Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Caardvarks Sketch Challenge

I've been making lots of cards, mostly Mother's Day ones, for my daughter Jo to take to work and sell for me. I'd already made these when I saw this week's Caardvarks Hero Arts Sketch challenge and I think these resemble the sketch enough to qualify...OK, if you turn the 2nd card around it looks something like it anyway!


For this card I used my JustRite Stamper to spell out Mum and used the tiny letter set to make the greeting around it, then cut it out using a Nestabilities scallop circle. I used some gorgeous Christina Re flocked paper for my background.........click on the photo for a better view as it really is yummy paper! I used Nestabilities label one die for the black piece and added a large flower, burgundy ribbon and little butterfly embellishment.


For my second card I used the same JustRite Stamper greeting and a Stampin Up flower and background stamp. Fiskars border punch was used for the side of the black cardstock piece and satin ribbon woven through the slots. Added a few pink Kaiser rhinestones.



15 comments:

Sonya said...

Gorgeous cards - as always Lyn!You are right, that flocked paper is awesome! Love how you have threaded the pink ribbon through the slots on your second card. You really should enter in the Card Patterns competitons some more, your work is wonderful!
By the way, I would love to send you a handmade something! Please can you email your address to me at Duntroongarage@xtra.co.nz
Thankyou so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

SmilynStef said...

That flocked paper is just delicious ... and I love how you used the label shape in the sketch ... also love hte contrast of the woven ribbon ... fabulous sketch cards.

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow Lyn both cards are just stunning and so so elegant looking, love the just rite stamper it came out just lovely!!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Lyn, these cards are gorgeous!! Love the ribbon treatment on the second one!! Fab designs!! :) TFS!

lauren said...

such elegant cards! that flocked paper is gorgeous! loooove that satiny ribbon, as well. just SUPER!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So pretty! I love the laced ribbon!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous cards, Lyn! I love the pink one, the ribbon on the side is fabulous and I love what you did with the rhinestones. Very pretty.
Hugs, Christine :)

Beth said...

They are both so pretty Lyn I love the way you did the ribbon weaving on the pink card. and you definitely captured the sketch.

Sonya said...

Hi Lyn, hope your day is going well. I have tagged you, hope you can paly along. Details are on my blog. xx

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful cards!

Vicky said...

Both cards are just stunning, & you`re right about that flocked paper, it`s gorgeous, thanks for sharing your talents.

Shirley said...

Wow, Lyn, both are so elegant in their own way. I love the first one with allof the embellishemt and the second becaue of the simplicity too!

Kathi said...

Great cards. Truly beautiful. I'm sure that they'll sell well.

virginia said...

Lynn love both the cards the red and white one is really nice and I miss the hostess set below. Is that set still current in your catalog?

Ann said...

WOW! I love the red on the first one and the ribbon on the second!