August 9, 2011

Simple and Pretty 2 cards

This week I am hosting the RAQs Challenge on the Cricut message board.  The way the challenge works is every Wednesday the host posts 3 sketches to follow, when you get them done you can post them on the message board thread.  It is a great place for inspiration and also take your card making up a few notches, I know it did mine.
So here is my cards for the challenge.  The first sketch is this one by Tami Mayberry, see this post on my blog to see this one, as it is also my card for the Crafty Creations challenge this week.
Here is my card for the second sketch.
It is a very simple sketch and the card is 8 1/2 by 4 inches and fits into a business size envelope.  I love how this turned out.  Because of the size I had to Cuttlebug it with two different folders since one was not long enough.  The top is Swiss Dots and the bottom is a Sizzix folder.
The flowers are cut from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  This is a fabulous cartridge for making flowers and you all know I love to make flowers.
The flowers were cut from yellow and pink cardstock them sprayed with Glimmer Mist to give them some sparkle,  I even misted the white part of the card.  "You Touched My Heart" is a stamp.  I added a few pearl accents.  The whole card is very sparkly
  Would love to hear what you think of my card.
Then after I made this card they posted a Color Challenge on the Cricut message board so I made another one.  The colors are purple, orange, olive.   This one is a bit brighter.
I did a little different embossing on this one.  I made lines using my Martha Stewart score board and them I embossed every other with one of the Cuttlebug boder folders.
Here is a close up of the flowers

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them, besides that way I knew you were here to take a peak.

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  - end 8/14
Pixie Cottage   Say it with flowers  -  end 8/16
Sentimental Sundays  Flowers  -  end 8/13
Ginger Loft  Make it Sparkle  -  end 8/19
Crafty Calendar  Hot Colors (second card are hot colors)  -  end 9/2


Cricut Couple said...

So Beautiful! I love how you used two different textures on the background mat. The flowers are stunning! Just amazing!!!

Peggy T. said...

What a gorgeous card. I love those flowers and the embossing. I have to get my Flower Shoppe out. I too love flowers. Love it.

Suzanne said...

Love the the elegance of this card. I can't wait for my Flower Shoppe to come.

Audrey Frelx said...

Simple but soooo beautiful!

Lisa Jane said...

2 fab CAS cards - gorgeous flowers
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x

CCfromoz said...

those cards are awesome, hope you don't mind if I copy the idea, I am not a cardmaker, however these have really inspired me, thankyou

Sadilla said...

hi dear
your card is very smart and chic... and I love the embossed paper!!
Thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Tanya R said...

Love your clean cards, and your shimmering flowers. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.