Hello and happy Friday! I'm popping in with two cards that I made the other day. First up is a card that I made using the gorgeous So Loved stamp set from the new Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved release. SSS was so kind to send me a set before the release and I shared a card on Instagram and my flickr that I made using the set. The card I'm sharing today was made for the current Color Throwdown challenge, as well as the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I started by stamping the outline images I wanted to use in red and green inks from Stampin Up!. I then used the solid images to complete the stamping. Second generation stamping was used for the flowers. I then filled in with additional images from the set. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Diecember release and is called Big For You. Again, Simon Says Stamp generously sent me this die and I shared a card I made with it on Instagram and flickr. I die cut the sentiment from kraft cardstock and then twice more from white and adhered them together. I trimmed the panel per the CTS layout and then adhered it to a kraft cardstock base. The sentiment was then adhered on top.
The second card is for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Christmas. I have had the Concord & 9th Snow Flurries stamp set and matching dies for ages and I have wanted to make something with them, but unfortunately never found the time. When I went on my second shopping trip to Impress Rubber Stamps I picked up this pad of specialty papers from DCWV. All the papers are in the Rose Gold family so I used several from the set for the card. The big snowflake from the set was stamped using Memento Desert Sand ink as it turned out to be a pretty close match to the rose gold... who knew?! After stamping the panel with the snowflake it was die cut with a rectangle die. I die cut the small snowflake from glitter and mirror cardstocks from the pad and layered then together. Another piece was die cut with a larger rectangle as a mat for the sentiment panel. I turned the sketch on its side because my sentiment looked better that way. I placed the snowflake on the panel, arranged where I wanted the sentiment, removed the snowflake and then stamped the sentiment in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne. Everything was adhered to the card base and I finished with some Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins.
Supplies: Card 1: Cardstock: PTI kraft, MFT white; Stamps: Simon Says Stamp; Dies: Simon Says Stamp; Inks: Stampin Up!
Card 2: Cardstock: PTI rustic white; DCWV rose gold specialty papers; Stamps: Concord & 9th; Dies: Concord & 9th; A Jillian Vance Design; Inks: Memento, VersaFine CLAIR; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Oh wow--such beautiful cards, Rosemary! The first one is striking & unique, but the second one is my favorite! Love the layered snowflake & those gorgeous papers!
Great cards here Rosie! love that fab flower stamp on the first and clever design. Your second card is so pretty too, love the snowflake design and soft peach/brown colours ;) hugs Viv xx
Pretty and pretty!! Love the unique design of the first one, it's marvelous. The second with the delicate snowflakes is perfectly frosty!
Those rose-gold papers make for a fabulous card and the snowflakes look amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Both are just so elegant, Rosemary!
These are so pretty, Rosemary!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Beautiful projects, Rosemary! I love the sweet flowers with the overlay sentiment. Such a gorgeous use of the sketch. <3
These are both so very pretty, Rosemary ... gorgeous blooms behind the scripty sentiment ... and such a lovely shimmer with the specialty card stock on your oh so elegant snowflake card! Thanks so much for your gorgeous, delicate and wonderfully contemporary Christmas card ... it's so stylish! Hugs, Anita :)
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