Saturday, February 21, 2009

Duo Alota Cards

Two friends are coming to Dinner this evening to celebrate a week with out a fall....great friends eh. I decided to make special cards for each one.

This one is for Becky who is going on a Spring Vacation to warm weather this Tuesday. She loves elegant cards so I used my new Ovals from Alota stamps. They are designed to work with the Oval Nestibilities. I colored this gold embossed image with my Prismacolored Markers.
I added the bird from the Inkadinado Birds Galore stamp set. It is such an elegant bird and works perfectly in the oval. I attached sheer ribbon from Micheals and used the small Zots to attach the ends of the ribbon.

I used the sentiment from the Ovals set for the Forget Me Not and the rectangle stamper for the while on vacation. I love this stamper set from JustRite. So much versatility. This final photo of this card shows how I embossed all edges with the gold embossing power. I love how it glistens.

This is the card I made for Tracy. She has a kitten that she just adores so I used the Cart Full of Treats stamp set from Alota Rubber stamps. She is one of the funniest people I know...she tells a mean joke. I wanted her card to be more joyful so I used her favorite color Pink and added a soft yellow to go with it. I embossed the wagon with brown sepia and clear embossing powder and the cats were embossed using black detail powder.I used my markers to color and I must say those cats were hard to do. I had to repeat this little image 3 times before it worked. I had embossed it first to match the wagon but it look horrible, then I tried gold and finally the black. I used the circle and scalloped circle nestibility to layer the image. The background layer is embossed with my new circles folder (I think that is what it is called).
On the inside I used the bow and sentiment included in the set.
I love the first elegant card...very much my type of card. The pink/yellow card is not one of my favorites. I think this stamp set will take some work to make it something I am really proud of.
Well, guess I had better get the house tidied....they may be friends but 5 dogs do create some mess and those who know me, know stamping is a "messy" hobby.


Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards! Love the elegant dove card the best... the gold embossing looks great. TFS!
Thanks for your sweet comment!

Gvendalen said...

So beautiful card! I love this image and coloring

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards, hope you all had a lovely evening, sue.x

Mel said...

Beautiful cards :)
Mel x

Crissy Armstrong said...

I especially love your elegant card, the gold looks stunning . Beautiful stamp too.
The cute card is cute too! I love the colors!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards!! I just love the bird one, it's so elegant! The other is so bright and cheery!! Thank you for sharing!

Shirley said...

I love both cards! The first is so delicate with the beautiful way you did the ribbon and the second one is so much fun with those cute little kittens!