Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Inspiration Cards

Both of these cards were made for the inspiration challenge at SCS on Saturday. I used this as my inspiration piece.

Check out those dots. My mom gave me a few Sakura glaze pens and I am in love. It's like embossing in a pen. It is hard to tell in the photo, but all those dots are raised and glossy. They dried super fast too.

I made this card first and followed the inspiration more literally. The bird was colored with Koh-i-noor pencils, cut out and embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the branch with Certainly Celery ink and then went back and added some low lights with my Koh-i-noor pencils. The background was sponged with So Saffron, Summer Sun and Apricot Appeal.

This one was a looser interpretation of the inspiration. I just got that Martha Stewart lacy leaf punch and had to try it out. The Primas are new, too, from Limelight Papercrafts. They have a great starter pack that comes with matching flowers, ribbon and designer paper, all made by Prima. It came with a ton of flowers, in a variety of colors.

I just got this quote stamp from Unity. Isn't it awesome. They have a lot of fantastic quotes that you that are sold as singles.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

First card -
stamps - Hey Chick (bird), Gratitude = Joy(branch) both from Unity. The sentiment is from So Grateful by GinaK
paper - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
ink - So Saffron, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Black Stazon

Second card
stamps - Shine (single) from Unity.
paper - Whisper White, Certainly Celery
ink - So Saffron, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Black Stazon


Draygonflies said...

These cards are lovely! Thank you for sharing!!


Shirley said...

They are both just wonderful! The first one is just so beautiful and inspirational and the second one is just stunning!

Catherine said...

love the color choice, beautiful!

fishlips said...

So so pretty, love the dots. but the bird is my most favorite...I hope to own him too... one day..

Sharon said...

Both these cards are gorgesou. Love the colour combination - it is very warm.

Deb said...

These are gorgeous!! Fab colors!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous!!! Wonderfully cheerful and happy cards!!!

Elena said...

you've been inspired beautifully! Love your cards! Your color combination is so warm and gentle!

Joanne B. said...

These are gorgeous! I just SOOOO love your style!