The weekend is almost here. Are you excited? My youngest daughter is coming home before she moves to San Francisco. We will be spending lots of play time next week as I don't know when I will see her again.
My card today was inspired by some flowers I saw on Maria's blog. She used designer paper but I decided to see if I could recreate it. She also made roses but I wanted mine flat to make it easier to mail. I began with white cardstock and stamped it in black with the dots from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I then sponged the edges with the colors from the color challenge. I then punched out the flower and added some other smaller punches flowers to create the final product. Here are Maria's flowers (on the left) and mine.
I went with a color challenge from Color Throwdown. It uses some of the colors we will see in July as part of the color renovation.
I then decided to use the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. When I saw the sketch I thought it would fun to try and make it a pocket card so I took the idea and ran with it. I cut my background and stamped the edges. I then decided on the color of my pocket (the bottom element of the sketch) and cut a piece the same width as the background. I then stamped it with ink the same color as the cardstock. I attached my ribbon and used stick strip on the 2 sides and the bottom to attach the pocket to the card.
Next I made the card for the pocket. I cut the paper about 5/8" smaller than the card. I punched the edge and then stamped the image using full ink and second generation stamping. I stamped and cut out the sentiment and attached my ribbon and bow.
Now I needed the elements on the front of the card. I stamped my sentiment and layered it. I attached it to the bottom pocket with dimensionals. Last thing I need to do was add my flowers.
Here is the sketch and my creation.
card with pocket removed
Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Great Friend, Herb Expressions, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, One of a Kind, Priceless Paper: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, white Ink: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, scallop circle - scallop border - boho blossoms punches, silver brads, sponge daubers, sticky tape, dimensionals.
The other thing I wanted to share with you is my May ATC. I loved the card I saw on Elaine's blog. I just loved her cows and decided to use that idea for my ATC card. I used Riding Hood Red cardstock and scored it every 1/2". I then used Close to Cocoa and the direct to paper method to distress various areas of the card. Next I cut white strips 3/8" wide. I put them together to form a window and added brads. My barn was done and now I needed to make my cow.
I used the basic directions Elaine had on her blog for the cow. I did not have the XL 2 step bird punch for the ears so I pulled out my sizzlet little leaves die and used it to make the ears. I also used a 1/8" hole punch for the nostrils as my small hole punch on my crop-a-dile was not giving me a clean punch. Hope you like my cow ATC.
Stampin' Up Supplies
Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, white Ink: Close To Cocoa Accessories: Basic Black marker, Rounded Tab & small oval punches, Little Leaves Sizzlets, linen thread, crop-a-dile, white gel pen, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope you liked today's creations. It was fun to make. Take some time today to create something to make someone smile. Thanks for looking and have a great day!