Cards For Sale

Monday, March 2, 2009

2 Cards 1 Sketch for you to try

Good Monday Morning Peeps! I want to start off with the winner of my card posted on Friday seen here. I used random .org and it picked # 9. That would be:

Debbie McPherson said...
This card is awesome! You do some great cards. I wish I had your talent

Thanks Debbie, I will get you the card and goodies ASAP. If you want to shoot me an e-mail with your addy I will get them out to you.

Now onto today's card. I have been so jealous of all the great cards I have been seeing lately with SU's new set "Friends 24-7" I love that bird, and since I don't have that set......yet, I decide I would pull out my almost never used set, "Touch of Nature" and use the bird from it for my card.

I started with Jen's Sketch for you to Try. I first stamped the bird onto some watercolor paper with black stazon and then again onto some scraps of watercolor paper and I also stamped the leaves with berries onto the scraps too. I watercolored the bird very lightly with some baja blue and my aquapainter. I used old olive for the leaves and some bravo burgundy for the berries, again keeping it all very light as I wanted a soft aged effect. I also lightly inked in my BG around the bird with baja. I cut out the bird and the leaves and berries from my scrap and mounted the onto the main panel letting a few go outside the box. I pierced the edges with my piercing tool and mat pack, can you see where I got off a bit on one side, I didn't want to start over, so I just added a few more leaves hoping it would make the boo-boo less noticeable.

Te base of the card is baja, followed by shara sand and some DS paper I got at Hobby Lobby, that matches baja perfectly. The bottom dotted piece is from the SU sweet slumber pack.

The sentiment is from the retired set "Best Yet" and is stamped onto watercolor paper and cut out with my 1-3/8" circle punch and mounted onto Shara sand that was punched with the scallop circle punch and of course I pieced the scallops. I added some baja ribbon and a Shara strip that was edge punched.

This next one is a manly card I think, and they are hard for me.

I used the same sketch as above, with the top note die and the SU set "Branch Out".

The base of the card is kraft followed with some always artichoke DS paper. I really didn't know what to use for the sentiment on this one, so I just ended up with this simple one. The addition of the flower is probably the only non-manly part of the card. I found some twill tape ribbon in my stash and used it along with some 1/4" artichoke grosgrain. Tied a knot onto the layered ribbon with some more artichoke and a silver ribbon slide. The bottom is two layers of kraft and artichoke punched with a MS zig-zag edge punch.

Well, that is all for today, Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!



Lois said...

OMG I love them both. You really played yesterday. Good for you!!

Congrats to Debbie for winning the 'prize', and one of Vicki's cards is a 'prize' lucky duck Debbie.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards, love the bird AND the tree images :o)


Anonymous said...

like the kraft and Always Artichoke together on the second card.

carol h said...

Both cards are beautiful, vicki, I especially like what you've done with the second one. I like that set, now that I've see what can be done with it. Beautiful cards, as always. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, both cards are fabulous!!! I agree that manly cards are hard to make but you totally nailed that last card! It's fabulous! I soooooooo want that stamp's on my list ;)

Jaspere said...

Wow Vicki! You continue to impress. TFS

Veronica Z said...

Lovely cards!

Tammy said...

That bird card is FABO!!
I logged into my blogger dashboard and that's the first post I saw....WOW Vicki I love it.
Great Great Job!
It's so romantic and very Shaby Chic

Anonymous said...

Vicki, these are GORGEOUS!! Thx for playing!! Hugs-Jd