Friday, August 16, 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day Challenge Cards

Happy Friday Friends & Followers!  I hope you have some fun things planned for your weekends!  Today I have two cards that I created for some of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' release day challenges over on  Ceal's challenge was to create a card where the sentiment was featured.  I took this as an opportunity to make some stick pins (LOOOOVE making stick pins for my cards!) in some happy yellow colors and let a warm sentiment from SNSS' 'True Friend' set shine:
(Please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  I love big bold striped patterned papers like this, so classy - if you know of any collections with them I'd always appreciate a heads up in the comments!  I used a large EK Success punch to punch out the sentiment and punched a black circle behind it to make it stand out a bit more, and an EK Success Anthus Leaf border punch for the horizontal strip that I tied some satin & sheer Offray ribbon over from the days when I was able to road trip to the Offray Ribbon Outlet in Hagerstown, MD (if you live within an hour or so - DC, Carlisle PA - it is worth the trip if you like ribbon or have a function like a wedding coming up!).  I made the stick pins with some beads from a pretty yellow collection at Walmart believe it or not (it is difficult to find yellow beads for some reason).  I added a little golden bling to the outer edges of the sentiment as well.  I am also entering this card in the following additional challenges:
     Korin's challenge was really pretty - to stamp a silhouette image behind the sentiment.  I always love the way this looks when it see it in other people's projects, but I never remember to do it so I appreciated the incentive.  I don't have many silhouette images in my collection (I think I love to color too much) so I stamped some paw prints from SNSS' 'Woof You' set, stamping off once to give the ink a more subtle look and created this card, with another sentiment from 'True Friend':
The layout was inspired by the sketch in A.R.T. Challenge #10:
I also entered this card in the following additional challenges as well:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
~ Crafty Math Chick


Penny said...

Wonderful CAS card! Love the cute image, your die cut grass, the sweet sentiment, and the silhouette behind the sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cheryl said...

Too cute! You rocked the A.R.T. CAS Sketch this week, thanks so much for playing along with us, and we hope you'll join us this Thursday too, for a *new* challenge. ~Cheryl, Senior DT

Joanne said...

So, so cute! I LOVE the sentiment, and your doggie makes me just want to give him a big hug! So happy to have you play along with us at A.R.T. Joanne

yyam said... cute is that doggy!
And I love the stick pins on your card!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful cards, I love that first one, it's so elegant with the pins on it.

Misti said...

Super cute!! So glad you played in this week's A.R.T. challenge!