Friday, January 28, 2011

Sketchy CSS blog hop

Hallo,
Welcome to another Gina K CSS blog hop - our challenge for this round was a really fun sketch.
If you want to start at the begining go to - http://www.stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/center-stage-alumni-blog-hop-314

If you have been following along then you came to me from the very talented Sharri's blog - http://www.istamp4u.blogspot.com/2011/01/gina-k-css-alumni.html


Make sure to leave lots of comments along the hop because on tuesday am febr. 1 we will be drawing one lucky commenter to win a Gina K stamp set - 24.95$ or less - Good Luck!!!
I combined the CSS sketch with the new color challenge for the week at Stamp TV and came up with 3 cards for you and a start on my Valentines cards for me :)
The stamp sets from Gina K that I used include 'Block Greetings' and 'Smile'
For the first card I embossed the block greeting and phrase with a red sparkle embossing powder onto black cardstock and then edged it with gold mettallic pen. I layered 2 different ribbons - 2 strips of the sheer black with stripes and 1 strip of the ribbon with the roses. A few black flat backed pearls and all of it layered onto a white cards base finish it off.






My second card turns the sketch on its side . I used black pure luxery card stock for the base.
I embossed the polka dot frame from the 'Smile' set in red powder and layered it to red and white mesh ribbons and added some white flower brads with black polka dots.




Last but not least I embossed another block from the 'Block Greetings' set with red embossing powder onto white cardstock and edged it with gold mettalic pen (accually I first edged it with red mettalic pen but it was a duller red than the embossing and DIDNOT match at all - so I went over it with the gold.)
I layered the block on top of a red and black wide ribbon onto more black pure luxery cardstock and added a few whitte pearls .
All for me today as I am the last on the list for the hop - I hope you have enjoyed your travels today!!!
Take Care
Tera

111 comments:

Giovana said...

Tera, you made 3 fantastic cards! Love all the embossing!

joy said...

I really like how you have made special frames for your sentiment.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Tera! Love the rich colors and all the embossing!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the triple treat!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are lovely - each has a wonderful ribbon treatment (and gorgeous ribbon!)
hugs
Linda

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Tera- all three are fab, and coordinate with each other. Your heat embossing is fantastic!

Stampin' Pam said...

These are all fun and fabulous. I like that you switched up the sketch since you did more than one - great perspective.

Vic said...

They're all fantastic!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Sharri said...

Tera, Three beautiful cards that coordinate so well with each other. Your embossing is perfect!

Carolina said...

Your first card is stunning - seriously in love with that ribbon!
Love how the addition of the mesh ribbon and how you flipped the sketch. Finally, the third is just lovely as can be - the embossing is such a great touch!

Betty Neville said...

Three great cards Tera! Love all the embossing and the lovely ribbons! Wonderful job!

Cynthia said...

Very nice, Tera. I really like the layered ribbon on the first card.

Die Cut Lady said...

Nice color choice looks great with the embossing.

Miesje said...

Very pretty and very creative! Love all the embossing. Great samples of the sketch!

ladyj said...

3 cards same design but all look different--how cool, love the embossing

Gayle C. said...

Three Wows!!! The ribbons also get wows. Great cards.

Anonymous said...

Three cards, wow. The embossing is quite elegant.
craftyteacher13

Kay S said...

All three of your cards are fantastic, Tera! I have to say the first one is my fav with that beautiful rose ribbon on it! Love your embossing on the cards -- it is perfect and really adds to the gorgeousness of the cards.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Cute cards! Love your ribbon choices.

Cheri said...

Your cards (all 3) are gorgeous. The embossing is really lovely, Tera. You've done an incredible amount of work on these gorgeous cards and they show it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful rich, elegant card!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Tera! What gorgeous ribbons!

Lynne said...

Embossing is one of my favorite techniques and this is terrific. Like the first one best and a great entry into this weeks color challenge

Newbie said...

Lovely cards! Like the embossing and the glitter! Right up my alley! REALLY like the strip of red flowers on the first card! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Love these cards! Great embossing too! RosieG(gramig05)

Kelly said...

Lovely cards Tera! I especially like your first one. The embossing and the ribbon are beautiful!

Lynn B. said...

Love that heart focal image!

Connie C said...

What great embossing! Love the colors you chose for each of the cards. Wonderful inspiration - Thanks.

Crafty Math Chick said...

THREE cards for our viewing pleasure! WOO HOO! LOVE the embossing on all of them and that cool rose ribbon in the first card, the embossed dots on the second card and the cool sparkly black and red ribbon in the third card.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

All 3 cards are real winners! Love the embossing.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great cards!!! LOVE the embossing!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Whoo hoo Tera! You really rocked out this challenge. Thanks for playing along!

Kelly said...

Love the red embossing! Nice job.

Lagene said...

