Sunday, February 8, 2009

3 Goodies Today!

Here are some more cards I was suppose to post a few days ago! Sorry about that! I got sidetracked by the Color Challenge and then I had a few busy days. Yesterday I went to the local community college and took several classes for their winter gardening fair. It was a fun day and I learned a couple new things, so it was a day well spent. These cards are also from Taylor's challenge last week. I just love challenges, I wish I could do more. They always stretch my creativity and that's a good thing! Sometimes I find myself doing similar layouts or color combinations but challenges make you think outside your box!
A couple notes about these cards. The top one I tried a little cheating technique. I stamped my flowers from Bloomin' Beautiful with Stazon on Soft Sky Paper. Then I watercolored the centers of the flowers with Baja Breeze. This cut down on my coloring. I had planned on cutting the flowers away from the pot and doing that separately but I got a little lazy! So, if you look close, you'll see lots of brushstrokes on the pot!

The second card is pretty self explanatory. The one thing I did is to stamp the Pocket Silhouettes image with Versamark on Soft Sky, the embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, sponged over with Pacific Point. The sentiment is a rub-on. It's a nice look, I think.

This last card didn't required too much stamping, obviously! I used some scrap designer papers and punches do the work for me! I used my Five Petal Punch, Scallop Punch and the 1 1/4" Square. The stamp is from the retired Sealed With A Kiss.

If you get a chance head over to Tori's blog....she's giving away some blog candy! Quite a bit of goodies! Yum!


  1. These are gorgeous! You have a terrific eye for layouts that are appealing :)

  2. AWWWWW Shelley… your cards are just WONDERFUL!!! The 2nd one I must chase as I love the Pocket Silhouette set. Fun textures, colors and layout for each of them... and yes I like the idea of using scraps up!! I don't have a lack of that... LOL!

    Sounded like a nice time learning a few gardening tips... Soon spring will be here and you'll be playing in the dirt!! (I know I will... He!) Sorry I didn’t pop in sooner as my work schedule is very full the next 4 weeks or so. (I hate that part… it takes away from my stamping and blogging!) I’ll do my best to visit!!! Happy Valentine’s Day… :)