Sunday, April 21, 2013

A-Ok Anniversary and a Cameo Thank You.

Happy Sunday everyone - just got back from an invigorating walk with Kent - it's a gorgeously sunny day here in MA today - the sky is clear blue without a cloud in sight!  The temp is hovering around 50 degrees though so we still needed a light jacket!   We seem to have spring for a day here and there - then the temps drop again.  But the trees are budding and all the spring bulbs are growing so it's all good!

I have two cards to share today - this first one was made for the One Layer Wednesday Challenge - A-Ok - to use elements on your card that begin with A.   I used the words Amour and Anniversary and I used the color Aqua Blue.  My stamps are all from Waltzingmouse.

When I was creating this design - I stamped it first on a white panel to try it out. I liked it so I made another card with more layers on it using that panel.  Just a slightly different look - framing it in black and then a blue card base.
My second card was created for the Little Red Wagon Challenge -  to use a cameo.  I was inspired by a photo I found on Pinterest 
And here is the card I created.  My stamps are all Waltzingmouse.  I embossed the images in black on the die cut egg and layered it over the embossed black panel with foam tape.  I added a clear heart rhinestone to the decorative branch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Anniversary card:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - ornate frame and Amour from Paris Nouveau, Anniversary Wishes from Big Day Additions, heart from Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy.
Paper:  White,  second version also has True Black - PTI, Taken with Teal - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass

Thanking You Cameo:
Stamps:   Waltzingmouse - Cameo Creations, Cameo to Go
Paper:  white, true black - PTI
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  black embossing powder, heat gun, egg die - Spellbinders, foam tape, heart rhinestone - Michaels,  Square Lattice Embossing folder - SU


Dianne said...

The first card beautiful plain and simple, I love black and white but it looks great with the black and blue added. I saw those eggs on a post are the fabulous, love silhouettes so I love this card too Beautiful work my dear, glad you're enjoying your weekend, warming up here too, must be spring:(:(

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love both your cards. I have a similar challenge with one layer cards - I often feel that they need a 'frame' - and yours looks equally good with and without the framing card base. Love all the a's too! Thanks so much for playing along!

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous designs Julia!! Love the cameo one! :)

Rosanne said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon!

Barb Murphy said...

This is gorgeous! I love both cards...especially the egg shaped cameo card! beautiful work!

Annette said...

wow these are amazing and that cameo is gorgeous.. great job..

Pauline said...

Some beautiful designs here Julia, I love the stamp combos and the beautiful CAS cameo card. So elegant.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, not one but 3 beautiful creations. Love each and every one!

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jayne said...

Both are beautiful, classy cards Julia. Thanks for joining us over at LRW this week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous designs Julia!! Love the cameo card with the black and white. Sheer elegance!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

walchowDesign said...

How interesting to see both cards with the same design but just with the difference of one layer, Julia!

As for the cameo, it just looks so elegant.

Kary said...

Both cards are so pretty!! I'm not very good at CAS cards, and I'm learning something here. Your card and colours are very striking. I love it!!

Peggy said...

Fabulous cards! I especially like the cameo card!