Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NO RED Today!!!!

I HAD to post another color on here besides RED! I have gone a bit crazy with that color lately...sorry!

I love this first card purely because I do NOT do large flowers well and I actually LIKE this card. All stamps on this card are from Stamper's Dream. This was so easy to make....I colored the main image with prismacolor pencils. I added some Sakura stardust to the sentiment and the flower and finished the flower with some stickles (from Stamper's Dream) when the card was completely assembled (or else you will smudge the stickles).

I used my Basic Grey Lily Kate designer paper. I bought this paper a long time ago and had forgotten about it until my friend Michelle used it on one of her cards....so I dusted it off and used it for this. The tag is a die cut that comes with the paper....fun and easy!

Materials used: Flower (Hero Arts), sentiment (Penny Black) (from Stamper's Dream); cardstock-olive, white, Basic grey Lily Kate paper; ink-brilliance black, olive (SU!); shimmer ribbon (May Arts); cuttlebug and crosshatch die; prismacolor pencils; gamsol; stickles (frosted lace); Sakura stardust pen; paper piercing tool; white signo gel pen (SU!).

The next card is a baby announcement. It was designed so that the image overlaps the pocket....and the insert pulls out. Details about the baby can be printed on the insert.

Stamps are from Gina K Designs "How Sweet it is" set. I LOVE this set, not only because $7.00 of every stamp set will be divided equally between the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, but also because all the images in it are Too Sweet!!

I love this little stork image. I colored the stork with Copic markers....took about 3 seconds because the stork is mostly white! Gotta love that.

REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION

Here is a view of the insert when it is out of the pocket. I added a little ribbon for the pull and a button accent.


Materials used: How Sweet It Is (Gina K Designs); cardstock-white, American Crafts designer paper; ink-black; Copics; Cuttlebug and Nestabilities; button (SU!); mini pop dots (SU!); ribbon (SU!).
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26 comments:

Melanie said...

this is sooooooooooo gorgeous! when you cna't use red, use PINK (I alwasy say!) ;)

Jackie said...

Those are gorgeous! The baby announcement is adorable and I am certainly thinking SPRING - I am over the cold weather!

Rae said...

Awesome cards girl! Love the BG LilyKate papers with that flower, and the baby announcement is ADORABLE!! Gorgeous work, as always!!

Monica said...

What an AWESOME baby announcement! That makes me want to have another baby, just so I could send out something so cute! ;)

I don't really want to have another baby, so you mustn't do anything cute like this again.

Carol said...

these cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the faux stitching on the first card and I'm still trying to figure out how you did that green lacy border. I'll go back and read again and see what I missed. The pink baby card is darling and precious too. Love those shades of pink :) Beautiful work!! TFS

Dottie K said...

I'm ready for spring. Love the baby card. Just found your blog and really enjoy it. :)

Angie said...

The baby announcement looks so good, it's yummy! I struggled deciding how to make my daughter's announcement, now i wish I had seen these first!

Libby said...

Super cute! I haven't figured out my baby announcements yet... hmmm... may need to borrow this idea... :-)

Sara (deipara) said...

Carolyn,

Both of these cards are gorgeous! I love what you did with the LilyKate paper - I have trouble using the big asymmetrical patterns.

Heidi said...

The flower card is really pretty but the baby announcement is ADORABLE!!!

Michelle said...

Girl, you TOTALLY worked your magic on that Flourish Lily with the Lily Kate paper! I'm like Carol, how DID you do the lattice work on that card? Awesome!

The baby card is adorable, and I am so lovin' that pocket!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the flower card!! It's a pretty stamp.

Your baby announcement card is GREAT! Love that stork!

Jennie Skaggs said...

WOW...these cards are gorgeous. I love the stork...it is adorable. Jennie

Jennifer Buck said...

So cute! I love them both! TFS and have a wonderful day! :)

Erika H. said...

Oh, both cards are gorgeous! I love the large flower and the stork. I receieved my stamps the other day and used one of them in the color challenge yesterday. Thanks SO much!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Your lily card is so Exquisite!! Love the colors and how you colored them. I am soooo ready for spring. These last few cold, breezy days of kicking up dust, is wreaking havoc on my allergies. Love the little stork card too!!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Carolyn; these cards are bellisima! The baby announcement is so cute. I saw Gina's tutorial with Prisma Colors using this set. I love it.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Katie said...

Those are both great cards! I love all the layers on the flower card. Katie

Basement Stamper said...

These cards are both gorgeous, thanks for sharing them with us!

Whimsey said...

Love the baby announcement; it's stunning and yummylicious (my own word) - LOL.

How long would it take to do a bunch of those - like 20 or 30, any idea?

dpkennedy said...

Your flower positively glows! And that stork announcement card is so cute! Love them!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Hi, I love the baby announcement! Love the colors and image and everything about it!

rainy said...

Your DH's red shirt must have inspired you! lol

Love your cards, Carolyn. The yellows and grays are just such a striking color combination.

emilymomto3boys said...

oh my, that flower card is gorgeous!!

hemidemisemiquaver said...

SHUT. UP. This is such a pretty card! AW!!! AW!!! Love it girl!

Sherrie said...

oh I love your think spring card Cammie....it's gorgeous!