Friday, August 13, 2010

House is a Home to the rescue

Hi everyone!  I have a couple challenge cards to share today.  First up, my real estate agent has asked me to make 20 Welcome Home cards for him!  I don't do many custom orders, but he is such a great agent AND Ippity just released the set, House is a Home - it seemed destined - how could I say no??  So be prepared to see lots of Welcome Home cards -LOL!

This cutie card not only uses Ippity's  House is a Home set, but also uses the dotted background stamp from the Love in Return set.  I stamped the houses, colored them with copic markers, and cut them out.  The strip of pattern paper is from Bella Blvd.  I love the colors of their lines.  The tone is earthy and no so girlie, perfect for Home cards.

I used today's Taylored Expressions sketch #124 for my layout.  Perfect sketch for little houses, huh?!?  The small brown bling is from the Round Wheel by Zva Creative and the brown twill ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Next up is my card from last weekend for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  This week we are celebrating vdutchr. I cased this cute card here. I kept the size of the card, layout and use of circles. But I changed up almost everything else.

This is also for the last Technique Tuesday challenge, TTSC1, to use TT stamps. I used the Thanks for Everything and Wise Guys sets. I also used some of the Technique Tiles -the FUNdamental Rings. LOVE these!  This was also for the Embellish Magazine challenge, to use the colors: pink, brown and green AND use a bird of some kind.  But, I didn't complete it in time to enter it!  OOPS!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Card Deets:
Stamps: House a Home, Love in Return (Ippity)

Paper: kraft, white, Soft Sky
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: brown twill ribbon, circle nesties, copic markers, scallop trim border punch, button from the Gentle Times collection

Card Deets:
Stamps: Thanks for Everything, Wise Guys (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: kraft, white, hibiscus burst, dark chocolate 
Ink: early espresso (su!)
Accessories: satin edged grosgrain ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), technique tiles, copic markers, border punch, Oregon Rain drops in Kiwi, felt flowers   

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16 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards. You did a fabulous job with TESC sketch. Very cute Owl card as well.

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  2. love those cute houses you used in your first card!! love the colors, too! fabulous!!

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  3. wow fabulous cards! I like the focus of 3 on each.

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  4. Two super cute cards...congrats on your commissioned order!

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  5. Girl, you never cease to amaze!! How do you do it?? These are great, love the new Ippities!! WooT!!

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  6. That house card is totally darling! What a great card for an agent to give to their customer! Darling use of the sketch for the second card too. Can't wait for the Verve sneak peeks!!!

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  7. Michelle, both of your cards are super cute!!! I really like these new house images!!!

    It was so nice talking to you the other day...hope I didn't chat your ear off...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

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  8. Cute, cute cards! Love the colours that you created with and those new house images are darling!

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  9. These are so cute! Love the cute little houses :)

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  10. wow! Michelle, this is too, too cute! I LOVE it!

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  11. What a fantastic card! I just love those adorable houses. Great job on the sketch and thanks so much for playing!!

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  12. Very cute card. Love those houses!

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