Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet

 Hi, it's guest designer Barbara Washington back again with a couple of challenge inspiration cards. This week the challenge is SWEETS.  I thought I'd take a slightly different approach to the theme. I created a "Home Sweet Home" card. How much sweeter can that be?
Using vellum and the house scroll frame stamp, I stamped the image with white ink and embossed the stamp lines (parchment crafting) On the back side I used markers to add color. The border is washi tape and the letters were die cut from the same washi tape. I hope you find this a sweet card!

Last week the monthly technique challenge was introduced -- embossing, dry or wet. Since I had some family issues to deal with, I didn't get a chance to finish my card. I'm sharing it with you this week. I had fun making this card. Using the stamps, Dapper Dan and Horace, I made a masculine friendship card. The sentiment is part of a stamp from the Screech Owl Chicks and Scripture stamp set. I dry embossed the panel around the first and last section of the card and wet or heat embossed the corners on the middle section. These corners are part of the Leighs Flower Arrangement and Corner Duo set.
There's still time to join  both challenges. I can't wait to see what you create.

7 comments:

Donna K said...

Barbara, I always enjoy seeing what you come up with. I love your home sweet home card, the washi tape die cut letters and trim are great. Your embossing and coloring on the vellum is wonderful too! So pretty. Love your Horace and Dan card also! The design is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are beautiful but I love the Home Sweet Home. I don't use Washi much but may take another stab at it.

~ Kendra ~ said...

What fun cards!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool idea to attach vellum with Washi! LOVE your sweets card- the idea to die cut letters from Washi is awesome too! Oh my, the masculine card you made is also fab! Great inspiration again Barbara!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wow, two wonderful designs. Love how you colored the House Scroll frame on the first card, it really works well with the words you added. Awesome masculine card, love the oval cutouts around the images.

Candy C said...

Barbara... Your cards are gorgeous. I think I particularly love the home sweet home one. So vintage and so pretty! I also wanted to thsnk you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a nice comment. Enjoy your week. Candy

Monica Edwards said...

Love these cards Barb nice seeing you!