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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

two more cards...

Hey there!!  As my post title says I have two more cards to share today.  The first one is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 and Stamp Ink Paper challenges.  The WCMC9 challenge is to use a sketch and even though it is a pretty simple one I had a hard time coming up with something.  Finally I settled on using to images from the C9 Give Thanks set.  Depending on how you use them they can either be used to create a leaf or an arrow.  I went with leaf.  I stamped the veins in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink. Despite it's name it is actually a lovely shade of gray.  Then I over stamped the solid image using SU! Lemon Lime Twist and Taken with Teal.  The panel was then die cut down.  I stamped one of the smaller mandalas from the C9 Many Mandalas stamp set using Taken with Teal and then die cut it with the matching die.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the same set and it was stamped in the Lemon Lime Twist and then die cut with an AJVD Polka Dot circle die.  I popped up both on top of the leaves.  The panel was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.  Clean and simple... my favorite style!


The second card is for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of floral frenzy.  I will also be posting this in the Simon Says Stamp flickr gallery as the challenge there is to make a spring/Easter card and this card is for Easter.  The large floral image from the SSS Floral Bliss stamp set was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black on Canson water color paper and then colored with ZIG markers and clean water.  Once I had the coloring done I die cut the large cross from the SSS Crosses die set from the center of the image.  I covered the back of the opening with tape and then inset three more crosses before adhered the colored one on top.  The panel was trimmed down and adhered to a light green cardstock base.  The sentiment was created by using two sentiments from the SSS Rejoice! Stamp set.  I arranged them on vellum, stamped in watermark ink and heat embossed in white.  The sentiment was then die cut with an MFT Fishtail Flag stax die.  I adhered the sentiment using rolled up glue dots that were placed behind the words so they don't show.  Love how this one turned out!!


Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Supplies:  Card 1:  Cardstock:  PTI Fresh Snow linen, SU! Smoky Slate; Stamps and dies:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Catherine Pooler

Card 2:  Cardstock:  SU! Gable Green, Canson watercolor; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  Simon Says Stamp and MFT; Ink:  VersaFine and VersaMark; Embossing powder:  Hero Arts white; Watercolor medium:  ZIG Real Brush Clean Color markers

13 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Rosemary! Just love the trio of feathers beneath the birthday medallion on card one and the gorgeous floral swag on card two!!

Greta said...

The BD card is modern & creative--love it! The Easter card is absolutely stunning, Rosemary--just love the bouquet & how you used the cross!

Nancy said...

WOW! Your cards are just stunning, Rosemary! I can see why you like the second one, it is gorgeous!

Tina Riddle said...

Beautiful Cards Rosemary! I love the feather card... honestly I love all things feathers! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our color challenge this week!

Lisa Altman said...

Beautiful cards!! I absolutely love the first one, as clean and simple is a favorite of mine. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful cards! Great use of those colors  Love your clean designs too! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

Kim S said...

What a fabulous Easter image! Beautifully colored and I love your use of vellum for the sentiment so more of the flowers can peek through. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

I love the CAS designs on both of these Rosemary! They're beautiful cards!

Anita in France said...

Crisp, stylish use of that luscious blue/green/grey colour palette, Rosemary, those long leaves are fabulous in the background! Beautiful Easter card ... your colouring is brilliant ... love the camouflaged cross cut into that beautiful bouquet! Hugs, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Your struggle was worth it because I think the card you came up for the sketch is fantastic! I’m excited I have the supplies to case it. I’m so glad you could join us this month! And your Easter card is so beautiful!!! The flowers, the subtle cross...just so wonderful!

debby4000 said...

Two fabulous cards, love the colours in the first one and what a brilliant Easter card, great job using Vellum for the sentiment.

Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Lisa said...

So very clever to use those feathers! I can't stop staring at this. Thanks for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at WCMC9!