Wednesday, February 24, 2010
As soon as I saw this sketch I knew how I wanted my card to look. And then I totally changed the execution of it. This is one of my favorite stamps from Inkadinkado. I stamped it onto four separate panels and since it doesn't fill up the fourth panel, it left the perfect place for the "Happy Mother's Day" stamp (from Sweet 'n Sassy). I punched out two flowers, trimmed off the points to make them look more like the stamped flower, layered them with a heart shaped brad and two hand cut leaves. The card is 5x5 with a 3/4 inch overlap on the bottom. The bottom flap tucks in under the panel on the front which is popped up on foam tape. I then dressed up the inside with my uppercrest punch by fiskars and another stamped flower from Inkadinkado. The sentiment, which says "May the simple joys of life fill this special day and be yours throughout the coming year." is from SU!
Oooohhh . . .the curses of modern technology! Being new to this blogging thing, I don't know a lot about how to compose a blog, hence the pictures that are out of sequence. Sorry. This is my card for the JUGS challenge this week. The challenge was to use raspberry, chocolate, coral and ivory. It is so tough to use four colors! Specially with two strong colors (raspberry and coral). But it did finally work for me. I made a 5x5 card with a 3/4 inch overlap at the bottom. The bottom flap tucks in under the chocolate layer on the front which is popped up on foam tape. I just had to dress up the inside, too.
Raspberry and melon cardstock are from PTI. The "Happy Mother's Day" stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy. The inner sentiment is from SU! I hand drew the flowers on the front and the small flower inside.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I tried, and tried, and tried, but I just could not make the top part of this card in an arc! It just looked terrible, so I took some creative liberties and liked the result much better. : ) Check out the Sweet Stop challenge to see those that could make it work! This card was made mostly with scraps and would have been very quick to make if it wasn't for the top. The stamps and ribbon are from SU! the rest is unknown; like I said, scraps.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
As soon as I saw the layout for the challenge, I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use--It's A Girl Thing by SU! The Celebrate stamp is from Damask Designs by PTI. I love that set. It's a little hard to tell, but the images are stamped on a pale gray. The largest circle is poped up on foam tape. I watercolored the images using the watercolor pens from SU! and various ink pads.
A round card is something I have never tried before, so it was a fun excursion off the beaten path. Thanks to the Sweet Stop for the nudge. The scalloped circle is attached to the back of the actual card. The bird stamp and the Imagine sentiment are both from Inkadinkadoo.
Monday, February 8, 2010
The raspberry fizz and ripe avocado are from PTI. I did not have orange zest, so I used the orange from SU! (don't know the name off the top of my head). I also do not have terracotta tile, so had to use the closest I could find and have no idea where it came from. Damask designs came into play again (see my previous post(s)) with the focal image embossed with clear ink and the sentiment stamped in white. After seeing all the designers from PTI using buttons, I had to give it a try and had one that was very close to raspberyy fizz. All in all, the colors are very summery and brings hope that it will arrive soon. :)