Sunday, January 11, 2015

CASology Challenge; NBUS #3; Muse Challenge; Happy Little Stampers; SSS Flickr Challenge

Hi everyone,
A really quick post to share a few cards I created for a few challenges. My first card is for this week's challenge at CASology, for the Cue Card 'Date', and my second entry for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3 (never before used stuff). Since my hubby and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary tomorrow, I was inspired to use the phrase 'Date Night'...Here is my card:



And, here is a close-up of the die cut alphas:



Ahem...yes, I was a child bride!
Ok, so I stamped the wine bottle and glasses, then die cut the word night, which I stacked four high to add some dimension to this card. The word 'date' is from the PTI stamp set, Wet Paint II. Since this is a CAS challenge, I added a few gray and black enamel dots, popped the panel up with foam tape, and I was done!

My next card is for the Happy Little Stampers Monthly Sketch Challenge. 


I was inspired by Loll's card and the water color technique she used for the butterfly. In fact, she has a great video tutorial on her blog using re-inkers to create backgrounds or panels for die cuts. I used worn lipstick and scattered straw distress re-inkers, but the colors seem to have blended into orange. So, to add some depth, I blended a little more worn lipstick around the center of the butterfly. I added the 2nd die cut with vellum and topped it off with a few small pearl gems.

My third and final card is for this week's Muse Challenge #99 and Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #10 - Spots n Dots.   



This week's Muse is Vicki Dutcher, and I was so excited to see her card...it's really fabulous, and I just received the SSS Confetti die, so I knew it would be perfect for my card. Photographing foil cardstock and gems can be tricky, so here is a close-up:




So, that's it for me...I hope everyone has a great week ahead ~ Thanks for stopping by!















32 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

three fun cards, Barb - especially love the 3rd one with the confetti die - IO has a similar die that I've been wanting, but think this is ever better since it's not so symmetrical - there goes my resolution of no new stuff for awhile ;-(

Cat Craig said...

Barb, really lovely cards. I love your take on the Muse challenge, those cool colors are wonderful...and its a great take on the SSS flickr challenge. Your butterfly is fabulously colored, so striking. And lastly, your date nite card is so cool! Very mad men - love it.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb,a s usual these are all so fantastic. You have such a gift. Amazing cards for so many challenges--SWOON!

Barb said...

Barb, that card for your hubby is so cool! He's gonna love it - Happy Anniversary to the two of you! ♥ (By the way - I don NOT believe you are old enough to have been married 39 years!) Your second card is beautiful - love that stunning butterfly and what a wonderful sentiment! And I ADORE your card for the SSS Flickr challenge - oh, my goodness - those colors are gorgeous! Sheer perfection! Thanks for playing!

lostinpaper said...

Looks like you have had a blast making these Barb, what a fun collection of inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

Great cards Barb. Every one is as special as the other... your talent is awesome

sandie said...

Fab collection of cards. I just adore the first card, fab dimension and so crisp and clean amd so very fun x

Rahmat said...

I like how the sentiment on the first card is part of your design...and the rest two are adorable too...have a happy anniversary Barb!

Kylie said...

omg I love them all. Happy Anniversary to you!! Congratulations. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome timing for your die! It's perfect! Thanks so much for joining me over at Muse!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous cards Barb! LOVE every one! Some terrific techniques there! Hazel x

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful cards Barb!!! The camouflage die cut is wonderful on the first one! And what a special card for a special occasion!! Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!!

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of cards, barb... the first one is so cool, the butterfly on the second is beautiful, and love the little bit of sparkle on the last!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the fun 'date night' and the cool blue take on the Muse! So glad you joined us at CASology and Muse this week, Barb!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great post, Barb! Love the way you used the confetti circle die with the foil & gems.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Three beautiful cards, all so creative. Thanks for the shout out too! Loll xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Awesome day card!!!! Congrats!!! Woo hoo!!! I can't wait to be honeymooning that long !!!awesome!!!

Love all of your cards !! You are just a phenomenal card maker Barb!!! Seriously!! The MUSE card is precious and gotta have that huge butterfly die!!!! Thanks for joining us Barb!!!

Joyce said...

Holy cow--what a fabulous bunch of cards. Happy Anniversary--I must say I love your casology card best--is it because of the wine? or the idea of a date night? or all of the above. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful selection of cards, Barb ... cool date night card (and a brilliant idea!), so crisp and CAS ... beautiful delicate butterfly ... stunning silver and aqua confetti (love it!). Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Oops, how remiss of me ... Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, Barb ... hope you and your DH have a splendid celebration! Anita :)

KayM said...

My goodness look at all the amazing cards you have created!! I love the wine bottles and the neat technique you used. Happy anniversary Child bride :) The butterfly card is a stunner, and I love that die you used on the last one! I've been wanting that one! (hugs)

May Sukyong Park said...

Happy anniversary, Barb! Absolutely love your 'date night' card! What a fun and gorgeous dimension!!!! Well done!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at CASology.

Laura Norris said...

WOW Barb - all of these are so great! I love your anniversary card - so creative! I'm sure your hubby will love it too! (Happy 39th!) The butterfly card is amazing, great coloring. And I love your new confetti die - perfect for that challenge!!

Deepti said...

Happy Anniversary Barb!! Fabulous cards, but I am in love with ur Date night card, such a cool design! Hope you are having an awesome day

Judy1223 said...

Barb, three awesome cards here! First of all, HAPPY 39th ANIVERSARY! Wow, that's awesome! Such a fun "date night" card, love the dimension. I love the vellum butterfly and the silver foil die cut, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

cm said...

First, Happy Anniversary, Barb! Hope you celebrated in style! Wishing your many, many more years of wedded bliss. Your Anniversary card: amazing; I know you husband loved it, as do I! The butterfly...you can readily predict my response...swooning! Your take on Vicki's MUSE card: outstanding! Love the sentiment especially, as that's what I'm so striving to be! Trio of delights; so thankful you shared them with us!
Hugs~c

Cornelia W said...

Hi Barb, thanks for your enthusiastic blog comment - it made my day! You cards are gorgeous - as always- and congrats on your shout out at the Muse as well! You first card is great - you should link it with Waffleflower - I had to find the link for you - I think it fits perfectly - I actually thought you made it for that challenge...
http://waffleflower.com/2015/01/waffle-flower-challenge-january-12-25-2015/

Cornelia W said...

Oops, forgot to wish you a Happy Anniversary, Barb!

Hannelie said...

Congratulations on your 39th anniversary dear Barb! I LOVE your date card! It's so cool!
...and the other 2 cards... so classy and beautifully designed!
Hugs to you for always being so kind and leaving love where ever you go!

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, happy belated anniversary, Barb! I hope you and your hubs had a marvelous celebration! I love, love, love your three cards! Great camel flogged technique with the sediment for the first, great additional dimension on the stunning butterfly in the second, and incredible shine and richness on the third!! That "be" looks like expensive sterling silver!! You and your mojo juice rocked them all!! Thank you so much for entering my NBUS Challenge #3 again! Hugs, Darnell

OH Babs said...

Love the date night card Barb. Happy Anniversary - you must feel proud.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful cards. In the first fascinated me letters that emerge out of background paper. The second card is decorated with wonderful butterfly, seen from the top layer of beautiful watercoloring, whereas the third is so delicate and elegant, that is receiving speech.
Regards,
Bozena