Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Couple of Challenge Cards

I have a couple more cards to share with you today .... both cards use the new Gina K stamps which were released yesterday.

My first card uses the "King of the Grill" stamp set ... this is a great set for the men in your life. I decided to use it for the sketch challenge that my friend Cammie is hosting for the Gina K release party.

I used the BBQ, tools & one of the sentiments from this set to create my card. The BBQ is layered using my circle nestabilities. The top portion of this card has been embossed using my distress stripes cuttlebug embossing folder ... after embossing it I sponged over some weathered wood distress ink to highlight the raised areas. The screw brads also help give this card a masculine feel ... these are also available through Gina K. Finally the BBQ tools are stamped and cut out and attach to the top right side of my card.

King of the Grill Set - Gina K Designs
Paper: White; Basic Gray, Real Red & Night of Navy - SU
Other: Black Ink; Weathered Wood Distress Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Distress Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Screw Brads; Foam Tape.

The featured stamper this week on SCS is sparklegirl ... I looked through her gallery on Sunday but as I didn't have time right then to create a card I bookmarked one I thought I would try to CASE when I had some more time..... you can find her card here.

As per the rules of the featured stamper challenge I had to change at least two things on my card. Here are the changes I made:
  • Changed the stamps used
  • Changed the colors
  • Used a different ribbon
  • Used different brads
The set used here is the new 'Comfort & Peace' set .... this set is great to create sympathy cards or for those occasions when we don't have the right words for a card ... you do now!

Stamps: Comfort & Peace - Gina K Designs
Paper: White; Regal Rose & Old Olive
Other: Black Ink; Pink & Olive Marvy Markers; Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon; Pink Brads; Rectangle Nestabilities; Foam Tape.


Katherine said...

I love the layout of these cards, and the screwbrads, too! I ordered the barbeque set last night and it's already been shipped! yay! Great cards!

Wife2TJ said...

Wonderful cards! I love the flower one it's beautiful! The grill one would be perfect for my dad! LOVE IT!!!

Kim Muhl said...

They are both awesome cards! The flower one is my favorite, but that CB folder is perfect with the grill!!

desertroseinaz said...

That Cuttlebug folder gives the impression of smoke rising from the BBQ. So clever! Pat

craftyson said...

So pretty and feminine, love it.

Trudi said...

I like how you used the embossing on the father's day card. I've seen that template and just couldn't decide if I liked it or not, now I think I'm gonna have to pick it up :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love the bbq card! How cute is that! I also like your FS card from SCS you did a great job :)