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

Monday, February 15, 2021

happy hellos...

 Hey there!  Well... we survived our yearly two days of snow here in the Pacific Northwest!   The snow is pretty, but I really don't like driving it in.  Since I didn't go anywhere except the store because of the snow I had some time to spend making a couple of cards.  Both feature the word hello.  First up is a card for the Inspired By challenge.   It is a lovely inspiration photo of a pink pitcher full of what look to me like tiny purple flowers and greenery.  It was so pretty I just had to play along.   I thought I had an image in my stash that was similar, but I don't so I used some images from the Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms to create my little bundle of flowers.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored simply with Copic markers.   I then die cut all the images with the matching die.  I die cut the Reverse Confetti cover panel from pink cardstock and then several times from thin white cardstock.  Everything was adhered together and then attached to a white cardstock card base.  I arranged my floral images on the panel and then added the sentiment from the Tall Blooms set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne in and die cut using a banner die from Reverse Confetti.  I finished off the card with some little pearls from Trinity Stamps.   I will also add this to the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge for February. 




The second card was made just for fun and I used the sweet little stamp set called Happy Mail from Honey Bee Stamps.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and did simple watercoloring with the Altenew 12 pan watercolor set.  Once everything was dry I die cut it with the matching die.  Before I watercolored the envelope that the flowers are coming out of I had colored a patch of the cardstock to determine if I liked the color I had mixed up.  I used that little patch to die cut the tag from and stamp the hello sentiment from Happy Mail on it.  The tag was a little freebie from Trinity Stamps!  I embossed the kraft panel with a swiss dot embossing folder and then adhered the envelope image to the panel.  I finished off the card with some little jewels that I had also purchased from Trinity Stamps.   I'm really loving the pearls and jewels I bought from them and can't wait to buy more!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

6 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary! Both of your little bouquets are as sweet as they can be and I'm so happy you added one to our IB gallery! I like that RC cover panel, I don't think I've seen that one.

Greta said...

Two beautiful cards, Rosemary! Love the designs, coloring, everything!

Danni Reid said...

Two gorgeous cards Rosemary! I love your Happy Hello card and how you framed those blooms with the cover panel, gorgeous! Your Hello card is SO cute with your arrangement out of the envelope, what a happy hello! Thank you for inspiring us @IB!

TK said...

Wow! Both are stunning, Rosemary, so pretty and sure to be loved -- the frame one card #1 is quite unique

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Rosemary, love the embossing and the first one's die is so different. Super cards.
Faith
Keep safe and warm

I Card Everyone said...

I'm so happy to see this lovely in our IB gallery, Rosemary! Even more so that you were inspired to play along again! Thanks so much!
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