Tuesday, June 24, 2008

From the Garden and My Girls

From the Garden is a great set from Stampin' Up!. It is currently a hostess set and since the new catalogue is coming out in August, it won't be around much longer! That means, I will be using a lot of it until then... after August, it is bound for my friend Tegan's house... she's had her eye on it for awhile...

Here is the card:

Stamps: From the Garden set, Warm Words set by Stampin Up!
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Basic Black, and Whisper White card stock by Stampin' Up!; grey by Bazzill Basics
Other: Stickles, by Ranger; ribbon, unknown

I stamped the image first on white card stock and creatively cut around it, keeping a rectangle behind the image. I then watercolored the image starting with the light colors first and then adding the darker on top. When it was dry, I added stickles to the center and stamped the sentiment. I created the background by color blocking with different colored card stock. This involves a little math but isn't as hard as you would think.

I'll post this one, too, because it uses the same colorblocked background idea.

A Close Up:

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks set and Warm Words set by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, and Cameo Coral by Stampin' Up!
Other: brads by American Crafts; ribbon, unknown

For this card, I stamped the image and matted it onto black card stock. I tied a ribbon around it and adhered it to my colorblocked background. Then I added brads and the sentiment before adhering it all to the card base. This one was incredibly simple! And, I love how it turned out!

OK. Last picture, this time of my sweet girls. I've been trying to put together a little mini book of them for Jeremy's birthday (yesterday) and needed a shot of the two of them together for the first page. I think I'll use this one, don't they look cute!

Thanks for stopping by!



Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is really cute! I'm going to have to dust mine off and give it another try with watercolor!

Anonymous said...

Of course your little ladies are cute!

Mary said...

Both of the cards look great but I am loving the first one! Fantastic!

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