Monday, June 25, 2012

June Papertrey Blog Hope -- Card #2

I decided that I should make another card since I had everything out.  So here's my card #2:
Here I used the same colors as my first card (Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, and New Leaf).  I stamped and punched the smaller flower outline 3 times and then colored with my Copics.  I originally planned to do the strip of 3 squares and the sentiment.  But I had that butterfly sitting on my desk that I had cut and stamped when I was contemplating my first card, AND  I felt that my card needed something else -- so I added the butterfly and some of the little faceted stickers that have a gemstone look to add a little more interest to the card.  I think it worked!  I think I like this one more than the first. 

Thanks so much for looking!

June Papertrey Blog Hop

This month's inspiration photo included the colors Harvest Gold, New Leaf, and Aqua Mist.  I further challenged myself to use my new dies for the beautiful Pretty Peonies set and to do something else I hardly ever do -- use only one stamp set for my card(s).   Here is my first card:
For this one, I stamped the outlined peony in New Leaf ink onto Aqua Mist card stock to create the background.  I die cut the flower and the frame and stamped the frame with New Leaf ink and added the sentiment in Basic Gray (SU).  I colored the die cut peony with Copics.  I punched a little strip of Harvest Gold (SU scallop punch) to peek out from the bottom and also cut a strip to break up the background a bit.  I added a few peeks of yellow to the centers of the flowers in the stamped background as well as 3 rhinestones colored to match with my Copics.

Thanks for looking!