Today my cards are featured on the Midweek Throwdown challenge over at the OWH blog The inspiration to make your cards comes from this picture:
When I first saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of the clear stamp set that I have that I bought at Michaels some time ago. It was PERFECT for the florals that are featured on this card: I think this set is so versatile, it can be used for so many cards. Using it for backgrounds as I did in this card or using the flowers as a centerpiece on a card - changing the colors, or coloring in - SO much to do with it. I can't recall the name of it - but you will recognize it if you go into Michael's. It is a bigger set - but I recall getting it on a discount - so even better. I think this is one of those stamp sets that you would use over and over, forget about it, then rediscover and use over and over again. :)
I decided to make a couple more cards: Using the same color scheme - Melon Mambo (now a permanent color with SU) and Kiwi Kiss (now retired) along with Rose Red. I made a very simple card - using one of my CB embossing folders for the background and then cutting the kiwi kiss scallop oval with my nestibilities. I stamped the images in the multitude of colors using the Happy Harmony set (now retired) from SU. I added the bit of Melon Mambo dotted ribbon for the finishing touch.
On this next one I decided to be a bit frugal and use up the scrap from the cut on the one to the right. I thought it made a nice frame - using the same stamp set (one of my favorites). I cut the scallop oval again using my nestibilities and then stamped the floral image from the set in the center. I popped this one off the base framed by my 'scrap frame'. I then took a small scrap of the melon mambo and punch a slot using my slot punch from SU (no longer available in the new catalog)and threaded my ribbon through it. I left the background on this one plain to showcase the other elements of the card.
So, there you have it - my featured cards, and a little different than what I have been playing with lately - prismacolor pencils.
Thanks for stopping by the spa today - for those that care to leave a comment (always appreciated)I will choose three cardmakers to send these stamped images to you in your choice of SU new colors, including the new InColors if you would like.
Enjoy a relaxing day where ever you are and come back often to see what new things I am featuring on my blog - you never know when blog candy might be offered.