Monday, January 17, 2011

Catch-Up Time

This month, Sarah has posted a couple of great challenges for January over on our group blog. After checking out Debbie's post today, I was inspired to finish the cards on my table and get them uploaded tonight in one photo laden post. 

Challenge #1 - The One Layer Card




Keeping it simple and one layer is a bit of a challenge for me.  I decided to layer some Lemon Tart with a pale green woodgrain print.  Then, I used Turning a New Leaf and some clear embossing powder to create my leaf pattern.  To bring it out, I used some green Memento inks and the Tea Dye duo inks and a sponge blender to add depth and definition.
 

Fillable Frames #10 provided the cutout and frame around one of my favorite sentiments from Signature Greetings.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with this.

Challenge #2 - The Black Base Card


Isn't this adorable.  It's amazing what you can do when you start with a funky piece of ribbon.  I combined the butterfly from Baby Button Bits, a sentiment from Spring Tags, and the Take Three die for this little gem.  I'm a little hooked on Crystal Effects and had to gloss up the wings just for fun. 

Hope you like it!

8 comments:

Maggie said...

Your cards are fantastic...love that use of your dies as a peek a boo window for the inside of your card. I need to do that more often :) And thanks for the reminder to get on a posse challenge....it's been forever since I did mine!

Jen said...

Way to go, Suzanne! These are brilliant. For a one layer cards there is so much texture. Awesome. Loving the pink buzzy bee. too cute!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful cards Suzanne. Love the windows.

Diane Jaquay said...

I love these! The bee card is really AWESOME!

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! Just lovely! I was oooooohhhing over the first card and then scrolled down to see your second card.......WOW, AGAIN!!! Just love that pink and black!

Sarah said...

Both cards look fantastic! Great job!

Laurie said...

Both of these are so pretty! I love the insides!! Fun idea!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

The first card is my favorite, i love the simple yet fun design!