Sunday, March 7, 2010

Some Spring cards for you

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we are having. It has been so nice to have sun and milder temperatures. I have crocus up and blooming. I will try and get a picture to post so you can see them.

I have 2 cards for you today. The first card was one we did in our workshop yesterday. I needed another card and I wanted it to be quick since my others were a little more involved. I picked up my Hello Again set and this is what I came up with.

inside of card

Stampin' Up Supplies

Stamps: Hello Again Paper: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, white, Cottage Wall DS Ink: Rich Razzleberry Accessories: Old Olive - Orchid Opulence - Rich Razzleberry markers, scallop trim border punch, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, dimensionals

My second card was for several challenges. I began with the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments where you were to use Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Glorious Green, and Old Olive. With all these colors I started thinking about what to do. I ran across a spring challenge at Pals Paper Arts where you could create anything that had a spring theme. I knew I could use a card (never have too many of those) and with so many different colors I thought the Hello Again stamp set would be a good one to use. I went looking for a sketch and found one that would work for a field of flowers at Stamping 411 so I was set.

I used masking to create my field of flowers. Once I had all my flowers stamped the bottom looked bare so I used markers to add some grass. Then the top was too white so I pulled out my scallop circle punch to create a mask and sponged on some Bashful Blue for a pretty blue sky with some clouds. I ended up flipping the sketch so my image panel would work. I also added some brads at the bottom of the strip down the left side for some interest. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card
Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Hello Again Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Night of Navy, white Ink: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Night of Navy Accessories: Bashful Blue - Brilliant Blue - Glorious Green - Old Olive - Night of Navy markers, Bashful Blue - Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, sponge dauber, Zots, dimensionals
Hope you enjoyed my cards today. I am off to a reception for my friend's sons who are being awarded their Eagle Scout badges today. Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday afternoon!


stampinbygenny said...

Wonderful card! I love the flowers. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Linda Callahan said...

Lovely floral scene - great for spring1 Thanks for playing at PPA!

Shannon said...

So so cute! Love the details that you include-the grass. And the ribbon knots are a perfect touch. I always think they need to be tied around the card, but your card proves otherwise. Love the Spring theme and you incorporated the colors beautifully! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty cards - love the color combo on #2. Thanks for playing with the 411 this week!

Selene Kempton said...

I love your color combination! it's very striking. Beautiful job with the challenges.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You have done wonders with this little set. I love them both. Thanks for sharing.

Crafting Clare said...

I love what you've achieved with this set. Your colour scheme and the ribbon knots are wonderful.

Patti Chesky said...

I love these colors!! What a pretty card!!

Connie Babbert said...

Cute that stamp set! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

Megan at PPC said...

Great cards!

Please check out my NEW challenge blog and Design Team call!

-Megs :)