Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Catching up on overdue cards!

I have some dear on-line pals that I've had on my list to send cards to and just haven't gotten to it for a while... so today's the day! I am posting these without listing who they are for... a few reasons, but mainly because they didn't make the mail box today.

This first one was something that came to me in almost a vision. I was inspired by a variety of cards and wonderful stampers, too many to name. I loved this idea by Sandee2 to make some of the grasses into cattails... but now that I'm viewing hers again I realize I should've left a tip of the grass above the brown piece... oops! I also LOVED this card by Allison which lead me to my "vision"with her colors and use of the grasses alone!

This chair (embossed in clear EP) is from an old retired set called Shore Thing that I've always liked. The edges are sponged with vanilla craft ink to make it look a bit more soft and thoughtful I guess. The grass is stamped both in Sahara sand and in Always Artichoke. The sentiment, from an old hostess set Warmest Regards as well as the antique brass hodgepodge are retired also.

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Shore Thing, Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Kraft
Ink: Sahara Sand, Always artichoke, Chocolate Chip craft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: sponge, Horizontal slot punch, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, clear EP

This next set, in the same color scheme, is a couple of 3x3 cards that I was experimenting with. As much as I like the first one I almost dislike the second one. My sponging is a bit heavy I guess or else I'd like it better. On the left I first stamped the artichoke flowers then stamped them again in vanilla and embossed them in vanilla. The one on the right also has artichoke and vanilla but you can't see the lighter ink in the picture much at all.

Tomorrow I'll be posting a sweetly feminine birthday card showcasing the soft and pretty Parisian Summer DSP, as well as a fun color combo with the Faux Silk technique! Stop back!

Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke Patterns (level one hostess)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon


  1. I just love how soft these colors are! Fab idea to make cattails outta the grass!

  2. this is a great color combo! have to try the cat tails-they look great!

  3. Love the card! Thanks for the link by the way. :-) I especially love the 3x3 card on the left. Gorgeous!!

  4. What a beautiful grouping of them all! What a great idea to make cat!


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