Card Recognition

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Embellish Colors- take 3

I wanted to try to make a card for the latest Embellish challenge (see colors at the bottom of this post) and I have made a few different cards. I liked Kelly Marie's blog post yesterday where she said she just uses what's in front of her, so with that in mind here are my three cards, all attempting to find something fun and cute to go with the colors.


I wasn't going to do a card for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge b/c this sketch really needs a die cut machine, which I don't have. But then Claire decided to throw in a free set of stamps for a random participant, so I decided to motivate and think outside the box. I love all the amazing DT cards, and mine follows the sketch, sorta... I used some die cut flowers I won through Unscripted Sketches and then cut two them apart to make the scalloped border, working with what I've got ladies. It's hard to see in this photo the layer of vellum, but it's there.

This is me trying another take on the colors. I'm not sure I've ever made an Easter card before.



On this one I used the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch and I tried to figure out how to use my Lawn Fawn stamps (since that's the prize for Embellish!), but in the end all I managed was to use the sentiment on the inside. Simons Says Stamps is celebrating paper piercing this week and I've cut out these cute little fish.

So there you go ladies, three totally different cards all trying to use the above colors... I think I like my couch color project better, but I tried... now off to figure out how to make a brown paper bag into a card for the PTI blog hop.

Materials: First Card: PTI kraft card stock, die cut flowers from Unscripted Sketches prize, blue card stock from stash, vellum, Fiskars free hand cuter, Fiskars circle punch, Sharpie marker, blue button from Unscripted Sketches prize

Second Card: PTI stamps and sentiment, American Crafts ribbon, corner rounder punch, Stampin Up black ink, PTI kraft, Versacolor white ink, Stampin Up circle punch

Third Card: Paper Source fish, PTI cloud, Lawn Fawn sentiment, white rope recycling from package, PTI kraft, card stock scraps, Fiskars rotary scallop cutter, Stampin Up black ink.

11 comments:

jen said...

I see the procrastination-creator is in full-force! These are terrific!!!

Sylvia said...

Cool cards, you've been busy!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

These are great! I like the little chickie one, especially, but those goldfish are pretty cute too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Laura Davis said...

Darling!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute cards! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Claire Brennan said...

Good woman! I'm glad you joined us, your cards have a cool, clean graphic style! and btw our sketches are always just a jumping off point, we don't mind if you need to sub in another shape! we just love to see folks playing along!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Savitri said...

Very cute cards!!!! Thanks for playing with the Mischief Makers this week!!!

Traveling Mama said...

You've been one busy stamper! these are all so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish! Hugs from Denmark!

Gisèle said...

You did it! It is perfect for the WM challenge.

Stacey Schafer said...

fun projects!

Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely cards! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx