Friday, February 5, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 137

I wasn't sure that I loved the card I made for the challenge this week. I've had a bit of a creative block. I know, it' happens. :) What bothers me most is that I thought I was going to LOVE this stamp set, and I'm finding myself a bit challenged with it! I will say that I found a cool new technique from a fellow stamper Beth during last weeks 411 challenge. Beth used a cool technique for making the holes in a large oval punch. I used them on my bunny card, but you should go check out her quick tutorial.. BTW Beth, you have lovely hands (don't listen to the hubby). I gave this card to my hostess this week and I have to say, it's been forever since I used ballet blue, but I think I'll be pulling it out some more for spring.

For my second card, I went CRAZY clean and simple. My base is craft, and my second layer is 4 x 2 1/4" craft. There's some punches and a couple of cut images, but that's it for layers, I kept it super simple. I did add quite a bit of glitter.

I hope you have time to play along with the Stamping 411 challenge this week.

15 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Ok, both your cards are great, but you know me - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kraft vintage one! Wow, oh wow! I gotta case this one, so subtle and pretty! Gorgeous work, gf!

Melissa said...

Great cards! It's awesome to see two completely different cards from one sketch. I love the glitz on the vintage one!

Connie said...

Love BOTH your cards, Selene, but especially the Vintage one...great job!

gbarron56 said...

Wow, Selene -- both cards are fabulous but my favorite has got to the the Kraft Vintage -- it's simply elegant! Stay warm this weekend and Happy Stamping! Blessings, Gretchen

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Decisions-Decisions! I love both but I'm with everyone else here and love the look of the Vintage one. Fabulous!!!

Patti Chesky said...

Well, you've been busy!!!! I am going to vote with the others too because I love the shabby chic/vintage style. I love the softness from the Kraft and the subtleness of the flower. Beautiful card!!

P.S. Your not the only one. That stamp set is a challenge for me too!!!

Thanks for Beth's name and link. I updated my post last night!!

lindiloo said...

great cards!! I also have the bunny stamp and have not used it! Thanks for the idea- maybe this will be the inspiration that makes this set work for me.

stamperbeth said...

Selene, I know I said it the other day but, you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much for linking me up. Its wonderful to know that something I stumbled upon can inspire people. Thank you.

Both your cards are lovely, but I gotta go with the kraft too. So soft and romantic.

RuthieB said...

Both of those are wonderful!!! The Bunny one is perfect for kids and the Vintage one is just stunning!

Laura Thorpe said...

I just LOVE the Vintage card you made. It is so pretty...love the glitter and the pink flowers.

Sharon Carr said...

Wow, such different cards you made to show of this sketch! One is just darling, and the other so vintage chic! Love the Kraft used with the vintage card - so elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Love you little parade of critters with the blue and yellow. Then you do a total turnaround with your vintage card - terrific! Doesn't seem like a block to me :)

rubberstampinzone said...

Both of your cards are absolutely fabulous!! Great inspiration ... The vintage kraft one knocks my socks off. I am a huge fan of glitter and it sure looks marvelous on your card.... stunning actually. I love that it doesn't have a lot of layers . I'm with Robin.. this is an absolute must case card. And the card you made with the picnic parade is just as cute as can be. Love em' both. you always makes such fantastic cards. Love your style.

Priscilla said...

Love both these cards and the clean and simple card looks elegant and it uses one of my favorite stamp sets too.

Cass. said...

I really like this one...the sentiment especially :)