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Jun 10, 2011

BC216 One Sketch - Two cards

Welcome and Happy Friday. Before I get started with today's BC Challenge I'd like to share this picture of Coleen taken on Monday at her Kindergarten Graduation (I know how cute is that!)
She was just adorable and I had to share. Later this week on my personal blog I'll have other photo's and a little video of her dancing at the graduation so hopefully you'll check it out.

Now on to the BC June Sketch Challenge. Today I have not 1 but 2 cards to share with you using this sketch.
Here is the sketch:

Here are my cards:
The first version is my "feminine" version of the sketch.
I bought the stamp during my friend, Teresa's visit a couple of weeks ago. It's from Hero Arts and I just love it. I just used a portion of the actual stamp for this card.
I love the way the DP looks after I embossed it with the embossing folder. Sort of made it look like material.
Here's a close up of the ladies:

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts
Card Stock-More Mustard-SU, Coordinations and Bazzill (I like to spread the love around with different companies)
Baker's Twine
Measuring Tape Ribbon-Offray
Buttons-A.Muse Studio
Copic Markers
Circle Nestie Dies

Now on to the "Masculine" version:

I had a hard time getting a decent photograph. I think it's just due to it being a (manly) card and we know how difficult men can be sometimes!
Here are a couple of closeups of the detail on this card.
This one is going to "Hubby" for Father's Day.
Supplies: Stamps - A.Muse Studio
Card Stock: Basic Black, Always Artichoke-SU
DP-Creative Imaginations
Embossing Folder-SU
Ink: More Mustard-SU and Memento London Fog
Clear EP
Paper Distressing Tool

Now it's your turn to play along. Just link up below:

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Both cards are great with this sketch. Love the vintage stamp from Hero Arts, it looks great with that texture.

  2. These are great cards! I really like the retro feel that the images give to your cards!

  3. Each is wonderful...so beautifully presented. What a terrific duo.

  4. These are both beautiful!! And so is Colleen. congrats

  5. What an adorable picture of Coleen....and I love both cards. Really love the inking on the Father's day card!

  6. Fab-u-lous Ida! I love them both!

  7. Fab use of the sketch on both your cards! Love the Retro look to the sewing card - the embossing looks fab on the PP! Great FD card, love the added wrench and your stapled pieces. Cute picture of Colleen!

  8. What a fun stamp image with the ladies. Great card.

  9. Both cards are wonderful love the sewing one!! You did such a great job on the background on this one!

  10. Great cards, Ida! I absolutely love that first one with all the texture and the measuring tape, buttons, and twine!

  11. Both cards are great. The first card's background really does look like cloth or needlepoint. I love how you used the staples in the border. It really fits with the tool theme.

  12. This card with the pattern--not the pattern paper but the pattern idea is GREAT!
    Many Hugs, Nola

  13. These are SENSATIONAL cards Ida! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sewing ladies, and your Father's Day card is just perfect! Great idea to add the staples! Congrats to Miss Coleen! What a sweet photograph! :D

  14. first let me say that colleen is stealing the show-how cute she looks and you can see has a bond with her teacher-
    now onto your cards-I love both of them-the first one does look like fabric with the ef you used-the guy card is awesome as well and you had the perfect dp for this one

  15. Love both of your cards! What a fun way to use one sketch and create gorgeous cards! Love the stamp you inked up on the first card!
    And what a great idea with the pleated paper and staples!
    You are very clever and very TALENTED crafter, Ida!
    Thank you so much for sharing picture of Coleen! :)

  16. Very cute cards! You made the sketch look so different on each. Love the sewing themed card lots, and your masculine card is great! Cute idea for the border with the stapled paper pieces. Coleen is such a sweetie! What a darling photo, and a cute little outfit she's wearing.