I had to make a couple cards today. No choice, and they're already late for the recipients. Tomorrow two of my granddaughters turn one and 21. Crazy isn't it? Just yesterday Jess was a baby, and here she is already in her final year of college. Where did that time go??? And Miss Avie already one...little tow-head blond and a chubby, happy baby. She's pretty amazing; so wants to be 'big' like her three older siblings. I can see the wheels turning in her sweet little head. *sigh* Both are precious.
This first card is for Jess. I used CAS(E) This Sketch as my jumping off point. This is the second version; first one totally sucked. Like this one much, much better. It appeals to my sense of white space. Awesome sketch, isn't it??!!
Here's my version:
Started with my Neenah white base, and used a scrap of black, and a bit of gold foil from Michaels. Some gold sequins, an AE stamp with SU ink, and some chipboard to raise the gold frame. Now here's the weird part...The pinkish acetate isn't. It's part of a label from the Blackberry Apple fizzy water I bought a while back at K-Mart. I know, right? Loved the color, and wished for some acetate like it in my stash. Then thought too much would be gaudy, but a touch would be fine. Trimmed the label and used it today here. You can even see some of the bubbles in the upper left corner... Crazy, huh?!
Miss Avery's card is much more conventional. Saw the "banner" cue card over at CASology, and thought I'd pop this card there. It might be too busy, so if it is, the DT and Melissa should take it down. While busy, it's not too froo-froo. Someday she'll like it.
I found a double sided scrap in my dp scrap box, and it tripped my trigger. Black SU ink, and the image is from A Muse stamps, and the other stamps are from MFT and NN. The scallop die is RC. Some Glossy Accents on the wand's star, and a few bits of bling on the crown. A couple of Copic markers, and a bit of embroidery thread finishes this off. The panel is raised a bit with some pop dots. I totally cased a card by Carly Robertson. Can't seem to find a link, but I'll show you her card:
Isn't this just sweet?! Anyway, I need to get going and get some work done. Thanks for your patience. I'll try to find a minute or two and get to some commenting. Happy dances everyone