Here is a great gift idea for Mom on her special day. I used the pre cut wild wasabi card stock and created a pocket to hold the seed packet. Using water color pencils gave the stamped image a soft look.
This long card 4 x 8 was my attempt at the limited supply challenge this week. A long card no designer paper, we could use ribbon. I water colored the butter fly with stampin up ink and my aquapainter.
I used three of my favorite things on this card today. Brads, dry emboss with cuttlebug, and heat embossing the swirl and butterfly with white embossing powder. I found this soft brown back ground paper in my stash which I am trying to use up. I like the softness of this card.
I have been stamping cards to go to Iraq lately and I used my scraps on my table today to stamp up some quick mini thank yous. I like having these cute 3 x 3 size cards ready for grab and go thank you notes.
Jen's sketch challenge was a quick one for me today. I needed a card for a dear co worker that just lost her father my heart goes out to her. I used the touch of nature stampin up set and stamped the three panels with the fern leaf and blue bayou ink. I versamark and then blue ink before embossing the butterfly with clear EP.
This second set of thinking of you cards has a retro feel to them. I found the background paper in my stash I used the printed rectangle for the sentiment and circle punches for a quick layout without being bulky.
I saw a card using the same color card stock layers and like the way the card had a soft feel about it. I tried that on this card today. I also used my cuttlebug to only emboss part of the white square for the center of this card.
I made a quick thank you card with the tiny bird from Spring Solitude a hostess set from Stampin Up. The branch with tiny bird were stamped onto glossy card stock and punch with Stampin up's Scallop punch.
The Stampin up Rub Ons are great. I used them today on this "Thinking of You" card. Along with a great color combo I read about on another blog (I can not remember now whose) of chocolate chip, barely banana, close to coco. I love the classic look.
This card is a combo for three different challenges on splitcoaststamper's. First a technique called "paper toll" The flower was stamped three times. I cut out one flower and attached with pop up dots and then I cut out four petals and pop them up for a third layer. The second challenge was a color challenge. Coral, moss, apricot, and carmel. Third was for the sketch challenge with is a simple layout. I used the stamp set "Touch of Nature" from Stampin up.
I needed a thank you card for a co-worker because he was leaving and this Oak Tree stamp from stampin up was perfect. I ruffed up the edges some and used markers to add extra color on the tree before stamping.