Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Flashback: Pretty Peony

Wow, it's time for a Friday Flashback again already!  Today's randomly-chosen stamp set is a good one, and one I've used a lot so this is a long post :)  Let's take a flashback to Pretty Peony!  Oh wow, no posts in that gallery since 2011?  We're about to change that.

So this is from before I learned how to tie knots where they don't stick out all akimbo like that, but I still like this card.  I also used Sanded and Sweet Serendipity (both retired).

Here's another super-simple layout with one of my favorite colors:  Elegant Eggplant.  The other color is Close to Cocoa, which I still miss.  I remember being kinda surprised how well those two colors worked together when I did this card. The sentiment is from longtime favorite Sincere Salutations (retired).

I made a set of these for a friend of mine as a farewell gift (her first initial is S).  Kind of in love with this stamp set. I also used French Script (retired) for the background and the initial is from Lovely Letters.

Here's the Mother's Day card I made a couple years ago, again with Lovely Letters.  I love these peonies in all kinds of colors!

Made this for my SIL's November birthday a couple years ago, so I went with fall colors on this one.  The sentiment is from Heard from the Heart.

Hey look, I've also used Pretty Peony on a scrapbook layout!  It's a bit of a pain to cut out the flowers and leaves, but I've done it a couple times.  So those were all the Flashback pics, here's a new one!

The color combo was a challenge on Still Addinktive recently but I didn't get a chance to play at the time, so I was excited to use these colors today--Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry.  I was flipping through my binder looking for a sentiment to put on this and came across Elegant Cheer and thought perfect!  The card came together pretty fast thanks to the Nacho sketch challenge:

Hope you enjoyed today's Friday Flashback!  I had fun revisiting this particular retired stamp set today.

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Pretty Peony, Elegant Cheer (both retired)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Haiku DSP & Pretty in Pink DSP (both retired)
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mad Hatter Tea Party

We have reached that unspecified point in the future at which I promised to post the things I made for the tea party this past Tuesday.  :)

Here's the sign I made for the front door so guests would just come on in and I wouldn't have to run answer the door every 20 seconds.  I used the Broadsheet Alphabet for the top part, and "Come On In!" is stamped with the now-retired Sweet Shoppe Alphabet, though I wish I'd picked one that was a bit thicker letters because it kind of got lost on the sign.  The flowers are from the retired hostess set Array of Sunshine, and after I stamped them I thought d'oh!  I should have used the teacup stamp from Tea Shoppe!

I made labels for all the food and stuff using the Floral Framelits dies and Daydream Medallions stamps with some computer-generated words.  They came together really fast,  like 20 minutes to make 10 signs.

I have a bunch of little decorative jars?  flower vases? glass containers of some kind that I got for cheap at the 100 yen store when we lived in Okinawa, so I just filled them with jellybeans (the guests loved the jellybeans) and used pipe cleaners for the flower stems.

If you want to see a few more pics and get a look at the recipes I used, visit my other blog here.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Dirtday!

My hubby and I don't have kids (unless you count our fur-babies), but we know lots of people who do and we've got a 3-year-old nephew and newborn niece.  So I have quite a few baby/little kid stamp sets, including I Dig You which I got last fall when SU! had that one-day-only 20% off stamp sale.

This is a combination of old SCS sketch and color challenges.  I think the layout is a little odd but I like the colors together.  After I put it together, it just seemed too plain so I added the Daffodil Delight button on the Old Olive DSP strip; there are also brads on the truck tires.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies (SU! only):
Stamps:  I Dig You
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brights & Regals DSP Stacks
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight button & brads, twine, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Taiko Drums

I am SO tired!  Today was the Mad Hatter tea party that I hosted, and now everyone is gone and it's over and I'm exhausted.  I made a couple of things for it which I will share at an unspecified point in the future, but for today let's go with a pic I'd already uploaded, shall we?  How 'bout a scrapbook layout!

Ok, so I've got like 6 pages to finish this album that I'm working on.  Maybe 8, I have a lot of pictures from the next bit.  But anyway, this page title is a bit redundant because "taiko" means drum in Japanese.  It's like saying chai tea or VIN number.  But whatever!  It took me a while to actually start on these pages because I wasn't sure where to go with the color combo, but once I had that sorted out it actually took very little time to make the pages.  I found a sketch I liked and BAM!  Done.

