Friday, March 25, 2011

CSS - Sketch Blog Hop - 3/25/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is a sketch challenge. 


I made my first card early on, I knew I wanted an Easter Basket and I knew that I wanted the background to look like an Easter Egg. So I started rummaging through my mountains of precious DP looking for just the right one. I couldn't find what I wanted so I made my own. I looked through the StampTV videos and when my eye caught the shaving cream one I knew that is what I wanted. By this time I already had my chicks and egg (from Basket Blessings) colored and cut out. I colored extra eggs to create a scalloped looking border. I found a scrap of some very green CS and cut some fringe so make it look like grass. I  then used the basket from Spring Basket and cut it down a little. Some twine for the handle a stamped Happy Easter on an egg shaped tag. And that is the card.

For my second card I made a "have to make it in a hurry for my son's birthday on the 31st" card. He is an FSU alumni and works for their alumni association as the IT guy so I had to go with the school colors which I found from PinkPaisley's Old School paper pack from my local scrap-booking store. I also knew I could not get too fussy on his, you know the whole single guy thing. I had it almost made with the scalloped line and the words from Tami's Blocked Greetings but it just needed a little something more. I added the brads - that was better - but it still needed something. So I left it on the table waiting for inspiration to hit. It came with the package in the mail today (Thursday) - yippie my Gina K order with the Nina's new Lovely Labels 3 (and several other stamp sets) came in. So I tried to fit my greeting into the various frames and this one worked with just a little tweaking trim of my ovals. Added a few more brads and you have a card even a 27 year old guy would like (I hope).


You should have arrived from Melissa Schultz blog and you were undoubtedly blown away! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Now hop on over to visit  Peggy Wainman for some more inspiration. Thanks for hopping along with us and for the kind comments you leave. It is good to be back!

****Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 29th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

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82 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje! Those little chickies are so bright and happy!

Lori said...

Both cards are fantastic Miesje!! I really like how you got 2 completely different looks from the same sketch!! :)

Cheri said...

Wow, Miesje....you've created some fantastic cards here! I love the simple guy card you made for you son and I'm sure he'll love it (after all it DID come from you) and the "Easter egg" background is FABULOUS! What a great idea! WTG!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous Easter card with a perfect shaving cream technique bg! I am sure your son will love the card you made for him, and the school colors is a fab idea! Perfect cards for this sketch!

stampqueen said...

Love that Easter card - perfect image for that backround!!!

joy said...

The shaving cream technique worked perfectly for your little chicks! I'm sure your son will love his masculine birthday card! Both cards have wonderful inspiration.

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards Miesje!!

Carolina said...

Such a darlin' Easter card! Love the colors and the shaving cream background is just perfect! Love the masculine feel to your second, your son is going to love it and how you used his school colors is just brilliant!

Olga said...

both are fantastic but I absolutely LOVE the first one, it's priceless!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That shaving cream bg is so perfect for the chicks and eggs, it really does remind me of coloring Easter eggs! Love the second card with it's simple lines, but amazing details.

Debbie said...

Bright & cheery...The chicks are so cute!

buggin2stamp said...

I love the bold argyle card! And the marbled effect on your Easter card is so cool!

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially love th shaving cream BG & cute Easter basket!!!

Teri said...

Such great cards! Love them both.

She's Crafty! Studio said...

They are both beautiful.

PatS said...

Both cards are great, but I love your shaving cream background with the easter basket the best!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful shaving cream technique, Miesje, but that Happy Birthday BG just POPS! Love it!

Melanie said...

ooh I love the shaving cream design for this Easter card, reminds me of dyeing eggs, how perfect, very inspired choice, your chicks are too cute! thanks for such a cute card with my set! :)

Christine from FL said...

Love your Easter card, soo cute!

Jo said...

I love both of these cards! But the background "shave cream" technique is awesome!!! Love it!

terrie said...

both of your cards are very nice but the colors on the shaving cream is awesome..well done
zullu26@aol.com

Cynthia said...

Both cards are adorable! The shaving cream technique is perfect with your first card.

--Marcy said...

Super shaving cream result! I always struggle with that one - but keep trying!

Jenny McGee said...

That's the cutest Easter card ever. Love the colors and the basket of chicks.

argonlake said...

The Easter background looks so fun. The masculine card is quite nice... I like the school color combo!

Dottie Watson said...

What fun and Springy cards. Loved them.. I must try that shaving cream technique..Dottie

Cheryl S. said...

Terrific cards! I love your use of the shaving cream technique for the background for your Easter basket card-it is always a fun technique to play with!

cal8007 said...

Never used the shaving cream technique, sounds like so much fun. You did a great job on the card for your son - keeping it simple works all the time!

TFS

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Gerry said...

Both cards are great. With a color change for the background the Easter card will be just perfect for my great-grandson

Lynn B. said...

