Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two for Four


Here's my card for the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #198. I used a Rubbernecker image embossed in gold, with a Unity sentiment, also embossed in gold. I added cream, orange, kraft, and a soft brown card stock and a piece of ribbon from my stash. The jewel tags were stamped and embossed with the image, then I tied them onto the bow with gold cording. The chocolate pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty. The background was embossed with a SU! square lattice ef. {click the image to make larger and you'll probably see the embossed image a little better.}


This one will also be going to OWH, but it was created by combining 2 different challenges. The Cards in Envy challenge this week is "Say what?" In other words, make the sentiment your main focus, with no image stamps. I'm also using the Tuesday Morning sketch challenge #223 for this card, but flipping it to accommodate this sentiment panel. I used a map from an old Atlas for the background, adding some tiny tails done with scraps of red & blue. The sentiment is from SU! as well as the Chalk Talk Framelit dies. I added some star brads just for fun.

I'll also enter this one into Pixie's Snippets Playground #98 since I used more of my endless supply of snippets.

Thanks for the visit - I always love enjoy your company :) Make it a great day!

Carol

25 comments:

Kristie said...

I just love the gold embossed image and sentiment. The embossed background looks wonderful with your card. You did a great job with this week's sketch!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Both of these cards are so wonderful! I really love the OWH sketch one, so rich and very professional. Love the embossing and the little tags especially. Love every detail!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your cards are fantastic, Carol. I know I say this a lot, but they are gifts themselves!! And great job on using those snippets!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Hanley said...

Two winners,Carol. love the embossing both wet and dry on your first card and the colors are just striking against the white embossed panel. those tags looks so darn cute. Your second card is beautiful and I love that your recycled a page from an Atlas. Love those tails. Enjoy the day.

Anne Slattery said...

Beautiful color combination. Love the gold embossing and that EF is one of my favorites.

Benzi said...

Wonderful cards, Carol. I love the embossing and that pretty ribbon on the first card and you were very creative with the 2nd one using the old Atlas. I love that sentiment.

jimlynn said...

That plaid ribbon on the first card makes me swoon!!!! Whoa! Love everything about that one!
The second is awesome too! Great background for a perfect sentiment.
Two winners!
Lynn

Sybrina K said...

Carol: As always, both cards are great. But, I just love the richness of the first card -- it has such depth, texture, and dimension. It's a real beauty!

MaryH said...

That first card had me as it was scrolling up! So gorgeous. I had to keep enlarging it again & again to take in all the beautiful details. That was brilliant to emboss that tiny little tag as you did. Never would have thought of that! Loved the 2nd card too. That would have been a hard challenge for me...but you did a wonderful card to meet the requirements. Your red mat just drew the eye right in to the wonderful sentiment. Perfect background papers for this one too. TFS & Hugs

Debbie said...

These are both beautiful! I love the sentiment on the 2nd one!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Susan (rainy) said...

That first card is GORGEOUS!! The second card has one of my favorite sentiments. Both cards are great.

Shannon White said...

Wowie! These are both AWESOME Miss Carol! 8-) Love the Beautiful Gold embossing on your first one and Fun Map BG on the 2nd!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Linda said...

Two rockin cards! Love the ribbon and little tags on the first...really adds alot. Love the map on the second...way to use those stars!

Di said...

I love both cards but your snippets one really caught my eye - LOVE the sentiment and how clever to match it to the map background. Super work!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love both of your cards and especially love the one for our Cards in Envy challenge with the map for the background! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Scrapenabler said...

Both of your cards are great. Love your map background. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

Elizabeth said...

Two fabulous cards - love the gold embossing on the tiny tag ... clever idea ... on the first and the use of the map and snippets on the second. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth xx

Deedee Anderson said...

These are both SO lovely, Carol! I especially like the map card -- what a great background with that sentiment!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your cards are fabulous. Packed with so many wonderful colors, textures and elements. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Michele from MS said...

I love both of your cards. The embossing is so beautiful and what a great way to use up an old atlas! Great ideas ~ thanks for sharing!

Kim S said...

LOVE these! I love your use of the atlas and so perfect for families whose soldier is far away!

scrappymo! said...

Two more fabulous cards for this great cause. The first is so beautiful with that wonderful gold embossing. The second is perfect with the recycled map!

Karen Petitt said...

Both are gorgeous but I do love the upcycling on the second - a really clever way to use something rather than bin it x

Danie May said...

2 Fabulous cards, I just love the use of the old map for your background on your second card, its perfect for your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this fortnight and Good Luck! Danie xx

LisaM said...

Both of our cards are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!