OCD alert!  I meant to take pictures of this so I could SHOW you how OCD I am but you'll just have to take my word for it.  So I knew I wanted a Basic Black patterned paper for this layout, but I didn't really want to use any of the ones in the current DSP stacks.  I've got all my retired DSP in these paper holders (ok, a *lot* of paper holders), and each holder has labels on it with the name of each DSP and all the colors in that particular DSP.  That's OCD enough, but I went even further:  I went through and made lists of all that information sorted by both DSP name and by color, so if I know I want to use a particular DSP, I can look up what colors are in it, and conversely, if I know I want to use a particular color, I can look up which DSPs it is in.  Because that's how I roll.

I'm off to bed, thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Circle Circus
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DSP (retired)
Accessories:  My favorite old Sizzix alphabet

Monday, March 25, 2013

Iridescent Feather

How about a bright and sparkly friendship card for today?

For some reason that Daffodil Delight patterned paper always makes me think of feathers, so that's why I picked it for this card.  I colored in the feather with markers and stamped it, but it seemed to need a bit more oomph so I covered it in Iridescent Ice EP.  Insta-fun...and also insta-mess, because I just cut off all my fingernails and I had a hard time picking up the oval out of the EP and made a mess.  Now my craft room carpet is a bit more sparkly, but that's okay.  My dogs might be a bit more sparkly too but they don't seem to mind.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Fine Feathers, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, VersaMark
Paper:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Floral District DSP
Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Iridescent Ice EP

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Flashback: Echoes of Kindness

Welcome to another Friday Flashback!  Today's randomly-drawn stamp set is Echoes of Kindness, which was a hostess set some while back with three stylized floral images and one beautiful Mother Theresa quote.  I admit, a lot of times I don't use the hostess sets too often (though I seem to acquire quite a few of them), so I only have one card in the archives:

I made this one for a swap back when hostesses could order hostess sets as a sneak peek before the new catalog came out.  The flower image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then the sentiment is stamped on vellum held in place on top of the flower by the ribbon.  I remembered I had done the vellum with this stamp set, but I didn't remember the color combo (for some reason I thought I had used pinks) and then it turns out that today's card has pretty similar colors and the same idea for image/sentiment placement:

This time the flower and the sentiment are stamped on the same layer, this card is pretty CAS (and another SCS sketch challenge knocked out, yay).  I chose this flower because it kind of looked like an iris to me, and the first flowers my hubs ever bought me were irises.  I used up some scraps of retired monochromatic DSP in Certainly Celery (I so want that pattern back, I love it!) and Lovely Lilac.  Sadly, in the last color renovation SU! was overzealous in pruning back the purple shades and now Lilac and Almost Amethyst are gone.  Sad face.  But I've still got a little stash of cardstock in those colors.

Thanks for stopping by for today's Friday Flashback!

Supplies (second card, all SU!):
Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness
Ink:  Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, retired DSP in Certainly Celery & Lovely Lilac
Accessories:  Curly Label punch

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Make a Wish

I'm late posting today but my hubs just got back yesterday after two months in the States, so I think I can be forgiven since I still DO have a new card :)

The layout is this week's SCS sketch challenge; I didn't think I'd like it much at first but I'm okay with what I ended up making.  For some reason the flowers kinda made me think of dandelions so that's why I went with the "make a wish" sentiment.  The pretty springy colors are courtesy of Nacho Average Challenges:

I started out with a Pretty in Pink card base but it was TOO pink, so I used white instead and then sponged on a bit of Pretty in Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful evening!  I'm going to spend it with my husband :D

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Patio Party DSP, In Color & Subtles DSP Stacks
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vintage Bee

We're going vintage today at Snapdragon Stamps.  At least, it looks vintage to me:

That bee stamp reminds me of Victorian-era books about the natural world, what do you think?  I was using another old SCS sketch challenge and needed a sentiment that would fit on the bottom panel, and Vintage Verses was still out from yesterday's card.  Somehow even with the SAMJ, it took me three tries to get the sentiment on there kinda straight...I'm that special that I can stamp crooked even with the SAMJ.

The color combo is from Dynamic Duos, though I did use an awful lot of Soft Suede too...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Nature's Pace, Vintage Verses
Ink:  Basic Black craft, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Paper:  So Saffron, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories:  clear EP, wide oval punch, vanilla seam binding, I forget the name of that frame embossing folder

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bold & Bright

Got your sunglasses handy?  'Cause I used not one, not two, but THREE bold and bright colors on today's card :)

Normally I might associate this color combo with Halloween, but it looks totally different and non-Halloweenie here.  When I saw the most recent sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday, I really wanted to use that fun Rich Razzleberry print from the Sycamore Street DSP, and thus this card was born.  Here's the sketch:

I didn't make my flower touch the edge of the Daffodil Delight cardstock, but other than that I followed the sketch pretty exactly.

