Card Recognition

Thursday, February 9, 2012

couch and rocket ship cards


Hello!  So, being the compulsive blog challenge lover that I am, I a) didn't want to miss out on the latst PTI Anniversary challenge, b) thought the colors reminded me of Runway Inspired Challenge and c) wanted to make a card for Sebastian, b/c I love the spirit of the blogging community and wanted to jump on board.  I'm embossing vellum with Shabby Shutters, so it's got the rustic feel of the Pinterest board that Ashley used and added a long neglected Mint Motif stamp to the couch to give it the same pattern as the Runway Inspired top.  On the inside I used the fabulous On My Couch Additions that says "hoping you're fully re-covered soon".  And since the embossing works well for the Moxie Fab World Cool Tools challenge I'm going to sneak it in before the deadline.




Next up I put Ben to work on a card for Sebastian too.  He used "his" Watlzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes and the current WMS sketch challenge.  (Please note that Ben likes coments about his projects, I'll be asked a dozen times in the next day if anyone commented on his card, so please leave the boy some comment love).




And if you've made it this far I'm super excited to say that I won the new release of stamps over at My Thoughts Exactly, so that blog candy I was talking about with my clean out is coming SOON!  And if you're still reading... I'm hosting a photo contest on my work blog, trying to drum up as many votes as possible, so feel free to click here and vote for your favorite picture.

Materials: PTI On the Couch, Practicing Creativity the Whole Cycle "rug", Mint Motif stamp, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz distress ink shabby shutters, PTI kraft and cream card stock, vellum


Ben's card: WMS Half Pint Hereos, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders scallop circle die, Hero Arts kid red ink, PTI card stock

18 comments:

Karen B. said...

You son has good work ethic. I could use his help around here! Great card by him too, the colors really pop. And your card is so pretty, the sentiment is a lot of fun!

Ginger said...

I love the card you made and the one from your son is fantastic! I just know Sebastian is going to love them! Thank you so much for helping to make his hospital stay bearable!

Karen Day said...

Ben - I'm sure Sebastian will love your card! You used such fun bright colours :o)

~amy~ said...

Ben! I love what you did with your Waltzingmouse stamps...what an EXcellent card! I'm certain that Sebastian is going to LOVE it! Awesome job on the sketch challenge too...a chip off the young block:) Keep up the fabulous work!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Erin, now how FAB is your card...awesome combo of challenges! I soooo need to ink up that set...it's highly neglected. Thanks sooooo much for having that sweet boy of yours make Sebastian a card...that is totally going to make Sebastian's day:)

Trinh said...

Your card is so pretty, Erin! And Ben's is awesome! Sebastian is going to love it.

Jen Adcock said...

Go Ben! Woohoo! Your card is magnificent! You are such a talented crafter and at your age too. I think it was a cool idea to place the rocket ship and the saying across the ribbon. I also think the three stars are wonderful there too. Sebastian will think this is the best card ever!

Arlene said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous Erin! I love Ben's card as well...great job. :)

lynn said...

ben, sebastian will love this cute card!

erin, your pretty card is great for the challenge!

Christina said...

How sweet of both of you to make cards for Sebastian! Ben, I love that you used the rocket ship and stars. This is the first stamp set I thought of to make a card for Sebastian, and I'm sure he's going to love yours!
Erin, I just love how beautifully you've combined the challenges for your card. The subtle pattern on the couch is lovely, and of course I swoon over the woodgrain!

Julia Aston said...

How wonderful to make your cards for others! The couch looks great against that embossed background.

Ben - super job on your fun round rocket card! love the ribbon and the way you cut out the rocket and sentiment! thanks so much for playing with the Waltzingmouse sketch for your card this week!

Jean Martin said...

Gosh this is super cute!!! I have been wanting to get that set too! I'm sooo glad you joined us this week at WMSC! :)

missy said...

The embossing added so much texture to your card. Love it! Ben, your card is perfect, love it too!

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are just fab! Love the woodgrain texture behind your lovely sofa!

Ben - love your rocket ship - perfect!!

Kelly S. said...

I want to take a seat in that dreamy little living room! And BEN! Your rocket card is out of this world, heeeeee! Love that your stamped in that bright red ink, just POPS right off of my screen (like a rocket ship should)! Great cards, Dynamic Duo :)!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Erin- gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I adore the woodgrain as a backdrop for the simple couch. Love the little rug too! Thanks for playing with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

Also, Ben's card is just awesome! I love the color combo, and the fun details- Sebastian will love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

Ben, your rocketship card rocks! I love how you have your own stamps and use the Big Shot on your own!

Of course your couch and woodgrain card is fabulous, too, Erin. ;)

jen said...

I love that Ben made a shaped card- it looks AWESOME!!! Your card is so cool- looks very beachy!