Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I made this card for the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast on Saturday. Below is the image for the inspiration. It is from an Etsy shop called TzaddiShop. When I saw the image I knew what sets I wanted to use right away. I used the Great Friend set and Fresh Cuts from Stampin'Up! The main card and accent strip are Not Quite Navy card stock, as are the leaves from the great friend set. The main image I stamped in crushed curry classic ink and added the old olive to the leaf portions of the image. I stamped the butterfly with some iridescent blue embossing powder I had and cut it out to mount on dimensionals. The thank-you from the fresh cuts set is embossed in white embossing powder. Last I added the brads as accents in the curry and navy colors.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mellow snowflakes


These two cards were made for the color challenge at Splitcoast this week. The colors were mellow moss, whisper white, and kraft. I like the look of these colors for Christmas cards, especilly with the snowflakes and the pine images. The first card uses the Serene Snowflakes and the Four the Holidays sets from the new Holiday Mini from Stampin'Up! The main card is the kraft with the snowflakes embossed in the white. I also embossed the sentiment from Four the Holidays set on the strip of mellow moss. For the white accents I added the strip of white with the scallop edge and the white satin ribbon.

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This card was made for the sketch challenge this week and the color challenge as well. The main image is from the Autumn Days stamp set. I also used the large pine image from Peaceful wishes for the pattern on the other vanilla strip. The mellow moss and kraft panels are stamped with the Serene Snowflakes in white craft ink. A mellow moss grosgrain ribbon finishes the card.

Thanks for looking!

Serene Snowflakes


Finally some time to play with my new mini catalog stamp sets. This card uses the Serene Snowflakes set from the Stampin'Up! mini. I made it for a color challenge last week, using blues ( bermuda bay) pinks (melon mambo) and green ( old olive). I wanted just a simple card that showed off the snowflakes. I stamped the snow flakes onto whisper white, then I added the melon mambo paper from Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper, then added the rhinestones to the center of each snowflake ( in matching colors!) then added the old olive ribbon, Simple and quick!
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This card uses the same stamp set ( Serene Snowflakes) and the same designer paper but the card base is kraft, and the snowfakes are embossed in white. I stamped the sentiment ( Peace on Earth) from Four the Holidays stamp set, and the snowflakes first and embossed. Next I added the rich razzleberry and razzleberry lemonade designer paper ( which I distressed a little bit). Lastly I added the bashful blue striped ribbon. I love the look of the white on the kraft.

Thanks for looking!