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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

happy birthday x 2...

Hello!  Popping in today with a couple of clean and simple cards that I made for a few challenges.  First up is a card for the current Freshly Made Sketches, as well as the Simon Says Stamp flickr challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I made this card using several of the images from the Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers stamp set that came in the SSS May card kit.  I stamped the images on Strathmore smooth bristol cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black in and then colored them with my ZIG markers.  Once they were dry I trimmed them out with my detail scissors.  I cut a piece of white cardstock with an A Jillian Vance Design stitched dot rectangle die and then cut the rectangle with an A Jillian Vance Design edger die.  I adhered the die cut panel to a white cardstock base and then arranged the flowers and leaves so I could determine where the sentiment would go.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne and then I adhered the flowers and leaves.  Finished with some Pretty Pink Posh clear jewels.



The second card is for this week's Color Throwdown, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  I recently purchased the MFT Blended Happy Birthday stamp and die set and used it to create this super simple shaker card.  I cut some white cardstock with an AJVD stitched dot rectangle die.  I arranged the dies on the panel, taped them in place and then ran it through my die cutting.  I then used the die cut openings to get the correct placement for the stamps.  I used pink and brown inks to stamp the sentiment.  Once that was done I adhered actetate behind the die cut opening, adhered foam tape around the sentiment to create the area for my sequins and then added black and a few white sequins.   I removed all the liners from the foam tape and then adhered the die cut panel on top.   Super, super simple.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies:  Card #1:  Cardstock:  PTI white, smooth bristol; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Inks:  VersaFine, VersaFine CLAIR; Watercolor medium:  ZIG clean color markers; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design; Jewels:  Pretty Pink Posh

Card #2:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  My Favorite Things; Dies:  My Favorite Things, A Jillian Vance Design; Sequins:  Ellen Hutsom, My Mind's Eye

11 comments:

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! I especially love the first one with that gorgeous bouquet! Wonderful coloring with the Zigs!

Jen Brum said...

What a pretty set of cards! I just love that giant flower! Your colouring is fantastic! The soft colours are so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Daffodil Cards said...

These cards are a joy, beautiful work and such neat cutting out of the flower.
Faith x

Vickie Z said...

The first card is lovely and the CTD card is fun! Great! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Kim S said...

What a wonderful soft flower you've created - it's lovely on the clean white background! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Ohhh, love the soft floral on this, Rosemary! I always feel like bright colors make the card eye catching, but you have proven me wrong! This is stunning. Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches!

TK said...

Gorgeous! Your floral card is simply gorgeous! Love your fun Birthday shaker, what a great way to use a word die AND make it interactive!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Rosemary! I love the softness of the colours, they look so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the shaker card in the throwdown colors! A great design for those difficult (for me) masculine cards. Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Greta said...

So glad you got a shout out at FMS for your gorgeous card!

Viv said...

Oh that gorgeous flower Rosie!...swoons!, great card too and I love the clever shaker one too ;) hugs Viv xx