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

Saturday, September 5, 2020

another three card share...

Hello!  Hope you are having a good weekend.  It is Labor Day weekend here in the US so that means a three day weekend for many people.   We don't have any plans other than to maybe hit a couple of local antique stores.  My youngest loves to go antiquing!   I have three cards to share so I will get right to them.  First up is a card for CAS(E) this Sketch.  When I saw the sketch it made me think of one of the Spellbinders card kits that I have (one from January 2020) and some of the die cut pieces in that kit.  I used some gold glitter leaves, a die cut word and a butterfly from those pieces to create my card.   The die cut pieces usually some in a set of two so I adhered the two together to give the piece a little more heft.  I also adhered the two butterflies together, but that is so I could lift up the top set of wings.   I die cut some white cardstock with a rectangle die and then layered on the gold leaves and the die cut word.  I positioned the butterfly below the word and then adhered the panel to a light gray cardstock base.


The next card is for two challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches and Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash - fall/halloween ( I went with fall).  I recently got a set of watercolors from Altenew, the 12 piece set and decided to try them out with stamps and dies from the RC Stained Glass Butterflies and Fall Foliage stamp and die sets.  I also used some of the metallic Altenew watercolors on the leaves.  I stamped everything with VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink and then colored them.  I went more muted on the leaves and tried to go brighter on the butterfly.  I linked up three of the maple leaves together and then adhered them to my off white cardstock panel.  The butterfly was adhered with foam dimensionals.  Hopefully you can see the sketch in my arrangement.  I stamped the sentiment from Fall Foliage on vellum with VersaMark watermark ink, applied gold embossing powder from WOW! and heat set it.  I trimmed the strip down and then wrapped the strip around the panel and secured it in the back. 



Final card is for Color Throwdown.  I used a single flower from the MFT Rose Garden stamp set and did some ink blending with distress oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint using the MFT Rectangle Extraordinaire stencil.   I die cut the flower, put tape on the back of the negative space, inserted the flower back in and then stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the image using Copic markers in the same colors as the last time I colored an MFT floral image... purple!   The ink blended panel was die cut with a rectangle die and then I adhered the flower using foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from a different MFT stamp set on vellum with VersaMark, applied black embossing powder (from WOW) and heat set it.  I trimmed out a strip and then wrapped it around the panel and secured it in the back with adhesive.  The panel was adhered to a kraft cardstock base.   Going to add this one to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Stamp It.


I think the first card is my favorite... would love to know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

9 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Three pretty cards! Love the elegance and sparkle of the first, the lovely colors of the second and the wonderful clean design of the third! Happy Labor Day weekend to you!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties, Rosemary!! Just love the elements you combined on cards one and two! My fave, though, is the single flower with your ink blending - stunning!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the fall butterfly design! Such great use of color. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

Greta said...

You are really on a roll, my friend! I love the first card with all the gold glitter, but the second card with the Autumn colored butterfly is gorgeous, too! Wonderful blending for the 3rd card!

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Always such beautiful cards, all are just wonderful, however you ask what our favourite is. I have to go for the second as I love colour.
Faith x

Kathy said...

Three lovely cards, Rosemary... I agree with you, the first has my heart, it’s so gorgeous!

TK said...

Three beautiful cards from you productive weekend!

Wanda Cullen said...

A lovely trio of cards! Your color blending is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CTD!

Anita in France said...

A terrific trio, Rosemary ... your blending is beautiful with the single bloom ... the richness of the autumn colours on the leaves and butterfly is delicious ... and how clean, glamourous and glitzy is that first design! Hugs, Anita :)