Saturday, January 16, 2016

Birthday x2

Boy, is anyone else having a hard time getting their card making rhythm back after the holidays?  I sure am.  I have to work REALLY hard to complete a card.  I have a long list of cards that I need to make and even more that I want to make.  I had 2 birthday cards that I had to complete and I turned to challenges for my jumping off point for both.

The first card is based on the sketch at Global Design Project.  I used a combination of Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I stamped the script background on the both the main panel and the rose panel.  I die cut the rose, did a little sponging and reassembled the bits.  The sentiment was heat embossed in Calypso Coral.  A few layers and a butterfly were added.  I also added pearls to the butterfly and a scattering around the sentiment to bring a little more weight to the bottom of the card as it felt a little top heavy to me.


My second card is for my nephew.  He is very active in sports and the color challenge at The Challenge immediately made be think of him.  For this card I wanted to leave a fair amount of white space.  I stamped the images in the orange, navy and teal.  I added a number of layers in those colors to give a little more emphasis on the great color combo.



Happy Stamping, 
Dana

24 comments:

  1. Two great cards Dana. I'm sure your nephew will be delighted with his super card. I love the colour on the first card. The background stamp is lovely. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you so much Barb! I always appreciate your sweet comments.

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  2. I'm glad you got your stamping rhythm back after the holidays because this card is GREAT! The sponging adds a wonderful effect. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Sketch Challenge at the Global Design Project!

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    1. Brian, thank you for your visit and very kind words!

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  3. I'm struggling too Dana. I keep starting cards but not finishing them! It doesn't show that you've struggled though. Both cards are great. The top one is very pretty x

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    1. Thank you Tracy! Glad to know I'm not alone :) I appreciate your visit and sweet comments.

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  4. These are delightful cards. I'm especially partial to the baseball-themed card, as I do love baseball! Bet your nephew loves this card! Great use of these challenge colors. Great balance, fun card. Bev

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    1. Thank you so much for your very nice comment and visit Bev!

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  5. What a gorgeous, CAS design! Love those matted layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much Jinny! I love the challenge colors, so fun to play along.

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  6. Such a pretty Rose birthday card, and I really love the Champion card!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge this week!

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    1. So glad you stopped in Broni! Thank you so much for your great comments.

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  7. Two fabulous cards...your rose is beautiful but that sweet baseball card steals the show! Can't wait for spring training to start. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

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    1. Thanks for the smile Kim! I appreciate your visits and very generous comments.

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  8. Totally FUN design!! So thankful that you were able to join us at The Challenge this week! Wonderful card, FUN design !!! I hope that you are able to join in again!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kimberly! I had a great fun with the challenge.

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  9. Great cards! I especially love your pretty floral card!

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    1. Thanks so much Leigh! I'm so glad you stopped in and left such a nice comment!

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  10. Yep...I'm right there with you in the struggling department! Just can't seem to get the creative mojo in gear!

    I'd say though, that you are well on your way finding Mister Mojo cuz these cards are awesome! Love the beautifully shaded rose inlay with the butterfly and the perfectly placed pearls - great colors! Your clean and simply awesome b-ball card is definitely a Grand Slam Winner - love all the white space!

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    1. Thank you Geri! You always make my day :)

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  11. Love, love, love the rose, Dana! The sponging adds lots of extra dimension and I love the soft scrip in the background. Into my CASE file! Love the bats and balls too! Great idea for a sports loving little boy!

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    1. Awesome! So glad you like it Bonnie. I appreciate your visit and very generous comments.

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  12. What a cool sports card, Dana ... great use of those fabulous colours ... love all the white space! Your bloom ... it's gorgeous ... bold and striking with a touch of delicate beauty! Struggling ... oh yes ... with finding time as well as finding Monsieur Mojo!! Hugs, Anita :)

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    1. So glad I'm not alone! Thanks for stopping by and your super kind comments Anita!

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