Wednesday 4 June 2014

Hello Simple Stems

Welcome to Winter here in Melbourne - although so far it doesn't quite feel like it yet :-) Still 19 degrees (Celsius) today and I'd love it if it continues like this! Though you can tell by the plants in the garden that they are confused - I have some beautiful (elegant eggplant ) Irises that have just decided to flower thinking it must be Spring already :-)

Today's card is for the sketch at the Paper Craft Crew this week. The Design Team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you so I hope you have time to pop over and see them :-)

I really like that it is so open to interpretation and that meant I had too many ideas really!  And I also wanted to use some of my favourite retiring products.

So I started from the beautiful Watercolor Wonder DSP and also wanted to use the Simple Stems stamp set. I stamped the flower image on a piece of Whisper White card stock for the tag background and then stamped it again three times to layer for the main flower. For the greeting I stamped onto a piece of the DSP using some Black Stazon ink and then cut it out with the Word Bubble framelits and layered it onto a piece of card stock for strength. 

Card stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Watercolor Wonder
Inks: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Black Stazon
Stamps: Simple Stems, Four You
Accessories: Big Shot, Word bubble Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Gold sequins (Non-SU)

Now I did say I had too many ideas….so here is another of them:

With this one I turned the card base 90 degrees and used another two favourite retiring sets….

Card stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Foil Specialty
Inks: Island Indigo, Black Stazon, Smoky Slate
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun, Gorgeous Grunge, Hello Lovely (arrow)
Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle EF, Word Bubble Framelits, Tag Topper punch, Basic Rhinestones, Black Satin Ribbon, Black permanent marker

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have time to check out the fun cards the Design Team at the Paper Craft Crew have to inspire you this week and I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge!

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Lovely cards Jan!!! One feminine, gorgeous I have to admit, & one masculine. Perfect combination - Katerina