Monday, July 5, 2010

Three from Split Coast

This weeks inspiration challenge over at Split Coast came from the Oompa Toy Store web site. I went with this green lunchbox

I stamped and over stamped a weed and floral stamp from Rubbernecker using two colors of green. I used the mesh embossing folder on my back panel and sponged everthing with Tea Dye ink. I paper pierced around 3 edges of the image panel and added a little bling to the corners.

For my sentiment - I used a piece of a panel I cut with Labels One Nestabilities.

Stamps: Rubbernecker: Florals #496-03, Weeds #497-14, Sentiment/Floral Silhouette #467
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Rustic White, Spring Moss - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distressed Tea Dye, Adirondack Lettuce & Willow, Brilliance Moonlight White
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, Paper piercer & pad - SU, Mesh Cuttlebug embossing folder, ink sponge applicator - Ranger, Twill ribbon - PTI, Labels One Nestabilities
Techniques: dry embossing, sponging

Today's CAS challenge was to choose a cake from Carries Cakes web site for inspiration. I chose this blue pyramid cake

Here's what I stamped on the inside of my card. The sentiment is from Celtic Heritage.
Boy, what gorgeous cakes on this site!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Victorian Fripperie, Celtic Heritage
Paper: White, Hawaiian shores - PTI, DP Free digi paper - Sugar Plum Paper Daisies
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Taken with Teal - SU
Accessories: adhesive paper ribbon - K&Co, Sticky Pearls, corner rounder punch, foam dimensionals

My third card is from the Try a New Technique challenge which was to make a flower (not just using a flower punch).
I made my flower using 4 scalloped circles that I sponged with Tea Dye ink and then crumpled up. I opened them up and attached a big black brad in the center (it has a reflection spot on it in the pic). I used the same DP for the flower as I used for the bg paper.
My stamps are from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps I made this flower before using 12 scalloped circles but you would never ever be able to mail a card with that thick of a flower on it!! Using just 4 circles is thin enough to mail (although it will squish I'm sure!)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases
Paper: White - PTI, black - SU, DP Unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger distress Tea Dye
Accessories: prima artful flowers, glue dots, foam dimensionals, sponge applicator - Ranger, scallop circle punch - SU, large brad - American Crafts Elements


jdmommy said...

WOW! Three fab cards! The first I alreaady commented on.I love the images overstamped!, and the blues on the second are gorgeous!! I love the toile image dp on the third, and that flower is to die for!! Great work, GF!! Hugs!

Sharli said...

Awesome work Julia! I love the inspiration of the lunchbox - I can totally see how you got to your card, and your card is amazing! I love the little bit of labels 1 peeking over the edge to communicate a greeting! Perfect!

The cake is wonderful - and the sentiment on the inside is very elegant!

The last one is a "WOWIE" - that victorian feel is really hard for me to do - but your card is perfect in every way! That flower is amazing! The WMS stamps work very well. I had to laugh at your comment that you can't mail it - I've actually considered a small box for a card. Silly, huh!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards as always!!!

Francie G. said...

You have been a busy girl! Fabulous, Julia!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Julia,What a beautiful cards,i love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crystal said...

WOW Julia these are all SOOOOO beautiful!!!! What terrific creations!

Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, Julia. You just keep getting better and better every time I stop by here. Fabulous work.

Pat (mspfd) said...

As always, your designs are fresh and beautifully done! Love them all!

Joan Ervin said...

You have made some beautiful cards this week, the little garden you created on the first card and your cake is just soo gorgeous!!!! Your last card is sooo elegant with that pretty dp and flower...awesome work, gf!!!

~amy~ said...

julia, I love your cards...can't believe you stamped the paper on the 1st one...thought it was patterned paper...fab job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer vintage!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous trio of fabulousness, Julia! Each so different and beautifully done! Awesome!

Edna Morrisedie said...

All FAB, I especially love the flower and toille on the last, yum!