Sunday, April 4, 2010

Two for today!

Had some uninterrupted time in the Craft Cave today and decided to play with some ideas I have picked up from surfing the Blogs!

The first card was inspired by one from a magazine but I know I have seen one of my blog sisters doing this, too.  After stamping the tree and leaves from PTI's Through The Trees stamp set, I punched several small flowers from one of Fiskars new small punches.  After giving each petal a little bend for some 3D, I used small glue dots to stick them to the tree.  I think it makes for such a sweet Spring-y look. I am still in love with Terracotta Tile and love how it looks with Spring Moss and Lemon Tart.  Gotta love the scallop die, too.  I finally received my order for the small scallops and only have the medium left to get.  No, I am not a completest but I really love scallops.

My next card was a direct inspiration from Dawn McVey's Blog. Here
I impressed my cardstock with the Picnic Plaid plate and picked 3 fun Copics to create the stripes by following some of the angled lines.  Easy Peasy! Then using some Razz Fizz and Hibiscus Burst, created some die cut blooms from BBII die and stamped them in Pure Poppy and Fresh Snow.  The small center flower was stamped on white cardstock with the small outline flower in BBII and then punched with the Fiskars punch.  It isn't EXACTLY perfect but oh, so darn close!  Certainly good enough for my work!  I stamped a few on the sentiment and colored in with the 3 Copics and found the organdy ribbon in my stash.  This card is going to a friend that recently had some minor surgery and I will include it with some good smelly hand lotion from The Bathe Shoppe.  She and I both love anything "Good Smelly".


Hope you enjoyed these cards and I am learning to NOT be afraid to copy a technique that I admire.  I always worried that my inferior attempts would insult their genius rather than flatter them that I have tried.  I figure if they really are upset, they can rest happily in knowing that I attempted to honor them, not horrify them. ;-)

15 comments:

megspaulding said...

Adorable! I love the first card, using the flowers int he trees, genious idea! Really nice job as always Pattty!

IamDerby said...

ooooh pretty! Love the colors on the second card, gorgeous! Your flower tree is cute as well.

Mariana said...

Beautiful cards! I love the little flower in the first one and your color combination on the second one, your mojo rocks!

Jennifer Carter said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I really like how you did the flowers on the tree! Perfect for this season too!

Jennifer Carter said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I really like how you did the flowers on the tree! Perfect for this season too!

Janice {Nysse} said...

I really, really love the stripes you created and the ribbon is stunning!!!

resmith said...

Both cards are so beautiful!! I especially love the tree with the flowers.

Deb said...

Love both of these cards! And you totally did Dawn's card justice!! Loving those pink flowers!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Patty, I'll say your mojo has returned, these are both GREAT!! I really love the tree with the pretty little flowers!

Pat said...

Love those diagonal stripes. I think Dawn would be pleased.

Baseret said...

Great cards! Love the colors and stripes in the second one!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty cards! Love them both.

kolling143 said...

Very cute cards....especially the flowers in the tree!!

Janelle said...

I especially love that first card with the flowers on the tree. Brilliant card for spring!

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