Thanks for stopping by today, go forth and stamp happy!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Vintage Verses (SAB, better get it now if you want it!)
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB, better get it now if you want it!)
Accessories:  blossom, 1" circle, & 1 1/4" scallop circle punches, white taffeta, Brights glimmer brads

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tidal Thanks

Howdy, folks!  Today I found myself in need of a thank you card and somehow I forgot to look in my card stash first, so I made something new.  My MIL sent me a package containing linens that belonged to my husband's grandmother...I was confused at first, thinking bed sheets, but they're actually like table runners with crocheted accents.  So I thought I'd send MIL a thank you card, and I know how much she likes the ocean (as does my husband), so here's what I made:

Unfortunately that button will make it impossible to mail in an envelope because our postmaster is super picky, so I'll just have to buy some British Easter candy and mail a little package off.  I'm sure MIL will be sad to hear that ;)  This card came together PDQ thanks to Freshly Made Sketches:

I stuck pretty close to the sketch this time, don't you think?  I also picked a past SCS color challenge and this card was done in a flash.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to buy some Easter candy!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  By the Tide, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Paper:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Comfort Cafe DSP, In Color DSP Stack
Accessories:  Neutrals button, Pool Party baker's twine, Dimensionals

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Flashback: Pinch Proof

Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Flashback!  Usually, I draw a random stamp set name out of a proverbial hat (it's actually a big rubber container 'cause I don't have any hats large enough to accommodate slips of paper with the names of every stamp set I own on them) but today it's rigged:  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share some St. Paddy's Day cards.  So let's celebrate Pinch Proof!

I have a friend whose birthday is on Halloween, so there's been a couple of times where his Halloween birthday card has gone in costume as something else, like a St. Patrick's Day birthday card, or a 4th of July birthday card.  :)  This one also used the coordinating Pinch Me wheel, which I have since cut apart into 9 stamps.

I made those three cards for my SU customers one year, I was just having fun playing with Pinch Proof and trying out some different layouts.  So that's it for the archives, let's see a new Pinch Proof card, shall we?

Ok, double motive for picking this stamp set today:  my friend Karen really *is* a St. Paddy's Day baby, so I needed a card for her.  I've been in a bit of a mini-funk the past couple days where none of my creations were really making me happy, but this time I went in my stamp room with a very clear idea of what I wanted to do and I am pretty pleased with the result.  Yay, funk over!  (I hope, anyway.)

The color combo is from ColourQ:

It was fun to play with Glorious Green again, it's been a long time since I pulled that out of the ol' cardstock file.  I actually like that color, though I admit I didn't use it a whole lot even before SU! retired it.  And the chevron background on my card makes me happy; I think that's the first time I've used the chevron EF.

Most of the time I don't decorate the inside of my cards much, but since I was lining this one with Whisper White I thought I'd throw a few shamrocks on there.

Thanks for joining me on today's Friday Flashback, have a wonderful weekend and Erin go bragh!

Supplies (last card only):
Stamps:  Pinch Proof, Happiest Birthday Wishes (both retired)
Ink:  Glorious Green (retired), Basic Black, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Glorious Green, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack
Accessories:  2 1/2" circle punch, Chevron EF, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Japan Scrappin'

So, I'm finally getting some traction on scrapbooking this year--I'm now 6 pages into my 100-page goal for the year.  Ok, I admit, that's still kinda daunting, but hey, every little bit counts.  I have a LOOOOOOONG way to go before I'll be caught up, but then again, I kinda don't think there are any scrappers who are caught up.  I've never met one.

Anyway, my current project is an album from my parents' visit to Okinawa in 2008, since it's the one that's closest to completion (like, maybe 8 more pages to go).

This is at *least* the third layout in this book dedicated to food.  We ate a. lot. while my parents were visiting, it was kind of crazy.  The first place we took them in Okinawa?  McDonald's, of course.  Because it's funny.  I'm not 100% sure how much I like this layout, but not every one can be your favorite.  The circle accents are just because I wanted something else on there because it seemed a little plain, though I'm not sure how successful the accents are.  Somehow in my vast stamp collection, I didn't have much that I thought would go with this layout.  Hmm.  Guess that means I need more stamps...

The blue paper isn't solid cardstock, it's a teeny polka dot pattern from the long-retired Summer Picnic DSP.  Part of the reason why I have such a ridonkulously large collection of DSP is because I use it on scrapbook layouts...and I'm way behind with scrapping.

