Thursday, July 7, 2016

Double the Flowers

Hey, y'all.  I continue to be somewhat lacking in the card-making mojo but on the plus side, I *did* make some progress on my purple-licious scrapbook pages yesterday.  But you won't get to see those for a little bit so here's a card for today:


I think this one worked out a little better in my head than it did on paper.  I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:


And the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge to use flowers:


I even used the same palette of colors as in this inspiration picture for my card.  As an extra bonus, this one dovetails nicely with the SUO Challenges' Delight in Nature challenge.

Just wasn't thrilled with the first card so I made this one:


It was *supposed* to be a one-layer card, but I got some fuzz on the sentiment stamp the first time I stamped it, so I had to cover it up.  The hazards of living with two dogs, especially one who is extra-super-ridiculously fluffy.  Anyway, this one also fits in the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge:


The piercing template and the oval Framelits I used on these cards are both retired now, but I don't have the new Layering Ovals Framelits yet and no sense not using perfectly good craft supplies.

Well, I'm off to run some errands.  See you back here tomorrow for the Friday Flashback!

Supplies, first card:
Stamps:  All About Everything, Crazy About You
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Perfect Plum
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits (retired), Hello You Thinlits

Supplies, second card:
Stamps:  Love & Affection
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Tangelo Twist, Cucumber Crush
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Occasions paper piercing template, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Indy Owens said...

What a lovely card! Love that you not only used the flower theme at Cupcake Inspiration, but also the colors! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jen Carter said...

Both cards are so pretty! Great work! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Birgit said...

Both of your cards are really sweet! Thanks so much for joining the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Good luck!

cm said...

I think your mojo is doing just fine, based on how pretty your cards are! The first is a marvelously lovely rendition of the inspiration photo! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Cupcakes Inspiration challenge!
~carol

Jenny Engelke said...

Two awesome cards! I especially like the paper pierced oval. Paper piercing is another overlooked technique these days....I need to more of it! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Julie Gearinger said...

Both cards look wonderful!! Love the use of the sketch and colors- the piercing looks great as well as the floral collage on the first card! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Joanne James said...

Two lovely cards Christy! I love the paper-pierced oval frame on your CAS card for our colour challenge this week, and I especially like the flowers on the first card - you can totally see how the cupcakes were the inspiration! Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Amy O said...

These are both creative and lovely takes on the sketch! Love the colors you've used too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Stampingcountry said...

Your card looks like embroidered pillows Grandmother used to make. Lovely!

Sharon Burkert said...

What a great idea to pierce the oval. It adds a lot to the design of the card. You used the colors in the challenge so well. Thank you for stamping along with the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

Chris Slogar said...

Two great cards that will deliver a summery hello! I like how you framed the flowers and sentiment with the pierced oval for our color challenge! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

libbystamps said...

Both are great cards! What a great way to combine two sketches as well. Thanks for getting you creativity going with us create with Connie and Mary this week!

Mary Brown said...

How sweet and simple! I love all the white space...really lets the colors SHINE! Thanks for laying along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Wonderful CAS design using the Love & Affection stamp set. I love both cards! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

CCsMom said...

I DO like that first card especially -- all the colors. Great job!

Ek Gorman said...

I love your stamping here. Such a beautiful design. I love how you incorporated our theme of flowers this week. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Julia said...

Lovely cards both of them, and the floral images worked out so beautifully with all those wonderful colours. So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

Karen Barber said...

Love love love this!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with the SUO challenge this time!!