Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2 cards for you today

This will be a quick post as it is really really really late. I am trying a new photo editing program and after 5 hours I finally got my first photo saved. The next 3 were much faster and I think I have the different options figured out. Now I just need to play with the Brightness and Contrast adjustments to get the colors right.
My first card uses Gretchen's Weekend sketch challenge from her Inspiration in Action blog. I did change the size of the panel and the placement of the ribbon. Here is her sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Paper: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, white, Certainly Celery DS, Patterns Pack II Ink: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery Acessories: Apricot Appeal - Cameo Coral - Certainly Celery markers, eyelet border punch, dimensionals

My second card uses Tracy's Thursday sketch from her blog Eat Sleep Stamp. Her sketch had 2 panels on the front and I decided to use the 2 panels to make a gate fold card. I also played with a different punched flower and I have to admit I like this one much better. I used the new large flower punch and punched 4 flowers. I then crumbled up each flower really tight. Next I uncrumpled the flowers and layered them on top of each other (I decided to use both sides of the designer series paper and alternate the layers. I also staggered the petals to give it some depth.). Using my mat pack and piercer to put a hole in the center of the stacked flowers and added a brad. I then fluffed my layers to make it look more realistic. This also fits the punch challenge at Late Night Stampers group. Here is Tracy's sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stampin' Up Supplies
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, white, Cottage Wall DS Accessories: large flower punch, gold brad, sticky tape

Hope you enjoyed today's cards. Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!



SamieVt said...

I've been out of the loop for a bit but took a few minutes to visit your blog today. So uplifting ... your cards are gorgeous!

Tracy said...

What a fantastic use of the sketch! Your flower came out perfect. And this SU! paper was the perfect choice for you to use. So glad you're feeling better Robbie and to have you playing along with us this week!


Anonymous said...

oh WOW! that is just one clever card. love it. the papers are super nice and that flower is fabulous! way to go. -anthonette

gbarron56 said...

Robbie -- great job with the sketch this week. I love the colors you choose and your flowers look so springy and fresh! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Inspiration in Action Weekend sketch challenge! Blessings, Gretchen --