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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Midweek Throwdown at OWH

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.



helloholley said...

Your cards are lovely and I really like how you used the 'scrap frame'....great idea!!! i love finding new ways to use up those scraps!!! Happy stampin' and congrats on your cards being featured today!!! ;)

Paula said...

I do like these different examples all inspired by the same picture. I love your style here too.