Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thanks & Starfish


Sunday afternoon already - another weekend has just flown by.  We had a late night last night so have been pretty lazy today.  We took Atti for a swim and then watched "The Imitation Game" which I loved.

I enjoyed a few hours of crafty time yesterday and have two cards to share with you today.  First up is a card inspired by Michele's gorgeous Muse card.  I love the pop of lime green against all of that gorgeous white and the touch of silver.  Michele mentions on her blog that she'd like us to use dry embossing on our cards but I didn't see that until after I'd made my card.  The white Bazzill card is textured though so hopefully that will give me some points!  :)


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up, (Silver)
Die:  (Holiday Fill in the Blank) Avery Elle
Gems:  Recollections



My next card uses the colours from the Colour Throwdown, the inspiration photo from Stampin' Celebration and the vacation/beach theme from The Male Room.  I also had this card by Hannelie in the back of my mind - I love the vellum image against the stripes!














Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up, (Vellum) Strathmore
Stamps:  (Starfish from Ocean Dreams) Sweet Stamp Shop, (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger

16 comments:

Ardyth said...

Love your very masculine take on the Muse! So glad you joined us this week!

Lynn said...

Two absolute beauties Jen. Love all the silver on the MUSE card.

I Card Everyone said...

Jen you get props just for being so darned sweet, my friend! I love your card and I love it when you play cards with me!
=] Michele

sue t. said...

I love the CAS colors of your star fish card! Very striking! Thanks for joining us at the Male room!

~amy~ said...

Good grief, both are PERFECT.

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a fabulous CAS design and you not only rocked the colors but the inspiration photo as well! So happy you were able to join us at CTD this week!

OttawaMom said...

That star fish is adorable and looks great with those bright blue colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

Vickie Z said...

Great cards!! Love the vellum starfish on the horizontal blocking on your CTD card!! Thxs for joining us!!

Mac Mable said...

Love the lime and silver colour combination on the thank you card and how you've die cut the sentiment, great card. Loving the masculine card too, the colours and the layout.

Anita in France said...

Such a cool take on Michele's muse, Jen ... the silver against the gorgeous green is fabulous! Sweet vellum starfish against those yummy blue hued colour blocks ... a brilliant combination of soft and graphic! Anita :)

Shelly said...

These are both awesome!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great CAS designs! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Lindsey said...

These are both awesome CAS cards! So nicely done.

Joyce said...

Lots of bold stripes here today. Love them both.

Tammy Gill said...

Great blue stripes and your vellum starfish is so very cute! Great interpretation of our picture challenge at Stampin' Celebration. Thanks for joining us.

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are fabulous. I love the bold, graphic look with the blue and grey stripes - the vellum starfish is just super. Sorry I'm so late commenting, thanks for playing along with The Male Room's Vacation/Beach challenge!