Thursday, May 28, 2009

A couple of cards!!!

Hope you are all well!!!

Well I've got a couple of cards to show you tonight. One is a card I made for a Swap for a team stamp night and the other is a card I made for a little Challenge I set myself with the lovely Karen.

First up, my cute little SWAP card (well I think it's kinda cute!!! hahaha)

This card is so quick and simple to make, I made some similar in this post. With my two little darlings and a very very busy week I needed something that I could mass produce quickly and still have it looking lovely.
I used Kraft as the base with a layer of Close to Cocoa then used Certainly Celery cut with my Scallop Square Punch and a square of Regal Rose. To that I added my little Tree from Trendy Trees stamped in Pink Pirouette and a sentiment from Basic Phrases stamped in Close to Cocoa. Popped all up on a couple of Dimensionals and all done.

This next card is the little challenge I set with Karen. Well it was a challenge indeed for me.
The deal was to use Elegant Eggplant. I've NEVER used Eggplant before... and was a bit... NO a BIG bit terrified. Karen was doing the Colour Throwdown Challenge and you can see her BEAUTIFUL card here, so I thought I'd use the same colours... it's only fair isn't it???? hahahah

I've used Barely Banana as the base and added some Brocade Blue ( actually I'm thinking this was supposed to be Bordering Blue!!! ooopsie... Sorry Karen... PLEASE forgive!!! hahaha) ok back on track, I've added some Brocade Blue DSP then some Elegant Eggplant and then a bit of Kraft. (Im not doing very well with sticking to the rules here am I???). Now considering I don't actually have an Elegant Eggplant Stamp Pad, I only have a SU! Marker Pen I needed an image that wasn't going to take a huge amount of time to colour, so I opted for Pick a Petal. I stamped the outline in Eggplant onto some of the Brocade Blue DSP then stamped the sentiment in Eggplant and Versa Mark and used some clear embossing powder. I also added a little Rhinestone Brad to the centre of the flower.
So there you go, my very first attempt with Elegant Eggplant. I think it's missing alittle something, but I'm not quite sure what yet. If I figure it out, I'll definately let you know.

Hope you like them both and thanks for stopping by.


Here's what I used:-

Card 1
Stamps:- Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card:- Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose

Ink:- Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa

Accessories:- Dimensionals.

Card 2
Stamps:- Pick a Petal, Best Yet
Card:- Barely Banana, Kraft, Brocade Blue DSP, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:- Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:- Clear Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals.


Karen Giron said...

Just gorgeous, as always! I love the kraft and pink in the first card - so soft! And you did fantastic with the little challenge - who know brocade blue would look so lovely with eggplant?? Lovely, lovely.

LeAnne said...

Love what you've done with the scallop square behind this PINK Trendy Tree......I am bound & determined to make a pink TT card!

Leigh said...

Excellent quick cards Sarah.

KatieTurtle said...

Love love the cards. The one with the tree is absolutely inspired!

Cindy Major said...

The little tree looks SO adorable!