Friday, April 23, 2010

PPA 39 - K.I.S.S.

Keep it Simple, Sweetie! That's what it's all about over at Pals Paper Arts this week. Play along at PPA. The first card I made did not turn out like the picture I had in my mind so I made another one... which one do you like better? (For some crazy reason, the first card I made is pictured last... I don't know what I'm doing yet here!) These roses are super simple to make... I used cameo coral cardstock (retiring with the color renovation), stamped the Fifth Avenue Floral rose image with Versamark, and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I then took a Q-tip dabbed in cameo coral ink and highlighted the insides of the petals. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the stamp set Well Scripted... only available until April 30th... ALSO - this beautiful rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set is on sale this month! Check out the Two Step into Spring promotion.


Card #1:
Cardstock: White, Cameo Coral (retiring), Old Olive
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734), Well Scripted (Occasions Mini - 118601)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Black Stazon
Other: White embossing powder (109132), 5/8" Old Olive Satin ribbon (117292), Little Leaves die (114511), Scor-Pal

Card #2:
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa (retiring), Ruby Red (retiring), Cameo Coral (retiring), Old Olive (not retiring :))
Ink: Cameo Coral
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734)
Other: White embossing powder (109132), 5/8" Old Olive satin ribbon (Occasions Mini - 117292), Little Leaves die (114511), Scor-Pal

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunshiny Day...

I made this card several weeks ago... it was inspired by a couple of Splitcoast challenges...
First of all, the sketch - SC272.
Secondly, the Ways to use it - WT262... You are supposed to use something that you've had on hand... and the card was supposed to be for encouragement. Well, the flower that I used I have had on hand for a loooong time! I had seen this cool tutorial by Stacey King (Rebel Inker) a long time ago and made up some of these flowers with the 5 petal flower punch (109041). I made one card with one of them at the time and the rest have been in my scraps ever since. So... this sketch inspired me to use them up. You can't really see it, but there is also a Baroque Motifs scroll in Barely Banana ink on the left side of the flower. I used the wings from the 2-step bird punch (117191 - Occasions Mini) and sponged around the edges with old olive ink for the leaves on the flower. This "encouragement" card was sent to a friend of mine who moved from sunny Florida to Canada... I thought maybe she could use some sunshine since it's lovely spring here and still winter there! :)

Stamps: Baroque Motifs (113490), Sentiment - Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: Black, Barely Banana, and for the flower - Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, and Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Cardstock: Barely Banana, white, black, and for the flower - Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Old Olive
Other: 5/8" Black Satin ribbon(117285 - Occasions Mini), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335 - Occasions Mini), 5-petal Flower punch (109041), 2-step Bird punch (117191 - Occasions Mini)

For My Sweet Little Monkey...

This sketch was a challenge a couple of weeks ago at Splitcoast Stampers... SC273.
I made this birthday card for my sweet little niece who just turned 6... I'm giving her the Fox & Friends stamp set (117020 - Occasions Mini) for her birthday, so I decided to make a card to give her an idea of how to use it. Include in her embellishments (see this post) are some green branches punched with the Two-Step Bird punch (117191 - Occasions Mini) so she can make her own monkey hanging from a branch. :) I punched a couple of little pink flowers with the Trio flower punch (109183) to tie the background paper to the rest of the card. Gotta love that flowered paper... it's from the Sending Love DSP pack (117153 - Occasions Mini), only available until April 30.

Stamps: Thankful Thinking (113786), Fox & Friends (118565 - Occasions Mini)
Paper: Sending Love DSP (117153 - Occasions Mini), Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: 2-Step Bird punch (117153 - Occasions Mini), Trio Flower punch (109183), Nestabilities scalloped circles and rectangles dies

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two-Step Into Spring Promotion

Click here to view this promotional flyer... products are available April 1 - 30.
Check back often during this promotion for cards made using these stamp sets.