For my first card I used some really cool paper I've had in my stash for I really can't remember, but at least 2 years. You know when you first start stamping and you just have to have stuff, just to have it? Well, that was one of those things I just had to have. It is by Creative Imaginations and is called Anthology. It is from one of those all in one packs to cover a chipboard purse. I have never used any of the stickers nor do I know if I ever will, but this paper was just screaming out to be used ;D. Since I did not have a matching blue cardstock to match perfectly, I chose Bashful Blue from SU and it is close enough for me ;D. You know I am still working on getting all the colors of the rainbow and more, in my possession, so I am ready whenever I need to be :D:D.
Anyhow, the base is as mentioned Bashful Blue with a layer of Chocolate Chip both SU, plus the Anthology DP. To make the DP stand out a little more I matted it on SU Chocolate Chip and popped it up with foam tape (love that stuff) To add the sentiment, a scripture from the ODBD newly released set Get Well in this case, I cut a Label with the Nesties Labels 4 die, sponged the edges in SU Chocolate Chip and stamped the scripture in the same color as well. To finish it off I wrapped some of my favorite chocolate satin ribbon around the card. Punched out two Chocolate Chip butterflies with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch adhered them with a dap of glue (one on the other) for more dimension finished it off by adding some Kaiser Cratfs chocolate half pearls and in the upper right corner I stuck a double Prima Hydrangea with a Making Memories antique copper brad. Viola, my card was done!!
Love those colors together. Have a look and see for yourself....
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creative Imaginations DP Anthology
Stamps: ODBD Get Well
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, MS butterfly punch, Making Memories antique copper brad, chocolate satin ribbon, Kaiser Crafts chocolate half pearls
My oh my, have I been talking about chocolate chip and yummy chocolate ribbon etc. I think I'll have to get me some Hershey nuggets or something,LOL!!!
So, what do you think?
Well, like I've said, I have another one for you. You know over at Our Daily Bread Designs they have this challenge to create a pocket card and this is what I did. I made an old fashioned double pocket card with tags that have some encouraging words on them from yes, you've guessed,yet another ODBD stamp set. This time I've used the 'Thinking Of You" one. Since I had the Chocolate Chip cardstock out already I used some of it as my base. See I had made one of those cards before so I did not need the instructions, but in case you would like to make one as well, there are really clear and straight forward instructions in the resources section over at SCS. Since I used the regular cardstock as my base I cut some sections of some K&Company Wild Saffron DP and adhered them right on the panels I wanted to be covered. Because I was using the newly released set with the butterflies on the flourish I chose the butterflies paper from this awesome DP stack. To add some more interest I adhered some of the Basic Grey Opaline half pearl flourish on my first pocket and added two Hydrangeas from yet the same Collection as in the above card in a rust color and green/blueish color with some ginger colored Dew Drops as the center. For those that know that K&Company has all kinds of embellishments and such matching their paper stacks I had bought some 3D butterfly stickers and this card was the perfect reason to use one of them ;D. To make kind of a belly band I wrapped some May Arts crocheted brown lace ribbon around the card and added some more Hydrangeas and some cool leaves I got the other day that are also from Prima. Since they came with a little of a pinkish tint on the tips I simply rubbed a Chalk Box Chestnut Roan catseye over the edges to make them match my project more. The "Thinking Of You" was stamped directly on the DP in Memento Rich Cocoa. For the tags I used my Cricut Expression and the Tag, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and cut the tag # 10 in the first row @ 4.5" out of PTI Vintage Cream cs. If you cut it, it will automatically cut a slit for the ribbon for you ;D. To blend them in a little more I rubbed the Chestnut Roan ink spot over the edges threaded some yummy antique gold silk ribbon through and I was almost done. Yes, almost, as I still had to figure out what I was going to stamp on it. Well, since this stamp set comes with quite a few sentiments I stamped "Thinking about you....." in Chalk Box Bisque on my first tag plus I used the Flourish and butterfly stamp in Chestnut Roan to fill up some space and fnished it off with some Kaiser Crafts chocolate mini half pearls which I added to the flourish .
For my second tag I used the same ribbon but I stamped "Wishing you all...." in Memento Rich Cocoa and some of the flourish part in Bisque on the edges. As I only wanted the flourish part dressed up at the top I added some mini golden half pearls for more interest.
I had to take three pictures to show you everything so here we go
Pocket card with tags inside
Pocket card first tag
Pocket card 2nd tag
Paper: Su Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company Wild Saffron
Stamps: ODBD Thinking Of You
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Bisque
Accessories: ScorPal, Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, Ginger colored Dew Drops, K&Company Wild Saffron Dimensional Butterfly stickers, Cricut Expression Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartridge, antique gold silk ribbon, Basic Grey Opaline half pearl flourish, May Arts crocheted lace in brown, Kaiser Crafts chocolate half pearls, Recollections golden half pearls
That is it!!! This is not a card you want to ship!!!!! Way too many embellishments, so I am hand delivering this one :D:D.
I guess all that is left for me to do is to go on over to the ODBD Blog and link this baby.
All right now, I'll have to fix some lunch, it's almost 1 PM here. My 4 y.o. had a snack a little while ago and she is happy until her sister gets home from school in about another 1 1/2 hours. They love to have lunch together.
Thanks again for stopping by today.