Thursday, May 21, 2015

Goodbye Painted Petals and Party Pennants

I could not decide what retired stamp set I wanted to play with next.  I settled on Painted Petals, I just love this set and was really hoping it was going to carry over into the new Catalog.  One of the main reason I love this set, it is so easy to create a quick and fun work of art.   I do love to watercolor/color but sometimes, you don't want to take the time.

I wanted to create a couple cards using the same layout but different color combinations.  I wanted to show off more of the In-Colors.  Well... at least I am showing the Watermelon Wonder, hehehe.  I could not resist coming back to my favorite, Mint Macaron.  I know I just love that color, it makes me love colors I am not crazy about like Blackberry Bliss.  I have never been a purple girl but those colors look awesome together.  Don't you think?  I also think that the Watermelon Wonder look great with the Mint Macaron but I made myself use another color of green, like Wild Wasabi. Which I think is a fun summer combo.  

  • Fun Foam was used behind the main layer to add some depth to the card.  
  • The Hardwood Stamp was lightly stamped using Sahara Sand Ink on a Sahara Sand piece of cardstock.
  • Blendabilities was used to color the pearls to add some bling.  
  • The Party Pennant Die, Modern Label Punch and the Blackberry Bliss Ribbon are on the retired list.   

  • Color Combos: (1) - Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand. (2)- Watermelon Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand.  - (That Wild Wasabi Ribbon is some old retired ribbon I had and I really liked it on this card.  

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Suit, Vest and Tie Card

I have been wanting to try a Suit Card for a while and after looking at so many, I really liked one that I found on a google search but the link did not work.  So what is a girl to do but to spend a few days trying to recreate one.  I grabbed the Adventure Bound DSP Stack (which I love), I thought the prints would look great as a Suit Vest.  We will be making this card for my upcoming Card Class.  I know I made these cards for Father's Day but I think this card is a great card for a Teen Boy, Graduation, really any masculine theme.  I think the Good Guy Greeting Stamp Set works so well with this card.  
I used some buttons from my button stash and had to use my Retired Small Tag Punch for the front of the jacket.  These do not fit into a regular envelope.  I still have some of the bigger square envelopes that I will use for these but I think they would look wonderful with a homemade envelope in the new Envelope Paper that is in the New Catalog that comes out on June 2, 2015.

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If you are interested, I may try to make and post a video for this card later.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Another Moon Lake Card with Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe

Here's another card I made using the Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Blushing Bride.  This time I added some more Blushing Bride to the card and change to the Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim.  I love the lace trim and so glad it comes in all the new In Color's.   I used one of my favorite Background stamps - Hardwood.  (Glad this one did not retire).  I stamped inked the Hardwood with the Tip Top Taupe but stamped off before stamping it on my piece of Tip Top Taupe, I wanted a little lighter look.  
I carefully sponged my Tea Lace Paper Doily with the Blushing Bride Ink to give it a softer feel.  I trimmed the edge of the Doily a little because I did not want the image on the center of my card.  

I am going to work on some masculine cards next with this set.

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