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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

a couple of cards to share...

Hey friends!!  Wow... we are having some seriously gorgeous weather here in western Washington!  So happy that my boys are on spring break during this good weather!!   Given that it is spring break I have been on a break of sorts from crafting, but after we got home from an outing today I whipped up a little card for a few challenges.  I'm also going to share a card that I made a few days ago when I had a bit of time.   I will be posting the first card to the following challenges:  Color Throwdown, CAS(E) this Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is celebrating its 7th birthday... YAY!  The challenge this week is quite appropriately to create a birthday card.   I combined some stamps from Concord & 9th (Eat Cake & Celebrate) and Reverse Confetti (Color Me Happy) to make this card.  The brushstroke image is from the Color Me Happy set and was stamped using yellow, orange and red inks.  I then stamped the candles image from Eat Cake & Celebrate in black ink over the brushstroke images.  The happy birthday was die cut using a die from the Eat Cake & Celebrate die set and then stamped with the companion sentiment using aqua ink.  That was then popped up with foam dimensionals.  I added a few enamel dots to finish things off.


The second card is for the current Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  I used two different sets (Walk by Faith and Butterfly Dreams) and some fun Reverse Confetti quick card panels (Hoppin' Dots).   I cut the striped teal panel on the diagonal and then adhered that to the yellow polka dot panel.  A circle was die cut using an A Jillian Vance Design polka dot circle die and then stamped with the sentiment from Walk by Faith in black ink.  The butterflies were die cut using the companion dies to the Butterfly Dreams set and then stamped with teal and yellow inks.  Enamel dots were added to the bodies and then they were adhered to the panel.  I die cut a leaf image using another RC confetti cut die (Petals 'n Posies) and then stamped it with the matching image in yellow ink and adhered it to the card as a frame to the circle.  Adhered the panel to a simple white card base.  I really like how this card turned out.  I will also be posting this one to the current Word Art Wednesday challenge.  ETA:  Sweet Lilian from the Leaf Studio stopped by my blog and encouraged me to enter a brand new challenge called Creative with Stamps.  The first challenge is butterflies so I will be entering this card with them.  Thanks for letting me know about your challenge, Lilian!!




Thanks for stopping by today....


Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Simon Says Stamp fog; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti and Concord & 9th; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, Concord & 9th and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  Stampin Up!, Hero Arts and Memento; Enamel Dots:  My Mind's Eye

31 comments:

Greta said...

2 great cards, Rosemary! I really like the look of the candles over the brushstrokes & the second card is beautiful! Great use of that sketch & love the 2 background designs & color combo! Glad the weather is cooperating for Spring Break! They should have waited a week down here!

Lisa said...

Happy to hear you have had good weather for spring break!! Your cards are fantastic as always!! Love the look of the brushstrokes on the first one!

Karren said...

Love both of these cards and glad you're having a good break.

Eliz Stewart said...

Great execution of CAS(e) this Sketch...!

walchowDesign said...

Two great cards! Love the idea of the candles stamping on the coloured brush strokes! Enjoy the lovely weather!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful! I love your takes on the sketches!

Kara Lynne said...

I love the brush strokes through the candles, what a great idea! The color combo on the second card is gorgeous as well. Glad to hear you had great weather, the snow is really coming down right now over here!

Biggan said...

Love how you make the sketch come alive!

Daniela Dobson said...

they are both adorable!

Viv said...

Two fab cards again Rosie,I still adore all of your cards!... our weather is topsy turvy still, hot and sunny one day and cold & rainy the next...we have rain today grrr ;) Viv xx

Lilian YF said...

Came from WAWed...Love both cards! You could link your butterfly card at Creative With Stamps! We have a butterfly theme going on!
Hugs,
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Barbara said...

Super fun way to use the colors! Love this CAS design!

Tenia Nelson said...

Both cards are wonderful!!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a glorious colour combo! Lovely, lovely work. Thanks so much for joining us at CWS for our Butterfly Challenge, Jo x

Shoregirl said...

Visiting from Creative with Stamps challenge -- love your butterfly card! Great colors and fun layout! So pretty!

Lin said...

Great bright colors for a birthday card, so celebratory, Rosemary! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Petra Swart said...

Both of these are just great, Rosemary!!!! I love the brushstrokes on the first one and how you have used the colours - the enamel dots in all the different colours add such fun!!!! The second card is beautiful in teal and yellow with the sweet little butterflies and the lovely sentiment!!! Love your take on the sketch!!!!
Have a great week!!!
Hugz

Amy Rohl said...

Both cards are just fabulous! LOVE those brush strokes behind the sentiment and your butterflies are so sweet (that's one of my favorite color combos)!

Broni said...

I love both of these cards! So much fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Anita in France said...

Fun and graphic candles, Rosemary ... and lovely fluttery butterflies around that wonderful verse ... gorgeous colour palette! Hugs, Anita :)

Chrissy Larson said...

These are both awesome!!! I love the cute little candles!

Eunice Beckmann said...

Beautiful colors and cards - thank you so much to enter in our new challenge Blog "Creative with Stamps" with the butterfly-version)
Eunice (DT)

Billie A said...

Very pretty card and color choices. Thanks for joining us at Creative with Stamps.

Helen F. said...

Two fabulous cards, Rosemary. Love the color combo and those sweet butterflies on the second one ~ thanks so much for playing along with "Creative With Stamps" challenge :-)

Lilian YF said...

So glad you could join us with more than 1 card!!! Eye candy! =)
Hugs,
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards, Rosemary! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what beautiful cards.
I love how you used the sketches & pretty colors.

Macimbalo said...

I love you colors and the way you put this all together - it looks amazing!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Rosie
both are lovely
but my fav is the butterfly one the color combo the Dp is perfecto
great card as always Rosi
thanks for joining with us at Creative with Stamps #01
Hugs,
Monika

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for the April SFYTT!

Jessica Lin said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the color combination in the butterfly card :)