Friday, June 15, 2012

Sneak Peeks continue

Ooops, I didn't post the sail boat card yesterday, so I will add two today using different stamp sets. I used the same color scheme on both, so they go together well enough. Red, white and blue is such a great color combo and looks so fresh and cool for summer. It's certainly summer here in Phoenix - triple digits already! June is usually the hottest month, so I guess it is understandable.

 This card features the set Island Life. I think this image is perfect for masculine cards, which can be challenging to create. I stamped the sail boat image using Chipped Sapphire distress ink onto the white card. I then added the sentiment using red ink. I added a textured panel (embossed) created with red and blue and a bit of knotted twine as an embellishment. The entire card is mounted onto a blue rectangle. 

Manly yes, but I like it too. 

This one features the set Welcome Poppies. I created a frame by stamping the poppy in red  and then cutt/embossing the frame using two sizes of Spellbinders Labels Four dies. I attached that to the blue gingham card front. I then added an organdy ribbon and bow treatment to the upper left corner with a red dew drop to the center of the bow.

I hope you like these cards and the stamp sets! I'm lovin' them.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa M said...

I will stop complaining about double digits then. :) Your sailboat card is superb. You can almost feel the nice cool breeze from the water.
Beautiful job on both your cards. :)

Ellen said...

beautiful cards Karen! Love the little knots in the twine and the gingham! Great work Girl! There is an Italian blog award on my blog for you in this post......
have a fabulous weekend!