Thursday, February 20, 2014

Starry Delights

Hello friends…it's Cathy here with two quick cards to share with you today.  I just love a good challenge, don't you?  Both of my cards for today were inspired by several challenges!

Today on Splitcoaststampers, Sabrina challenged everyone to use stars, so I grabbed my versatile Star Dies and tried the doodling technique described on Monday's Technique Challenge.  A white gel pen was used to trace around the star die several times on Kraft card stock.  The stars were then die cut leaving a wonderful doodled border around each one.  Put a piece of patterned paper behind the cut-outs to finish off the card.  The sentiment I used is from the Patriotic Cocoa set and the sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches.  One card…three challenges!

The second card, made for yesterday's Sketch Challenge, used the beautiful Delightful Doilies stamp set. The doilies were perfect for the over the edge element on the sketch.  The doilies were white embossed on mixed media paper.  Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar Distress inks were misted with water on a craft sheet and the doilies were swiped through the inks to create the pretty colors. The doilies were mounted on True Black card stock and a little border was fussy cut around each one. Some matching KaiserCraft papers were stitched together to form the card front.  A banner sentiment and a pretty bow finish the card.

One thing that makes challenges even more fun is a chance to win a PRIZE!  Be sure to join us here tomorrow for our very own Friday Feature Challenge.  A fabulous stamp set from the Sweet 'n Sassy Store will be featured, greatly discounted, and a challenge issued for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate!  How fun!

Thanks for visiting with us today!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathy

3 comments:

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Some nice cards. Well done.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely card

Andrea La Vigne said...

Great cards! I especially love the one with the doily stamps. I'll have to try the technique of swiping through watered inks. I've seen it, but never thought to try it! Anyway, they really look pretty. Tfs!