Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two More VSN Cards

Happy Saturday friends & followers!  As I wait for the rain & winds of Hurricane Irene to descend upon us I decided to play in a few more VSN challenges.  This first one for a VSN challenge requiring us to use kraft cardstock and our 'brand' - something that we continually reach for over and over as a stamper - I went with a combination of dog images (after all, my blog is entitled 'Canines & Card Designs' right?) and holiday cards, since I LOVE to make holiday cards all year long (up to 36 so far this year).  I borrowed this week'd Sketch 90 from Skipping Stones Design:
and created this card:
(please click on the photo for better resolution).  The cute lab is from SSD's 'Dogs Vol. 1' set and I created some background patterned paper using the snowflake images from SSD's "Sassy Snow' set; I used white EP on the kraft cardstock sections and Crumb Cake ink on the white sections.  I substituted a snowflake punch with a button and twine center for the big circle in the sketch at 8:00, and designed the pom pom at the top of his Santa hat (a sticker from Michael's) as another and figured the snowflakes took the place of the other dots in the sketch.  In addition to these two challenges, this card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:


The next card was created for a VSN challenge hosted by 'Ravengirl' Toni, to use the Texas flag for inspiration:
I decided to use the colors involved and make a patriotic 'Any Hero' card which are delivered to servicemen and women who do not receive a lot of mail from their families through Operation Write Home.  Here is the card I came up with:
(please click on the image for clearer resolution).  I used Martha Stewart's Holiday Stars edger punch and layered the strips and used my horizontal slot punch on either side of the sentiment (from Stampin' Up!'s retired 'Greetings4U' set) and tied some bows of patriotic ribbon through the holes.  In addition to once again satisfying Shopping Our Stash Challenge 14 - red (check) or ribbon (check) or roses, this card also fulfills the requirements of Karen's Doodles' 'Punch it Out' Challenge.


Thanks again for stopping by to see my creations, and for your prayers that we and my fellow East Coasters survive Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed.  Off to upload to SCS and make more VSN cards...  I will be back!
~Crafty Math Chick

18 comments:

Paige said...

Two great cards! Love the pup on the first and always love red/white/blue combos. Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Shelby said...

Love that MS star punch and it looks fantastic how you layered the colors! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles, good luck and hope to see you again next week!

Shelby

Suzanne said...

A Santa Doggy! He's TOO CUTE! I love it!

Theresa said...

Fabulous work Meredith!! Love the dog. The stars are awesome.

Kerry Steger said...

I love the way you have used our colours this week! Very cute card. Thanks for playing along with Colour Create!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love the Santa hat on your pooch, and also how you stamped the background in opposite ink...always glad to see you at SSD!

Céline said...

gorgeous card!
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline SSC DT

Bumblebee said...

Great cards, love the punching on the last one, I'm sure whoever receives that will be very grateful hon!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic colours and layering sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely dog Images and great using the sketch...great using the kraft color too...lovely card....the second card is so creative..

I am joining Colour Create Challenge also, my card is number 20...would you mind to see my blog...and many thanks before...hugs, Monika

Anita said...

I love your cards! I may case the Texas card.

Crystal said...

Great cards, love the snowflakes on the first one and the cute santa hat! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOS this week :)

Jingle said...

These are both fantastic! I love the SSD ONE!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Kate's Makes said...

This is too cute!! Love that lab image with his sweet santa hat! Thanks for taking part in our challenge over at SFTW! Kate x

Kandi Phillips said...

I am so in love with this card! Great use of the snowflakes and your Christmas pup! Such a fun idea! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

~amy~ said...

cute, cute, cute!!!! Really love your take on the SSD sketch!!!

Chris said...

great cards Miss Chick. Isn't it great to get some of the Christmas ones out of the way.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW I'll be seeing you over at MFT.

Wendy said...

My girlfriend just had to put her most fave dog down yesterday, so sad! She would love this card!