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

Friday, June 19, 2020

friendship and father's day...

Hello! Popping in with a couple of cards that I have made over the last two days.  First up is a friendship card that I made using the Freshly Made Sketches layout and the colors from Color Throwdown.   After making the Spellbinders card that I shared the other day I was in a gold/white mood and the colors from CTD were just waiting for me to use to make a card.  For my card I used the Stampin Up! stamp set Tropical Chic and the matching dies.  I die cut the leaves from white cardstock and then the insert pieces from gold metallic cardstock.  I adhered the insert pieces to the leaves with glue.  The flowers were stamped in pink ink from Hero Arts.  I die cut the label using a die from A Jillian Vance Design (sorry the set is no longer available) from light aqua cardstock.  The sentiment is from another Stampin Up! set called Climbing Roses.   I adhered the label to a white cardstock panel with foam dimensionals and then adhered the leaves and flowers as you see.   The finished panel was then adhered to a white cardstock base.



The second card is for CAS(E) this Sketch and I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Succulents stamp set.  I have had this stamp for months and finally used it!  I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then colored the image with distress inks in Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive.  When the piece was dry I die cut it with the largest die from the AJVD Stitched Dot rectangle die and then per the sketch I used another AJVD (from the set I used in the above card) to die cut the label from the panel.  I stamped the sentiment Happy Father's Day on the label with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  The main panel was adhered flush on a kraft cardstock base and the label portion was popped up with foam tape.  I added little dots here and there with a white Jelly Roll pen.  I pretty pleased with my coloring of the succulents.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

16 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful cards, Rosemary!! Just love the flowers on your pretty label; great take on the sketch and colors!! And wow - your succulents look amazing. You should add to the NBUS challenge since the stamp is getting its first play!

Lisa Elton said...

Two incredible card Rosemary! Love the gold leaves on your first one and I'm calling a winner on your CTS card, it's gorgeous!

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are just so beautiful and perfect Rosemary.
Take care
Faith x

Wanda Cullen said...

Your cards are both gorgeous!! Love the tropical flavor of the one with the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CTD!

TK said...

Both are beautiful cards, Rosemary! I especially love the succulents stamped, cut and popped up

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful cards! Great use of the sketch and challenges! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Jen Brum said...

What a pretty set of cards! I love all of the flowers! So cheery and sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jacquie Southas said...

The gold, aqua and pink color combination is just gorgeous!Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! Love the flowers on both! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Viv said...

Two fabulous cards here Rosie!love the soft pastel look on the first one and the clever way you made the second one too.Sorry for the lack of commenting recently also, hugs Viv xx

Greta said...

What beautiful cards, Rosemary! Love the little bouquets with gold leaves around the sentiment & the succulent coloring is wonderful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on your win over at CAS(E) this Sketch, Rosemary!! So well deserved - you colored that succulent image so beautifully!!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the design you used with the succulent stamp.

TK said...

Congrats, Rosemary! I knew this was sure perfection, and CTS believes that too!

Greta said...

Congrats on the well deserved win at CTS!

Anita in France said...

Beautifully coloured succulents, Rosemary ... so lifelike ... and such pretty, soft blooms and leaves around the pastel blue sentiment ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)