Saturday, April 10, 2010

An Angled Weed & Home Sweet Town

I have two cards to share with you today!

A fun Ways to Use It Challenge this week over on Split Coast - to put something at an angle on your card. It can really add a visual punch to your card!


I angled my framing panel behind my image as well as the twine tied around the card.


My stamp is from a just released group of weed stamps by Rubbernecker This one is #497-14. There's also a new set of pretty florals. If you're into gardens and the outdoors - be sure to check them out!


I stamped the weed once in Juniper ink, then overstamped it slightly off the first stamping in Bottle ink so it looks like it's shadowed. A simple CAS design today!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Weed #497-14
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, Handsome Hunter- SU, DP Basic grey/archaic
Ink: Adirondack Bottle & Juniper
Accessories: square nestability, cuttlebug, distresser, twine & vintage button - PTI, foam dimensionals

My second card was made for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast today.


The challenge was to make a card inspired by your home state or town. I used some pictures I took from Memorial Day 2008 in my town of Saugus. One picture from the parade and one of tha planter I had on my front yard.

I thought this sentiment was just perfect for my home town card today. It's from a newly released set by Waltzingmouse Stamps called Free Spirit Sentiments.


Have a great weekend everyone! Kent and I are off to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA to see the special exhibit there on the Mayan's and then off to a fun dinner at The Black Lobster with our church fellowship group.

And check this out! I'm teaching at Stamping Around this Saturday 4/17 in North Hampton, NH - hope to see you there! Hop over to sign up for a spot!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: white - PTI, Blue Bayou - SU, DP - Amuse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: sticky rhinestones - Michaels, photos, computer, color printer, scalloped square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, zutter corner rounder

20 comments:

Lisa Foster said...

These are both Fabulous! I love your Hometown card! Wonderful!
Hugs,
Lisa

LeAnne said...

Very cool, Julia! Have fun at Stampin'Around! :D

jdmommy said...

Hi sweetie, Love your weed card. The double stamping is angled as well as the panel! How terrif! The RED white and blue town card is SO Saugus!! I would know!LOL! Hugs!

Wanda Cullen said...

Ohh...sounds like a fun evening! Love both your cards for today...isn't it funny how much beauty there can be in simple weeds?!

Sharli said...

Wonderful cards! The angled one is very interesting - I like that it's not girly. Might be good for a manly birthday card?

The home town one is just so warm - I love a marching band (they make me cry in real life!). Have a delightful day -
Hugs!

Bonnie McLain said...

Both cards are FANTASTIC... but I love the top one... the rustic feeling of it is GREAT... and the use of the twine is so good feeling... love it... love the browns and green together... great card... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

Edna said...

Great job with the angles, they often scare me off, love how you kept the top card simple, it really highlights the flow of the card as a result of the angles, well done!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Two fabulous cards!!! Have to say I'm not fond of angles, but you've made it look really good!!! Love the double stamping and the twine/button treatment! Your hometown card is amazing! So many interesting details!!

Betty Wright said...

Great designs and detailing, Julia! LOVE the gingham on the second one and the distressing and twine detailing on the first! Great looking cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your bg goes so well with the ribbon on your 2nd card~~ fabulous job on both cards!

Francie G. said...

Wonderful weed card! Love those new floral and weed images! The hometown creation is fabulous, Julia! Great colors and design!

maryr917 said...

great work on both cards-I really like your ic card-I so enjoyed seeing how you interpreted the challenge to display something about your state-hope you had fun today

Pat (mspfd) said...

What great cards... lots of interest n both. Perfections!!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Julia your card is beautiful,,,,,and the layout is also!!!! WOW you are such a talented lady love visiting you sweetie!!! Thanks for always giving me such inspiration!! Have a good one!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very classy card, and love your layout.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are awesome Julia! I just LOVE the first card with the twine!! Gorgeous!!

Cathleen said...

Ooooo! I am lovin' your weed card!

anya said...

Great cards, Julia! I really love all the angled elements on your first card. Love the colors, too!

Joan Ervin said...

Both projects are beautiful, Julia!!! The weeds look gorgeous on the angle and I just love your picture card!!! Awesome colors and details on both!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the first one totally grabbed my attention...a real beauty....and the second is very clever