Monday, February 16, 2009

A Bride, A Blessing and A Button

My good blogging friend, Julie (juliemlacey) was the Featured Stamper this week over on Split Coast. Her gallery is just chock full of clean crisp GIANT cards! and talk about layers!! Can you count them all on her card below??!!For my CASE (copy and share with everyone) I changed the colors and the stamps - I didn't use as many layers - but kept the wonderful layout and I used her idea of not coloring in the image - just leaving the stamped outline. Sometimes coloring just makes things look too busy - an outline can be more elegant for certain cards as was the case here (IMHO).

The pretty bride and sentiment are from the H&M stamp set called Just Married. I added a pearl to her hair and a tiny gem (Amuse) necklace. My card is 5x5 so Julie's must be even bigger than that to fit on all those layers! Congratulations Julie on being the featured stamper!!
Stamps: Just Married: H&M Stamps
Paper: River Rock, Cranberry Crisp: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, DSP: SU
Ink: Ripe Avocado, True Black: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensioinals, labels Two: Nestabilities, Vintage cream and Ripe avocado Twill: PTI, Little Gems: Amuse, pearls: Crystal Stickers

I made an Irish Blessing round top box for today's Try a New Technique challenge on Split Coast. You can see the challenge and the template for the box here (adobe file at end of challenge posting) I love this door stamp from River City Rubber Works and it seems like the only time I use it is with this Irish Blessing stamp for St. Patrick's Day! I stamped the door frame - then stamped the blessing inside (both are clear stamps). I just love this little treat box (will fill it with some St. Pat's Chocolate later!) I'll be using this for my craft sales at church - that's for sure!
Stamps: Door: River City Rubber Works, Sentiments: My Sentiments Exactly - Irish Blessings
Paper: Ribe avocado, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: tacky tape, narrow scalloped rectangle nestability, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, green basket filler, ripe avocado swiss dot satin ribbon: PTI, foam dimensionals. box template
Last but not least - is this card that I made for the 2nd CAS (clean and simple) Monday challenge on Split Coast - to use One Button and to limit your layers and other supplies.There is no stamping on this card! I used white rub-ons, one button on the flower and I did 4 score lines around the border. The paper is the retired Vintage violet - which I just love! It's such a great color - I'll be sorry when my supply is gone! Here's another example of keeping my New Year's resolution - I've had these rub on's for months - and just opened them for today's card!
Hope everyone had a good President's Day off - back to the grind tomorrow!!
Stamps: none
Paper: VIntage Violet: SU
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Rub-Ons - Love & Happiness, button, glue dot, scor pal


Neva said...

Julia, congrats on getting to stay on H&M DT, I am going to miss you my cyber friend.

Melissa Sauls said...

What beautiful cards! I'm so thrilled to be on the DT with you! I can't wait to get to know you better. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Julia!! One is more gorgeous than the next!!!

MakiJo said...

Julia, thank you for visiting my blog. I love how you cased Julie's card. The box and CAS card are so pretty, too! {Hugs}

Lisa Foster said...

Wow Julia you've been a busy lady! I Love all of these! The wedding card is can NEVER have too many layers...
Your round top box is so cool! Your CAS is just LOVELY!!! A++++

Christina said...

Awesome i love your box St pattys day is always a fav here!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What awesome creations you've made Julia!! Fab box and the cards are so beautiful!! TFS!!

Bev said...

Both cards are great and I love the box project. tfs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are GORGEOUS, Julia!

dpkennedy said...

Your card is beautiful! Love all the layers and those bows! I really like the image not colored in, very pretty!

Lisa Olson said...

Oh Julia these are stunning all of them and where do I start. Love the layout of the first one the second is just so beautifully finished and that image is adorable, the third is just fabby and I love the flowers and button card.