Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Violets ... and hello sunshine!

I have two cards to share with you today ...

The first card is for the latest challenge from Addicted to Stamps (Bingo #3).  This is a fun challenge where you get to pick from a variety of options using the Bingo card below.  Come and join in ... it's lots of fun!

Here's how to play:

Your entry must follow the Bingo card provided.  Choose a line - vertical, horizontal or diagonal.  When there is a free box in the line, try not to use any of the other elements already provided on the bingo card (just the two elements in your line and any others that aren't listed).  Use your imagination!

I used the elements from the vertical line on the right-hand side to make my card ... hope you like!

"Birthday Violets"

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), 2-step bird punch (leaves), white half pearls, paper piercing tool, mat, stylus, sponge, fine black marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

After punching the hydrangea blooms from Elegant Eggplant cardstock, I sponged the edges with more of the same color of ink and then used a fine, black sharpie to add shade lines to the centers of the flowers before shaping them and adding a pearl to the center (hard to see the shading in the photo, but it adds more detail to the flowers).

I mounted the main panel onto two more white panels the same size, to make it thicker and stand out more.


The next card is for today's SCS CAS Challenge (CAS189 - sketch by Smoatsmom).  Love this sketch and used my summery paper from Bo Bunny to create a fun card.  Hope you like.

"Hello Sunshine"

Stamps:  Hello Sunshine (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Hello Sunshine DP (Bo Bunny); Daffodil Delight polka-dot DP (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Medium Sun Punch (Punch Bunch); Puffy Cloud dies (Memory Box), Lemondrop Twine (The Twinery), sponge, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Loll! Love them both! Wish I could run across the street quick and see them IRL! hehe

Brenda said...

Your birthday violets card is phenomenal! I love the clean look and those flowers are just too gorgeous.

Kylie said...

Perfect CAS and the violets are divine. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards Loll, especially love the first one. Thanks so much for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

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Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Loll, beautiful! Sue x

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. The violets card is so elegant, and I like the piercing detail. The sunshine card is very cheerful. I like how the blue lining of the clouds helps to tie in with the patterned paper.

Anonymous said...

fabulous card, simple stylish and beautifully cas, thank you so much for your continued support at ATS its always a pleasure to see your gorgeous work.


Karen M said...

I love both your cards they are totally gorgeous x x

Jacqueline said...

Both cards are stunning but I have to say the first is my favourite - my jaw just dropped when I saw it. I love CAS cards and this is no exception. Thanks for joining in with our Bingo challenge this week at ATS - Jacqueline xx

Canonbury creations said...

Perfect cas card and the violets are gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us at ATS
Val x

Bonnie said...

The paper piercing and shading on the flowers make a super elegant card! The second is such a happy card! It makes me smile!

Patrice said...

I LOVE both of your CAS cards Loll. Right up my alley. Thanks so much for joining the ATS challenge fun again this week.