This layout is also kinda-sorta related to food.  My original plan was to stamp the lady directly on the page base cardstock, but there was a little bleached-out spot right where it woulda looked like she was sneezing something, so I did it on Very Vanilla cardstock and now it looks like my title needs to be moved up, but unfortunately I'd already stuck it down/stamped it when I switched plans for the lady.  Arg.  That's gonna bug me whenever I look at this layout.  And I can't redo it because I think those were my last two sheets of 12x12 Sage Shadow.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Since all the stamps, DSP, and several of the colors are retired, I won't include a recipe here, but I will post it on my SCS gallery if you want to take a look there.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hello Sunshine

When I had Ears to You out for yesterday's card, I realized I hadn't used the other single stamp sharing its stamp case, so of course I had to change that.  Take a look:

I like the Hello Hello stamp but I'm not 100% sure about the Floral Framelit behind it...I was trying something different than my usual Labels or Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I needed something behind the cut-out image to help it pop up from the DSP strips.  Yay for using up scraps!  I have quite a few skinny strips of that awesome Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP thanks to a swap card I made.

This good-for-using-scraps sketch is from Sketch Frenzy Friday:

It's funny, when I first saw the sketch I had NO clue what to do with it, but then when I saw the Hello Hello stamp it kind of fell together.  Whatcha think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Hello Hello
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Accessories:  Floral Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Easter Bunny

I was looking through my SU catalog recently and a particular card caught my eye--it's on page 178.  I thought the layout was a great way to use a smaller stamped image, so I had to CASE it, and here's the result:

Yep, I cut the bunny out of the Ears to You stamp.  I'm trying very hard to ignore the part where my greeting is a little crooked...I use the SAMJ *all the time* but for some reason I still have trouble with those itty bitty sentiment stamps being crooked.  But everything else was already stuck down so I'm trying to convince myself that the crooked sentiment adds handmade charm.  Right?!

The pretty springy color combo is courtesy of Create with Connie and Mary:

I like Summer Starfruit okay, but I still miss my Crushed Curry from a couple years ago.  I'm starting to wonder what we'll get in the next batch of In Colors this summer, I'm sure there will be something I'll love!

ETA:  What a coinky-dink, this also works for the just-posted SUO challenge to make a spring/Easter card.  I spy some more Ears to You bunnies on their challenge post too.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Ears to You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Neutrals brads

Monday, March 11, 2013

My Second Swallowtail

Guess what?  This is my 100th post here at Snapdragon Stamps!  Just thought I'd share that :)  I got in my stamp room yesterday and after a LOT of thought (though, oddly, no chocolate), I made this card.  Lookie!

This is for the Still Addinktive challenge, which is sketch and/or color:

I originally thought I'd do a different color combo, but I just really wanted to see what that butterfly would look like embossed with the Pool Party EP on Island Indigo, so I did both halves of the challenge after all.  I am LOVING this giant butterfly.  This card was pretty quick to put together too since I just embossed the butterfly and didn't color it in.

Everything on here is SU only, but the ribbon is retired.  It's from a holiday catalog past...I got it thinking I might use it for my Christmas cards whatever year that was, but the knot is too thick to get by our picky picky postmaster, so I've got a roll that's still almost full.  So I'll take opportunities to use up some retired stuff :)  And this card is going out in the mail TODAY, I'm so proud!  :D

Thanks for stopping by, let's hope this is the beginning of a fabulous week!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Swallowtail, Vintage Verses (SAB)
Ink:  Versamark, Island Indigo
Paper:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, In Color & Regals DSP Stacks (I used up some scraps, yay me!)
Accessories:  retired quilted satin Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Pool Party EP, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Flashback: Strength & Hope

Today's Friday Flashback stamp set is one I adore, Strength & Hope.  There are four stamps in this little set, though of course the butterfly is by far my favorite (though it is TOUGH to cut out those teeny antennae!).  So I've got a little gallery for you today and it's not all cards!

Here's a scrapbook layout from when my parents visited us when we lived in Okinawa.  I think as soon as I finish this post, I'm gonna have to go pull out some photos to scrap...I looked at my scrapbook layout gallery on SCS and I just really want to add to it now!  (Supplies for this particular layout listed here.)

Here are a couple of name frames I made.  That Bella Rose DSP is still some of my very favorite, and I have a *lot* of DSP.  *giggle*

Here's more Bella Rose DSP and a CAS card.  If I ever draw Baroque Motifs as the Friday Flashback stamp set, that post is gonna be a mile long.  I love that giant swirl!

