Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Turkey Wagon, Fun in the Sun, and Wedding Souls

First up - the Turkey Wagon! That's the name of this cute Amuse stamp that I used on my challenge card. Holly's DTGD challenge over on Split Coast was to use her sketch and use lots of layers - which is what she usually does on her own cards.


This is the sketch - I turned it on it's side to accomodate my turkey wagon image!


I think I have 7 layers on this card - if I count them correctly! I pulled out this fun designer paper by Basic Grey called Deciduous and that led me to get this Turkey Wagon stamp by Amuse out to go with the trees! I colored my image with Prismacolor markers. The sentiment was in a clear $1 pack from Michaels. I added 3 dew drops in the top left corner to balance the sentiment. I attached the sheer dotted ribbon under the image and over the panel - I think it looks like the road the wagon is driving through the woods on! The ovals are all cut with my Nestability dies on my Cuttlebug. The Apricot Appeal panel is embossed with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder.

Stamps: Turkey Wagon: Amuse, Sentiment: Studio G Clear Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream & Spring Moss: PTI, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery: SU, DP: Basic Grey: Mellow - Deciduous
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: nestability ovals, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, green swiss dots ribbon: Michaels, dew drops, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals, glue dots

Fun in the Sun is my card for Stef's Inspiration challenge over at Splitcoast. We were to find a blog banner that inspired us. Well - just as I was going to go look at some blogs - the ad for the cats pajamas stamps was showing at the top of the SCS screen and it had a cat in an innertube (and I have a stamp like that - well the inner tube part - not the cat part) so I clicked on it and found this. And it was my inspiration to make this card.I stamped my fun bug in his inner tube - masked him and sponged the ocean and sky, added a school of fish to the ocean and a sizzix die sun that I sponged with So Saffron and stamped a little face on. I cut the oval with my nestabilities and stamped the summer sentiment. The sun and sentiment are up on dimensionals.
Now go find a blog banner that inspires you to make a card!!
Stamps: Face stamp - unknown, School of Fish: Rubber Tree Stamps, Bug in tube: Alotastamps, sentiment: Hero Arts
Paper: White: PTI, Night of Navy: SU , yellow unknown
Ink: Not quite navy, soft sky, so saffron: SU, Sunset Orange: Adirondack, onyx black Versafine
Accessories: mask, Sun sizzix die, petite oval nestability, sponges, prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals

And finally, The Wedding Souls is my card for Joan's DTGD challlenge at Split Coast - to use a silhouette stamp on your card. I used this lovely wedding couple stamp from Artful Inkables Wedding Silhouettes set. I stamped it in black on white card stock and cut and embossed it with my oval nestability.

Then I cut out an oval from a white panel so I had a window. I cut the scallop oval out of black card stock and cut out the middle so just a frame was left and put that on the cut out circle. (stay with me now!)

I mounted the panel with thick foam dimensionals over the image. This also qualifies for the Ways to Use It Challenge - Negative thoughts - I used the outside (negative) piece left after cutting out the oval. I added stickles to the bouquet and head dress for a little sparkle.

Just a reminder: this Artful INKable wedding set is 10% off until the end of July so go on over there if you're thinking you need this pretty set!

Stamps: Wedding Silhouettes - Artful Inkables
Paper: White: PapertreyInk, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Thick foam dimensionals, crystal ice stickles, oval nestabilities

4 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wonderful cards Julia...I really love the fun A Muse Happy Turkey Day one!

Deb Neerman said...

OMigoSH! These are just beautiful!!! Love the 7 layer cake ... err, card!!!

You're on a roll, g/friend!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

My goodness Julia, these are all gorgeous. The AI stamp is amazing. You did such a great job. It's so elegant. And I love, love, love how you turned that sketch to the side. i think it works great for the stamp you selected! Rubbah Hugs, Jenn

Jill Haddad said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting this wedding card. I have been looking all over for just the perfect bride and groom and I found it HERE!!!! I didn't know about ArtInkables Stamps until today with your blog (which I found as link on The Paper Landscaper's blog). I just placed my first order - can you guess which stamp set?????