Thursday, February 28, 2013

More Challenge Cards

 This card was made for the Dynamic Duos #41 challenge to use Island Indigo and Pool Party for a monochromatic teal color challenge. It's also for the Perfect Sentiments PFSC68 to make a CAS get well card with the sentiment on the front. I pulled out a long-forgotten Fiskars border punch for this one and it seems to add just enough color to balance everything nicely.

{oops! I missed the deadline to enter this at the DD#41 - again!}

This one is for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge #75 and I used papers from the DCWV Natural stack, adding some kraft for the base. The sentiment really got lost on this pretty dsp, so I added some matching red bling to draw more attention away from the busy pattern. I'm still not sure if it works for me, but it's done now. After checking the photo, I see the red bling on the lower flower isn't centered, and I'll have to fix that! Oops!
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge for this week because it's "anything goes."


stamps - SU! sincere salutations
papers - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Kraft, white
ink - Island Indigo
accessories - Fiskars border punch, MB woodland branch die, MS hydrandea flowers, SU! owl punch (flower centers), SU! square lattice ef

stamps -Stampa-Rosa C11-1756
papers - kraft, DCWV Natural stack, cream
ink - SU! early espresso
accessories - MB woodland branch die, Fiskars small flower punch, Pizzazz Aplenty red gemstones, corner rounder


NJ Stamping Queen said...

Both cards are really pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

Benzi said...

Oh, don't you just hate when you get a card made and you've missed the challenge? The cards are super pretty. Love the branch and little flower on both.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fabulous job on both of these, Carol!

Linda Callahan said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Lovely cards! I love those brown colours! The tree and flowers is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

jimlynn said...

Carol, both are great! I love that branch die you used and the colors on the first one are yummy!

Lesley said...

Love them both Carol, your FMS one is especially pretty in those colours!

JD said...

Beautiful cards Carol, Such a shame that you missed the deadline, that card is definitely a winner! So nicely done!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, I love the little flowers.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, these cards are so pretty ... love those blossoms and branch border ... great job!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Two super pretty cards. Love the color combo on your first card and also that punch IS just the right amount of contrast. The paper on your second card is just beautiful and I agree that the gems help draw the eye to the sentiment. I never even noticed the off centered gem on the flower because the card as a whole is just so lovely. Have a good day and we'll talk real soon.

Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Janice M said...

Great cards! I need to use my branch die more!

Anonymous said...

I just adore your Island Indigo card - it is magnificent!

Shannon White said...

Oooh these are both so Pretty Miss Carol! Love that branch die and the pretty flowers are soo Lovely!! These are sure to cheer anyone feeling under the weather! 8-)


Wendy said...

I think both cards are beautiful, Carol! Love that branch die and how you used it on both cards! Love the colors of the first card. The second looks great with those little touches of red rhinestones! It balances it out with that busy paper! Love them both! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossing and color especially on the first one! Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

debby4000 said...

Love both of your beautiful, gorgeous cards.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Vickie ODell said...

It amazes me when a simple card is so beautiful! Your 1st CAS card is just perfect for our challenge at The Perfect Sentiments. You have so much texture and design simply made with a lot of white space. I can see why you'd use that branch of flowers over and over. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us.