Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks & Hello


Hi there!  I've got two cards to share tonight.  First up is a card for three challenges. The Challenge provided us with photo inspiration this week and I was inspired by the black, white and sepia with the pop of red. This colour combo also works for the Just Us Girls colour challenge - white, brown and a third colour of our choice.  I'm also joining in with the Addicted to Stamps & More Anything Goes challenge.  All the stamps here are from Altenew.  Love those Hennah Elements flowers!!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (White) Bazzill, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers, leaves & swirls from Hennah Elements, Sentiment from Super Script 2) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (Seafoam White, Clear) Ranger
Die:  (Stitched Rectangles) Lil' Inker Designs
Gems:  Doodlebug




My second card is for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I paper pieced the Avery Elle giraffe and then broke out Altenew's Invisible Alpha for the first time to stamp the "hello" part of the sentiment.  Those letters are so much fun!  I must keep them out so I remember to use them more often.  

That's it for me tonight.  I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards.  I've actually had a productive couple of days after a few weeks of struggling with my mojo and my schedule.  It feels to good to be back in the swing of things!





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (More Mustard, Night of Navy, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Giraffe & sentiment from What's Up) Avery Elle, (Hello from Invisible Alpha) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger

23 comments:

Lindsey said...

Red... always the perfect choice. :) Looks great with the white, black and kraft/brown. Your giraffe card is so fun! And that alpha set looks awesome.

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a stunning card! The red really makes it pop. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Lisa said...

WOW Jen your first card is gorgeous!! The black sentiment with the white die cut outline really POPS!! Cute giraffe card too ;)

Kylie said...

Those blooms are beautiful. Love the die cut word over the top!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Joyce said...

Crazy beauty on your first card. The white on the red--stunning, and love the black and white sentiment and your bling is so perfectly placed. And, that giraffe card is just too sweet.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen that first card using your Altenew just jumped out of the computer to me--gorgeous! Love that sweet giraffe!

lostinpaper said...

Both these cards are fabulous Jen! I can't believe that you paper pieced the whole giraffe neck... and the invisible alpha is uber cool too, a great choice for this design!

Lesley said...

Wow! LOVE how you were inspired, Jen! Gorgeous card!!

Shona Chambers said...

These two cards totally rock both challenges! Your red card with the kraft and white is so crisp and modern, just love those stamps you used. And your giraffe is such a brilliant idea for the CTS challenge. Always happy to see you at ATSM!!

Leigh Penner said...

Your first card is so pretty!
And your second card is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous first card and such a fun second card!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow, I love the first card! That red with the brown and white is just so striking! And I love those images, too! Love the giraffe card too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That red with the brown and white is gorgeous! Those white flowers just jump right off the page. And your giraffe is adorable, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Lynn said...

Love both cards, but WOW is the red, black, kraft and white so stunning!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super cute Jen, FUN giraffe and I LOVE LOVE the design!!! Thanks for joining us at the challenge!!!

Jenny said...

Love them both Jen, the white embossing looks stunning on the red!! Great design for CTS too :)
Jenny x

Hayley Kew said...

Both very fun cards! Love the one you shared with us, the white on red REALLY pops and love the wee gems! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! We would be delighted to see you back again soon :)

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Jen! I love how the white blooms pop against the red background, and your take on the CTS challenge is so fun!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! That red card is amazing! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card! I love how that red just pops off the page! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Jen, love both of your cards! The first is so bright and cheerful. Love all the red! Glad you played the Challenge!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Ba ha ha!! Love this punny card and awesome combo of stamps! After this weekend, I think I can identify every single stamp from (almost) every single company!! LOVE how you have combined them in this card and LOVE the colour choice! You have been busy...!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS on your top pick at The Challenge, LOVE for you to join us as a guest for the next challenge, let me know!!!