Saturday, April 23, 2011

Two cards for WMSC44

I was inspired by the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #44 for these two cards I created today. For one, it was a great sketch that reminded me to use those Cuttlebug embossing folders I had in my stash! I sometimes forget how cool an effect these little folders can make, and such a simple technique too.

Here's the sketch:


Here's my two takes! For both, I turning the sketch on its side. I tried out the sketch with this first one, which is a basic interpretation of the sketch. The stamps used here are from Holiday Labels 14 and Frame It. This is a card being sent off to two friends that found out they are having a little boy come August. :)



And then also wanted to try it out with some paper with a white core so I could sand the embossing a bit for a fun, distressed look. More of the crinkle ribbon was used on the second. The stamps used here are from Holiday Labels 14 and Frame It once again. I did some masking to the sentiment so it would fit inside this small label.



And now I've sent off all the packages and cards I need to for the lot of birthdays of family and friends that happen about this time. Some will even get there early...some about right on time. But they are all out, so that makes me happy. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Simple yet so colorful and the embossing does add such a punch. Love how you distressed the words a bit. Great job, Laurie!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Lovely creations! Embossing really looks fantastic when it's highlighted like you've done. Thanks for playing along with the WMS sketch challenge this week! It's always a treat to see your creativity.

Jen said...

What cool cards! I adore the embossing on both cards. So effective. The bright blue label in the first is so fun and a real must try for me. Fab job!

Julia Aston said...

What great CAS designs on these Laurie! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are awesome Laurie! Love the CAS design and pretty labels! Thanks so much for joining along with the WMSC :)

Jean Martin said...

Lovely CAS! I like how you scuffed the raised edges. Wonderful effect! So glad you could join us at WMSC! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love how you flipped the sketch, all the embossing looks great and the label looks great on the first with your choice of texture! Well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!