Monday, July 25, 2011

A Metal Flower, Roots and Wings!

Happy Monday Stampers!   As we speak - Kent and I are traveling to Lake Winnepesaukee (I can never remember how to spell this!!)  in NH to visit a friend who has a camp on the lake there!

I have two cards to share today -  both using Rubbernecker Stamps and both made for challenges over on Split Coast.

My first card was for the Ways To Use It Challenge -  Heavy Metal - to use something metal on your card.
 I chose to make a metal flower using thin sheets of metal cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.  I found the tutorial for making these over at Split Coast in the forums here.

I used the wire grid stamp, a flourish stamp and a sentiment from the Bush set for my card - all Rubbernecker.  

You can see another flower I made for the top of a cupcake -  using a copper colored metal sheet - here:

My second card was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge.

 MocJen's gallery is full of wonderful CAS (clean and simple) cards which I love doing!  I decided to CASE her  Square Thank You card .

I used a different stamp and sentiment but used the same coloring and CAS design.  The bird on the branch and the sentiment are once again, Rubbernecker.  I colored the image with Copics, used a white gel pen on the colored berries and added some tiny bling along the stems.  The image panel is popped up on foam tape.
This card could be used for a new baby -  or for someone who's 'baby' is going away to college, moving into their own apartment, etc!!

 All Things Grow With Love Card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Sentiment Bush Set #560, Flourish #30-05, Wire Grid #573
Paper: white, new leaf - PTI, Ballet Blue - SU, Black & Periwinkle metal - Ten Seconds Studio purchased at Eclectic Paperie
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories: E6000 adhesive, thick glue dots, tattered floral die - Tim Holtz Alterations, black beads from my stash, wood grain & checkered board embossing folders TIm Holtz, Rhinestones - Kaiser Kraft, sanding block - SU, 

Roots and Wings Card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Roots text #88-02, Bird Branch #529-11
Paper: white, spring rain - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White gel pen - Signo, Copics - YG63, B02, B41, tiny gems - Michaels, foam tape


Peggy said...

Both cards are sooooo pretty Julia! A metal flower! WOW!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cool flower -- wouldn't want to have to mail it -- but it really is attractive!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Amazing! I just love your metal flower and beautiful design, Julia.
Your second card is also a beauty. Lovely clean, crisp design!

Michelle said...

I love the metal flower. Delicate and bold perfectly blended!

velta said...

WOWZERS Julia...that flower is gorgeous! Love the saying on the inside of the card too.

maryr917 said...

awesome cards julia-love the metal flower-hope you enjoy your time at the lake-sounds like relaxation is the order

Betty Wright said...

WOW! That metal flower is amazing, Julia! Great look! The second card is so serene in comparison and beautifully done!

Joan Ervin said...

Fabulous cards, Julia...the bird image with the sentiment is sooo pretty and your metal flower is shear genius!!!!

Pauline said...

Two fantastic cards Julia, and your metallic floral die cut card is amazing!!

Lise said...

Beautiful cards:-)