Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shades of Green and One for Mother


Here's my card for the Cards in Envy challenge which is "think green." The cards for this challenge must be an A2 size, and fit flatly into an envelope. I used the OWH sketch #214 since it makes such great use of all those snippets I have lying around. I just sorted through my stash, pulling out assorted green dsp and cut them into random-sized strips, adding some black and pear pizzazz card stock. I punched a black star, and then assembled a "shamrock" made out of SU! owl punch stars, and added a Geo Sparkler sticker to the center. The embossing was done with a CB ef and the sentiment is by SU!


The OWH midweek throwdown is to make Mother's day cards. This card has already been sent it in to meet the OWH deadline, so now I'll post & share it for this challenge. I used all SU! dsp and cardstock, along with a Spellbinders die, SU! punched flowers and a candy dot. The embossing was done with the SU! petals a-plenty ef, and the "lacy" border is actually a border sticker I picked up at a dollar store a long time ago. The sentiment is from SU!

Have a fantastic Thursday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

18 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Well there will be a very happy Irish person and also a super happy mom when they receive these beautiful cards. Love them both.

Scrapenabler said...

Great cards Carol! What a perfect sketch for using up scraps. Love your Mother's Day card and all of the elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

Irish Cherokee said...

You really are using up the leftovers. Very creative cards. Love the Irish especially. Wonder why?

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, both of these cards are fabulous! I love how the first card helps to use up those snippets, we all need help with using those. lol I also love your cute clove made from hearts, just to cute! You second card is fabulous and perfect for OWH and a wonderful mother's day card! I love the embossing and beautiful papers you used. I also love the flowers. Me thinks you should be a SU Demonstrator! lol Hugs

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your cards! The various prints and shades of green is fabulous for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great sketch... lovin' all the strips of dp! The Mother's Day card is beautiful. The lacy border sticker and the petals a-plenty ef were make for each other!

jimlynn said...

Love all the green on that first one and that wonderful die on the second! Great way to use up the scraps on that first card and love the design on it.
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Be still my beating heart! Actually, don't cuz that wouldn't mean I'm dead. Then I wouldn't be able to admire these wonderful cards. I love them both. I like the design of the St. Pat's one and may have to try something similar as I'm not feeling the love from the few Patty's stamps I have. The other one is so pretty and frilly.

StampTramps said...

You're so good at matching all those snippets. I cheated and used a piece of striped paper......

Ann Abrahamson said...

Both cards are fantastic! The Mother's Day card is striking with those colors and I'm in love with that embossing...gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Super cards, Carol. I love that embossing folder on the first one. How wonderful for a mom to receive your second card. I'm sure it will do her heart good.

MaryH said...

Wow! What great St. Pat's day cards! I am getting behind on those I need, so I'll have to take these designs to heart. So pretty and love that you were able to use a lot of snippet strips too. You should go play with Parsnip at the Playground! Each of these is a real jewel. Love 'em! TFS & Hugs

vicki said...

Two lovely cards I love the star and the embossing on the second card is lovely!
Have a lovely day
Vic x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have been coloring images for Patty cards, but I sure like your idea better. Great snippet card. As for the second card, I love the blue and green combo! Gorgeous!

Patricia H. said...

You have two great cards here, Carol! I really like the embossing on the St. Patrick's Day card, and as you said, that sketch is a super way to use up scraps. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy! The Mother's Day card is really pretty, too - I love the paisley paper!

JD/ Jill said...

As always, Great cards, Carol, you are inspiring me to make a St PAT.s card!

nwilliams6 said...

Super textures and colors and layers on these cards! You have been busy making some great stuff! Hugz!

wendipooh13 said...

great cards and love all your fun greens!!!! sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!!