Saturday, April 11, 2009

A little time to PLAY ...

Here are a couple of cards I made last weekend and am finally getting around to posting them on my blog. Some of you may have already seem them since I did take the time to post them to my gallery over on Splitcoaststampers.

I recently purchased the new "Thoughts & Prayers" set and couldn't wait to get it inky!! What a great set although I must admit, I would have preferred they each had their own wooden block vs the new double sided way SU has come up with. Enough complaining ... it's still a wonderful set and I know I will be drawn to using it often. My base card is Not Quite Navy and the designer paper is a piece of scrap I had in my file (sorry, can't remember the mfg) but thought it would work perfectly with the tree from this set. I matted the dp with Basic Black then ran a strip of olive green grosgrain ribbon around the center. My main image was stamped onto Very Vanilla using Old Olive ink with the sentiment stamped over top with Versafine Black and embossed using detail clear ep. I've used Old Olive cardstock for my matting. A couple Prima flowers and a Making Memories brad and this card is complete.

This next card was very easy to do and I love how it turned out. My friend Anita was gracious enough to give me some of this new SU "Delicate Dots" dp and matching ribbon. (Thanks Nita {hugs}!)
I have stamped this awesome Inkadinkado image onto Very Vanilla cs using Versafine black and embossed with detail clear ep. My image was colored in using SU watercolor pencils and blender pen. I've used Nestabilities Label Two for my panel and Old Olive matting. I decided to use the SU photo corner punch to dress up the corners and a Gelly Roll White Pen for my "Faith" dots. My sentiment is from the SU Thoughts & Prayers set and I have stamped it directly onto the dp using Versafine black ink. A tiny little Prima flower was added to the SU grosgrain ribbon knot to mimic the flowers in my image.
Hope you enjoyed this post and find inspiration from my work. I know I certainly find inspiration from MANY of you!!! Happy Stamping!!


Marcy said...

Such pretty cards, Darlene! Very soothing colors and images for thinking of you cards.

Happy Easter!

Robin said...

Beautiful work! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!


Tammy Hershberger said...

Both cards are awesome! When you get tired of that SU! set I'll borrow it! :)

OMGosh... the word verification is "blest"!!! Not spelled quite right but thats definitely what I am by your friendship... blessed! :)

Zimtschnecke said...

Such three beautiful cards! Fantastic work!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! ;-)

Have a fabulous Easter weekend

hugs Zimtschnecke/Bine

Kay said...

Dar, I love what you did with that tree and the saying on that card! It's a great set and makes a great card!