Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Pine Cone and A Tiled Inspiration

Can you tell what this ice cream cone stamp really is?? It took me forever to figure out what I could do for this limited supplies challenge on Split Coast - Stamps in Disguise - to use a stamp for something other than what it was!I was looking through all my sets (which took quite some time!) in between the trick or treaters arriving at my door - and I picked up this Close to My Heart pine tree and thought it looked sort of like an ice cream cone upside down!

So that is what I went with... The two scoops of ice cream are actually a round ornament stamp by H&M Stamps Create a Bulb set that I cut with scalloped edge scissors and the jimmies are holly berries from the same set!

I used another fun DP by Basic Grey called Wassail and my new Argyle cuttlebug folder. The sentiment if from My Favorite Things - How Sweet it Is set/ I used dew drops in the corners.

Super challenge Dawn! Thanks for making us really think for this one! Do you have some stamps that you could use for this challenge??

Stamps: H&M Stamps: holly berries, ornament circle from Create a bulb, Pine Tree: Close to My Heart The Beauty of Christmas, How Sweet: My Favotite Things: How Sweet it Is
Paper: White, Ripe avocado PTI, Purely Pomegranate: SU, DP: Basic Grey Wassail
Ink: Butterscotch: Adirondack, Basic Brown, Purely Pomegranate: SU
Accessories: dew drops, argyle cuttlebug folder, sponge, scalloped edge scissors, foam dimensionals

My second card is from the Inspiration Challenge at Split Coast this week. What fun prints by Don Li-leger to look at! I chose this one to be inspired by:
And here is the card I created:

I cut 1 inch squares from two Basic Grey designer papers - Ambrosia (the beautiful butterflies!) and Off beat. I just lined them up next to each other on the black panel and wrapped the ribbon and tag around it.

I cut 6 short pieces of ribbon and tied them together for the 'bow' and attached it with a glue dot.
Remember to check out the H&M Blog hop here - you can win some fun prizes by participating - deadline is Friday 11/7/08.

Thank you for coming by today!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Birthday Basics
Paper: white: PTI, basic black: SU, DP's - Basic Grey: Ambrosia and Offbeat
Ink: onyx black versifine
Accessories: ribbon: martha stewart, spell binders ribbon tag, glue dot, foam dimensionals


Unknown said...

What an ingenious ice cream cone- love it! And your collage of DP is simply stunning!! Gorgeous!!
hugs, Jami

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous and fun! Your inspiration card is fabulous and what a fun and creative ice cream cone!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning! I would have never guessed at the pine cone ;)
I love what you did with the BG DP! Who would have guessed that you used 2 different papers!
xoxo, margie

Susan said...

wow, oh, wow, Julia what awesome creations for two very different challenges! Kuddos to you on the LSC...I didn't even mustard any ideas on that one, I love your waffle(pine) cone!!!

And the IC card is outstanding! love that paper and the quilt blocks...

Mary said...

Wow that is great work!

Joan Ervin said...

I love your ice cream cone, Julia...who woulda thought that a pinecone could look so good!!! Love the IS card, too..such a beautiful design!!!

Shirley said...

That is a really good disguise for a pinecone. I never would have guessed unless you told me. A great card too, by the way.

Shirley said...

ps, I like the tile card too!

Debbie Corbari said...

Wow again! What gorgeous cards! That ice cream cone is GENIOUS! And the dp card is GORGEOUS!

Bev J. said...

Love your ice cream cone-how creative! Like your IC card and the deer on your other card-all are great. tfs

dpkennedy said...

The ice cream/pine cone is ingenious! Love it! The inspiration card is just gorgeous! I love that paper and how you used the butterfly image in it!