Friday, April 3, 2009

BC Challenge #93

This week was a busy one for me with a sick husband, "teenagers", and field days. The weather has been awesome for the outside time. Cloudy, with a hint of wind and fairly cool. I can't complain!
This week our blogger challenge was a sketch. I tried to paste it here but got frustrated so...you don't get to see it. But you do get to see my cards! I did two because I really enjoyed the sketch. It was for a long card and I still had some of these long notes in my envelope drawer, just dying to be used! This first one is made with baja breeze paper (but I'll use that long note envelope), cut to 6-1/2 square and folded. I stamped the butterfly from Good Friend (available now!) with Baja breeze in the background, layered a strip of DSP and Chocolate chip and then added the focal point with dimensionals. The hardest part of this little card was cutting out that cool frame around the quote. I hear myself thinking the things my customers say...."I want a punch for every stamp!" LOL seriously...we would all be completely broke then! Wait...I already am! bummer! Anyway, ....
This next card actually uses a guava long note. I added DSP along the bottom and the wide grosgrain across the middle. Since the card opens on the left, I used sticky strip to adhere my ribbon to the front instead of cutting a hole and wrapping it around the front of the card. Uses less ribbon this way too. I used the small oval punch along with the new scallop oval punch (totally cool!) along with this new set from the new mini catalog. The ,metal flower on the bottom right is one of the awesome flower brads. These things are hefty! Very cool! I wanted the focal point to be a bit bigger so I used the white gel pen to add dots around the top half of the oval.

16 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! I can't pick a fav..they're both fabulous! {SMILES}

Ida P. Krause said...

Very Pretty cards. I'm lovin that butterfly from Great Friends.

Barbara said...

Fabulous cards....and you made TWO! Love the first one especially....Great Friends may be a popular one for this Challenge. You, Ida, and I have all used it with very different...but pretty...results. Can't wait to see who else is using this set as well.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fabulous cards Beckie! I just love the placement of the butterflies on the first one! Very elegant! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are beautiful. I like how the butterflies are a subtle but essential part of the background on the first card and the detail of the rounded corner on the second card!

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Both are awesome cards - the butterflies on the first card add such a great focal point, and I like how you have added the dots above the scallop on the second.

:) Marcia

Kathie Bailey said...

Beckie, both cards are super although I am especially in love with the first!

I totally agree to a punch for every stamp!

Claudia said...

Wow look at you! TWO great cards, very impressive! I really love the first card, mainly because I still "need" that stamp set :-)

Connie said...

Great cards...I loved this sketch, too!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both cards turned out great - love the colors!

MJ said...

How pretty, I really love the first one, so simple yet so elegant.

Chrissy D said...

TWO cards!? Both are FABULOUS!

StampingSelene said...

These are fabulous! I love the stamp/sizzix cut. just gorgeous!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Both cards are fantastic!

Patrice Pierce said...

I love both of them!