"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Couple of Cards

Hello, friends!  Hope you are having a lovely week.  This is the last week for school for my big kid.  He has been moping about since last Tuesday (June 12) as that was supposed to be the last day of school.   Alas, a teacher strike at the beginning of the school year and an ice storm in January conspired to push back the end of school.   While I am a little sad that his summer vacation is a little bit shorter this year, he will get over it!

Anywhoo... have a couple of cards that I have made in the last few days.  One card is for the current Sketchbook Saturday sketch challenge.  I just love that challenge because it is a "just for fun" challenge.  No one is judging your card and you can just take the sketch where you want to go with it. Sweet Chupa envisioned this sketch as a one layer card, but I wasn't in the mood for one layer so I added the additional layer. I'm still in my white on white mood so this one is definitely clean and simple.  For this card I also used this week's Splitcoaststampers color challenge:  SU!'s Always Artichoke, Cajun Crazy & Chocolate Chip.  I don't have the Cajun Crazy color so I used SU!'s Pumpkin Pie instead.  The floral image is from Stampin Up! and called "Field Flowers".  The sentiment was stamped and then diecut using a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax die. (I think that die set has officially become my favorite die set of all time!).  The it was popped up as shown.

The second card is for Deconstructed Sketch #56.  This is also a "just for fun" kinda challenge which is why I was drawn to it as well.  For this card I went with a white card base and then added in the color using my Taylored Expressions June Key Ingredients kit.   I used the new TE stamp set Delightful Day that was designed to coordinate with the Echo Park Hello, Summer 6x6 pad that is part of the KI kit.  The stamp set  and the paper pad are absolutely adorable and I can see myself reaching for both of them alot in the future. I should let you know that until July 10th the stamp set is only available to Key Ingredients subscribers.    All the cardstock and embellishments are from the kit, as well.  I stamped the floral image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored some of the flowers with Copic markers.  Buttons from the kit were adhere to two of the flowers.   Overall I pretty happy with the card, except for the little strip at the bottom.  I keep thinking that I should have added some patterned paper to it, but then, again, maybe not!

Thanks for stopping by... hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Bazzill Smooth white, Starmist, Parakeet & Berry Blush; Stamps:  Stampin Up! and Taylored Expressions; Ink:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Copic Markers; Embellishments:  Taylored Expressions June Key Ingredients kit; Dies:  My Favorite Things & Spellbinders; Punch:  Fiskars Threading Water;  


Barb said...

Rosie, I don't know how you always seem to create a wow factor on your CAS designs! That first card is so striking with your beautiful flowers! I LOVE the second card too - the sweet paper, fun, whimsical flowers and adorable buttons all come together perfectly! :)

kingstonmama said...

Both great cards, Rosemary, but I really love the first one. Those flowers are gorgeous and the white on white is fabulous. Today was my girls' last day of school. They had to make up several snow days. :) Ann Y.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Rosie
I cannot believe you said; 'I wasn't in the mood for a one layer card!'I am so pleased you weren't as what you have made it truly delightful. The flowers appear to be swaying in the breeze, they look so fragile and your colour'cajun crazy' is so friendly, it also radiates a warmth and vitality, so very pleasing to my eye, a flattering hue indeed.Great cards

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

You brightened my day yet again, Rosie! You're just the sweetest :) I adore both cards, the Sketchbook one is my favourite, what a stunner! xxx

Michelle said...

awesome cards, Rosemary! I love your dimensional SU! flowers and wonderful sentiment! Your button card is to die for...pattern papers are so pretty! Love the solid strip on the bottom!

Christine said...

Hello Rosy,
How beautiful! The first one is my favourite!

Isla said...

Both cards are beautiful but my favorite is the first one - it is just so elegant.

Greta said...

I just love your first card, Rosemary! Those flowers are wonderful & your design showcases them perfectly! The plain strip on the second one ties in with the circle, so seems right to me. You're so good at making sketches come to life.

Robin K. said...

Your first card is simply CAS amazing!! Love that SU flower! Your second card is really sweet!