Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Cowboy Birthday & a Dynamic Duo Christmas

The challenge for Dynamic Duos#20 this week is to use the color of Lucky Limeade with Black, and the dessert option is to use a Halloween Theme. I don't make many Halloween cards, so I opted for a Christmas card instead, and used the Merry Monday #33 sketch to create this card. The background was embossed with SU!'s Petals A Plenty folder, and I dotted the centers with a black marker. The rectangle was stamped with a Christmas background stamp and embossed with white, then lightly sponged with matching ink, and pierced around the edges. The white poinsettia was done with a SB die and sponged around the edges, adding a black brad to the center. The sentiment is from a retired SU! set Small Script.


This card is for the Perfect Sentiments#50 challenge to make a masculine birthday card and put the sentiment on the front. It's also for the Shopping our Stash#69 to use emboss it. I dug into my stash and used an older MFP stamp set that I believe is now retired. It's called Southwest Cowboy, and it's one of my favorite stamp sets that I own. I heat embossed the image on white, colored it with Copics, and fussy cut it out. I stamped the silhouette image on blue with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and embossed it with clear detail ep. The dsp is from Echo Park, and the black panel was embossed with a new CB ef from the Decorative Tiles set. The sentiment was computer generated. I jotted this sketch down recently, but didn't name it, and now I can't remember where I found it to link it up :) It's a great sketch and one I'll be using more often.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

28 comments:

Paula Bee said...

Wonderful cards! The cowboy image is just awesome! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

Terry said...

Your poinsettia is beautiful! Who knew Lucky Limeade and Black would be a great combo for a Christmas card? You pulled it off nicely. Thanks for adding your card to Merry Monday!

Terry (FD)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Carol, I love the textured background on your Christmas card and the poinsettia is lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

jimlynn said...

Whoa! Both are fantastic. Love the second card and that design! Great images too.
The first one is a stunner!! Love the colors and the sponging on the poinsettia is perfect! I almost broke down yesterday and got this die but didn't have my coupon with me! Sigh! LOL! LOVE this one Carol.
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I turned away for just a few minutes, and look at these 2 amazing cards, you posted. I just love that poinsettia set you have. You have worked it into a wonderful color combo. The cowboy set always makes such a great rugged, manly card!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Two fabulous cards. I just love that die for the poinsettia and the light green sponging is just perfect. Love the dots on your embossing. Your second card looks great with the coloring and your black and white ribbon. Two more winners from you.

Vicki B. said...

Oh My that is one beautiful poinsettia!!! Just love that card!!

Jennipher said...

Stunning Christmas card and your masculine birthday card is too fun! Great job on both of these. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sam Pirkle said...

Your card looks like John Wayne and that is a good thing. Great job and thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Carol! These are both Fantastic! LOVE your First one! Your Poinsettia is just Gorgeous and Love the pretty embossed BG too! and your second one is Super! Just one fabulous Man type card! Love the image and your Terrific design too!

Hope you are having a Wonderful week my friend!

Hugs
Shannon

JD said...

Two great cards, Carol, Your Christmas card is just stunning! Really looks great in those colors!

Patricia said...

Your poinsettia card is fabulous! The die cut flower is so pretty, and I like that the color scheme is a bit different from most Christmas cards.
The masculine birthday card is really great, too.
If you're donating these to OWH, I know our heroes will love them!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the black dotting. And your masculine card is perfect.. colors, images.. love it.

Kim S said...

So many gorgeous touches in your card...I love the flower centers, the sponged Christmas background, the beautiful layered poinsettia...I love it all!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE the poinsettia card, it's so beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog, Carol, it's so good to be back to creating again :)

alicaz said...

they are both stunning! You could enter the poinsetia card to Shopping Our Stash too - it has lot of embossing! :)
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Lesley said...

That poinsettia is stunning Carol, I think the embossing folder is a perfect accent, echoing your amazing design. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Western feel of the masculine bday card. Thanks for entering Perfect Sentiments Masculine Bday Ch.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Perfect Sentiments Sept Guest Designer

Benzi said...

Your poinsettia is gorgeous...great colors, too, for a Christmas card. Who knew?

That is a super cowboy card for they guys in our life...very manly.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous poinsettia card done in these colors, Carol! WOW, WOW, WOW! I love everything about it!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such great cards! Love all of the beautiful detail on your Christmas card showcasing the color duo beautifully. The polka dot ribbon really gives such a pretty pop to your card, too. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

JD said...

Carol, Congrats on your win at Dynamic duos, the minute I looked at your card I knew it was a winner!

Bonnie said...

This Christmas card is such a joy from the beautiful poinsettia to the adorned embossing! Just beautiful, Carol! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! PS I like the cowboy card too. Great colors!

Michelle said...

Both cards are wonderful! Your DD card is breathtaking!! Love that delicate flower! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Carol, for the well-deserved Honorable Mention shoutout at DD for your amazing poinsettia card!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

These are both STUNNING! I love love love the first one, which also qualifies for the SOS challenge with the embossing. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

LeAnne said...

Wow I thought for sure that I had commented on this beauty....but I guess I hadn't! It IS beautiful...that poinsettia is stunning! Awesome job with the sketch & colors!!

Margaret said...

Fabulous job on your masculine birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.