Friday, June 5, 2009

Ultimate Card Showdown!

Well, I had some free time this afternoon and you know -- I love a great challenge! So, off I went to try to tackle the 2 Sketches 4 U Ultimate Card Showdown!

All you needed to do was follow Laura's fun sketch!!!


After taking a peek at this sketch, I couldn't do just one card.... I had to tackle TWO!

So, here's my first one.....

I had some Crafty Secrets goodies still on my craft desk from yesterday's creation. So, I put my thinking cap on and just went with it! I love these cotton scraps! I used some of the Radiant paper pack also from Crafty Secrets. Add a fun little clip and a metal sentiment and... done!

And... here's the SECOND card!

I took some fun scraps in red and brown and a clear set from Impression Obsession and just went to town! I paper pieced some of the cups in my main image, paper pierced added a sentiment tag, sponged around the outside and added some accents thanks to a white Inkssentials pen. Add a loopy brad with some ribbon and.... an actual coffee bean and that my friends is pretty much it!

I had so much fun with this one, you'll have to click on the link above to see what all of the other -- hundreds-- of entries did with this sketch! It's pretty darn impressive!

Happy Saturday!

17 comments:

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card - I love your coffee bean embellishment! What a great idea!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow fabulous cards I especially like the coffee card.

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work as always Julie! Your talent always brings a smile to my face! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

The coffe card is just too cute! TFP!

KimmyS said...

This is divine! I have to keep coming back looking at your card - it's wonderful
Thank you for taking part in the UCS

Connie said...

So very pretty, Julie!! Your first card is just breathtaking...so soft and pretty! Your second card is so very adorable!!

Alex said...

I love them both Julie - that first one is gorgeous and that second card "speaks" to me with my coffee addiction, LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Latisha said...

Both are just beautiful!! But if I had to choose, the first one would be my fav
hugs
latisha

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous cards - Julie!!! Hope you will win with your rockin' card :)!!! Good luck!!!

cheryln said...

you do beautiful work! gorgeous cards!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great cards! You know I'm a fan of Crafty Secrets, so I love that card!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful cards, Julie. Love the way you fringed the cotton scrap. And what a perfect embellie for that gorgeous coffee cup image.

Tanya said...

I love your work!!! So pretty!

LynneForsythe said...

Great Cards!!! Amazing Detail!!

Judy Rozema said...

Both are so wonderful! I love the rich colors of the coffee card and the sweetness of the bird card! Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

wow... look at the showdown... that's cool:)i love the canvas bird:)

say Jules... i'll be at sisters on saturday, if you are running around, would you like to stop by with little dude? i have something for her- you know the thing...? i work on tuesday too all day- but dont believe me.

again, really... i love the cards:)


Lovely.

dpkennedy said...

I LOVE the paper pieced cups! I haven't used this image in ages...but I'm gonna now! Thanks for the inspiration-this is gorgeous!