Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday cards

I haven't had any time lately to play so I thought I would today! I will be needing quite a few birthday cards as all of our birthdays are in the coming weeks. This card was made for the sketch challenge last week at Splitcoast ( SC224), this is the first time I have had to post it!
This is for my daughter who loves pink and gerbera daisies, so I thought this was as close as I would get for that. The stamp is Inspired by Nature ( Stampin'Up!) and the sentiment is Happy Birthday by 'G' Studio. The card stock I used is whisper white, pink passion, a scrap of pink polka dot, and a scrap of Urban Oasis DP from Stampin'Up! The inks  are pink passion, chocolate chip, and old olive. 
I made this for today's sketch challenge ( SC225) at Splitcoast. I wanted to make some cards with the single promotion stamps. For this card I used the Birthday Wish stamp from Stampin'Up! I also wanted to use up some of my stash of things that haven't been used in a while, so I pulled out the polka dot and petals ( pink dots)DP and winter Bright (stripe) DP both from Stampin'Up! I have many prima flowers that I need to use, so those went on too. The colors of card stock used are: pretty in pink, rose red, whisper white. The ink I used was prettty in pink, tempting turquise, rose red, and old olive. I picked brads that worked in those colors as well.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Poppin Pastels Easter

We made this card last weekend in my techniques class. This card was for the poppin pastels technique. I love the look of the pastels on the Egg hunt wheel ( from Stampin'Up!), it makes a fun soft colored background for the main image ( An Eggcellent Easter set, Stampin'Up!). The main image was stamped in chocolate chip and watercolored in baja breeze, certainy celery, pink pirouette, and so saffron. The added pink pirouette ribbon and the celery brad finish a simple card.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Flower pot card

The new technique at Splitcoast was too fun! I loved this idea for the flower pot card. The flowers are on the top of the insert that fits into the flower pot. You can write at the bottom of the insert.
This also gave me a chance to use a new Bigz die, the flower layers with leaf. I used a bunch of other punches as well including; large oval, oval scallop, scallop edge punch, five petal flower, trio flower, and 1/16" hole punch. The pot is made from close to cocoa, and some older SU DP. The flowers and some of the leaves are from the new Walk in the Park DP. The flower centers have kiwi kiss corduroy buttons, and pretty in pink brads. The small leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch. Stamp is from the oval all set. The card stock colors are close to cocoa, kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, so saffron, pretty in pink.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

For You Easter card

I made this a few weeks ago so thought I would finally add it here. It uses the Embrace Life set. 
I also wanted to try out my new scallop oval  punch. The colors are pixie pink, perfect plum, and certainly celery. The 'for you ' sentiment is from the All Holidays set.