Because my stamps are still in various stages of being unmounted (I swear, I'm only a few more days away from being done with the job), I realized I'd have to go to my stash of kits and pre-stamped images. There I found two cards I want to share tonight. The pieces for these cards came from the same event where I made my card purses, posted here. I made one of each card and took one kit home to do later, so I could add my own sentiments.
The first card uses one of my favourite flower sets - Mixed Bunch. I love that it comes with the matching punch, and that some of the flowers have really great designs that emboss well, as is the case with this card. I love the white embossing. And I love the pleated ribbon. I'm disappointed I haven't been able to get more people interested in doing a ribbon share. The design for this card is, as you can see, pretty simple. What I like about it is the soft colours and patterns.
The second card uses the Bright Blossoms set. It is one I don't own. When I see it in the catalogue, it does nothing for me; for some reason, with this set I am really put off by the fact that the flowers have patterns on them. Tulips do not have dots on them in real life. :) Yet when we use the set in our group, or I see posts online of work others have down with the stamp, I can't deny that it's a cute set. I just have too many other sets that are more my style that I still want to get. Like the first card, I loved the colour combo here. This one is Midnight Muse, Old Olive and Pool Party.I am definitely stocking up on Pool Party before it retires. I love that colour. And I am already falling in love with Midnight Muse. The card my demo designed was a similar layout; she used a different sentiment and it was on the bottom panel. I think she got her ribbon higher, too. I wanted to use the larger sentiment, so it seemed best in the top corner. Before I send this card out I will have to fix the punched border, and I'll likely move the bow over to the left, so as to try to have more of a visual triangle.
Card Details - All Products Stampin' Up
Best Friends Card
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Pretty In Pink
Patterned Paper: Twitterpated
Stamps: Mixed Bunch (flower); Garden Whimsy (sentiment)
Other: ribbon, embossing powder
Wish Big Card
Cardstock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Bring On The Cake
Other: Ribbon, border punch, embossing powder.