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

Friday, August 11, 2017

a couple of cards to share...

Hey!!  I have a couple of cards that I got made over the course of this last week.  The first one is for the current Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up challenge to combine EE products with Avery Elle products.  I don't have many Avery Elle products, but I do have this lovely With Sympathy die set that my sweet friend, Greta, sent to me.  I combined the dies with the EE Mondo Peony stamp set and did some watercoloring.  The color combo is the current one from Color Throwdown so I will be posting it there, as well.  I used the four ZIGs that you see in the photo for the watercoloring.  The peonies were stamped in VersaMark on the smooth side of the Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and then heat embossed with platinum embossing powder.    Because the watercoloring is so soft I decided to go with a soft gray cardstock to die cut the words from.  The with was only cut once and adhered to the panel.  The sympathy was die cut twice, stacked and then adhered.  Sadly I am in need of this sympathy card as someone I know recently lost her daughter to a tragic accident.

The second card is for Freshly Made Sketches.  They are celebrating their 300th sketch and I just had to play along.  Many thanks to the FMS team for all the wonderful sketches and inspiration they have provided!!  When I saw the sketch I immediately knew I wanted to use my Stampin Up! Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the companion Eclectic Layers die set.  The patterned papers are from an older Stampin Up! designer paper pad that has an aqua, red and kraft combo.  The kraft cardstock I used is also Stampin Up! I die cut the cut out from the kraft cardstock and then backed it with a piece of the patterned paper.   That piece was then die cut with a rectangle die.  The polka dot paper was die cut and adhered per the sketch.  The leaves were die cut from the aqua paper and adhered.  I stamped the flower on white cardstock using SU!'s Real Red ink and adhered.  Originally I had stamped the sentiment on vellum and then attached it, but that turned out to be a big mistake. Hate it when that happened, but thankfully I was able to remove it without ruining anything and replace it with the one that is there now.


Have a wonderful day!!
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Crumb Cake, Ranger watercolor; Patterned paper:  Stampin Up!; Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen, Stampin Up! and AJVD; Dies:  AJVD, Avery Elle and Stampin Up!; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Clean Color markers; Embossing powder:  Ranger Platinum; Ink:  Stampin Up!, VersaMark and VersaFine


10 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Rosemary! Especially love the serenity of the sympathy card and the texture of the birthday card!!

Linda Callahan said...

Your floral cards are so pretty! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Greta said...

Your second card is absolutely delightful, Rosemary! You make the best use of designer paper! However, the first card absolutely stole my heart--stunningly beautiful! The die cut words in the soft gray are perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

Fabulous cards Rosemary! Your first one is just dreamy. It's so soft and lovely. And the second is so pretty. I love red and aqua with kraft!!

Jen Brum said...

Very pretty cards! I love the flowers and the mix of different papers! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches for our 300th sketch!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

These cards are gorgeous! I love your creative take on the FMS sketch! Thanks for playing along with #300 with us!

Jen Timko said...

Lovely work, as always! Your use of the Eclectic suite is fabulous!! Thanks to YOU for being such an inspiration week in and week out. So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!

Jodi Collins said...

GORGEOUS cards! Love those big, soft flowers on your first card! Thanks for playing along with The Color Throwdown!

Anita in France said...

Lovely layers on your kraft card, Rosemary ... a gorgeous colour combo ... and a great save on the sentiment! Those watercoloured peonies are simply beautiful ... soft, delicate and so perfect for a sympathy card. Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

Love the soft colors with your ZIGS Rosi and how fun the way you nested all your elements on the second card.