Friday, November 11, 2016

Flowers and a Tree


Hello hello!  I've made cards for quite a few challenges lately but then never got around to posting them so I am determined to stop that trend right now.  First up is a card for the current RetroSketches challenge.  I didn't stray far from the design at all and, as always, I was proud of myself for using so much patterned paper.  The flowers are Paper Smooches and the sentiment is Altenew.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Chocolate Chip) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Reunion 6x6) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Birthday Greetings) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Flowers & leaves) Paper Smooches, (Small scalloped border) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Doodlebug



This next card is for the Cupcake Inspirations Trees challenge.  I went really CAS for this sympathy card and used some stamps that haven't seen ink in a long time (and sadly are no longer available).  The tree is from WPlus9 and the sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

That's it for now.  Back tomorrow with a few more cards!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Elegant Eggplant) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Tree from Funky Foliage) WPlus9, (Shadow from Shadows) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Tickle My Fancy) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black Tsukineko, (Forever Green) Hero Arts, (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Wonky Stitched Rectangle) My Favourite Things
Gems:  Recollections

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow! That first card is a bit different from what I think of as your usual style, but it's awesome! YOUr Cat sympathy card is very striking, especially with that rich cardbase colour.

Karen B. said...

Two awesome cards with different styles!

Indy's Designs said...

Like the CAS-ness of you sympathy card. So glad you were inspired by this week's Trees Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Ek Gorman said...

Your use of our ‘tree’ theme is absolutely stunning. Wonderful job this week. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Anita in France said...

Great colour and pattern combining, Jen ... this is so pretty! Your solo tree is lovely against the dark background ... wonderfully CAS and such a perfect image with the sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen Carter said...

Love your CAS tree card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Beautiful! Both of them! Love the layering of that fantastic patterned paper in the first one, and simple adore your solitary tree and brilliant eggplant cardbase for your sympathy card. Lovely all round!