Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Challenge Crazy!

I've gone crazy today. I couldn't stop! I did a card that combined Kristina Werner's color challenge #20 and this week's SCS sketch challenge. And then, I made the exact same card with different stamps! Here is the first one:


I have made my pics a little smaller than usual, but I think if you click on them, you will see them bigger. The colors are so gorgeous (I love pink and green, in case you hadn't noticed!) I used my favorite quote stamp from Unity, called Create Yourself. I started by inking the whole stamp in Pink Pirouette, the lightest color. Then I colored over the parts I wanted different with Celery, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip markers. I actually only colored the bottom half of the word "creating" with Rose, so it is two-toned. I love how this card turned out.

I love my Unity stamps. But, since I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I thought, maybe I can re-create this look with my SU! stamps, so that those of you with other stamps can see how easy it is to CASE someone's card even if you don't have the same stamps! So here is the second card:


The only thing different about this card are the stamps I used. I stamped the silhouette daisies from Upsy Daisy sideways on the Pink Panel for a background. I inked the main image the same way I described for the first card. In both cards, the filigree brad (isn't it AWESOME!??) is attached around the ribbon, gathering the ribbon in.

Finally, here is your daily dose of baby. (and dh, who is pretty cute too!)


If you are here looking for the Unity Wednesday challenge card, please keep reading--it is in my next post!

Have a great day, and--

22 comments:

Karen from PA said...

I love them both, but especially the way you colored the sentiment on the first one. Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

I love them both very cute and so is that baby!

Mybiz said...

awesome card
love it!

travelingmama said...

Both great cards! So pretty!

Kathryn said...

Very pretty - -I love them both -Great job! :)

Kim said...

love these cards!

Sherri said...

Super pretty! I love the ribbon pull!!

Jen said...

All kinds of beautiful! Love both cards!

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Robin McK said...

These are lovely! Hope you get top 10!

Beanhead said...

Thanks for showing the versatility with different stamps. I may have to break out my stamps again while I'm homebound. Thanks also for my daily dose - both of your guys are cute!

Jackie said...

Both cards are awesome! Thanks for the daily dose of baby...too cute!

cindymajor said...

Wow, great use of the markers on both of these cards! Love the multicolored sentiment!

Cindy

jpmayo said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!
& I nominated you on my blog, yesterday:)

Shawntel said...

I really like the new Designer Brads! They are so Pretty! I love how you made the daisies all different colors! Both cards are great!

Catherine said...

both cards are just gorgeous, if this is not on KW's top ten, it's on many stampers =) and i had to say your baby and DH are very cute!

Savitri said...

Very cute! I love both cards. Great use of the colors!!!

Jess said...

Jess- love this card. Great job with the challenge, and great colors too. AND...what an adorable pic of the baby and your DH!

Beedubya said...

Great job on the cards and an even better job on creating such a cute baby!! He's a puddin' pop!

Debby said...

Great blog! Lots of fabulous eye candy!

scrubby2000 said...

Your cards are beautiful and your family is handsome! Tfs!

scrappinmominky said...

wow, I love how the stampin up card turned out. It looks great and very fancy. I was on the fence about the upsy daisy stamp set but I think I will get it now.

I hope your baby gets used to going to bed awake soon. I know how hard it can be. Both of my babies have been waking up every night. I hate to give in and pick them up, but with so many other people in the house I hate to let them cry until they wake everyone up.

Happy Sunday night!

Heather

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Loretta Rodger said...

Love the cars! The baby is cute too!