Card Recognition

Monday, February 20, 2012

celebrate love

I've got a couple of cards to share, all of them for my sister, read yesterday's post for details.  Sometimes it's easier to express yourself through cards when you're at a loss for words.  I think she'll like the cards, hopefully they'll make her smile.


The Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge was the source of inspiration for this card.  I upcycled a heart my son made in preschool and used some more burlap from the local coffee shop.






The colors are from The Play Date Cafe, this is basically a redo of this card.






The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge provided the base for this super simple thank you card.  One of the themes for my sister's upcoming wedding is pine cones, so I thought it'd be nice to have an extra thank you card, if I were smart I'd make a box of 'em, but mass producing just isn't my thing, so she'll have to make due with one.  

Materials: Paper Smooches sentiment, Hero Arts background cling, PTI Tag It Sale die, PTI impression plate, burlap, Tim Holtz distress ink gathered twings, Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen, Versafine black ink, May Arts ribbon, PTI kraft and cream card stock, heart by Josh

Skier card: Waltzingmouse Say It Loud sentiment, custom skier stamp, PTI cloud die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Twinery twine, Versafine black Ink, My Mind's Eye rhinestones, PTI white card stock, Score-pal

Thanks card: Waltzingmouse Say It Loud sentiment, Impress stamps pine cone, Tim Holtz distress stain antique linen, Stampendous clear embossing powder, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz distress ink gathered twigs, Antique linen stain

19 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm sure your sister will adore these cards. I love the one with the pine cones...the rustic feel is gorgeous.

Jen W. said...

3 totally different but equally fabulous cards! Love them all especially how your son had a hand in the first one. :)

Karen B. said...

I see a great use of an impression plate in the first card, I love how it adds extra dimension to the already fabulous elements on the card. Your other cards are great too, I think your sister will enjoy them. Hope she is doing ok.

~amy~ said...

I'm certain that she'll love all of these...

Julia Aston said...

Three great cards Erin - wonderful designs on each one! I love your grouping of pine cones on the WMS sketch card - thanks for playing this week - I'm sure your sister will appreciate your lovely creations!

Jay Gee said...

I love that you used a heart that your son made on your first card Erin - makes it even more special. I am sure your sister will love and appreciate all these cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :)

~Tammy~ said...

More fun and fantastic creations! I love your sparks challenge tag! Love the burlap!

Kelly S. said...

Erin, love how you let those pinecones take center stage with your CAS design! The real things really are like little works of art :) Love the card with the chair lift and the way you used the twine!

Kelly S. said...

Oh Erin, I just went back to read about your sister and I am so sorry to hear about her friends :(

Colleen Dietrich said...

Erin, that's one of the most creative Color Splash cards I've seen, with the pink twine ski lift!

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE these, Erin! And your hot pink splash is fantastic! I adore that embossed cloud, and your use of white space is... YUM! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Deborah Frings said...

Super cards! I particularly like the CAS pine cones - it's fab!

jen said...

These are all wonderful, and I think she will love them. Awesome that you used the heart- makes that card from one of her sweet nephews too... I ADORE the pinecone card- the simple, elegant sentiment is perfect. I know you don't mass produce, but this would be a great one to make many of....

Teresa Kline said...

super cute cards...luv them both!

enjoy *~*

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful, lovely creations.

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Savitri said...

Oh wow, all are so so adorable!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You have a great way with designing clean cards!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oooh I LOVE your WMS card, too cute!! Thanks for joining us at the Waltzingmouse Sketch this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Morning to a Top Mouse - I knew those pine cones were cool! congrats!

Linda Suarez said...

Congrats on being a Top Mouse! I love your card -- I have Festive Foliage and am embarrassed to say I haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!