I didn't post these from the other day when I was busy in my craft room. Just using up bits and pieces from that gorgeous DSP - Tea Party. All of these are just simple cards - and convey simple messages. This first one I used my Oval deckle nestibilities dies and a bit of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. I added a couple butterflies from the beautiful wings embosslits die (118138) and used my scallop trim border punch (118402) for the edge of my certainly celery cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (retired) with wisteria wonder. My final touch on this one was a rhinestone (119246). This next card is more of a monochromatic of sorts. I started with my certainly celery base adding the two matted DSP - one on so saffron and the other on pretty in pink. I didn't feel it was quite complete, so I added the bit of so saffron taffeta ribbon (122982) and the rhinestones (119246) in the corner. I stamped the sentiment (hard to read here) in certainly celery - it says 'Birthday Wishes'.
Next up is this sweet Butterfly card. I used pretty in pink for my base adding the new lace ribbon border punch (122362) in certainly celery. I had already cut these nesties circles out intending them for another project and didn't use them, so I added the sentiment - off center - and then added the butterfly layers. I used the Beautiful Butterflies (114507) die and layered it with butterflies from the Beautiful Wings (118138) embosslits. these two dies work so wonderfully together to add dimension to your cards. The card still looked too plain to me, so I added the buttons. These particular buttons are no longer available, but there are similar ones that you can order.
My last card is a design that I did several years ago - casing it from Splitcoast Stampers (I think) - it has been so long that I do not honestly remember. As I was looking at my pieces of DSP I remembered doing this design and thought it perfect for the pieces that I had laying on my table. I would have done it a little different the next time, layering the DSP on one piece of cardstock and then adding the dimensions - instead of doing them each individually. I added the certainly celery satin ribbon (117288) and again the rhinestones - I am about out of those and will need to order more soon - I forgot to add them to my order that I placed earlier this week. So, there you have it - cards that I did last week - has it really been a week since I made those cards?? I have not used all this DSP up yet - but boredom has set in - is that even possible with such gorgeous paper? I am moving on with a new DSP - it is a current one, but you will have to stick around for the next post to see what I have done.
Thanks for stopping by the spa today - I will be spending alot of time here in the next couple of weeks since my sweetie is gone.
Have a fantastic day - as the thunder rumbles outside my window and the lightning flashes all around!