Saturday, October 2, 2010

Two Card Challenges - World Cardmaking Day

Today is World Cardmaking day, and I have two cards to share. The first card is for Susan's OLW challenge at Simplicity. The focus this week at Simplicity, was to make a card to a mom and express our gratitude. I made this for my mama. She's 85 now and still lives alone...and that's her choice. I truly appreciate the things she did for me and the sacrifices she made for me during my growing up years. Unfortunately, most people don't realize how difficult it is being a mom until you are grown and have children of your own. ~raising hand here~

I used a single piece of white cardstock and stamped the PTI leaves Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. The sentiment is also a PTI stamp. I added a little inking around the edges...and that was all. Simple, yet effective.

The second card I want to share is a birthday card. This is for the challenge at Flourishes blogspot. The challenge was to make a card that was not the standard 4.25 x 5.5 (I believe that's an A2), to use ribbon, and to use pink.

I cut the pink base with a Spellbinder die, then cut a smaller piece of folded cardstock to fit behind the solid part of the pink circle for my card. The finished size is about a 4.25" diameter circle. The flowers are a Flourishes stamp (cherry blossoms), that I colored lightly with Copic markers, then cut them out with an oval Spellbinder die. I added a double mounted scalloped edge across the bottom half of the circle, added a ribbon and bow, then stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday) with a PTI stamp. The oval with the flowers is also pop-dotted. I think it turned out to be a really cute card, and I'm thinking I might make a few of these.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time...

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8 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful work here Susan! I am completely inspired!

Abounding Treasures said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Abounding Treasures said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

Sue W said...

The leaves on your one layer card with the sponged edges.......perfect!
Though I have to say your second card with the pretty spray of flowers set on the lacey circle is just beautiful!!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the simplicity of your green "grateful" card!. So elegant

Kara said...

really pretty cards!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards! the one layer card is just gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! Your mom sounds like a very special lady!

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