The first one I'll share with you today is a card I called "Birthday Wishes". On this card I used Betsy's BG stamp which is called Batic Flower. It is gorgeous in any color, but I wanted to us it on the PTI paper Lavender Moon, which I love and I do have the matching ink for it. You know I am still trying to get all of the SU papers and matching ink pads, but hubby only let's me order so much, dang it for not having a job :(, but it is all good.
So, here is my first card "Birthday Wishes"
Paper: PTI Lavender Moon
Ink: Palette Lavender Moon
Stamps: ISC Batic Flower BG, SU Elegant Cheer for "Birthday Wishes"
Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, bead end caps, half pearls, handmade stick pin , pink sheer ribbon
So, what you all think about this one?
"Friends" is really simple, but I wanted the Butterfly to be the focal point.
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, K& Company Designer Mat Pad
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa
Stamps: ISC Reflections set for the Butterfly and Summer Element 3 set for the word Friends
Accessories: Primas, antic silver brad, Kaiser chocolate half pearls, cream cotton trim I still had in my stash from Okinawa,Japan, Twinkling H2O's in Almond Beige and Cinnamon Stick for the sparkle on the Butterfly
Does it work? Is this butterfly the focal point?
Is a Mother's Day card so the title "Happy Mother's Day". I know not very creative, but this is all I could come up with, sorry :D
Paper: PTI white, CM lilac
Stamps: Rustic Artsy Swirls for the butterfly, Marvels of Nature for the vine and Flair of Summer for the Sentiment
Ink: SU Certainly Celery for the vine, Su Orchid Opulence and Markers in purple and black for the butterfly
Accessories: Schimmerz in Angel Wings which I painted over the butterfly, scalloped scissors for the border, lavender handmade crochet flower, pearl brad from Michael's bridal section on SALE!!!!, handmade stick pin, purple satin ribbon.
The colors on the butterfly kind of ran away when I painted the Schimmerz on top, but I kind of like that effect. I guess a mistake can turn out all right afterall!!!!
I stamped the butterfly twice. Once on the card directly and than again and cut it out, rounded the wings a bit by running them over a paint brush handle to give them some curve and dimension. After that I only adhered the middle part (the body) to the card with some Tombo glue. IRL this card has tons of dimension, I am not sure you can see that in the picture.
What's the verdict on this one, did it turn out all right?
The other 2 cards will have to wait until I come back from lunch with both of my girls. Naomi, the oldest, well she is only 7, reached her AR goal once again (I am so very proud of her, she loves to read, which she absolutely did not inherit from her MOM (Rolls eyes)!!! And at her school the kids get a "Free personal pizza" coupon for Pizza Hut if they reach their goal. So, today I am taking both of my babies to Pizza Hut.
See you all later with the other two cards.
Hugs and thank you so very much for stopping by my humble blog.