Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy Checkmate and a Jungle Party

Today I have a simple card to share that I made using a Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi stencil - Checkmate, and sentiments from the Wet Paint set by PTI.  
 
First I sponged  a portion of the stencil using two inks - Archival Hydrangea and Dandelion.  I stamped the sentiments in Hydrangea and then cut the panel with my Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs.  I layered it to a white card base and called it done!  Although this would work for anyone's birthday - I think in these colors it would make a great card for a guy!

I'm linking this card to Cas(e) this Sketch.
 
Today we're going to my grandnephew, James', 3rd birthday party - the theme is jungle.  Here is the card I made for him using a computer printed picture of James riding an elephant with his dad, Nate.  The monkey is a clip art from Microsoft Word that I printed, fussy cut and layered over the picture with a foam dot.  The sentiment is computer generated. (and, of course, Stitched Mat Rectangle dies are involved as well!!)

 Checkmate Card
Stamps:  Wet Paint - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Hydrangea and Dandelion
Accessories:  Check Mate Stencil - Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Love both cards...the picture for James card is adorable!

Deepti said...

These are so adorable, I love the photo card and the way u placed the monkey :) it looks as if he is teasing the elephant with a banana ;)

~amy~ said...

Both cards are wonderful...have a fun time!

Redanne said...

The stenciling on the first card is gorgeous and the monkey on the second is so cute! Love both cards. Anne xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze, Julia. Both card as so fresh and inspiring.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!

Annette Allen said...

wow great take on the challenge.. love it

Charlene said...

Beautiful card and I love the nephew photo card too! :-)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your fabulous take on the sketch! Your photo card is super sweet, too!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card and even more fun photos! How fun riding an elephant!!!

Taunya Butler said...

Great job on this cas sketch!! Love the softer edges on the checkerboard border!! Very well done!!
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donna mikasa said...

Love the partial inking of the stencil--such a creative take on the sketch!