Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 21

I really like the sketch this week for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and made not one but two cards!  They are both Christmas cards.  Here is the sketch:

Because of the butterfly on the sketch; my first instinct was to make a spring/summer butterfly card.  Then I changed my mind and decided to make a Christmas card instead as I need more Christmas cards for my stash.

Here is the 1st card I made:

I love the gold and maroon colours on this card.  The scalloped circle with the poinsettia is popped up with 3D foam dots.  I decided to add a gold ribbon to this card as well.  The card stock is all from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped with SU Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life - Lights for Christmas which was stamped onto cream cardstock and then fussy cut.  I really like this stamp set.  What I really like about Stamps of Life is that they have a photo gallery of cards made by their design team featuring the stamps for each stamp set they sell.  I did not; however, copy one of their cards that is in their gallery.  I was so pleased with this card that I made another card in another favourite Christmas colour combo - silver and royal blue.  Here is the 2nd card I made:

I used another sentiment from the Stamps of  Life stamp set.  All cardstock is from my stash and the design paper is from Papermania.  The die is from Memory Box.  I love their dies and have several of them.  This card came together quite quickly as I had already cut the ornament dies.  The hardest part was using my Quicky Glue Pen to attach the die to its angel wing base.  I really like this card and even hubby likes it!

Won't you join us at Atlantic Hearts and create a card or two using this sketch?  If you're lucky, your card might be picked as a Top 3 Pick and you will be able to display the badge on your blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle Stewart said...

They are both beautiful cards, but since blue is my favorite colour, that one is my favorite. Fantastic job.

Bela said...

very nice cards Anna

Wendy L said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
My parchment card was made from scratch, this means I copy the pattern with white pen then emboss with an embossing tool and prick all the pattern out with a parchment tool. I taught myself mostly then when I moved to Spain I went to afew lessons but more for company than to learn..
Your cards are lovely by the way. xxx

Wendy L said...

I dont do as much as I used to because it takes s long and people dont appreciate the time it takes and I do hate to think of them being put in the bin!!!!