Card Recognition

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a card, a gift, a tag and a great child's card

First up, a fun CAS card for a friend who's heading to a wedding next week.  I've used the current Waltzingmouse Sketch and was excited to pull out the Big Blooms set.  I embossed the PTI Fillable Frames #4 for this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge.  I love how it just adds a subtle layer.  Great technique if I want to get back in one layer cards.  And since I'm still working on my coloring skills, I'll add this to Yvonne's Do More With Less "5 minute coloring" challenge.



Next up two little projects for the Moxie Fab World 350 Cards & Gift Challenge.  First up, the Gift Wrapped Challenge, I wrapped up a super special book for a friend's birthday.  Love how the PTI All Booked Up set works for gift wrapping.   The wine label is super simple and I probably shouldn't even bother to post it, but the bottle of wine has such sentimental value, and is a great shout out to my New Zealand friends. But since Cath is doing a random draw I'm going to enter it in the 350 Cards & Gifts Food Wrapped Challenge.



And I've saved the BEST for last... Mr. Ben (my 5 year old) is a card challenge junkie (just like his mother) and absolutely loves comments (hint hint).  He wanted to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Children's challenge.  He took a few pieces from my messy desk and created his own look.  


 Materials: Best Wishes: Waltzingmouse Big Blooms stamps, PTI Fillable Frames #4 die, frame and sentiment, watercolor pencils, water color paper, Versafine black ink, black card stock, PTI kraft, corner rounder punch


Book present: PTI All Booked Up stamp, Spellbinders scallop die, Stampin Up red card stock, Tattered Angels black glimmer mist, Martha Stewart black glitter, red tissue paper from Ben Franklin, Twinery charcoal twine, PTI coaster, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 1


Wine Label: Spellbinders Label 4, WPlus9 woodgrain, Hero Arts sentiment


Ben's Card: Hero Arts tree, Unity butterfly, PTI On My Couch chair, ribbon, misc. card stock

19 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful coloring on those mums! Love how you used that embossing trick with this sketch!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute cards and creations....but I have to say that Ben's card melted my heart! I love it! It's now my fav:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

jen said...

Ok- love that embossing technique- and your coloring is lovely! the gift wrap is so fun- but BEN'S card is fab! I love the chair over the palm tree- have you guys started reading Magic Tree House books yet? this reminds me of them! Great job, Ben!!! (and mommy!)

Rica said...

Fabulous creations Mum and Ben your card is great.
Your stamping of the tree is so good and I love your butterfly and that beautiful spotted ribbon.

I'm so glad you shared this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
love
Heather xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Lovely card and label for your wine bottle. And good work Mr. Ben. You´ve got talent.
Bye, Franka

Karen B. said...

Such a fun concept with the embossing! Love those big blooms too. You and red are just a good combination. And Ben, your card is cute! Looks like that butterfly is going to land on that tree and take a rest.

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

Cath said...

Hey again, Erin! Thanks also for linking this up to the Food Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Once again, good luck in the random drawing! :)

Jen Carter said...

Ben's card is so sweet!! Great job!!

I love your gift! The package wrapped in twine is superb!

lynn said...

ben--your card is just awesome! good luck with your contest!

erin, lovely card, tag and gift! i need to try that make it monday technique:)

Julia Aston said...

Great card using the WMS sketch - love the colors of your blooms - and Ben sure has created one fun card here!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty CAS card Erin! That WM bloom looks awesome! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Jen said...

Gorgeous projects the lot. Mr. Ben may have stolen the show though. I can totally see that talent abounds in your family.

Michele Gross said...

What a wonderful collection of projects!! Ben's card is so awesome! I love the color's he chose and he did such a great job designing it! Awesome :)

TesaB said...

Beautiful projects, all of them! GREAT coloring! Thanks for playing with the coloring challenge!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, Ben's card is awesome! I would love to have a couch in the trees, too. Great idea!! Looks like you love On My Couch as much as your lovely mom! :D

Ok, now you, Erin! I love your layered PTI stamp and those Moxie entries are so much fun! All Booked Up really does look great on anything. Mmm, wine.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ben :-) the butterfly is lovely and the colouirs and ribbon are beautiful too :-)

Your creations are fabulous Erin :-) I love the CAS card :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

cbuswell said...

great technique, love the one layer! brilliant card! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC! : )

Emzie said...

Gorgeous creation Ben!