Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Heartfelt Trio

I never use this set. I bought it because 11Valerie11 over at SCS made me fall in love with it, but for some reason I never grab it. I wanted to do some cards with flowers for the Demonstratable Cards Challenge and my new secret sister mentioned that this is her favorite set so it seemed like a perfect time to pull it out.

For each card I stamped the same focal image of the trio of flowers in Groovy Guava and used a Mellow Moss marker for the stem. Then I did the the detail lines in Ruby Red. I did not want the stem detail line, so I used a Ruby Red marker to ink up only the blossom. I distressed all the edges in all of the cards as well.

On this first card I used a mat pack to pierce some holes in the top corners of the Guava card stock and then sponged the edges with Guava ink. I also sponged the edges of the focal image with Moss ink. The using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the word Happiness from the Warm Words set in Ruby Red ink. I was thinking later that it would be cool to emboss all the Ruby Red accents, but wanted to keep this one simple for an upcoming workshop.

For the second card I added a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the blossoms using my two way glue. I also added some Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon. I used my word window punch to make the "special friend" tag. I attached it to the ribbon using some gold wire.

For the final card I put glitter on the blossoms as well. I used the mat pack again to pierce the corners. It is hard to see in the photo but I used Versamark ink and stamped the detail lines for this flower on the bottom half of the Guava card stock.I also used some Moss grosgrain. I had planned on just one strip but it looked unbalanced so I added another one. I was not going to put a sentiment on this one, but when I was done it looked naked. So I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the "from the heart" sentiment from the Holidays & Wishes set.

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Holidays & Wishes, Warm Words, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Inks: Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss, Versamark, Ruby Red
Card Stock: Groovy Guava, Naturals, White, Ruby Red and Mellow Moss
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Word Window Punch, Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, gold wire, mat pack


Natasha said...

These are all so beautiful! LOVE these colours and each layout is fabulous! Thanks for sharing these!

Flossie's Follies said...

Well you certainly have nailed it with this set, these cards are lovely, the colors and layouts are great.

stampinsilvia said...

WOW, what great cards! I lvoe the trio!!! Also, just wanted to let you know that I did get my blog candy...thank you soooo very much, it was delicious, I can't wait to use some of that yummy ribbon and the stamps too! And thanks also for the well wishes, today seems to be going a little better, so hopefully another early bedtime will make me all better!

SeattleStamper said...

Your color choice is stunning, I love all the cards. What a great blog full of beautiful creations.