Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A few more birthdays

Here are a few cards I made this evening. The first came together very quickly. I started with a colour scheme of rose red, moss green, and so saffron. I stamped the leaves on some natural white paper. Then I stamped several flowers on the same paper and cut them out, mounting them on dimensionals. This layout was a sketch challenge a few weeks ago. I may have modified it a little bit, I'm not sure if I sketched it down exactly. That's where I got the tab idea anyway. There are some stickles in the flower centers.

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (papertrey ink), Card Greetings I (Green Grass), Linen
Ink: Moss Green (colorbox), Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Rose Red, Naturals White
Accessories, etc.: dimensionals, stickle

This second card took WAY TOO long. I don't even love it, but I put so much time into that I don't want to give it away now. See, this is how it all started... I started with Bodacious Bouquet, stamping the swirls and smaller flowers. That turned out decently, but then I stamped with teal craft ink and it got smeared. So, then I started over. This time, I used the Bodacious wheel instead. I coloured it in with celery, apricot, teal, and guava (a blender pen with guava reinkers) markers. Well, despite all my huffing and puffing, and my sister making fun of me as I attempted to reactivate the ink, it barely showed up. It gave me a basic guideline, so I coloured them all in with markers- good times... Now, when it came time to do the greeting, I simply embossed it this time, no smearing! The rest was straight-forward, and mostly quick from this point on- tying a knot, piercing, and dry embossing.

Stamps: Bodacious Wheel, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Groovy Guava, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Paper: Textured Guava, White, Teal
Accessories, etc.: 5/8'' celery grosgrain, mat pack, piercer, embossing template


  1. Doggone, that Papertrey Beautiful Blooms card is beautiful. I love the design and the color combo. I have the hardest time with choosing colors. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Elizabeth S.

  2. These are both beautiful, Natasha!

  3. I love that first one! Excellent job!

  4. Love it! Great color combo!!! very cute!

  5. Love the Papertrey Beautiful Blooms card. The cut out and raised flowers are lovely.