Sunday, June 22, 2008

Some Shimmer, a Flower and some Fruit

Hope you are all having a great weekend - we have had just super summer weather here in New England these past 3 days. And my DH and I celebrated our 11th Anniversary yesterday!

I have three cards to share with you today - one for the A-Muse-A-Palooza 'make a card with bling' challenge, a card for today's Featured Stamper on Split Coast and an Artist Trading Card.

First up is my Amuse card. This cute striped card is made by Amuse and the stamps I used are from the Clear Nature Set and the Essential Ovals Set. The image and sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.

I added orange peel stickles to the trees for my bling as well as Blueberry Ice sticles to the birds wing. I also attached 3 dew drops to the 'lawn' for a little extra sparkle. Be sure to check out the Amuse Blog to see all the fun A-Muse-A-Palooza activities going on - there are prizes to be had!

Stamps: Amuse Clear Nature Set, Amuse Essential Ovals Set
Paper: Amuse Irish Green Note card, white: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Lettuce Adirondack
Accessories: Orange dew drops, orange peel & blueberry Ice stickles, foam dimensionals, oval punches, nestability square, prismacolor markers: green tea, brittany blue, sky blue light, jasmine
My next card is a CASE (copy and selectively edit) of a card made by Diane - today's Featured Stamper on Split Coast. You can see the card I cased here.

When you case you have to change some things - I changed the colors, made it a rectangle card instead of square, and used different stamps - but I loved the layered flower and sketch so used those ideas on my card today. I made my flower by layering scalloped nestability circles. I sponged the edges and cut in on the sides of each scallop then ruffled the 'petals'. I layered one on to the other with foam dimensionals.

Lately, I've started to stamp a little something on the inside of my cards along with whatever sentiment I put in there. I like the little added interest it gives to the inside of the card. Here's what I stamped on this card.

This card also qualifies for the Pretty in Pink challenge over on Caardvarks - to make a card using pink! You should check out the Caardvark challenges also - more prizes to be won!

Stamps: Sentiment: Penny Black, scroll vine - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding winterland
Paper: pretty in pink, pink pashion: SU, White PTI
Ink: Pink Pashion, onyx black versafine
Accessories: pink grosgrain ribbons, scalloped circle nestabilities, foam dimensionals, sponge, cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, Prima artful leaves, foam dimensionals, ticket corner punch.

And, last but not least, is my little ATC (Artist Trading Card). I make one of these 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 cards each month for a challenge I do with Helen (misshelenstamps)over at Split Coast. Helen hosted this month and the challenge was to use fruit on your card.

I used these cute layered stickers that I picked up at Michaels some time ago - a whole sheet of them for $1! The great scalloped lined designer paper is by Narratives. I also added red stickles to give a little bling - the sentiment and stamped blossoms are from PapertreyInk - Green Thumb set. You can see my other ATC's by clicking on ATC in my idex in the right hand coloumn.

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: White artist trading card 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, DP - Coral Notebook by Narratives
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: Dimensional Fruit stickers by Punch Studios, xmas red stickles


~amy~ said...

You've been busy Julia! Fun all the sparkle on your a-muse-a-palooza card! Beautiful layered flower card and sweet ATC!

Leah said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Beth said...

OMGosh, Julia! Those are fa-bu-lous! Your a-muse-a-palooza is so cute with all the sparkle. I so NEED that set! I love your beautiful flower on the second card and your ATC is so sweet!

Bunny B said...

Great cards! I love the birdie one :) Happy Anniversary to you and DH!!!

LeAnne said...

Well, first let me say that your banner is beautiful! So peaceful & calming when I first log in!
Your cards are super! I didn't stamp yesterday as we were boating, but looking at everyone's creations is giving me itchy fingers!!! I love your little atc, those stickers are just the ticket! And your ruffly flower is amazing!

Deb said...

These are all really great!! I really love that flower. I love your new banner too, awesome! How did you get it that size, talented and smart!

Paper in the Works! said...

Wow! 2 Fabulous cards Julia! I love the colours and sweet simplicity :) They really stand out!


My lifes inky escape and more said...

Gorgeous cards! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!


chelemom said...

WOW! Great projects!!!

Niki Estes said...

I love your layered flower, Julia!! So pretty! Great cards, too!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OH MY WOW!! I love the Amuse stamps!!!! Must check those out. The berry card is AMAZING! I absolutley love the flowers cut out. Adorable!!

Linsey said...

oH, goodness, Julia! YOu are such a motivated lady--not to mention super Talented!!! These are all so lovely! I love them all! Each is so special and gorgeous and anybody who recieves one should thank thier lucky stars! What joy and inspiration I feel when visitng you! thank you for sharing! hugs!