I made this for a friend of mine who was battling cancer when I sent it to her (I think the stamp set sales went to benefit cancer research of some kind).  Sadly, my friend lost her battle at the age of 31, but I still think of her every day and miss her always.

I think this is my favorite card I've made with this stamp set; that stamp I used on the border is part of Strength & Hope and the sentiment is from my fave Fabulous Phrases.  And for once I didn't cut out those stinkin' butterfly antennae!

So here's today's card.  It's a bit muted compared to the previous card, but I kinda like it.  I think Sahara Sand is my favorite pale neutral; I know everyone else is crazy for Crumb Cake but for me, Sahara Sand is where it's at.  The sentiment on here is from the also-retired set Friendship Flowers; I thought it went with the theme of Strength & Hope.  And there's that Cast-a-Spell DSP that I'm using once again for not-Halloween stuff :)

Thanks for joining me for today's Friday Flashback, have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies for last card:
Stamps:  Strength & Hope, Friendship Flowers (both retired)
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Rose Red
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Cast-a-Spell DSP (retired)
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Oh, Baby!

I went out to lunch with some friends today and found out that one of them is pregnant...with TWINS!  So as soon as I got home (after I called the boiler man because my house is freezing and that's an amusing story I will probably share on my other blog) I made her a congrats card.

She won't find out boy/girl for another six weeks at least so I thought this week's Splitcoast color challenge might be good since it's blue *and* pink.  I wanted to put something in on the card base, a background stamp or something, but then I decided to go more CAS and leave it as-is.  I used the soon-to-be old Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch (new SFF sketch tomorrow):

Slightly modified, because how often do I actually get it 100% right.  Anyway, since the new mommy-to-be is one of my few really good friends here in England, I suppose I shall soon be back in production on baby books.  I'd had this goal this year to do 100 pages (so, 50 double-page layouts) for OUR scrapbooks, but so far I've only managed two pages...

And there they are!  It felt so good to be back to scrappin', so I need to figure out how to balance my card-making, scrapbooking, baby book production, reading, and cross stitching time (thank goodness classes are done with).  I can't have any more hobbies, though I would love to learn how to quilt, I don't think I should add anything else in here!  This layout was interesting--there was so MUCH red in the photos that I wanted to do a more neutral background so that red could pop, so I ended up with Night of Navy, River Rock, and Garden Green, because Okinawa is all Garden Green.  Yep, these pages are from 2008...I'm way behind, BUT I shall never be bored!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies for the card, all SU!:
Stamps:  Ciao, Baby! and Button, Button
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Bashful Blue
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple, In Color DSP
Accessories:  Primrose Petals ribbon, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals

Supplies for the scrapbook pages:
Stamps:  Rough Type
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy, River Rock, Garden Green, Holiday Treasures DSP I think?
Accessories:  Sizzix alphabet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Raspberry Flower

Ok, I admit, this week I'm having trouble getting moving in my stamp room.  I made Monday and Tuesday's cards over the weekend and since then, nothing is happening on the card front.  I had intended to make a new card today, but I went to the gym and now I am STARVING so here's another one I made a while back!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm off to make dinner!  At 4:30 in the afternoon, and I'm not even a senior citizen...

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Field Flowers, En Francais, You Are Loved
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Soft Suede, In Color & Neutrals DSP Stacks
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Ears Have It

Easter is early this year, and to be honest I usually don't send out Easter cards but I totally LOVE these bunnies!

This is one of the single stamps available from SU just until the end of March; it's called (appropriately enough) Ears to You.  Love the patterns on the bunnies and I think next time I play with this stamp I'll cut the image apart.  It's fun the way it is, but they're not too hard to cut out anyway and then there's more scope for imagination, as Anne Shirley would say.  I already had to cut out the So Saffron and Lucky Limeade bunnies; I colored in the stamp with markers and those two just looked kinda muddy and didn't match the rest of the card, so I inked them up with the ink pads and then cut them out and adhered them on top of my original image.  Betcha can't really even tell in the photo, huh?

Anywha, the colors are from Color Throwdown:

Love the inspiration picture, so fun and springy.  The sketch is from Fab Friday:

So I didn't do a literal interpretation of the butterfly on the sketch, but I *did* still put a butterfly on my card :)  That background layer is one of the dies from Apothecary Accents cut in half and adhered behind the main image so it sticks out on both sides; the original die isn't that wide but you can fake it pretty easily.  And now the Lucky Limeade polka dot bits form a nice visual triangle, so yay.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  Ears to You
Ink:  So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Paper:  So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles (two days in a row, I'm addicted to this stuff I tell ya)
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents & Labels Framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, rhinestones