Monday, January 26, 2015

Balloons and Bread

Good evening!  I have a couple of cards to share today.  The first card is a last minute entry for the current Fusion challenge and also for the shades of blue challenge at The Male Room.  I was inspired by both the photo and the sketch at the Fusion challenge.  I used two different blue woodgrain papers for the balloons to keep the feel of the card masculine for The Male Room.  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Midnight Muse) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (On The Bright Side) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Happy from Super Script) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Balloons) Simon Says Stamp, (Birthday) Papertrey Ink
Twine:  Darice

My second card uses the colours from the current ColourQ challenge and the sketch from RetroSketches. Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this (retired) Sweet Stamp Shop set is one of my favourites for the occasion.  It's gotten progressively colder, windier and rainier as the day has gone by which means the snow and nasty weather on the East Coast must be ramping up as well.  Hang in there and stay safe and warm!     

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Kraft_) Papertrey Ink), (Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Perfect Match) Sweet Stamp Shop
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Squares) Lil' Inker
Gems:  (Bon Bon assortment) Doodlebug
Markers:  (R85, E35, E77) Copic


Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are so cool Jen~the blue card has stolen my heart. ;)

Deepti said...

These look so cool!

Lindsey said...

The first card is so beautiful in the blues! Love the second card too, perfectly cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen those big balloons have such awesome texture--lvoe that card. I also love your theme for the RetroSketches sketch! Who doesn't love a little PB & J! Thank you for sharing at RetroSketchwes!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the blue birthday card - the balloons have so much texture. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Love the peanut butter and jelly card too x

Joyce said...

These are both so cute. I am going to check out that Male Room challenge. Never heard of that one, but always like to see some manly inspiration.

Gillian R said...

Gorgeous cards Jen, love them

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these are excellent takes on the respective challenges, Jen!!! Fantastic work!

Michelle said...

Fab cards, Jen! I need to take lessons from you on masculine cards. ;-)

Unknown said...

Really pretty cards. I especially love the peanut butter and jelly. So adorable!

Rocky said...

Your balloons are great, love the textured look to them. Thank you for joining us at TMR.