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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

two cards to share...

Hello!!   As my blog title says... I have two cards to share today.   First up is a card for a couple of challenges:  Color Throwdown and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I recently got a new stamp and die bundle from Stampin Up! and have been wanting to use them.   I thought the CTS was perfect way to give them some love!  The die set comes with this really cool die that you see behind the two leafy stems.  I centered the die on my white cardstock and then die cut the piece.  Some red cardstock was die cut with the same die.  covered the back side of the white panel with washi tape and then inserted all the little red pieces.  The leaves were stamped in blue and yellow and then adhered to the panel.  The sentiment is from the AJVD Happy Birthday stamp set and was heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  The sentiment was trimmed down and adhered along with a little white twine blow.  Mounted the panel on a light gray card base and I was done.


Second card is for the current PTI MIM challenge of combining stenciling and masking.  I usually take a look at the MIM challenges and often think that I will play along, but most of the time don't ever get anything done.  But I had some time today and decided to give the technique a try.  Early this year I finally was able to buy the PTI set Deck the Halls and thought I would use it for the challenge.  I created my rectangle stencil using the middle die from the Double Up die set and obviously the wreath using the wreath die from Deck the Halls.  The panel was inked with Ranger Distress Oxide ink in Fired Brick and then splattered with water.  I stamped the wreath using olive and artichoke colored inks and the sentiment in black.  I then die cut the panel down with the largest die in the Double Up die set.  The bow was die cut and then stamped with a ruby red ink and then adhered with a little piece of foam dimensional.  The panel was then adhered to a kraft cardstock base.  I'm going to add this to the Merry Monday summer link up.   They had a previous challenge to use a wreath on your card.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, kraft, light gray; Stamps:  Stampin Up!, AJVD and PTI; Dies:  Stampin Up! and PTI; Inks:  Ranger Distress Oxide; VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Memento Blue Danube and Dandelion; SU! white baker's twine; Hero Arts white embossing powder

14 comments:

Greta said...

I can't stop looking at your MIM card, Rosemary--one of my all-time favorites! Now I have to try the technique again! The first card is beautiful--perfect use of the color combo & sketch--inspires me to try & use some similar dies in my stash! Enjoy the weekend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Rosemary! You should link up to Merry Monday with your Christmas card and the die from that first card would make a great Scandinavian Christmas card too!!

Cindy C. said...

Both very delightful!!

Corinna said...

I love both of your cards! The MIM card is executed perfectly!! Love the Christmas in July theme. :D

Vickie Z said...

Fun cards! Love the background on the CTD card...looks great with the leaves and sentiment! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the die-cut background! Such a creative take of the sketch! Hideko

Jennifer T. said...

I absolutely love your holiday card!

Olga Jewell said...

Love them!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What gorgeous cards! I love that open background die on the first and wish they sold it by itself. Always love seeing your creations in the throwdown gallery!

Kelly S. said...

These are so awesome, I just love the designs!

Nancy said...

Two beautiful designs Rosemary! Your Christmas card is a stunner! Such a gorgeous background!

Anita in France said...

What cool die cutting on your first card, Rosemary, a great graphic look behind those soft leaves ... and a fabulous 'snowy' panel with the wreath, rather magical! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

Hi, Rosemary!
What beautiful cards!