Saturday, December 5, 2015

SSS Flickr Challenge, Muse Card Club & Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone,
This is my 2nd post today...if you're looking for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge, please go HERE ~
I'm playing along in a few of my favorite challenges with two cards. My first card is for SSS Flickr Challenge #33 and Happy Little Stampers December Sketch Challenge:

Here is my card:



  
I die cut my brand new SSS Chisholm Wreath die in white, and I love that they include the berries and bow dies to match. I placed it on a panel of vellum die cut with Mama Elephant Femme Frames, added glossy accents to the berries and some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the bow. Lastly, I embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Here is a close up:




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This week, we got a fun surprise at Muse Card Club...Ardyth's daughter, Kate, created a really cute inspiration card for us:


I love how Kate was inspired by the gift card, and in turn created a birthday card to match! I'm sure her friend is going to love it, too!

Here is my card:


I started by stamping the sentiment in a similar font, then stamped the flowers and stems in green, yellow and peach inks. I added a few white pearl gems just to 'jazz it up' a little...and that was it!


Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Have a great weekend,











27 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Your new wreath is so pretty and what a lovely way to interpret the sketch challenge. Your muse entry is so fun and colorful. After stacks and stacks of holiday cards, I am itching for some flowers so that card is just in time.

Deepti said...

That wreath is gorgeous, love the red bow on it :) and your floral line up for MUSE is awesome !

Karen L K said...

Nice Barb! Love the delicate wreath & the white in white.

Betty Keefe said...

what a elegant wreath - love everything about it - and meant to mention this a long time ago but am loving the way you photograph your cards - so many nice little touches that make the photo special

Aileen (mum) said...

I can see why you bought that wreath, it looks so elegant on your card. Using the vellum finishes it off perfectly as does the embossed sentiment. Beautiful.
The card for Muse challenge is so pretty, I have tried a few times to do flowers in a row like this and each time it just doesnt work for me. I love the look yu have achieved, pretty without fuss.

Jeanne H said...

Barb~ Your pretty wreath is just wonderful. Love it!

Marilyn said...

Barb, love your take on Kate's card for Muse. The flowers and sentiment are perfectly paired.

TaeEun said...

Such pretty cards, Barb! Love the die cut wreath in white on the white first card! The red berries and the bow are real eyecatchers! The second card is so pretty CAS! great design!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That wreath is gorgeous and your Muse card is darling!

Karen Mead said...

Two beautiful cards Barb - your silver wreath is stunning and I love all those cute little flowers too:) xx

Shona Chambers said...

Barb that silver wreath is stunning and your sweet little flowers for the Muse challenge are simply adorbs!!!

Cindy C. said...

Both your cards are so pretty Barb!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Loving that wreath so, so much, Barb! Wow!! And I think your take on Kate's MUSE is simply adorable!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

LOVE the white wreath on top of vellum ... so delicate and pretty. The berries and bow add a nice touch of colour. And your sweet garden popping out of the Happy Birthday is adorable. Great cards Barb! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Ardyth said...

Love your sweet floral take on Kate's card - so glad you joined us at Muse this week, Barb!

Barb said...

I love how you used that wreath die, Barb! So elegant with the red, white and silver combo! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge! ♥

Kay Miller said...

Oh my! That first card is a stunner! I love white on white for Christmas and this one is especially gorgeous! Your other two cards here are just full of funess!! A feast for the eyes today! Hope you have a happy week! ((Hugs))

Birgit said...

Fabulous cards!! White on white is always a big hit with me and your card is stunning! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers December sketch challenge.

cm said...

The elegance from your previous card has translated to this one as well! Your wreath, atop the vellum, withe the pops of colour, is gorgeous! Your MUSE card: adorable! I'm ready to see flowers...
Hugs~c

Rosemary said...

another lovely set of cards, barb!!

Joyce said...

Now, your card using our sketch is so beautiful, elegant and clean. It is absolutely perfect. And, your darling and colorful flower card is wonderful as well. Thanks so much for playing along at HLS sketch this month.

Nora N. said...

That wreath card is beautiful. LOVE your MUSE card too. Oh so pretty!!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Barb ... what a gorgeous wreath ... the white on white (vellum!) with the touches of bright red and shimmery silver is stunning! What a sweet take on Kate's Muse card ... so very pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Your wreath card is pure elegance and your row of flowers so much fun, you have rocked both these cards Barb!

Greta said...

The wreath card is elegant & beautiful & I love your sweet flowers!

├ůsaJ said...

Lovely Christmas card! So elegant! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!