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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

flowers and a wreath...

Hello!  I'm popping in with a couple of cards today for challenges hosted by different stamp companies.  First up is a card for the May Pinkfresh Studio inspiration challenge.  There is a lovely color palette and we are being asked to create something inspired by a design team member.  I chose Kelly Lunceford.  She is so talented and has such an amazing ability to layer stamped images with die cuts.  I really loved a set of tags that she created with the Believe in Yourself stamps and dies.   I was able to purchase the Believe in Yourself stamps and dies during the Pinkfresh Studio release so I used them for my card.  I don't have a lot of Pinkfresh Studio products so I used other dies for my tag and the background panel.  The tag was die cut from white cardstock and then I inked the edges with Spun Sugar distress oxide ink.  I die cut the panel from light gray cardstock using a rectangle die from A Jillian Vance Design.  That was adhered to a white cardstock base.  I stamped the floral image using VersaFine CLAIR Morning Mist ink and then all the flowers and leaves using inks from Altenew.  I did discover that that large floral image has two flaws in it, but I figured out how to lessen the flaws for future stamping.  After all the flowers and leaves were stamp I die cut the image with the matching die.  I stamped the sentiment also using Morning Mist ink and then die cut it with the layering die that comes in the set.  I love that the die can be used to cut out the stamp sentiment and also used to layer the die cut!   I mounted the die cut piece to the tag using foam dimensionals and then mounted the tag to the gray panel with foam dimensionals, as well.   I also stamped a little separate sentiment on a die cut strip, but couldn't figure out a really good spot for it once I had adhered the word believe.  I ended up putting in down in the right corner.  I finished off the card with a white twine bow and Pretty Pink Posh sequins in sparkling clear.


The second card is for the MFT sketch and color challenges.  I used the outline Grande Greenery die set, as well as a very old MFT hello die.   There is absolutely no stamping on this card!  I die cut the mini scalloped rectangle from light gray cardstock.  I used two AJVD circle dies layered together to crate a little circle frame to act as the base for my wreath.  I then die cut the smaller two outline leaves from light yellow and a medium blue cardstock.  I layered the larger leaves on the bottom and then filled in with the smaller outline leaves.  The hello was die cut three times from dark gray cardstock and adhered together.  I then adhered the word directly to the wreath with glue.   Once everything was dry I used glue to adhered my wreath the light gray panel and then popped the panel up on a white cardstock base.  I finished by adding some tiny light yellow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and slightly larger blue sequins from Simon Says Stamp.  At one point when I was placing the sequins on the wreath I had gotten up to check on something.  When I came back I didn't pay attention to where I had left my little jar of light yellow sequins and I spilled the majority of the jar on the floor.  I picked up what I could, but most of the sequins ended up in the vacuum cleaner!  I wasn't happy with myself about that, but that is life!



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

7 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Two fantastic cards Rosemary, love that layered wreath!!

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! I love your floral card, such pretty colours and colouring and the little details as always so beautiful. (love the "in yourself with the die and the position).
Your wreath card is gorgeous, love the layers and colours, the frame is a beautiful die also.
Keep safe and well
Faith x

Anita in France said...

What a pretty bouquet, Rosemary ... and just a lovely sentiment to go with it! Fabulous wreath ... dimensional, texture-y and positively touchable ... yum! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

both cards are equally pretty, Rosemary, and I think you've done your friend justice with the first card! Both have equally beautiful colors, and your layouts are sweet

Greta said...

The first card is beautifully springy & perfect for the challenge! Really love the greenery dies made into a wreath & the light gray scalloped panel looks wonderful!

Lea Lawson said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with our May challenge!

Greta said...

Hurrah for the Top 3 at Pinkfresh!