Saturday, April 24, 2010

2 cards for you today!

Good Morning Ladies!

I hope all of you have some great plans for the weekend. I am going to try weeding my flower beds some more. I was able to do some yesterday. I also need to plant some flowers I bought in my pots. And of course I will spend some time stamping. I need to make my ATC's for my swap as well as see what I can come up with to play along with the challenges at LNS as this is my off week.

Well on with today's cards. The first card I have for you uses the color challenge from Picture Perfect Color Combo.

I combined it with the sketch challenge at Gretchen's Inspiration in Action blog. I began by using the solid flower from the Wings of Friendship set. Since this flower is part of the main image block, I used markers to ink it up. When I stamped it with the Bashful Blue I did not like the look so I decided to use the Brilliant Blue marker and ink up the edges. I like this look as it looks like the rock-n-roll technique. A gold brad in the center finished off the flowers. I did not want my swirl to be too harsh so I did a second generation stamping of it. I sponged the edges and then mounted it on Garden Green paper. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliant Blue on Bashful Blue and then mounted it on Brilliant Blue. I used a strip of Brilliant Blue and the scallop trim border punch. I added some white tafeta ribbon and mounted everything on a Bashful Blue card base that I embossed with the Perfect Dots embossing folder. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stampin' Up Supplies
Wings of Friendship Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, white Ink: Brilliant Blue, Garden Green Accessories: Bashful Blue & Brilliant Blue markers, scallop trim border punch, white tafeta ribbon, gold brads, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals

My second card was so much fun to make. I started with the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I have played along with their challenges since they began them and I always enjoy their ideas. When I saw all the circles on the sketch I thought it would be fun to use some of my designer paper that is going to retire soon. I chose the Sweet Peas paper as it will go at the end of the month. I have enjoyed using this paper and will miss it. I chose the Hello Again set and stamped my images using colors from the paper I had chosen. I punched out all my circles and decided to use a top not die mat to mount everything on. I used the same DS paper as I used for the circles. Once I had my circles laid out on my mat it still need something so I decided to add some ribbon. I wanted to add a ribbon and thought it would be fun to play with another type of bow. I think the circle effect goes right along with the circles on the mat. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stampin' Up Supplies
Hello Again Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, white, Sweet Pea DS Ink: Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron Accessories: Garden Green - Rose Red - So Saffron markers, 5 /8" - 3/4" - 1" - 1 1/4" - 1 3/8" - scallop circle punches, Top Note Die, Old Olive ribbon, gold brad, sticky tape, dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed my creations today. I have plans to stamp a card for tomorrow but not sure if I will get it done. Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!



Shannon said...

Oh my gosh Robbie-so creative. I absolutely love the ribbon flower and designer series paper. Such great takes on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Jackie said...

Very nice! I love how you did the inside of the card. Thanks for playing with us this week at PPC!

stampinbygenny said...

Hi Robbie,

I love the bow and the colors you used on your card. It's a happy card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Allison said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used both Brilliant Blue and Bashful Blue for the flowers, they look so realistic with the colors fading into one another!

Allison - PPC Creator

Andrea VS said...

Lovely! They are both inspirational...I can't wait to play with Hello Again some more after seeing your card.

ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

Great use of the color combo! Thanks for joining us at PPC this week ~ Paula a PPC Creator

Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon flower you made for your card, I have tried to make them several times and they just dont turn out for me. :( Your card looks FAB!!! THanks for playing along with us at HSS.

Tamie said...

This card Rocks. I love the flowers, ribbon, punch edge. You did a great job with the sketch and the color combo. Way To Go! Thanks for playing with us this week. Hope you will create with us this week.

Tamie - PPC Creator

Sandy said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!! The flowers are inked so well! Thanks for joining us at PPC!

gbarron56 said...

Robbie -- I love the blues that you used for the Inspiration in Action card. And look what you did on the inside! I'm so proud of you! This is just fabulous! thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week. Come back again soon, please! Blessings, Gretchen