The two cards today are playing along in seven challenges!  Seriously!  It’s the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers (SCS).

Recently my cards have been leaning more to the clean and simple designs.  But with this card I feel like I’ve gone back to my roots.  I used to doll up a card with distressing and lots of ink and textures and different elements to add dimension.  Yay… this was a lot of fun!


I got my hands a little inky with the repeat stamping of the doily image and the sponging and distressing on this card.  The cute little floral center was die cut and rolled.  An adhesive flat back pearl was added to complete the bloom.


This card is also entering a few blogland challenges:

Papertake Weekly: “Anything Goes – Optional Extra: Torn Edges”

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #156:  “Anything Goes”

Seize the Birthday:  “Anything Goes”

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C297:  “Use the Word ‘HAPPY'”

The second card is a clean and simple style.


A die cut was used to dry emboss (rather than cut out) the gears on the card base.


There is still time to join in the fun over on SCS.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!

Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Flower Patch” and “Petal Potpourri”; Amy R Stamps “Birthday Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold and True Black; SU Summer Sun

Inks: SU Basic Black and Summer Sun

Accessories: Organdy Ribbon; Pearl; Jeweled Pin; Spellbinders “Fleur De Lis Rectangle Die”; Impression Obsession Small Rolled Flower Die; SU “Flower Fair” Framelits Dies

Card 2:

Stamps: Inkadinkado “Neo Victorian Inchie Bundle”; SU “Wood You Be Mine?”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Going Gray

Accessories: Memory Box “Steampunk Corner” Die; Denim Jean Ribbon; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears

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  1. Beautiful cards. Love the yellow & black color combo and the pretty die cut frame. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. Look at you getting all organized to make 1 card to all those challenges! Awesome!

  3. I saw your first card in the Seize the Birthday challenge gallery and had to pop over to tell you that if you don’t win the whole thing they are CRAZY. That card is beyond beautiful and is now pinned on my cardmaking board to ogle again later. GORGEOUSLY tailored and perfectly balanced with an interesting color combo. I’m signing up to be your latest follower and would love to have you come for a visit too!
    Damsel of Distressed Cards

  4. Susan, you are AMAZING! I’ve so loved your cards, and thanks for including my challenge, sweet friend! It’s been such fun, and your cards are all so fabulous! Hugs, and sleep well!

  5. Great colors and elements for the first card!
    Both are great!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  6. Gorgeous, I love it, more the better 🙂 gorgeous framing, love the inside stamping and the pretty layering on the flower, love the pin in the bow too. Your second card is just great, love this idea for a card for my hubby 🙂

  7. Wow, both of these are showstoppers!
    Especially like your CAS design!!

  8. You went all out on this card, for sure…lots of interest and details, love the colors, perfect for a fall birthday card…kind of reminds me of halloween! thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Wonderful! I especially like the one with the gears. TFS!

  10. WOW! Susan, these are both really stunning creations!! I absolutely LOVE the design with the orange and black colors!! The CAS style card is very cool too and perfect for a masculine style!! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  11. So striking! Great details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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