Monday, June 30, 2008

Some Artful Sympathy and a Birthday

I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Split Coast. After looking through her wonderful gallery I chose this card of Michele's (Chelemom). I really liked the sketch design of this card with the half circle on the side.

The changes I made from Micheles card: I used a different stamp set - used a strip of card stock instead of a ribbon and used different colors. I thought this pretty designer paper by Scrapbour looked similar to the blossom stamp I used. I cut the circle with my Nestabilities and then cut it in half (which I made a 2nd card with!) I colored the blossom and leaf with Prismacolor markers. The flower is from a new stamp set called Bloomin Beauties that will be released by Artful INKables on Tuesday July 1st. As it happens - Michele used a stamp by Artful INKables on her card also (the cute bird)!

Stamps: Bloomin Beauties & Basic Salutations - Artful INKables
Paper: white - PTI, basic black, Bashful Blue - SU, DP - Scrapbour Decorative Collection
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Nestability circles, Prismacolor markers: french grey, brittany blue, sky blue light, olive green, green tea, black

And here is a birthday card that I needed for my stash to sell at work.

On this card I used a new set from Artful INKables called Pressed Petals. I stamped the blossoms right on the Basic Grey designer paper which I thought looked kind of like a latticework screen that you might place behind your flowers in the garden. I punched the oval on the bottom right corner and stamped the sentiment on the cardstock beneath it. I attached the designer paper layer on top using dimensionals to pop it up a bit.

I overstamped the solid color on the blossoms using Color Box chalk ink which is really juicy and stamps nice and dark. The cluster blooms on the bottom were stamped with chalk ink also.

You can get this pretty stamp set starting July 1st at Artful INKables.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Artful INKables - Pressed Petals & Basic Salutations
Paper: white: PTI, Sage, Basic Black: SU, DP - Basic Grey Archaic
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Color Box Chalk - Ice Jade, Prussian Blue
Accessories: foam dimensionals, brads: making memories, oval punch


peanutbee said...

Thanks for the sneak peeks for the release. Great cards, love the design with the half circle. :)

LeAnne said...

I love that design with the half circle, too! And your BG paper looks great with the second card.

pammyrn said...

Julia, both cards are stunning. Your talent amazes me.

Hugs Pam