Monday, February 9, 2015

Five for Monday


That's 5 challenges for Monday, I'm afraid, not 5 cards.  This first card uses the palette from The Colour Throwdown and the design from CAS(E) This Sketch.  All the stamps used here (Altenew "beads" and Mama Elephant sentiment) are NBUS.  That bead design took me four tries and it's still not perfect but I had to stop before I drove myself crazy.  I can see that there's a lot of possibilities for coming up with fun patterns but I'm not so sure I have that kind of skill or patience…

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Beads from Modern Beadwork) Altenew, (Sentiment & heart bubble from Everyday Greetings) Mama Elephant
Inks: (Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Sofy Sky, Midnight Muse) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections


My second card grew out of the palette from ColourQ, the theme of love from AAA Cards and the many hearts in the Fusion inspiration photo.  Lots more NBUS here!  Only the arrow has seen ink before.  I popped up the centre heart on a stitched circle for some dimension and interest and added lots of bling because what's love without a little bling?  :)



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Stamps:  (Hearts & sentiment from On Target) Mama Elephant, (Arrow from Oh Yeah) Avery Elle
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched Circles) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Recollections

18 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Love both of these!! Think you did fabulous with the beads...not sure I could have done this!! So happy you played along at CTD!!!

Lynn said...

Two amazing cards! I absolutely love them both. The hearts card is incredible. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

SmilynStef said...

Love the fun bead stamps ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Jen! Thank you for joining the CQC!!!

Lisa said...

All of these hearts make me happy!! Love your second card, so super cute. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Hannelie said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with your stamping skills Jen! That looks perfect to me!
Great !!!! use of the sketch!
... and the second card is equally fabulous!

Claire said...

Great use of those colours Jen and gorgeous designs. I love the little touch of bling in the centre of the hearts! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

Jane said...

Stunning cards. Especially loving the grid of circles embellished with hearts, so eye catching. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

~amy~ said...

LOVE them both...awesome colors!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Both of these are amazing cards!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous but I'm especially loving that heart border! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown.

Lindsey said...

You did it again! Two gorgeous cards for all these challenges!

Bobby said...

The first card is great, Jen, but I can see it might be difficult lining up all those "beads". Love the second card, too.

Michelle said...

I was definitely thinking, "Five cards???", then I scrolled and went, "What?", and then I read what you had to say, lol! I love both your cards, Jen, but I have to say I'm REALLY loving your Modern Beadwork card - super gorgeous! From experience, I can say that Modern Beadwork is very forgiving of the occasional wonky stamping (your first three tries were probably as perfect as this final one). It just looks like real beading. ;-)

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Gorgeous cards! You always do such exquisite work, Jen!

Linda Beeson said...

All of your little circles with dots are such cute accents. So glad you could play along at AAA Cards

Victoria Lavender said...

I like this look! Clean and graphic, a great combination. Thanks for playing AAA Cards, Victoria