Thursday, March 1, 2012

Variety is the spice of cardmaking

My two cards today are certainly different.  My first card has lots of color inspired by the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 149

and using the sketch from There She Goes 145

to create this:

CIC149, TSG145
Not my favorite card, but I tried something new.  I used the colors of the toppings of the cupcakes as my  inspiration. 

My second card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge 153

and the color challenge (or lack of color) for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 174 which is white on white. 

It's difficult to see, but the balloons are glittered as well as the strings.  The balloons were colored with Copics before applying crystal stickles to them.  This card I like because of the textures from the embossing and the bow that gave me no trouble.  lol

Check out the challenges and give them a shot.  It's fun to stretch yourself and step outside of your box every once in a while. 

Thanks for looking and good night.


Lisa Lara said...

Oh what cute cards. I love those orange balloons on the white.

downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have a candy and a software give away too if you are interested :)

Tina said...

amazing cards...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty card! Your pop of sparkly orange is GREAT!

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty card! Your pop of sparkly orange is GREAT!

Rene said...

Very pretty...I especially like the white one with the pop of color! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
Rene ;D

Patrice said...

So cute...I hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Francine,
What a sweet card. Love how those balloons stand out against the white. It's fab. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx

Mynn xx said...

These are both fabulous, LOVE the amazing colors on the first one and the white on white on white! :) Amazing cards!!! :)