Saturday, 22 March 2008

Dusty summer flowers

It’s beautifully sunny outside and a bumble bee has just flown past the window… albeit rather fast due to the howling gale. There was snow earlier, too but it didn’t settle. A pot pourri of weather conditions then, which means that spring is here at last!

Never one to be bound by convention, I made some cards last night which I think are quite summery. The flowers could be agapanthus (“Bag of panthers?” – said my daughter) and I think using chalks on them makes them look soft and dusty. Details of this technique can be found here.

The stamp set is Heartfelt, which is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a hostess set and it’s well worth gathering all your friends and relations – and your friends’ and relations’ friends and relations – together for a Stampin’ Up! workshop so that you can earn this set for free!

The greeting on the landscape card is from Little Hellos, partially inked with a marker. I stamped it first and then made the little cloud shape using the Scallop Circle Punch – I punched it once, then attached the scallop temporarily to a piece of scrap paper then fed it through the punch again. You can make a larger “cloud” this way, too.

Stamps: Heartfelt (p9), Little Hellos (p18)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark®
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels (p82), twill tape (p87), Scallop Circle Punch (p80)



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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - both of them! I really miss that set. CC

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  2. Both cards are gorgeous! Heartfelt Thanks is such a timeless set, love it!

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  3. wow these are so pretty, very peaceful!

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  4. Beautiful! The color and texture of the ribbon goes very well with the stamping/cards.

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  5. Helen, they are both beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

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  6. I love this technique! So pretty :)

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  7. That is a beautiful tie on that twill tape! Gojus, Helen...just gojus! Missed u too.

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  8. Very pretty - I love the softness of the blue. Very nicely done.

    Teresa

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  9. Very pretty! I love the blue flowers, and the punch out shape is very cool!! Kerilou SCS

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  10. This is beautiful... love the soft colors and the black frame make the flowers pop

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  11. Love it-- so very elegant!!!

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  12. very pretty~ both! love the scalloped cloud you made, very cute!!

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  13. Your cards are wonderful, very elegant!

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  14. Wow these are sooo pretty! Love them. You do beautiful work.

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