Sunday, August 4, 2013

Just Sharing

Hi there!

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend! I have to head to work soon but wanted to share a couple of cards I recently made. They were both created for Summer Card Camp 2, using the color combo we were given during the last week of class.

I wasn't sure about the combination of dark brown, light brown, dark purple, light purple and pool but after playing around with it, I came up with a couple of cards I really like! 

Here's the first one.

I used some die-cutting on this one - the butterfly is from Memory Box and the strip down the center was done with the Pinpoint Border die from Simon Says Stamp.

My second card uses the same color combo but we were to create a card in a style we don't use often. I'm not one to use a vintage or shabby chic style too often, so that's the direction I went with this one.


Lots of distressing here - so fun to do!

Thanks for the visit! :)

27 comments:

pcm said...

love them both!

Nancy K said...

I think you should do more vintage style cards, Barb! Both card are beauties! Great job with the color combo and with a new style!

Laura Jane said...

I really like the distressing on the second one...good colors on both:)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love both of these! You do vintage very well!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!! I really love the second card too :)

Pam W Merwin said...

Love what you did with both of your cards, Barb - but for someone who says you do not do much vintage or shabby chic - I am thinking you need to do it more often - loving your results :)

Lisa said...

I am really loving this color combo! The butterfly is gorgeous and your shabby card is so pretty- it may be different, but it still looks like "you" :) XX

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb,
What a wonderful surprise I had when I saw the shabby chic/vintage card that you had made, my heart skipped a beat, because I know that this would have been out of your comfort zone, but what a wonderful job you have done, I am so impressed, it oozes vintage. I do like your first card as well, especially the effect you have created with the pinpoint border,both cards are great.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Lynn said...

Well I think you knocked the color combo out of the park. They are gorgeous cards. I especially love the big twine bow!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, gorgeous cards and wonderful use of that colour combination! I love your design and fabulous butterfly on the first card! Even though you don't usually go with a shabby/vintage style, it looks like you took to it like a duck to water - your second card is stunning!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You really created some beauties here, Barb! Love the inking on the second one - so vintagey looking! Hope you had a fun day at work!!

Deepti said...

gorgeous cards :) you have nailed the colors :), love them. Just can't stop looking at them and admiring them :)

Karen B. said...

Both these cards are stunning!

sheila said...

both of these are fab Barb! love the designs and colors. the purple and blue are beautiful together.

Greta said...

That color combo would have been a challenge for me, but I love both your cards, Barb! The first one is striking & love the distressing & softness of the Shabby Chic--great work!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are beautiful!!

joy said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I think the colors worked out well for you. Love the shabby chic style and you did a fine job with it!

Dawn Turley said...

Great use of such different colours together. Not a combination that I would use, but it is quite stunning together. Love both the cards but very impressed with your shabby chic card

judkajudi said...

These cards just prove you can do any style!! Love the colors and the designs ... you get an A+!!!

Arlene said...

Love the cards - great combo of colors and I love them both. The first card is so stylish and elegant while the 2nd card is a wonderful shabby chic vintage card that is so romantic.

Judy1223 said...

Vintage, too? WHAT?! As I said before, I think you can do anything, any style, and medium...and you do it so WELL! I adore both cards, but I think the second made my jaw hit the table. WOW!

Brenda said...

Both so different and so beautiful Barb! I love how your second shabby card turned out, it's perfect and not overly shabby (I'm also not that way inclined) . Those little flowers look so beautiful on the card!

Trinh said...

Two different styles that are both beauties!

alexandra s.m. said...

I absolutely love your card!
Thank You!!

Cat Craig said...

Loveem both, especially that sweet shabby second card. Swoon!

Nat said...

both designs are stunning, lovin these cards so much!!!!!!!! :)

Izolda said...

Your cards are stunning! When I saw them on the gallery clicked on it immediately to see closer. This color combo is my favorite one. Love how colors play with each other.
Your cards are so beautiful and stylish!
Vintage is my first cardmaking love (before I found cas) so always enjoy seeing vintage cards. And you're right - distressing is so much fun!