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Sunday, April 11, 2010

one stamp - two different cards

I was sent these images for a swap.
And here's what I came up with.

I used colored pencils on the first image.
I also followed the current challenge at PaperCraftPlanet. Raise the bar challenge wants to see me "Spring for it" with flowers. I have the flowers in the vases and one on the ribbon plus the brad is a flower too. That makes 6 flowers total. I also used a thick chipboard tag from Flower Fairies (freebie set that came with a magazine bought at Barns & Noble). All edges were inked with Rubber Stampeed lilac ink (qualifying it for One Stitch At a Time's distressing challenge and Your Next Stamp's challenge to use purple.
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For my second card I used watercolors. I also tried out my Alcohol Inks. They were a lot of fun to play with (I made several "papers").
I colored the vases with aqua and blue pan watercolors (those are the kind you had as a kid in school). The flowers were colored with watercolor markers (various brands). I chose to use Lili of the Valley's color scheme of blue and silver (thus the color combo of Stream and Silver inks in the blending handle) and follow a sketch that is coming up on Create A Card. Lots to Do wants to see embossing so I embossed the bottom rectangle using Morroccan Screen, the side block with Checkerboard (both tilted) and the image mat using Oriental Weave (all Cuttlebug folders).


sam21ski said...

Lovely cards Cheri

Thanks for sharing and playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous cards Cheri - love the alcohol inked embossing

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous honey, love the image you have chosen, great take on the colour combo too, thanks for joining us at "Lili of the valley Challenge" big hugs Pops

Dora said...

Love both cards, they are so pretty.. my fave being the second for the embossing and water-colouring Hugs xxx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous cards Cheri and wonderful use of this pretty stamp.
Thank you so much for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Jaqi said...

Great stamp and fab cards

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Both cards are beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!

stitchy said...

Cheri, love that stamp and what you've done to it, both cards are gorgeous, what a lovely Mum's Day card...thank you so much for sharing them with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

Sarah said...

Love your colours that you have used lovely image great card, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

paulssandy said...

Both cards a so nice, but the second card really stands out.

Cheryl said...

oh such a gorjus card,love the colurs and image too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

sam said...

Both cards are great but you've made me want to go through my peel offs now as I have some that are nearly exactly the same as your image. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and I hope we'll see you again on Sunday to check out the winners and the next weeks challenge.
Take care
Sam x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Love the cards Cheri..Best of luck this week at OSAAT Donna x

thread-bare said...

2 brilliant cards. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSAAT x Clare (DT) x

Lisa T said...

I love that image! great cards!