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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Yesterday's Creations

Yesterday I had the day off from work, and after my kids all left for their activities - I had the house to myself and with the quiet, it was easy to create. I decided to stick with one theme - I used the Fabulous florets - in the Summer Mini Catalog and the gorgeous DSP that coordinates with it. For these cards I used ONE 6" x 6" piece of DSP to make all three cards. I didn't want to have any waste, so I used the cut pieces from the first one to create the other cards. But first - My background cardstock is Wild Wasabi and I used my Scallop Trim Border punch to create the border - cut from Whisper White. I added a piece of the Beyond the Garden DSP over the border and then adhered this to my cardstock. I used my decorative label punch to cut the melon mambo and then used the curly label punch for the whisper white. I added a piece of satin whisper white ribbon behind my sentiment. Te sentiment is part of a phrase from the Vintage Vogue set. I just used my marker to color the letters I wanted and then stamped it. The sentiment wasn't quite complete, so I added a little bit of the fabulous florets stamped images to complete it and then added a single rhinestone.
For this next card, I used the strip that I had cut from the first card and added it to a piece of whisper white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous Florets set. I then stamped some of the flowers from this set onto whisper white and fussy cut them out and then created my own flower collage with them. When I got the look I wanted, I glued them altogether and then added it to my card using dimensionals. Here is a close-up of the design. For my last card, I turned the DSP over and used the Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi color theme. I used the Pacific Point for my base and then adhered the DSP to the whisper white cardstock and added this to my base. I took a piece of whisper white and played with stamping the image until I got it the way I wanted. I inked up my image and then off stamped it once, then stamped on my cardstock and then stamped again for a shadow affect. I used Marina Mist satin ribbon to add the finishing touch to my card. I REALLY like the way this one turned out - but it might just be because I am not a real fan of hot pink but I do love blue, any shade!! If you could see any of these cards IRL, I think you would like them better than what these pictures show.
So, that is what I was able to accomplish in an afternoon alone. Now, this week ahead - I have tomorrow off, however, Sunday's are usually not a very good day to work on cards since my sweetie is usually home and we like to do things together - however, I will be working on my DT project for Top Tip Tuesday - but it will be a secret until Tuesday, so you will HAVE to stop by then to see what I am creating - all I can say is it is something that starts with a 'T'. The rest of the week looks good for crafting as well, so I am thrilled to be working in my craft room again and making wonderful cards to send to friends, family and the troops overseas through Operation Write Home. Check out their site and see how YOU can help this fantastic organization.
That is all for now - unless I find some time to create something worth posting later. :)

Thanks for stopping by the spa today - have a wonderful rest of your day where ever you are in the world.
~Paula~

2 comments:

bettand said...

I just love flowers and those gorgeous colours:)Hugs Bettina

Paula said...

Your flower collage is a lovely idea but it is the final card that I love the most - the shadow of the second stamping works beatifully & these are definitely my colours too.
Paula (PEP)