Sunday, March 13, 2011

OWH sketch challenge #60

It's sketch challenge day over at the Stars & Stamps blog!  This one was a little tricky for me. I ended up making two cards. This was the first one:















Card recipe:
Random solid cardstock
Animal print DP: DCWV
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs

I wasn't so sure I loved the card, and I was putting away my supplies and spied my Cuttlebug 'traffic jam' embossing folder. Then I thought for a moment and pulled out part of a DCWV paper stack, and ended up with this:
















Card recipe:
Solid cardstock - SU and scraps
Glittery DP - DCWV
Pearl embellies - Hero Arts
Cuttlebug embossing folder - traffic jam

Eh. I'm not sure about this one, either! LOL I embossed the smaller white strip at an angle so the squares appear to be diamonds and follow the glittery argyle. I could see this as an anniversary card. I wish I would've incorporated a brighter color into it - maybe red??  Stay tuned - I might rework this again and see what I can come up with!

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10 comments:

  1. I like them both! Nice, simple styles and colors. For the top one, I like the different combinations of orange, brown, and cream with different animal sizes. For the bottom one, yes, it would be fun to try with more color, but your gray and black is very stylish. Thanks for sharing them.

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  2. I like both cards also, especially the argyle!

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  3. I really like the jungle card with its perfect sentiment.

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  4. These are both cute, and the jungle sentiment is often too true! Nice job on the sketch challenge!

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  5. I love your jungle card, it really made me smile. I also like your second card, I bet if you made a third, I'd like that too! You've got a good eye for papers!

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  6. Cute cards, Jen! Love those elephants. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  7. Both are nice cards. I like the diamond design. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These are awesome cards.. I really like the paper choices on both. thanks for sharing, Pam

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  9. Both cards are cute, I really like the jungle one!Great color choice and I love that dp.

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  10. The orange and brown combo on the jungle card is great. Cute patterned paper.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!