Monday, August 24, 2009

Can't seem to find my MOJO. Have been in a slump lately. But a couple of days ago I did make a couple of cards. Surprisingly, I think they turned out okay...without the motivation of a challenge. I am blessed to have so many products that I can't use them all before they are retired or replaced with other new goodies. I am hoping to use a lot of them on cards in the near future. Is this guilt...hmmmm!!

This first one uses SU dsp and the French Script background stamp both now retired. I first used a circle punch and sponged Summer Sun on watercolor paper in the punched out circle to get the soft sun. Then I stamped Inspired by Nature in Always Artichoke. This was then cut out with the Labels I Nestabilities and layered onto a larger piece in Chocolate Chip. Each of these pieces have dimensionals on them. The base card is Naturals Ivory. French Script was stamped in Creamy Caramel on the base card with a piece of the dsp layered onto a small strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and placed on the base card. The main image was then placed to finish the card.

The second one begins with black cardstock as the base. I used Just My Type CB EF on the edge. I hope you can see it; it makes an elegant statement. A piece of Basic Gray SU was stamped with the French Script in same ink. The top and bottom edges were distressed and placed on the base card. The main image is from the Thoughts and Prayers set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out and embossed using a large oval Nestabilities. Three medium Kaiser black pearls were placed on the rounded edge. This image was raised and placed on the base piece. A piece of white cardstock was put inside with Pocket Silhouettes stamped second generation at the bottom.

The last one is my favorite of the three. I love the Flopsey here. He's from the I Need Coffee Flopsey set. I stamped him on watercolor paper and paper pieced his shoes and coffee cup and raised it on dimensionals. I was paranoid coloring him since everyone uses Copics...I don't have any and not sure I have the sense to use them, ha! So I watercolored him with SU Classic ink pad. I thought he turned out cute (better IRL than here). I also did a wash behind him in Green Galore and Taken with Teal. I added cute little cheeks with the Stampin Pastels. This was cut out with the Labels I Nestabilities die. Another piece of Chocolate Chip was double cut and embossed using the same Labels I set and placed at an angle behind him. The base card is Green Galore and matched the Basic Grey Two Scoops papers perfectly. I love the blues and greens. Though you cannot see it, I put a strip of the BG paper on the bottom of the inside and attached it with 2 medium sized blue brads to finish it off.


  1. Very pretty cards. I really like how the sun turned out on the first one - so realistic looking.

  2. I like each one of these! very clean and crisp feeling!