Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Black and White CAS and NASCAR with Destinations

Today I am sharing with you my last two Tea Party cards. This first is for today's challenge which involved BLACK and WHITE.....my fav combo!!!

I was thrilled to particpate this week as the recipients of this card are Traci's parents.  Her mom suffers from MS and her dad just had knee replacement surgery, so both are residing in a rehabilitation/senior center at the moment.  Traci recently visited them, but thought cards from the Tea Partiers would brighten their life now that she has crossed the mountains and gone home.  Traci was my hostess with the mostest when I visited Colorado in May of 2009, along with a couple other stampers AND Mothermark too!!!  What a fabulous time we had in Steamboat Springs!!!!

To create this card, no stamps were 'harmed' (or used, other than a Penny Black 'hugs' sentiment).  Instead I finally used this fabulous extra long Spellbinder's border die that I purchased a long time ago.  My original intentions for this die was to add various colors to the embossed areas, but for this card the pure white was perfect.  I then added some random pearls on the embossed vine and also some larger pearls to the upper left.  I heat embossed the sentiment.

I LOVE the results....a truly dramatic CAS card.....what do you think?????

Now the next card was last week's Tea Party card.......
We were making cards for Charlene's stepson, Jesse, who is suffering the results of an unexpected and vicious dog bite near his eye.  Jess happens to be a NASCAR fan, so that was our theme for the week.  However, there is a hole in my collection.....I do not have anything NASCAR related in my collection......not even after visiting my very first Hobby Lobby in North Carolina......which actually had a big race going on that very day near Charlotte.  So I went at it with a sense of humor and figured even Dale Earnhardt probably started with a play car.......the sentiment was computer generated as was the checkered bkgd.

Thanks for stopping in today.  If you have a chance, join us at the Tea Party each Tuesday.....a good time is had by all AND we do make a difference in the lives of our card reciipients.  That is one of the joys in my retired life....to try to bring joy to others, both near and far.

12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Joanne!!

Benzi said...

Joanne, your black and white CAS card is gorgeous. I would have had to think a bit how to use that awesome, long die. I see you have pulled it off in such a dramatic and beautiful way.

Now, the little car is just the cutest and I'm sure Dale Earnhardt started his racing career in a car exactly like this. LOL

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne

Annika said...

Oh, my fave is definitely that striking b/w card!! So clean, modern, simple and amazingly effective!!
Hugs
Annika

Emily Keaton said...

Your black and white card is absolutely stunning, Joanne!! I love what you created with it. Beautifully CAS. The NASCAR card is just adorable. And you are right--all drivers had to start *somewhere*!! This should cheer Jesse right up :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

The B&W card is dramatic and absolutely stunning! Your nascar card is just brilliant - I love it!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello my friend!! Joanne, your first card is so beautiful and elegant....LOVE it! The second one...goodness, how fun....I think I need to coe visit you and learn how to use such fun colors!! Hugs, Sabrina

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Great cards my friend! I am sure that the Nascar card will cheer him up...how awful! Hope he is OK!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne, your first card is gorgeous! Love the black and white theme...the leave border is WOW! The NASCAR card is super cute too! Hugs ~S~

Joan Ervin said...

Your tea pot card is sooo elegant and classy, Joanne...love the leaf image and your race car is adorable!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

That B&W card is absolutely STUNNING! Very, very awesome!

Traci M said...

Joanne, thanks so much for making this gorgeous card for Mom and Dad...I may just have to sneak away with this one!! Hee...and I'm glad you have fond memories of Steamboat, it was my pleasure to share and you're the best guest!!
The race car is cute and clever as can be, I don't even know who Dale is but I'm sure Jess appreciated it!! Hugs, friend!!