Friday, July 27, 2018

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #300 and Color Throwdown #503

Happy Friday!! Is everyone gearing up for the weekend? We are going to some soccer games with family on Sunday. My husband has not been feeling to well this week and keeping me up coughing so I hope I will be able to stay awake!!! (I can sleep anywhere!!)

Today I am posting two cards that I created using scraps and the mess on my desk. Both are thank you cards and I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew as a jumping off point.

For my first card, I used die cuts from MFT and Paper Smooches for the flowers and the leaves.

I clustered them together and added some Nuvo Crystal drops in "Caribbean Ocean" to give the card a bit of dimension. I left this kind of flat because I will be sending this out to someone.

Here is the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #300 that was my inspiration:

Isn't it fabulous? I could make about 20 cards with the flower die cuts I have!!

For my second card, I was inspired by the sketch and the colors from the Color Throwdown Blog #503.

I did add some black into the mix, though so not sure if it will be accepted.

I actually like this card better then the first. I used a score board to emboss the front to give it a bit more oomph.

I also like the black and white paper on the edge. This I pulled from my ever growing scrap drawer.

I did add another banner in patterned paper on both cards that the sketch doesn't have. I just thought it looked a bit better with my design.

That is all from me today. Thank you for looking!!!


Darnell said...

These are fantastic thank you card designs, Nora! Your bouquets are as beautiful as real flowers and will last forever!! Hugs, Darnell

Broni said...

Great cards! I love how you used our colors on the second one! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Jeanne J. said...

So pretty Nora! I love the clean lines and pretty flowers!

Diane said...

Wow Nora, love the colors and flower card designs.

Hugs Diane

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty pair of cards Nora! The second is striking with th fancy black paper and the pop of red. Hope your hubby feels better and you stay awake for the game!

Wanda Cullen said...

Nora, your cards are both beautiful! I love this simple sketch. So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Fun use of the sketch and colors! Sweet card! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Susanne Vargas said...

Great cards! Love the double tags!

Jean said...

Both are wonderful - it's amazing how changing colors/patterns can make such a difference in the look of the card!

Kim S said...

I love your bouquets of flowers!! What a difference color makes! The patterns behind them are perfect accents.

Kimberly Skinner said...

I love the black and white version! It is absolutely stunning.
Thank you for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Inkyfingers said...

When I look at my scraps I can never think of how to use them but you always do it so well Nora! These cards are so pretty, and I particularly love the second one - so elegant.

Diane said...

Wonderful colors, flowers and designs Nora.

Hugs Diane