September 10, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how large the images were from GinaK Designs. They are not too large, but rather give a nice focal point to your card. Anyway last week’s Ways to Use It Challenge over at SCS was to use Specialty Paper. I had this gorgeous paper pack from K&Co and liked the gold foiling. I thought it matched perfectly with my image. I added some paper piercing, oregon rain drops and chocolate satin ribbon to complete the card.
The ovals were cut using Petite Oval Nestabilites…these ovals are perfect for sentiments, as well as large images. I bought mine at Cut@Home and got them with the VIP 40% coupon (look for the VIP Coupon tab). Marcie is wonderful and has always been very professional and quick to answer my questions. Thanks for looking!
Stamps – Botanical Garden (GinaK)
Supplies – K&Co DP, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom card stock (Stampin Up), oval petite nesties, oregon rain drops, paper piercer, Copic markers
July 19, 2008
Here we go! I made this into a shaker card. I embossed the the last layer of the hydrangeas but decided I wanted to have a little more fun with this one, and so the shaker card was born. The circle frame has faux clouds sponged onto it so it wouldn’t be so stark. The butterflies were stamped, cut out and arranged to the outside of the shaker box. Main colors are Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate. The panel has a sewn border and I added a few flowers to match the Monarchs. Click on the pictures so see a closer picture. Thanks for looking!
July 19, 2008
Another card using Fresh Fruits! I love the possibilities with this set and wanted to keep this card simple. Pineapple was stamped in Old Olive and So Saffron. I used a 1/4″ paper punch and Old Olive card stock for the clear Oregon raindrops. DP is from SS Secret Garden (Stampin’ Up!).
June 22, 2008
I told myself that I didn’t need this set (Natural Beauty) because I had Touch of Nature. These two sets are similar and I really didn’t think I should have both. However, I ended up trading some stamps for this and am glad I did. I watercolored and cut out lots of flowers and leaves and layered them until I got the look I wanted. I have been having fun with the 3D look lately so I hope you don’t get too bored!
June 22, 2008
My friend, Karen, bought me this dollar stamp at Michaels last month. She was laughing when she gave it to me, but it really is a cute stamp! I made several cards with it and really like how they turned out. I watercolored the images and used Cool Carribean to shadow the roses. I also used Crystal Effects to add a glaze over one pair of roses, a very cool look. Main colors are Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate and Cool Carribean.