Thursday, January 21, 2016

Two cards using Retro Sketch #198

It is Thursday and almost the weekend. I am jumping up for joy!!! It has been a LONG week, even with the holiday on Monday.

We have had mid-term exams at the High School which means different schedules at work and lots of tears at home. On top of that, Charlotte has been sick so taking a mid term didn't make it any better. However, all of that is done until June and another semester starts tomorrow. Yeah!!

Today I am sharing two cards I created this weekend using Retro Sketch #198. I pretty much stuck to the design of the sketch for both of them.

For my first card, I did an ink blending technique. I masked off part of the bottom and blended Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then splashed a bit of water on it.

I then stamped "Happy Birthday" sentiment from PaperTrey Ink. I die cut a slide frame, also from PaperTrey Ink, out of green card stock and adhered it to the card. I layered two Lawn Fawn sunflowers and two leaves that I had colored in with Copic markers over the slide. I used foam adhesive under the sunflowers for a little dimension.

I covered the sunflowers with clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle. Last but not least, I attached a few green sequins around the focal point cluster. This card will be added to a card set I have been slowly making for a dear friend of mine.

For my second card, I decide to use some patterned paper on my card for a different look.

I covered the card front in green patterned paper from the Harvest Collection by Pebbles. I then used a scrap of yellow on the bottom that I embossed a stitch border. Again, I used a green slide frame die cut by PaperTrey Ink and layered a Lawn Fawn sunflower over it with foam adhesive.

Again I covered the sunflower with clear Wink of Stella and added some sequins around the framed flower.

Here is the Retro Sketch that I used to make these cards.

I think I like the first card best but am happy that I made two cards in general. I have had such a hard time creating lately!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great night!!


~amy~ said...

These are so fun! Love them!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful. Love the color combinations.

Toss In a Little Glitter said...

I love BOTH cards. Your colors and blending are beautiful!

Diane said...

Love the bright colors and designs Nora.

Hugs Diane

Leigh Penner said...

These are both wonderful takes on the sketch!

I Card Everyone said...

Both so cute, Nora... but I have to say I LOVE the second one with the patterned paper... yeah, ME?!! LOve it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love them both Nora, the green and yellow makes me think spring!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Nora! Beautiful blending with your inks on the first one, and I love how you paired your papers on the 2nd card! Such a great choice for a frame, and I love how you jazzed up your flowers on both cards...You sure nailed this challenge!

Kim S said...

A beautiful pair of cards!! Love the color combo. The sunflowers in their little frame is such a cheerful look. The sponging on the first gives wonderful depth!

I hope exams went well!

Kay Miller said...

Oh these are both just beautiful! I am always looking for ways to incorporate patterned paper into my cards but still have them clean looking! You did a lovely job on that!!