February 11, 2008

Rubber Soul Flowers/Papertrey Sentiments

Happy Monday everyone, new look to the blog AGAIN! I am SO ready for Spring that I can hardly wait. I want to clean out my flower beds to ready them for new plants. I want the sun to shine every day. I want this snow to melt. I want to be able to wear crop pants again and go barefoot in my house. But until Spring arrives I'll have to be patient. So I'll just stamp springy cards. Today's creations use some of my favorite papers from Cosmo Cricket. I paired the papers with SU! River Rock card bases and a Cotton Candy pink cardstock strip from Memory Box at the bottom of the cards. Images stamped on Papertrey White cardstock with Palette Black Noir ink. The flower images I used are from one of my favorite Rubber Soul sets called Everyday Whimsy. I colored them in with Copic markers and then used a negative oval shape from a Spellbinder's oval die template to do some airbrushing. I love the way that an airbrushed shape really ties the entire stamped *scene* together.
These four cards came together really quickly this morning becaused I used a tried and true card layout from my idea sketch book. I used 4" x 4" pieces of patterned paper and 1-1/4" x 4" pieces of the pink cardstock for the strip at the bottom. This fills your entire card front, leaving a 1/8" border of the base card showing. Love this layout!! The two pieces of cardstock on the front are *seamed* together with pretty ribbon. I wanted subtle ground line so that the flowers wouldn't be floating in space so I opted for two embossed lines which I created with a bone folder and my paper trimmer. What an easy way to create some texture as well. To finish off my cards, I used various Papertrey sentiments. I am constantly reaching for Nichole's sentiments because the fonts are just timeless, match with everything and they're clear stamps so I can place them right where I want. Nothing worse than making a great card then to stamp your sentiment crooked because you couldn't see what you were stamping!
These cards will go directly into my card stash basket if I don't use them up first! Seems like I need a LOT of get well cards this time of year, how 'bout you?

24 comments:

Dottie K said...

As usual these are just stunning. Love the colors. I'm always so excited to see what you've post something new. TFS :)

Kristy said...

These are sooo cute!! Which Cosmo Cricket paper is it?

Have you received your Cosmo Cricket TSV from QVC yet? I ordered one, too, and have yet to receive it. Hope it comes soon.

leenda said...

Wonderful cards Mish! I must say I really, really, really love your new blog look. That old brown had to go! This look is very refreshing!

Jenn D said...

These are so pretty. I know what you mean about longing for spring.

Juanita B said...

Beautiful, beautiful, and BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS.

Belas Creating Place said...

these are so pretty. I have been ill for over a week and just seeing these made me smile. Great cards once again,
Bela

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love the clean blog look!
Sweet cards... I'm with you on the wish for Spring...
so much snow where I am!

loves2stamp said...

The cards are very pretty and springy!!! You can come to Atlanta and get a taste of spring...our temps have been hi50s-low60s!

AngFab said...

Mishie Sue I just love your new blog banner! I am ready for spring too! Your spring cards are JUST the right pick-me-up for this super cold MN day!

Janine said...

Hi there... My name is Janine and I have been blogging since September of 08... I have been crafting for a long while.. I have met so many wonderful people in the stamping field and you happen to be high on my list. I admire your work. You are extremely talented.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,
What a soft feminine touch to these cards and they certainly remind me of spring. Love the new blog banner. TFS.
Sheila

theysaywordscanbleed said...

those cards are so cute.

Anonymous said...

Love the new banner and blog look. I watch your blog almost every day. Thanks for the inspiration. Stay warm :) Elizabeth S. in mid-Michigan

jeannen2 said...

The cards are beautiful! I want warm weather too! It's 13 here right now -- yes, I know that's warm compared to some places, but I'm more the 40's in winter type of gal (doesn't happen too often in Boston!). TFS! Jeanne

liannallama said...

What lovely cards! I love your airbrushing!

Marlou said...

beautiful cards!!! :)

Marlou said...

beautiful cards!!! :)

Pootle said...

these are so pretty!

Chantelle said...

This set of cards is just gorgeous. Love the colours and patterned paper. And I love your finishing touches: embossed lines and the oval shaped background. Very effective.

Tip Junkie said...

You've won an award over on my site. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ghazal said...

Love your new look, it's so springy!

Robyn said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing! I too can't wait to wear crop pants again!
:)Hugs,
Robyn

craftyb said...

Hi M, these cards are really lovely! They are so pretty and elegant without being too fussy! Thanks for sharing! bx

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, these are adorable! Love your banner too!

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