Monday, January 18, 2010

Three Cards on a Snowy Day

I was off from work today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr AND we were kind of snowed in by a wet snowfall last night of about 5" so I took good advantage and made three cards for three challenges! All of them are made with stamps from Waltzingmouse.

I made my first card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I just got some of this new Beloved DP by My Mind's Eye. It has such great designs and pretty colors! I used the same piece - front and back - on this card. The stamps are from the Sweet Hearts Set. I love the arrows with this set! I used oval nestabilities to frame the image and a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio die to frame my sentiment.

Stamps: Sweet Hearts - Waltzingmouse
Paper: Vintage Cream, Terre Cotta Tile - PTI, close to cocoa - SU, DP My Mind's Eye /Beloved
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Terra Cotta - PTI
Accessories: twill - PTI, foam dimensionals, oval nestabilities, cuttlebug, ribbon tag trios - spellbinders


I made my second card using the New Technique challenge on Split Coast - Brick Tile. I have to say I stamped this image on 3 different pieces of paper before I found one that looked good as tiles. But I do like the final result! I popped up each 'tile' on a foam dimensional and sponged the edges of my panel with tea dye ink. These stamps are from the Irish Blessings set. I figure this would make a good masculine 'get well' card!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Irish Blessings
Paper: White, Vintage Cream, DP Bitty Box Basics - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Versamark
Accessories: black embossing powder, foam dimensionals, sponge
Techniques: brick tile, embossing

My third and final card today was made for the CAS challenge on Split Coast which was a color challenge - to use Teal, white and one other color on your card. I used a piece of teal designer paper from Stampin Up - overstamped it with the sentiment from Sweet Hearts and added 2 punched hearts! I guess my 'one other color' is black ink!
Ok - off I go to get some things done that I didn't get to while I was stampin' !!!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: Sweet Hearts - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White - PTI, DP - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: heart punch - McGill

25 comments:

Crystal said...

All three are FABULOUS Julia!

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards Julia! I really like the way you pieced the cottage. That was creative! Thanks to Claire's super fast shipping my Sweet Hearts set is on its way. I can't wait!

~amy~ said...

Love them all julia!!!

Sharli said...

Gosh, Julia, I love all three of these!!! Not sure I can pick a favorite one, either! I'm a little jealous that you had such a great day playing! But only a tiny bit - since you are so nice to share!

Hugs!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

All three are fabulous and I really like the tile card. It is neat to see the results of new techniques. Beautiful job!!

Mary said...

LOVE ALL your cards...the mojo one is just FANTASTIC! I love that designer paper you used!

Joanne Travis said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off and am glad you got a chance to do some stamping. Such sweet cards, Julia!
Hope all of the snow melts from the roads by morning but stays on the grass and trees. It really is so clean and pretty :)

Janelle said...

Gotta love a snowy day! All three cards are great, but I keep going back to look at the "brick" one again and again. Love it!

kolling143 said...

OMG, I just love the Valentine card!! If it weren't so close to Valentine's day, that set would be in my hands!

Anne said...

What a great day you had GF!! These 3 cards are awesome, I love that brick technique, I must give that one a go!! And that new WM hearts set is lovely, I love the script writing, very elegant. Hope the streets are thawed enough by tomorrow so you can get to work safely1!

jdmommy said...

What wonderful cards, and all so different. Of course my favorite is the one with RED! No, not really. if I had to choose, the bricks are fabulous!! They are tough for me, and apparently they are easy for you...at least you make it look that way!!! TFS, GF!!

Busym1 said...

What a set of nice cards! Good thing for snowdays! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, michelle

lynn said...

fabulous cards-LOVE the first card!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh I just adore ALL of these creations Julia!! TFS! HUGS

anya said...

Julia, these are all fantastic! I love each of them! It certainly looks like you had a very productive day off, don't you love that? Great job, gf! :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wonderful! I love them all!

Renee

Bonnie said...

All just gorgeous Julia! I love everyone of them - of course the Valentine has my heart though!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are all fabulous Julia!! Isn't that Be Loved paper delish? I MUST have that Irish Blessings set! WOWSA! LOVE these!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, you've been busy! Love all three of these ... but the Valentine is my favorite. Beautifully done ... whoever receives this will be thrilled!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Julia, these are great! I especially love the Valentine. Love that new MME paper...gotta get me some of that!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Valentine!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh wow! Julia - how do you make so many fab cards, if I do 3 in a row, at least two are usually filed under 'B' for bin.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Three beautiful cards! The best way to spend a cold day off from work!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Julia, I just have to say that each card is so unique, gorgeous, and eye catching!! AMAZING work!!

dpkennedy said...

So pretty! I am so jealous you got to stamp all day, lol! Love that MME paper!!