Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #120

Hi everyone,
It's Team A's turn this week at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge, and we have a Photo Inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! Here is the photo:

When I saw this gorgeous red Christmas ornament and gold ribbon, I grabbed one of my ornament dies and created a stencil. Here is my first card, which is a very literal interpretation:



So, after I die cut the stitched mat, I placed the stencil on my card front panel, and inked it with Worn Lipstick. But, I realized it needed more punch, so I gave it a few coats of Festive Berries Distress ink, and that was it! I added the dainty gold bow, a sentiment and a few gold stars, then mounted it onto a red scalloped card base...crisp, clean and simple.

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When I looked at all the beautiful digital images from Stamp Art Design, I decided to use the bold red and pops of gold as my inspiration for another card: 



For this card, I used my Copic markers, and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant 'Water Blooms'. The tiny gold gems are from an old package from Prima.

The winner of this challenge will receive five free digital stamps from Stamp Art Design! I hope you'll take the time to stop over at the challenge blog to see what my amazing teammates have created to inspire you!



On another note...

Those of you that follow my blog regularly may have noticed I have recently changed my watermark for my cards and signature on my posts.  Previously, I created my own, but I was never really happy with how it turned out. The watermark I am currently using was created by the sweet and super-talented  Kylie Purtell, who also happens to be my 'boss' at Addicted to Stamps and More.  

For a small fee, Kylie will happily create a customized Watermark,  Signature and/or Blog Header for you.  Here are her details...



Thanks so much for stopping by!


   






26 comments:

JulieB said...

Two great cards Barb, clean and crisp for the first and love the sentiment for the second. :)

Joyce said...

Love both of your cards. The red and gold really look so wonderful together.

Virginia Lu said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your details to the design on your first card! You watermark is fabulous! Every time I visit your blog, there is always something NEW! Keep on tweaking, Barb! You are quite a PRO blogger now!

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE the design Barb. The red ornament is so bold and beautiful. Loll xx

Lin said...

2 beautiful cards in traditional rich reds, Barb! I especially love the little basket of flowers with the heart on it!

Rahmat said...

@ stunning beauties Barb! I saw them before and I was in an awe! Love love your first one!

Hannelie said...

2 Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration Barb!

Kelly Latevola said...

Both cards are clean and fabulous Barb! I love the sweet stitching detail the dies add. Just perfect :)

lostinpaper said...

Love them both but your bauble card is so glamorous Barb!

sandie said...

Stunning bright, crisp and clean cards. Love the CAS bauble stencil, great idea x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning inspired card! Love your SOLID red ornament

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards, barb... love the bold ornament on the first one!

Cat Craig said...

Love both cards Barb, such warm loving shades of red!

Deepti said...

These are so pretty!! I love the red and also the beautifully colored digi :)

KayM said...

both of your cards are gorgeous Barb! I love how you used the stencil on the first one! I hadn't thought of doing that, but it's a great idea and so pretty! I love the cute digital image on the second one and colored so beautifully! Lovely festive cards!! Your watermark is fabulous too! ((Hugs))

Cindy C. said...

Stunning cards Barb!!

Katie Melhus said...

Simple and elegant cards - these are lovely, Barb!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I really love the red ornament!

Neets B said...

Both of these are so sophisticated, Barb. The first so striking and your colouring on the second is lovely x

cm said...

Two beautiful cards, Barb! The 'literal' interpretation is fabulous; the 'detail' interpretation charming!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Such lovely cards, Barb ... the crisp CASness of the first is stunning, and I just love the sentiment ... your colouring on the second is fabulous, so detailed and pretty!

Wei said...

Both of these are so awesome! Love the gold style of the first card! and love the great colouring of the second!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

I just love coming to your blog. It's just so full of absolutely GORGEOUS cards. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I loooooove that ornament.

monikaskinner said...

Hi Barb. Fabulous cards! Love all the red. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Love the perfectly clean and simple bauble on the Christmas card. The basket of flowers and touch of bling on the second - just fab! Great work.

Hayley Kew said...

Barb your cards are GORGEOUS!!! Love the red, red and more red :)