All 3 are FANTASTIC!!!! Really ELEGANT!!!

Becky said...

All of these are fabulous.

LauriP said...

Nice cards.

Stephanie said...

Great cards! I love the embossing parts!

Joyce Thurston said...

love the sparkle.

Sherry Kushibab said...

You were on a roll and certainly made some lovely cards. TFS

Lenoria said...

Love your cards and especially the sparkle!

Rita said...

Great job...their all soooo beautiful!

Judy Covey said...

I LOVE both of your cards, your borders are fabulous!

Judy said...

I really like the glitter. Such a pretty card.

MyNeed2Craft said...

Love them both. :)

April said...

Love them both! Red and black--stunning and my favorite color combo!

Karli said...

Love the sparkle, it takes no talent to be boring..this is very pretty!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

lovely job on all your cards

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

love the use of different ribbons. Nice latouts.

Marilyn said...

Love all your cards. Great ribbon ideas.

Sharon Mattingly said...

Cute cards! Like the embossing.

Anonymous said...

Such talent and all 3 cards are so pretty! amy Wilson

Kay M said...

Three great cards! You were on a roll!

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards. You did a great job!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Your cards are really great. I especially enjoyed seeing the use of a wider ribbon. I have a rather large selection and have been hesitant about using it on cards. But I must admit the end results are fabulous!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

scalder said...

Fabulous cards!! Love the different take on the sketch:)

Jan Barrie said...

Very interesting embossing. I like it a lot.
Jan B

Carol said...

Beautiful cards! I love the rich embossing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Stamplady5@aol.com:

Great colors, love your designs, Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Stamplady5@aol.com:

Love your beautiful designs, colors, Thanks for sharing them!

Marsha said...

Love the embossing on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

whitneymaryann said...

One sketch; three great cards.

Barb said...

very gorgeous.

Nancy Abair said...

Beautiful. Love the embossing. Thanks for sharing.

naneruth said...

Lovely cards!

stamper said...

All 3 cards are very pretty!

Jan said...

All three cards are beautiful. It would be hard to pick one over another.

Quewetta said...

Such pretty cards.

Maxine said...

Great job of embossing

JoJo said...

Three lovely cards in white, black and red...hard to choose my fav.

Alexis said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous! I love the vibrant reds!

Susan said...

My goodness you've been busy Tera. Thanks so much for sharing your three cards on this wonderful blog hop!

Julsanne said...

Lovely, lovely cards.

Virginia Wingo said...

Three very pretty cards Tera.

cal8007 said...

Tera, your cards are so very nicely put together. Love all the emossing!

TFS

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

cathyellie said...

All three cards are well done! Very nice!

Montana Mama said...

Beautiful cards. I like the color contrasts.

Carol said...

Fabulous cards!!

lilahab said...

Fabulous cards... Great colors and I love glitter. Really lovely Thanks

Christine from FL said...

All three cards are pretty!

Barbara Hale said...

What beautiful cards!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Love the embossed panels!

Ink-Pattie said...

great cards!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards; I love the red embossing!

Sonia said...

Love all of your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Joni said...

Wonderful perspective. All three are stunning. Thanks.

Joan said...

Loved your cards. Beautiful, rich colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

terrie said...

Great looking card...perfect for many ocassion...well done

PatS said...

Wonderful card designs!

Anonymous said...

All cards are great. Yet the one I like the most is the one w/ the roses & glitter.

Diana said...

Love the embossing and the ribbon on the first card is wonderful. All three cards are so pretty.

Theressa said...

Well done, and so grenerous

Lina said...

Wow!! all three cards are gorgeous!

Suzanne said...

I love your variations on the same theme. All great cards!

Bertha Warner said...

I liked all of your cards but my favorite was the last one - have to get that stamp set now.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

Three beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Hugs
Donna B

Sharon Jones said...

Beautiful cards! Great job!

Pat Jandacek said...

Nice save in changing the wrong red to the beautiful gold edging!I'm impressed - all 3 cards are beautiful -

Clare said...

All three cards are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great embossing. WOW!!! for the beautiful ribbons.
Jean McGee

Karen said...

Wonderful job on the cards.

Glamour said...

Great card, you have put lots of time and talent into making this card. Well done

Anonymous said...

Very different! Marie Sellers

Jane said...

Love the colours and the three different styles are great

Donna Phelan said...

Both cards are wonderful your first card is so rich looking!

Darla said...

Love your cards. These stamps are great.

Linda said...

I love colors and roses going across you card very pretty!

Anonymous said...

A stunning card here. Love it.

Joan
MN

Kathy R. said...

Loved the cards thanks for sharing

brenneman.d said...

Your cards are the perfect ending to an amazing blog hop filled with inspirational card examples, creativity and a whole lot of talent. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful cards with us.