Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Springtime Vintage

In continuation using the Springtime Vintage paper, I came up with these 2 cards in an instant.  I love the different effects you can get from using different cardstocks.  The Rose Red made the first card super girly, while the Sahara Sand background of the other created a more gentle effect.  You can see my Decorative Label punch has made it onto two cards in a row.  I just got it and love love love it.

Stamps:  Full of Life
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Springtime Vintage DSP
Extras:  Decorative Label punch, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon

Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Oval All
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Springtime Vintage DSP
Extras:  Modern Label punch, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bold Mother's Day

It seems that all of the Mother's Day cards that I've been seeing are traditional girly colours.  I've finally had a chance to get back into my room after report card time, and I had some time to play with the Springtime Vintage DSP.  This gorgeous floral pattern is still girly, but the background colours give it a more bold punch than traditional pinks usually found on Mom's day stuff.

Stamps:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Extras:  Decorative Label punch, Very Vanilla ribbon, Basic Jewels pearls

Friday, April 8, 2011

I am the world's worst blogger.  It's been a busy few weeks at work since returning from Spring Break, and I haven't really gotten much of a chance to play in my room.
Just a quick one before getting to work this morning though.

I wanted to check out the seam binding ribbon that SU sells so I ordered in my favourite - Crumb Cake - and was pleasantly surprised.  The texture's not what I expected, but it looks really nice and antique-ish.  Anyways, paired with Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla, it made a nice gentle combo for an elegant Thank You card.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colour Coach - Wild Wasabi

I didn't get a whole lot of time to play this week, which was especially sad since I got some new toys, one being Puns From the Past.  This set is just too cute.  Being an English major, and a bit of a nerd, I really like the set.  I love how cherry the So Saffron makes this card.  Works nicely with the other subtle tones.

Stamps:  Puns From the Past, A to Z
Ink:  Versamark, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Basic Jewels Pearls, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Clear embossing powder

 I tend not to make a whole lot of cards with masculine colours, so this other combination worked really well.  The stamp isn't like so many of my bird and flower combos, so it was the perfect touch.  I still felt like it needed a little embellishing so I went with folded ribbon.  Something extra, but simple and clean to go with the masculine vibe.

Stamps:  Puns From the Past, A to Z
Ink:  Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Very Vanilla ribbon

Friday, April 1, 2011

Yearning for Spring

As the grass is starting to show from under the piles of melting snow (sad and brown though it is), I started thinking about my garden.  This paper was just too cute to pass by and the cheery pattern fits a friendly birthday card perfectly.