Happy Monday and while we are at it, welcome to the end of March. Where has this month gone?!?!
I find that the closer I get to my trip in May the faster my weeks are going and Easter is next weekend already. Thankfully, other than groceries for our dinner with the kids I pretty much have things in hand. I spent some time yesterday working on my place setting markers and have those ready to go. This is a good thing because I have a tendency to wait until the very last second on those and then I’m scrambling – often ON Easter Sunday – to get them put together. So, no procrastination this year! Yay!
Today, I am going to share some cards that I did using the new Lotus Blossom set. Working with this set was a little different, but I hope you will agree the results are fantastic. That extra layer of ink really makes a difference. So, here we go!
My first card is a fresh, peachy birthday greeting. I started with a half sheet of peach cardstock and centered a kraft colored doily on the front. the flower is stamped in Groovy Guava and Dusty Durango in first and second generation ink depending on which part of the stamp I was using. The stem is done in Certainly Celery and I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to speckle the background with Dusty Durango. This piece was layered on a panel of Dusty Durango with a strip of Chocolate Chip in between and then trimmed with a couple of Chocolate Chip scallop edges. The sentiment is a rub on that I had in my stash.
My second card is a symphony in pink. The card base is a half sheet of Pretty in Pink. I stamped the flower on ivory using Memento Angel Pink, Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery (stem) and lightly speckled the background with Melon Mambo. This piece was wrapped with a piece of ruffled ribbon then layered on a slightly larger piece of pale pink vellum. A second panel of ivory was folder embossed with dots and also layered on the same vellum with a wave scallop edge along the bottom. This was adhered directly to the card and the flower added on top. A pearly button and some wax thread finish this one off.
Finally today, my last card is a get well in a warm golden color scheme. The card base is More Mustard and is layered with DSP from the Autumn Vine and Thoroughly Modern assortments (now retired) with a band of lace ribbon to hide the center seam. The flower is stamped on white with Crushed Curry, More Mustard and Soft Suede with a Lucky Limeade stem. I oval cut this piece out and layered it on a scallop oval of Soft Suede. The get well tag is stamped with Soft Suede and punched with the Artisian Label punch and then cut in half so I could tuck it behind the ribbon. A button and jute twine complete this one.
Thanks for stopping in today
Don’t forget to register for the Send A Smile charity card event on May 3rd! Registration is open now and we still have lots of spots. Just click HERE to jump over to the registration page, or click on the badge on the top right hand side of my page , or visit my Charity Events page and click through to register there. Be sure to spread the word to your stamping friends too! Let’s work to fill up those spots so we can send a great big box of cards to this wonderful charity!
Here’s the supply list for this round:
S: Lotus Blossom, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Express Yourself
P: Pretty in Pink, Light pink vellum, Ivory, Peach CS (Basis), Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, More Mustard, White, Autumn Vine DSP, Thoroughly Modern DSP
I: Memento Angel Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Dusty Durango, More Mustard, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade
A: Fiskars Wave Dot border punch, buttons, wax thread, gathered pink ribbon, Dots embossing folder, Happy Birthday rub-ons, kraft paper doily, Artisan Label punch, Spellbinders: classic ovals large and scallop ovals large dies, twine. lace ribbon