Thursday, May 19, 2011

After days of rain and grey skies, the sun has made an appearance - finally.  Every week more birds seem to find their way into my backyard, and my garden is full of life just waiting to bloom.  I have no specific purpose for this card, but do not doubt that it will make a nice note when I just want to send a hello to a friend.
Stamps:  Punch Potpourri, 
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Extras:  Bird punch, Decorative Label punch, Very Vanilla ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beyond the Garden II

Maybe I don't like yellow or orange, but who doesn't love hot pink?  Green happens to be my favourite colour, so when I saw the pairing of Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi, my heart leapt!  Usually I like a more muted pallete for my cards, but the brave flowers bearing their petals against the brutal Cariboo "spring" made me feel the urge to use some fun shades.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Oval All
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Beyond the Garden DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Extras:  Oval scallop punch

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beyond the Garden I

 As I've stated before, I hate orange.  Yellow isn't that far behind.  I know, I know.  It's the colour of sunshine, it's cheery, blah blah blah.  I just don't like it that much.  However, the new DSP from Stampin' Up has lessened my negative feelings towards this primary subtractive shade.

Stamps:  Oval All
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Beyond the Garden DSP, Whiper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Extras:  Tulips frame embossing folder, oval punch, scallop oval punch, Whisper White ribbon

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Just Can't Get Enough

In the new Summer Mini there's a beautiful new set called Fabulous Florets.  I've been playing with it like mad and can't seem to get enough of it.  I originally started this card with the intent of using the new DSP (Beyond the Garden) but loved the pattern created using the colour scheme from one of the sheets so I used it as a background instead.  This Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi version was created on Friday while I was crafting with some ladies from work. 

This afternoon I started out with the same goal in mind, use new DSP, and ended up making pretty much the same card, but with Pacific Point instead of Melon Mambo.  I even ended up using the Square Lattice embossing folder again.  On Friday afternoon I had made another card like the top one, and I had forgotten that I'd used the set for a background design.  I pulled it out to compare to this one, and had a little giggle at myself for making what is pretty much exactly the same card.  Like I said, I just can't get enough of this set.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Full of Life
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point
Extras:  Whisper White ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder