Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #107

Good Sunday and Superbowl afternoon,

Hope everyone is enjoying today.  I worked on three cards this afternoon, two for today's sketch challenge and a CAS card.  After going through the Clean and Simple Skip this morning  -- I was inspired to try a CAS (clean and simple) card.

Between working on my cards and blog I've been running to see the commercials during the game.  Anyone else doing the same?  I hope to work on some more this evening too.

Thanks for stopping by -- enjoy the rest of today and have a fun crafting week.


P.S.  For some reason this afternoon -- I wasn't able to download a copy of the sketch -- I'll keep trying -- At times I am so technically challenged with my blog.   I'll at least post the cards  :-)

The puppy and kitten stamp are from Dragon Fly Laser stamps the sentiment is
from Hero Arts and the DP and brad are from Stampin' Up.

On this card I turned the sketch around and moved the ribbon to the
other side.  I used a stamp from Dog Stamps Plus.  The DP is from Stampin' Up
as well as the small frame embosser and sentiment.

This my attempt at a CAS (clean and simple) card.  I used a diamond plate embossing folder
by Cuttlebug for the background.  I did some recycling and embossed on the inside of a bag that
holds my dog's chews.  I think it looks almost like real diamond plate.  I attached the bag material
to some inexpensive card stock first before embossing.  I used some scrap DP for a little color and 
added some screw brads from Karen Foster.  This card is for a friend of ours who  loves diamond plate 
and jeeps.


Paula S. said...

Nice group of cards! I love the metallic diamond plate embossed background in the last one. Great masculine look!

Donna Hanley said...

Your first two cards are just adorable. I'll have to look up those stamps. I liked that you turned the sketch on one of the cards. Your last card is terrific. What a fabulous idea to use the inside of your dog's treat bag. I would have never thought of that, but I will now. Thanks for the great hint. Enjoy your week.

HomeschoolHomestead said...

I love the stamped images. I love the layered and metal look on the last card.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

all 3 are great cards - I do love that diamond embossing plate - I need to look for that one.

Barb Housner

Lee Ann said...

Sharon, such a great trio! I would NEVER have thought to use the inside of a dog treat bag as you have done. This is just fantastic. And the puppy card- rottweiler, I think?? It is just adorable. LOve those new papers from SU also. Can't wait to get some.

Linda said...

I am super partial to the diamond plating card...if I ever purchase a machine...that if my first folder! You totally rocked that card! The first is super sweet...Love the papers you chose! TFS!!!

Julie said...

Aww, sweet cards, Sharon! Love those little animal stamps! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Berni Cuttino said...

Love your card, precious with the dog and cat together. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love comments. I am now following you

Carol L said...

The first 2 cards are so adorable, they just make me smile :) How resourceful of you to add an embossed panel from your dog's treat pack! Very clever and effective!