Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Last Sympathy Card for Awhile (I hope!)

Here's the last sympathy card in a set of ten which was requested by my dear friend Cathy. I broke into some new toys to create this card, and it came together rather quickly.

Stamp Sets: Watercolor Trio, Close as a Memory
Colors: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Punches: Designer Label, 1 1/4" Circle
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings embosslit, Square Lattice embossing folder
And: Sponge

Friday, May 7, 2010

Three More Sympathy Cards

I made three more sympathy cards for my friend this week, and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with this batch.

DCBD #175
For one of my cards I used the sketch challenge over at Diva Coffee Break Designs. (Click if you'd like to see the sketch.)

Stamp set: Close as a Memory
Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: Lovely Flowers (current Level 3 hostess bundle)
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings embosslit, Nestibilities
And: Old Olive and So Saffron grosgrain ribbon


Two-Step Bird Punch
I usually stick to Stampin' Up! products, but I couldn't resist experimenting with my Nestibilities dies in two of today's projects. The real highlight of this card, though, is the bird on a branch made with SU!'s Two-Step Bird Punch which I absolutely LOVE!

Stamp sets: Warmest Regards, Close as a Memory, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Colors: So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Big Shot: Nestibilities
Punches: Two-Step Bird, Flower Trio, hand-held 1/8" circle punch
And: Old Olive Taffeta ribbon (I think)


What's a CASE? Well, it stands for "Copy and Selectively Edit" -- which is exactly what I did for this card. Some time ago I saved to my computer a card that I really like in hopes this day would come. Unfortunately, I am unable to read the watermark on the original picture, so all I can do is credit "Laura" with the basic design and color combination. I did use a different stamp set for the main image, though.

Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Brighter Tomorrow
Colors: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Big Shot: SU! Perfect Details embossing plate, SU! Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions embossing folder
Punch: Eyelet border
And: Polka-dotted Grosgrain ribbon (reverse side), Antique Gold brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Not bad for a day's work, is it? :)