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

Friday, May 6, 2016

two cards....

Hey friends!!  Popping in with a couple of cards to share that I made for a few challenges.  The first card uses the current Freshly Made Sketches layout.  This week has been teacher appreciation and so I wanted to make a card for my little guy's teacher.   I recently got the Reverse Confetti set All Apples and the matching dies.  I also purchased the RC School Days quick card panels and so I used two of them, along with a quick card panel from another set, Hoppin' Dots, to make my card.  The little ruler is from Simon Says Stamp as is the teacher word die.  The thank you is from PTI Botanical Blocks stamp set.  I die cut the apples from a quick card panel from School Days and the leaves from the Hoppin' Dots panel.   The word teacher was also die cut from Hoppin' Dots several times and then adhered together.  The second panel from School Days was used as my base layer for all the die cuts.  To get a nice placement of the thank you I used my mini MISTI. 


The second card is for the current Color Throwdown challenge, as well as the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:  stencil it.  I started with a panel of white cardstock and then using the stencils from the PTI Color Pop: Butterflies mini make it market kit and all the colors in the combo I created my background.   Once the stenciling was done I went back in the with detail stamps and used the same inks to add those to the butterflies.  The little flowers were added using light grey ink and then added the bodies of the butterflies using black ink.  The sentiment, also from Color Pop:  Butterflies was die cut four time and adhered together.  I added the light blue ink to create a sort of ombre effect.  The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using watermark ink, white embossing powder was added and heat set.  I then cut the banner out using the banner die that comes in the Color Pop:  Butterflies kit.   The panel was then die cut, the die cut sentiment and banner were adhered.   Love the PTI stencils.  They are so easy to use and super sturdy!!  


Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white; soft stone; RC quick card panels; Stamps:  Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp and PaperTrey Ink; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp and PaperTrey Ink; Inks:  Stampin Up! Groovy Guava, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink, VersaMark watermark ink, VersaFine Onyx Black




17 comments:

Greta said...

Love your cards, Rosemary! Lucky teacher--wonderfully modern & perfect use of the sketch! Your butterfly card is a wonderful way to use the color combo & I love the happy die--so pretty!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fab cards Rosie, love the gingham apples and the beautiful butterfly background looks like an amazing DP! It would make a wonderful cover for a journal.
Val x

Narelle Farrugia said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! The teacher who receives your card is going to love it! You've used the perfect DSP for your teacher appreciation card and those apples are just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fantastic!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, so gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the stenciled butterflies. The background and inking are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stencil It” Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Plaid apples against the kraft card, how fabulous, Rosemary ... such a lovely country feel! Your butterflies are beautiful ... the simple die cut and banner sentiment really allow them to be the stars of the show! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the classic colors and theme of the teacher appreciation card. And the butterfly is gorgeous. What a great way to use those colors!

TK said...

Great cards, they're both just wonderful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love those gingham apples and the butterfly background is so striking! Looks great using the throwdown colors! Always happy to see your creations in the CTD gallery!

Lisa Lara said...

I LOVE those apples Rosi and your butterflies look like designer patterned paper. WOW. Jawdropping Rosi. Happy Mother's Day to you sweet friend.

Karren said...

Fun cards, Rosie! Love those patterned apples!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful cards!! Love those stenciled butterflies!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, WOW, two wonderful cards you've got here, Rosemary!!!! I really love the fun way you have done the apples with the patterned papers and the whole look of your card is so perfect for a teacher!!! The little heart and the ruler are so cute and as always you have chosen the perfect colour for your card base!!!!! And your beautiful butterflies ...another great big WOW!!!! What a clever way to use the colours ...another card that is simply STUNNING, my friend!!!! You have really got two GREAT cards here, Rosemary!!!! LOVE them both!!!!!
Hugz

Martha said...

Rosemary, your cards are simply lovely. What a darling teacher card (the heart is the perfect finishing touch), & beautiful "Happy" card. Fabulous designs.

Have a lovely day! ♥

Lisa said...

Now THIS is one of THE cutest teacher cards I have ever seen!! Love the plaid apples and polka dot leaves. And just don't get me started on the butterflies!! AMAZING cards Rosemary!!

~amy~ said...

These are wonderful...I especially love the apple one!

Greta said...

Congrats on another FMS shout-out, Rosemary--well-deserved!