Happy Thursday, peeps! It's a new Inspired By challenge....one that's sure to make you "happy"!!!
I had just received some goodies in the mail, and I had so much fun with them, and the challenge, that I made two cards! Here we go:
I had been eyeing the diagonal plaid background stamp from Concord and 9th for a while, and I finally broke down and got it! I stamped it in Daffodil Delight and added the stitching in Granny Apple Green to make a background for my sweet little diecut tulip:
The die is also from C&9; it actually cuts the tulip and leaves as well as the stitched octagon and the skinny little frame! I cut a few of them to create this image....I even cut the tulip twice and trimmed it so it would have more of a dimensional look. (A tip: I glued the frame and the center to a scrap piece of cardstock, then trimmed it by hand, so that it would be easier to handle.) The "stem" is from a stitching set by CTMH:
And can you see my little green lady bug? I added her just for fun, LOL! My sentiment comes from a really, really old SU set; I cut it apart and mounted it on some red rubber mount so that I could reposition the words:
In fact, this set is SO OLD that it came mounted on a really thick, hard piece of foam; I remember the first time I bought SU sets, the foam ones were less expensive than wood-mount, so I bought a couple of them....not SU's most shining moment:
They were awkward and cumbersome to use, and you often got that dreaded "halo" around the edge of the image! Thankfully we've come a long way! Still a really cute set and I love it!
SO when I cut out my multiples of the die, I had "leftovers", so I put some together with a few pieces of coordinating DSP to create a little birthday notecard:
I used a sentiment from the SAB Sending You Thoughts, and I embossed the bottom portion with the retired Perfect Polka Dots EF. These colors really do make me happy!!!
I hope that there is something in our inspiration photo that will get your creative juices flowing! Please be sure to stop by the Inspired By blog to check out the DT's creations and share yours as well!
And Dana recently sent me this picture of some florals from her yard:
My maternal grandfather was a wholesale carnation grower, and he, my uncle and my cousins all took part in running his florist business. I joke that that particular gene did not come down to me, but it did pass on to Dana! She's good at arranging! Thanks for visiting today--enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Sending You Thoughts, Diagonal Plaid (Concord and 9th), Hello Spring (ret), Itty Bitties (ret), Stitched Borders (Close to My Heart)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Gingham DSP, Bird Ballad DSP, The Bee's Knees DSP (Honey Bee)|
|Ink||Granny Apple Green|
|Accessories||Dimensionals, Daffodil Delight Ruffled Ribbon|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tulip Label Dies, Perfect Polka Dot EF (ret)|