Saturday, April 8, 2017

Red, White or Rose'

Hello again, blog friends ~ I'm back to share a few cards I created for 2 of my favorite challenges. 



I love the effect of inlaid (Camouflaged) die cutting and wanted to use a new MFT die 'Cheers' for my card:


Stamping, Inlaid Die Cutting, Wonky Stitched Border, Rainstones

I started by stamping the wine bottles and glasses (red, white & rose'), then die cut the sentiment. Here is a close up of the Cheers die:



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My second card is for the April CAS Watercolor Challenge for the theme 'Green & Pink'


Clearly Besotted has some beautiful floral stamps, so I chose to stamp this bloom on Bristol cardstock, then colored the petals and leaves with Zig Clean Color markers. I kept the card CAS by just adding a few clear sequins and a plain stitched border.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and that you're finding some crafty time for yourself!
Thanks so much for stopping by,










19 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Barb, looks like you achieved perfect inlaid die cutting on your wine card. Love the color pallet.

Your second card pulls at me. I do so love a floral card. It's so delicate and beautiful, I love that you left the leaf off the edge - such a lovely technique.

Betty Keefe said...

i'll have a glass of red, please!! wonderful cards Barb!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Two beautiful cards Barb I love that you look at the wine card and then look harder and see all the hidden bits, the bottles of wine and the inset sentiment and of course that wonderful flower just perfect.

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Barb! Love the glasses of wine with the inlaid sentiment. Awesome design. And your pink flowers are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. xx

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are simply beautiful and perfect for our CAS Mix Up inlaid challenge and CAS Watercolour Green and Pink Challenge. TFS Barb and joining both our challenges. Hugs..

Karren said...

Love your inlaid die-cut card, Barb! That "cheers" die has such a gorgeous font, doesn't it? And your beautiful watercolored flower really shines on it's white background. Speaking of backgrounds, I love your new backdrop - very effective!

lostinpaper said...

When I saw the hidden die cut I seriously gasped, how wonderful and how clever Barb!

Bonnie said...

I love those pretty wine glasses, Barb, and the inlaid sentiment makes this even more fun! Your pink and green flowers are gorgeous! Beautifully watercolored! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE the pretty collection of wine glasses you have there!!! I had to look twice at the inlaid die cutting but it looks FABULOUS!!! The second card is so pretty. Stunning design!!

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome Barb. The inlaid die card is fabulous and just adore your flower card.

I Card Everyone said...

Barb, would one of each color be asking too much? LOve your subtle Cheers and that gorgeous line-up of wine glasses! Clearly, you have been besotted by your Zigs, my friend - beautiful!
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Kay Miller said...

OH pretty pretty cards Barb! I love the colors you used for the wine glass one and the design with the inlay in it is just fabulous!! The second one is just elegant and lovely as can be! Beautiful work my friend! :)

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful design, the first card so very special. And the second is really soft and pretty!!

Anita in France said...

That's one fabulous line up of wine, Barb ... and so inviting! Inlaying the cheers die cut into it is a brilliant idea, what a fantastic look! Your spring bloom is beautiful ... the watercolouring is so soft and delicate ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

I would have a glass of the Rose, thank you, Barb!!!!! I loooooove your sweet wine card and the inlaid sentiment really looks great!!!! The three rainstones are beautiful!!! This is such a fun card!!!! The floral stamp on the second card is so beautiful and your colouring are fabulous!!!! A wonderful CAS creation!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Darnell said...

These are both awesome, Barb, and winners in my book! I am always so impressed by how impeccable your finished designs are! Gorgeousness!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

I love how you arranged your glasses and bottles on the wine card, Barb. The flowers are so soft and pretty.

Julia Aston said...

I was distracted by all the colorful drinks and didn't see the inlaid die cut for a minute! A clever and beautiful design, Barb! Thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix up Challenge! Julia xx

Monika Reeck said...

Second card is feminin
but my lovely car is the first one
if you change with blue it can be a manly card
love your idea Barb that DIE is coool
love the red and pink there
Adorable cards