The Easter card is SO cute! And the card for your son is masculine enough without feeling -- I don't know -- sporty, the way so many masculine cards seem to. Love it!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful! I love the eggs as the scalloped border!

ddlady said...

Miesje, loved your Easter card and loved the colors of the shaving cream technique.

pqueenie said...

What a great Easter card!

Golda said...

Love the Easter card and the birthday card is great, too.

Carole said...

That background paper looks fantastic. And I love how you did the scallop in Easter eggs.

Sandy said...

Both cards are great, but I just love the shaving cream technique.

gostlady6 said...

Love both cards but I think the Easter card is my favorite.

MenanBerretts said...

Loved both cards. The Easter one was amazing and the birthday one was also. Can't believe you said it was a super fast one. None of my super fast ones ever turn out so cute. Thanks.

jean w. said...

The Easter egg scallops are great! Nice guy card too!

Deb said...

I love your shaving cream Easter Egg background! So perfect with those cute chickies! Your labels card is elegant and wonderful! Perfect for your son! Love it!

missymarie346 said...

Beautiful card. Great idea with the shaving cream, it matches you Easter basket wonderfully. Dawn

Joan said...

Super cute Easter card!

Carol said...

Its been a while since the shaving cream made it to my craft room. You have inspired me to get it out and play.

Bertha W said...

Loved your basket card - just right for Easter. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Super cards! I just finished watching Gina's shaving cream video and it looks amazing on your Easter card!

The Vannoy Family said...

What a CU-TE cards Miesje - love the shaving cream background - wow! Thanks for sharing! Always love the CSS Alumni hops!

bernietom47 said...

Both cards are brilliant and inspiring!
Blessings Bernie

Pattyb said...

Your card is lovely! I love these CSC Blog Hops. I always am amazed at all the wonderful creations!
Blessings, Pat

Peggysuez said...

What a pretty piece of shaving cream paper! Looks great with the little chicks!

redwasher1 said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous and so inspiring!! I love your work!!

kamlr65 said...

Love your colors on the shaving cream design and your use of brads on the second card. Great job!

LyndaG said...

Enjoyed both of these cards. Such fun. thanks

Pat Jandacek said...

Great cards, so different in style. The masculine one is so 'stolid' and the Easter one so bright and cheerful. Both perfectly appropriate for their uses. TFS

naneruth said...

Fantastic! The chicks are so cute.

KVencel said...

I think your son should be proud of the card his mom made! You did a very nice job.

ecpiercy said...

Love the egg border! Great cards

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Miesje!!! The shaving cream made a perfect background on your Easter card.

Monica said...

Great cards.. I love the bunny card.. very bright and cheery!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What fun cards! so colorful and cheery!

Valerie said...

I enjoyed your explanation of how you did your second card. It turned out great.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

nice cards love the shaving cream background and Easter theme.

Jennie said...

Sweet cards Miesje!! Fabulous designs on these and love the shaving cream background!!

Lisa M said...

I am really going to have to try that technique! Your card turned out great! Thank you for the inspiration!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I too just watched the shaving cream video and must try this - what a great idea to pair it with the Easter theme for the soft swirls!

Kay S said...

GReat cards, Miesje! Love that adorable Easter card with the colorful eggs as the scalloped edge -- what a clever idea! Love the plaid dp on the second card.

Connie Gage said...

Love this card, I love Easter cards as their so spring like and cheery and love the Easter Eggs on here.

firstgrandma6 said...

That Easter card is cute. I like the birthday card you could use it for a man, and I'm always looking for ideas for that and Father's Day.

Chris said...

Great cards, Miesje! They are both wonderful. Such different looks with the same sketch!

Joan said...

Two great cards. Had forgotten about the shaving cream, but it leaves a great background. Also always looking for "manly" cards. This one is great. Thanks for sharing.

Arlene said...

It really does remind me of Easter Eggs! Cute idea to use eggs for the border...and great guy card! Thanks for the ideas.

Parker said...

The shaving cream effect is gorgeous. Using the twine as the basket handle was cretive. Thank you for sharing.

POSH said...

The Easter card is great. The colors are so festive and I love the chickies in the basket.
I LOVE your birthday card.
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are great! The Easter card is so cute with the details.

Jan said...

Your cards are great especiall the Easter One sooooo adorable!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love the bright colors in both of your cards Miesje! I especially love the colors in the plaid card (I am a big fan of plaid, LOL).

Janeen said...

great idea with the scallops being the eggs and i do like your shaving cream BG, so pretty with the pinks in there.

Melissa Cash said...

Both cards are beautiful Miesje! I really like the shaving cream background on the first one, it is perfect for those images.

gramig05 said...

Great card!

Lisa R. said...

Great cheery card. Nice job with the shaving cream technique! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Lovely cards, especially the little chicks are so adorable!!
Donna Przy....

Victorianrose said...

Adorable Chicks, Easter is almost Here!