Friday, November 26, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Here we are after Thanksgiving- hope you all are turkey-full, and now gearing up for Christmas.
If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning, head over here.

Our challenge this time around is an inspiration one.  Here is the photo Carolina gave us as the inspiration.



I chose the colors in this photo for my card. My first card uses the Gina K's Winter Wonderland Stamp TV kit, available here. I colored the image with Copics and then used Glossy Accents to give dimension to the berries. I decided to make this a gate-fold card.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP- it's from the Light of the Season set.


My second one is a CAS using the colors and the fun feel of the photo to create my card. The focal images and the sentiment are from Gina K's Winter Friends set, by Rupa Shvede. I used Copics to color and added some Flower-soft on the hat and cuff.



 Now it's time for you to hop over to Kay's blog, and see what she has in store for you. Thank you for hopping!

36 comments:

Cheri said...

I love your CAS card, Karen. They're both perfectly adorable.

Giovana said...

Both cards are super cute Karen!

Melissa Cash said...

Your cards are beautiful Karen. I really like the way you used the floral image in the first one. You have inspired me to use that image soon.

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohh Love them both!!! Great job, GF!

Lori said...

Karen your first card is beautiful and second card is adorable!! Love the house in the background!!

stampqueen said...

Great cards - elegant on the first and adorable on the second.

sassyb07 said...

Both cards are beautiful Karen! The gate fold is elegant, the snowman is adorable...love the colors too
hugs, Valerie

Miesje said...

Love them both! These are some great cards - really love the richness of the gatefold card and the cuteness of the CAS card. You are good!

Theresa said...

Love both cards...great coloring on both.

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards, Karen! Love the gate fold on the first one and the rich colors. The second one is just darn cute!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two beautiful cards, Karen! Wonderful coloring and shine to the first and I love the sweet CAS winter scene on the second!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love both of your cards!

Barbara Colbert said...

Like them both!!! Great job!!!!! Beautiful...and cute!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful cards Karen!

Carolina said...

Your gate fold card is so elegant Karen...just stunning in every way. The winter birthday card is so beautifully design - love the scene you created.

Kim Marie said...

How elegant and how cozy! Love them both!
Kim Marie

StinkerbellSteph said...

Love the gate fold card but, the snowman takes the charm to the top level!

joy said...

Great variety in your designs, the first is beautifully sophisticated and the second is so cute!

TiaKeas said...

I love your gate-fold card it looks so elegant. Thank-you..

Pat Jandacek said...

Surprised me with a birthday card and a great one at that! Your gatefold card is gorgeous. TFS

Davi said...

Beautiful gate card wit the rich color and pretty berries. The C&S is wonderful also!

Becky said...

Wonderful gate-fold, so pretty.

Luv 2 Create said...

Gate fold card is beautiful. Snowman card is so cute.
Marcie

Lyngo said...

Oh, the snowman card is just so adorable and the gate fold is lovely.

Virginia Wingo said...

Two great cards but once again the snowman caught my eye. Great job using all those festive colors.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful first card and that second card is too cute!

Moments by Marla said...

I particularly like the card made with Gina K's Winter Wonderland Stamp Set. I like to make cards with different folds and then the dimensional berries. Very nice!

Melanie said...

you know how mcuh I like the first card, an that little snow scene is SO cute!!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

They are both so cute! Great job.

Julie said...

your cards are super cute....

kraftykat157 said...

love your cards.

Auntie Em said...

Your snowman card is so cute and cheery and I love the elegance of the floral.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Artistic Angel said...

The gatefold card is really cute. I love your creativity.

Betty Neville said...

Great cards Karen! Love the dimension of the gatefold card and the snowman card is adorable!

Kary said...

Karen, both your cards are awesome!! Love them!

Deb said...

How gorgeous, Karen! And how adorable! Love them both!

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