Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Certain Sentiment

So today's challenge at 365 Cards is a little more challenging! You are supposed to use the sentiment "You can do it" on your card.

This card uses a white base stamped all over with the Close to My Heart Damask Tiles stamp set in Lilac Mist ink. I then stamped smaller tiles in Hollyhock and the running girl from the May Stamp of the Month Be Yourself. I trimmed these images and inked the edges in Hollyhock also. I sponged Hollyhock behind the sentiment "You Can Do It".

I had a hard time with this challenge, but immediately thought of the Nike slogan "Just Do It" and related to sports. The next thing that came to mind was a friend who ran the Susan B. Koman Marathon for the Cure last February in Florida, which is why I did the running girl in pink. I made a 2nd card because my mom said, "Don't you think everyone is going to get tired of looking at the girl stamp set on every card?" Well, I like the stamp set...but here is another WAY different one!
My boyfriend is a dirt-track car racer and enjoys it so much during the summer. This is a picture of him on the track a few weeks ago. For the front of the card, I used silver metallic paper from The DCWV Metallic Stack and ran it through the brand new Diamond Plate Cuttlebug folder. I sponged a white circle with black ink (wish I had a tire image), and added racing flags. I cut the flags from the Jubilee Cricut cartridge and colored them to look like racing flags. I told him that I would like a picture of him next to the "Feature Winner" sign- meaning that he won 1st place in his racing class, hence the phrase "Good Luck- You Can Do It".


  1. I like both your cards Kira!!! The damask stamped background is gorgeous!!

  2. Great card. Wonderful image of the runner.

  3. Great card Kira!!! I'm really havin' trouble with this one - guess I'll sleep on it! Love that image!

  4. Nice work...both cards are great!!

  5. I left something for you on my blog.