Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Flowers & Sweets....How Neat!!!

Ok, I'm tired and I know that title is corny, but my cards encompass both! And yes I said cards!!! I have 2 to show you tonight!

The first is for this week's color challenge on SCS: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel and Mellow Moss. Colors which evoke warm thoughts of spring, but I used sweets instead!

I used the newest set from Treehouse Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet. It is filled with all kinds of different baking and sweets type stamps.

I made a collage on the large square panel and then cut out the gingerbread man, lollipop and cookie cutter and put those on dimensionals.

I also used the design challenge in the newest Take Ten to see how I liked it. I think I will play around with it some more and send in a card or two.

For the sentiment panel I used my Marvy mega scallop and super circle punches, Fiskars cutting system and SU! key tab punches. Some shading with DTP in Creamy Caramel, dots with the white gel pen and voila!!

I used a copper swirl clip with the ribbon, which is white twill and SU!'s Mellow Moss grosgrain.

My second card uses the same color combo, but in conjunction with this week's sketch challenge on SCS. I love the simple and easy use of this sketch and feel it will be one I use alot. Maybe I can use this for convention swaps!!! Better start thinking about those now, you know!!!

The idea for this popped in my head immediately as I was laying the cardstock out, and I just love how it turned out.

This is my first time using something other than a *true* flower stamp to make a flower!!! I used the Rock n Roll technique for the flowers. And I needed a thank you card, so that's how I decided to use Curvy Verses. I think the style of the phrase goes well with this card.

I used the flower from So Many Scallops and then punched a 1" circle and the large flower from my Boho Blossoms punch to make the center. A neutrals button and linen thread finish it off.

For the stems and leaves I used the Mellow Moss and Certainly Celery grosgrain. The flowers are up on dimensionals for extra depth.

I used my distressor tool on the edges of the Mellow Moss panel and the Apricot Appeal dsp from the hostess level 1 pack.

Off to bed now!! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!!!



Ashley said...

Super Cute... I love those flowers too. Hugs, Ash!

Judy Rozema said...

Really cute, Ann! Those flowers look so fun and fresh!