September 24, 2007

Inspired by......


.....this advertisement in my Better Homes and Gardens -- this color combination caught my eye!

I made both of these cards using the Oh, So Lovely set from StampinUp (Hostess set). I stamped the background panel with Mustard Seed distress ink and then stamped my flowers over with black StazOn. Colored in the flowers with a little more of the Mustard Seed and my blender pen. For the first one I used the Stampin Up ticket corner punch, and then the spiral punch for my turquoise strip, and finally the window punch to place my sentiment on.
I created this second one by cutting a strip of brown cardstock and trimming the edges with my scalloped scissors. I then punched a whole in each scallop and outlined it with an Opaque Stix from Marvy. I added a turquoise panel on which I stamped my harlequin border (Technique Tuesday Olde World Squares). I added my flower panel on top of that.
I also stamped my harlequin background onto a brown panel to create a tag. I added the happy birthday sentiment to that and attached it to my ribbon with a jump ring.

6 comments:

marciad said...

Beautiful cards. My fav is the second one.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your color selections and design. The second one is my fave, too.

Silvergirl said...

I LOVE the colors you used and have to say I couldn't pick a favorite! Thanks for your inspiration!

Lisa

audrey h. said...

Wonderful cards. Love the vibrant colors :o)

Dawn said...

Another gorgeous card. Your just so darn talented. Love all the cards. i have missed so many. Keep up the great work..God Bless

Cathrine StClair said...

That's funny... I tore out the same picture. I just have it in my "pile" and have not done anything with it yet.