I hope you all had a great weekend. I filled mine up with lots of girl time, a little creativity (not mine however), some Spring inspiration and a much needed day with my best friend. Saturday I spent the day at my friend Susette’s house making cards. Well, that was the plan but my creative mojo apparently didn’t feel the need to get out of bed because I didn’t accomplish a whole lot in the way of cards. I did however have a great day chatting with the lovely Susette and spent the time reveling in her enthusiasm and charm.
Sunday, my best friend Twyla and I went to the Bachman Spring Idea House and soaked up a bit of Spring inspiration followed by a little shopping, lunch at Patrick’s, and then a very productive afternoon prepping parts and pieces for the Stamp A Stack for he Troops event coming up on April 27th. I am thrilled to say that event is sold out and I’m just as excited to see what this year’s group of stampers does. We have some new faces in the crowd this year and I’m looking forward to the fun that is sure to ensue!
So, on to this week’s Monday Medley!
I am featuring an older set this week called:
The card base is a half sheet of Pirouette Pink layered with a panel of Crumb Cake and then faced with two half panels of Pirouette Pink and a two-layer center band of the two colors.
I ran the lower half of the two half panels thorugh my striped embossing folder to give it the look of wainscoating and punched a strip of Pirouette Pink for the center band to give that piece some interest.
A bit of ribbon with the ends tucked and hidden and a cluster of Crumb Cake flowers and Certainly Celery leaves (all hand trimmed) with tiny pink gems for the flower centers finishes the whole thing off.
My second card is a little more subdued and somewheat mono-chromatic too with an emphasis on the Crumb Cake and linen colors. The Certainly Celery punched and layered band and accent colors help to keep the color scheme from being too boring and the pearls I added to the flowers give it a little more dimension.
My background is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on some lovely linen beige cardstock that I picked up locally. It has this beautiful fine linen texture to it that I love and it coordinates beautifully with Stampin” Up’s Crumb Cake ink.
I hand trimmed all the flowers in this one as well and popped them up on dimensionals at a couple of different levels. I repeated the idea with the sentiment. The latter was stamped with Basic Brown ink.
Although this card ended up in my Thank You card pile, I think this one would be great as a Sympathy card too.
My card is a half sheet of Not Quite Navy left plain. I thought about folder embossing it but decided to save that for the little Artisian Labels that I punched to layer behind my flowery squares instead.
The flower pieces were actually all stamped in a strip then cut apart into three equal pieces, layered on Certainly Celery and then trimmed out with the Artisan Label halves. Note, I punched 3 artisan labels, folder embossed them and then clipped them in half so I could arrange them at the top and bottom of each of my flower pieces.
A trio of flowers and the leaves were stamped on separate scraps of ivory and Certainly Celery, hand trimmed (really wishing I had a punch for this set) and arranged to one side on dimensionals. A wavy little thank you banner tucked into the blooms finishes this one off.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!
This week’s supply list:
S: Best Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners
P: Pirouette Pink, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, NotQuite Navy, White, Ivory, Linen Beige
I: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Basic Brown
A: gems, ribbon, foam dimensionals, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, stripes embossing folder, pearls, Martha Stewart leaf order punch, Gelly Roll clear star glitter pen, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder