Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It all started with........

It all started with THIS card by Lindsay.  I loved her use of argyle and the layout.  I needed a masculine Birthday card.

My card:



I didn't want to totally CASE her card.......so I changed it up with a different focal point shape and sentiment.



So from there, I made more of them.  :)



This time I paired up the fantastic sketch from Card Patterns this week with the new Make it Monday challenge from PTI:  Glittered strips with Scor-tape.  I sure hope the person receiving this card, likes it! :)



Here's the sketch:



I'll be back later in the week with the others I made!

38 comments:

I'm Renee said...

Both of them are gorgeous!
Love the argyle!
And the pink card is fabulous!
Love how you ran the strip of glitter back behind the panels to give it glam!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute take on the Sketch Amy! Both cards are just beautiful! Hugs ~S~

Kim O'Connell said...

WHOA! They are both beautiful , but your Make it Monday card is over the top fantastic! Great combo of challenges! Well done!

Keva said...

Ohh, those are awesome!! I had no idea what to do with that Card pattern sketch, but you totally rocked it! Love the colors and love the designs so much.

Kara said...

love these...your mim is wonderful...i love how the buttons keep the eye moving, but the fact that two of the buttons are behind the image keeps the focus on the soft stamped image rather than the buttons themselves!!

lotte chew said...

wow...this is simple, clean and beautiful....

Aimes said...

Both cards are seriously FABULOUS! Love the CAS elements of the masculine card (great for ANY guy!) and I adore the colour and sparkles of the super duper girly version :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jaclyn Miller said...

That card is genius! perfect for a man (especially mine because he could care less what I make and this one is quick but nice). Love that argyle!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Love these cards. I think the 1st one is perfect for a guy - I really struggle with masculine cards. Both are just great!

christy compton hall said...

Aaaa! I'm lovin all this great argyle on blogs lately! That is a GREAT guy card, and the pink version was a total surprise. Love em both!

Christina said...

Love how you used the same sketch to make perfectly masculine AND feminine cards! I really must break out the argyle set again. I'm loving how the glittered strip just peeks out on the pink card, too.

Brandi said...

Amy,
These are so cute. I love the button placement and glitter strip on the pink on. Great job.
Brandi

Lindsay said...

Awesome card Amy! I looove the masculine take, just fabulous! I looove the second card too, super fun glitter strip and flourish panels!

Jen Carter said...

Those are both cute!! Love the argyle and buttons!! And the 2nd one is so pretty! Love the take 3 set with the buttons and the glitter strip too!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE both of these Amy, the argyle squares ROCK!!!

Ayana Posadas said...

I love both of your takes on the sketch, Amy. These cards turned out fabulous!

Karen said...

I love both but my fav has got to be the pink one. Great job!

KatieMade(c)Handmade cards said...

Both cards are really top notch, Amy!
incredible! And so thoughtful of you to link to the card that inspired you in the first place.
~Katie Marie

leish said...

These cards are fabu! I love the way you incorporated the glitter strip. =)

Michelle said...

love them both! I like the addition of the buttons to the squares.

Michelle said...

These are such fun cards, Amy! I love the argyle patterns. I'm going to CASE that card and keep a few on hand for emergency masculine cards. The pink card is divine! So feminine and pretty! Great job with the challenges!

honugurl16 said...

Gorgeous! Love the masculine card. Simple and manly. Lol.

Elena said...

I love the little buttons peeking out on the pink card... and great use of the glitter strip - I love the whole layout!

Sue Ann said...

I went crazy for her card too just like these. I love the guy card just as much at the take 3. Always beautiful just like you :)

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very cute and great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing them!

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Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Awesome cards, I love the first one so much! I have a hard time with masculine, I so admire people who can do it and make it look so easy!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh, what a great case of Lindsay's card! I fell in love with her card too, and you have run with it in a masculine direction . . . and then in a feminine one! Awesome, Amy, I feel some inspiration coming on!

Lee Anne said...

I love both of these cards. They are so different, even with using the same sketch. Just shows how awesome you are!

Nerina said...

Beautiful Amy! I saw your comment on Lindsay's blog - and you really did make one to match :0)! I really love the way you've switched the circles to squares - it gives it a really masculine feel! And your squares with scor tape are beautiful - the recipient will be THRILLED with it!

Jen said...

Love. Both cards are extraordinary! I adore the amazing stamping of the first. Kudos to all who can line up A Little Argyle and not get overcome. And the second card is such a beautiful and bold card. So very color rich. Gosh, you're good!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. I especially like the one you did with Little Argyle.

Ashley said...

Love the Argyle! Also, I love you song on your playlist "Where is the Love" by BlackEyed Peas. I have not heard that song in years, my sister wore out that CD playing it:)

whoistracy said...

Beautiful Amy! Really in love with the second card you made and all that pink. So happy you could help Card Patterns celebrate our 2nd anniversary!

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these cards are GREAT, but that second one is just plain STUNNING!!!!! LOVE the pink on pink and the strip of glitter!! AWESOME job!

Laurie said...

I love love your take on Lindsay's card! So cute! That argyle is my fave!! And your MIM card is too cute! I just love that glitter strip!

~amy~ said...

I love how Lindsay inspired you...such fab cards! Thanks for joining us in the Card Patterns 2nd Anniversary Festivities!

Bumblebee said...

Great masculine card, will be giving this a try!

Alli Miles said...

Gorgeous cards Amy!!

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