Sunday, July 18, 2010

Two More Cards

I've been busy tonight. I got two more cards made, both for some challenges. The first card was for Mojo Monday's current sketch challenge. I had a hard time trying to figure out the theme I was going to do, but I looked at my stamps and hit jackpot. I have a sentiment one I haven't used yet, but have had for a long time, so that set the whole tone for what I was going to do. It says, "coffee and friends are the perfect blend."

I had some great paper from DCWV called Nana's Kitchen. I used that for my colors and Lyrical Letters had the perfect cuts on it to finish off the card. I used some gems for the dots of the 'i' in both hi and friend. I used the same paper on the inside and stamped my image with Tsukineko Dew Drop Chalk Ink in the perfect color, "jumbo java." I like how it all turned out and have the perfect person to give it too. :)



My second card of the night was for three challenges. The first was Card Patterns, which was the sketch I used for the card. The second was for My Sheri Crafts, where the challenge was to create a project with "critters" incorporated in it somehow. The third challenge was for Just Us Girls Challenge. This was a color challenge, the colors were: orange, navy, green, & cream. I created this card incorporating all three of these challenges and I absolutely love how it turned out. I left off any sentiment so that I could use it for pretty much any occasion. The navy blue background is actually shimmery and I wanted to use that as most of my color, so that the other colors would pop even more. The orange, green, and cream were all scraps from my stash. I used my Cuttlebug and one of my flower dies to create the flowers that I put in the corners. I didn't know what to put there at first, but when I came across this die I knew it was perfect. I then used Create a Critter for the butterfly. I wanted a fairly simple butterfly and this one was perfect. I used some crystals for the eyes and then used some orange peel Stickles to glitz up the edge of the wings. I used some pop dots to lift the butterfly off the base and I think it all came together wonderfully.

12 comments:

  1. Cool cards, love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
    Anthea.

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  2. Awwww...love your butterfly...great colors and symmetry ( I love symmetry) thanks for posting to My Sheri

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  3. Great cards. Love both of those sketches too!

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  4. What a perfect sketch to showcase our color challenge this week! The Butterfly just pops off the card so nicely!!! Great job!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  6. OOPS...try again! Very pretty colors! I love the flowers in the corners! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts!

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  7. What a sweet card! Love the butterfly. Great layout :) Great use of the challenge colors this week! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - we appreciate your support :)

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  8. Wow - the navy is stunning and really does make the others pop. great job with several challenges. Thanks for coloring along with JUGS this week. We love seeing what you created.

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  9. Beautiful cards Paula! I love love your take on CP sketch.

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  10. I really like your card! I like the crisp edges and neat design!

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