the Saturated canary challenge blog
Hugs Lou xx

Saron said...

Love your cards!! So beautiful!!
Thank you for joining us at Art Impressions challenge!
Soili-Maria

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dude, you've been busy the last few days while I was in Twinkieville! This card is incredible! What a lot of work! Great background execution, fab coloring of the image. Yum!!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the herringbone pattern and embossed background and the fun image on your CR84FN card - just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!