Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Few Kerilou Originals!!

Here are a few cards I have done in the past week, just to prove to you that I am creating something besides a dent in my sofa in front of The Young and the Restless...I had a few birthdays to work with in January, so it was a great opportunity to create a few original cards...I used the sketches over at Splitcoast Stampers for all of these cards..I love those sketches!! There are over 150, so they would keep a person busy for a while! They are all available in PDF format, so I print them out and keep them in a folder to refer to. They also have a great Color Combo challenge over at SCS..Check it out! Gotta love SCS!!
Here is the first card I made, for a little boy's 2nd birthday. He is one of my daycare kids, and he loves anything about farming...Boy after my own heart! I used the SU! retired stamp set "On the Farm" for this card, SCS Sketch Challenge #158-the kickstand card challenge. This was a completely new concept/layout for me..it was fun! I used SU! Real Red, Black Staz On, and Prismacolors and Sansador for the coloring. Greeting is SU! Happy Everything. Oh, and if anyone knows where I put my 3-D glue dots-fill me in!! I was forced to use a really thick dimensional foam thing instead of my glue dots, but it looks okay!

Next was my father's birthday! Happy Birthday, Daddy! I used the SU! stamp set Noble Deer, which I got for Christmas from my mother in law..I used SCS Sketch Challenge #141 for this card. SU! Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss Cardstock and Ink. Patterned Paper panels are from American Traditions. I also used my new favorite background stamp, SU! Sanded. LOVE THAT STAMP! Ribbon is Offray. Another great sketch!! Love to come up with something good for the men, too.

This one I made with no one in particular in mind, but really lack in the masculine card dept., so I am always working on those. I used SCS Sketch Challenge #51 for this card. I used SU! Stamp Set Bronc Buster, and the Bronco wheel for the background. SU! Buckaroo Blue (how fitting!) Very Vanilla, and Close to Cocoa Cardstock. Buckaroo Blue and Chocolate chip ink. I also used the hostess set-I think it is called "So Many Sayings" along with the Word Window Punch. Patterned Paper is K&Co. Used the edge distresser to fray the edges of the cardstock.

This one would be a great thank you card for a man, but can really be used for any occasion. I used SCS Sketch Challenge #38 for this card. The patterned paper is retired SU!, Cardstock is Chocolate Chip. I used the SU! set Wanted, and used the circle and scalloped circle punches from SU!. Distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink Pad.

Last, but not least, a Happy Birthday card, bursting with spring colors! I used SCS Sketch Challenge #11 for this card. SU! retired stamp set "Sweet Treats" (one of my favorites!!) and Purple Onion Designs sentiment. I used SU! cardstock in Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, and Lovely Lilac. Punches are from SU!. I used black Staz on for the image, and colored it with blender pens and ink from the ink pad's cover. I then went over all the black image lines with a Clear Stardust Pen. Love the subtle sparkle it adds!

Thanks for visiting! XO Keri


Cassandra said...

I found your blog through the SCS blog thread - and I am so glad I did!! Great cards - I especially like the one you did with the wanted set and then the last one with the birthday cake - I'm gonna have to try both of those sketches!

Lisa Renéa said...

These are all cute cards, but I love the farm one!
Glad to see you updated this blog, too! LOL Keep up the great work!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your cards are beautiful! I especially love the one with the deer!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH! Love the farmer and his pals! I have this set and need to dust it off ... I like how you have the piggy coming around the barn.. darling!

And I recognize two other sets also! We definitely have the same taste...
Have a great day!
Great to see you again and nice new header!

Jules said...

Great card samples! I like the the circles on the birthday cake. :) Julie

Lisa Renéa said...

update this blog, girlie!