Saturday, May 30, 2015
I made this card to go with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week. I stamped the greeting with the Work of Art stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink. I stamped flowers from Petite Petals in Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder and then punched them with the coordinating punch. I added a little Bermuda Bay candy dot to the center of the middle flower. To frame in my greeting, I layered it on Watermelon Wonder card stock and then onto some of the new Cherry On Top DSP. I thought the colored dots were just so fun and summery (which was perfect for today's summery weather--the hottest day of the year so far)! I textured the Soft Sky card stock with the Decorative Dots embossing folder and then layered everything onto a white card base. I love this simple sketch because it focuses on the words but then adds a bit of pizazz around the greeting.
Friday, May 29, 2015
This card features NEW STAMPS and NEW IN COLORS!!! I used the Build a Birthday set that is in the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up Catalog that starts next Monday. Even after 17 years of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (yikes! has it been that long?), I still get excited for new catalogs! I used the new In Colors Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush along with some trusty old favorites--Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise. I stamped the "make a wish" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. The letter a is stamped and then punched out with the 1/2" circle punch. I made the banner out of Watermelon Wonder card stock by punching a strip of paper on each side with the hexagon punch. The candles are tied up with some Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon. To mimic the cucumber and turquoise candles, I textured the turquoise background with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.
Today's card was inspired by the current challenge over at Stampin' Royalty. The challenge is "what's old is new again" so I looked through my old cards for some inspiration. I found this card that I made last year and used it as my "before" and my new card is the "after." Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I chose the colors of Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana (I'm so sad to be saying goodbye to this color), and Bermuda Bay. I stamped the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Happy Birthday from the Hey You stamp set. I punched out my greeting with the wide oval punch and added a punched butterfly as well. I tied up the layers with some Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon and textured the background with the Lovely Lace embossing folder.