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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

sharing a couple of cards...

Hello!!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Sharing a couple of cards I made over the last few days.  These are just for fun cards.  First up is a card I made using the February My Monthly Hero kit and an add-on stamp set that debuted with the February kit.  The March My Monthly Hero kit comes out tomorrow and it has cute bunnies!!! I love bunnies!  Hmmm... I think that kit may just hop in my cart, lol!!  Anyway... as I said this card used the February MMH kit.  I decided to make a shaker card since the window die in the kit makes it super easy for a shaker challenged person like me to create a nice one!  I watercolored a panel of watercolor paper with a couple of ZIG markers and then once it was dry stamped it with some cloud and rain images from the stamp set included in the kit using distress inks.  I die cut the little kitty (another die in the kit) from watercolor paper and then watercolored it with two ZIGs.  The coloration of the cat is similar to that of my sweet kitty Cleo who I said goodbye to a little over two years ago.  The window was die cut from woodgrain cardstock and a piece of acetate adhered to the back.  Once the watercolor panel was fully dry I created my shaker.  The sentiment is from an add-on stamp set and was stamped in watermark ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  I cut it into a little banner.  Some patterned paper was adhered to the card base and then I added the shaker, my kitty and the banner.
The next card uses a die that I recently purchased from Simon Says Stamp called Birch Tree Window.   I was quite intrigued by this die when I first saw it.  There are several different possibilities for creating cards with it.  Some simple like my card today or more elaborate.  I'm looking forward to creating a shaker card using this die!  My oldest brother recently retired and his retirement party was this weekend.  Before heading to the party I made this card using the die.  Since I was crunched for time I kept things simple.  I die cut the image from watercolor paper and then added detailing you would see on birch trees.  I finished it off by adding some light green coloring to the leaves and around the entire die.  A background was watercolored using a couple of blue ZIGs.  Once dry it was trimmed down to fit behind the die cut.  The little banner was die cut from kraft cardstock and stamped with a sentiment from the SSS Sketch Ranunculus stamp set.  Once everything was dry I die cut the main panel and then put together the card.  I hope my brother likes it because I sure do!

Wishing you a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, woodgrain, watercolor, kraft; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamps:  Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and AJVD; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black, watermark, Stormy Sky, Weather Wood distress inks; black embossing powder; Blue sequin mix; ZIG clean color markers

9 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Rosemary! Just love your kitty in window and the gorgeous birch frame!! Your shading looks amazing!

Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful card Rosie - a friend sent me some of the window and cat die cuts - you've inspired me to use them for a shaker - an am sure you brother loved his card!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two lovely cards Rosie. Love the cat looking out of the window and so cleverly coloured. The birch tree die is now on my wish list love how CAS you kept it!
Val x

Lisa Lara said...

Love Them Rosi. What a fun shaker!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I am such a great cat-lover so you can imagine how much I love your card with the cute little kitty, Rosemary!!!! Love your sweet window scene with the clouds and rain and the clever idea to make a shaker of it!!! Beautiful stripy paper you used!!!! I really like your shaker such a lot, my friend!!!! Fabulous!!! And the card you've made for your brother is equally stunning!!!! That is such a great die and the soft green and blue shading is lovely!!!!! Beautifully done!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Lisa Elton said...

Oh gosh do I ever LOVE both of these!! The coloring on the cat is perfection Rosemary. I also love the color combination on them both. Amazing cards!!

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! The background for the shaker & the kitty are wonderful & I adore the card for your brother! Would you believe I finally did my order for SSS (had to take advantage of the $10 off!) & got the heart & the birch tree window dies! Now if only we lived close enough to share we could each buy different ones & have double the goodies--haha!

Anita in France said...

Your window shaker scene is brilliant, Rosemary ... that sweet kitty sitting on the sill is a lovely touch! I'm sure your brother loved his card ... it's cool, crisp and so perfectly coloured! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

Darling cards, Rosemary! The first one is just SO adorably sweet. It makes me smile.