Given the record attempt on the 9th - 11th, the recovery time last week, and finishing off a gift album for a friend who was visiting from Alberta, I didn't get much done in the way of cards. Last Monday I did the local make & take but I was too tired to drive the 30 minutes to the other store to do the one they had. Last week I made this card:
I am a sucker for all things ocean-y so I loved playing with this stamp set.I can see lots of ways to make a similar card with either my Seaside (retired) or By The Tide set. SU actually has a third seashell set, too, By The Seashore, which I'll get at some point as well. It's inevitable. As it is, I rarely buy non-SU stamps and I caved and bought a set with butterflies and shells around the time I made this card. I love the glitter on the popped up shell.
This card is one I've had for a while. I added the sentiment last week when decided for sure it would be a birthday card. I'm regretting the green for the semtiment; shoudl have gone with Razzleberry. I do love the rest of the card, though. As much as I've said I don't like the flower set Bright Blossoms, it is growing on me.
I made these last two cards today. The card on the left was made at the make & take in Parksville and the flower card was made at the store here in town. ou can't see it clearly in the photo (though maybe if you enlarge it, you can) but the edges of all the patterned paper are sanded. I love that look. I have so many scraps and sentiment stamps that it'll be easy to make a similar card again.
The flower card originally had ribbon. I couldn't make ti work. It felt too busy, what with all the sponging, the layers, and the larger sentiment across the bottom. We all chose our own sentiment and I went with that one because I wanted to use a punch (my trimmer is on the fritz presently; I need to go get one of my old one that I donated to our church and borrow it back for a few weeks). This card uses masking to allow for two different colours of sponging. There's a lighter pink just around the flower.
Stamps: Hero Arts?
Other: Twine, Glitter. pencil crayons
Flower Vase Birthday card - all products Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Summer Smooches
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Tempting Turquoise ribbon
Cardstock: American Crafts
DSP: Bella Boulevard
Stamps; Hero Arts, Making Memories
Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz
Other: Rhinestone (unknown), punch (SU!), markers (Tombow)