Monday, August 20, 2012

Two cards – two styles.

Happy Monday folks!

Do you feel Autumn sneak up on you? My boy starts school after a looong summer break this week, and it sure made me turn on my Autumn mode. But I’m not really ready so I’m trying to hold on to the warmer brighter season a bit more – for example by making cards no where near a fall feeling…
I have two cards to share today, first up is a crisp CAS card. I’m really happy about this one. :) It’s like a jar filled with love that will be there forever!

Love Always

I made the jar shaped card base  stamping the Jar from the Mini Jar set twice on Pugnacious Signature Paper – Cream and using it as my card base. The sentiment is Love Always which is a perfect one for a preserved love card. :) A ribbon and flower is finishing it off. Very clean. Oh, and check out the colors of the flower and ribbon! I used a white flower and white satin ribbon and colored them in with a copic marker to get the exact same color.

Next card is a try with the Shabby Chic style. A bit vintage, a bit lace and pearls and ribbon...

to grow old friends 4

And a fabulous rose!!! It's from the Rose Garden Set and is absolutely wonderful! I stamped it  on patterned paper and colored it some with aquarelle pencils.

to grow old friends 2

I layered the rose on some Spellbinders die cuts. And the topper is a part of a Labels Sixteen die but to give it some more life, I punched holes along the edge.

The background is patterned paper stamped with Wood Grain background stamp with Weathered Wood distress ink.
The sentiment is from the Friends set and got some glitter pen over it so it shines. As does the rose which is sprayed with glimmer mist. But it's always hard to make the subtle glimmer to show on cards.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Card 1 - Mini Jar, Love Always, Card 2 - Rose Garden, Friends, Wood Grain.
Ink: Versa Fine - Onyx Black, Distress ink - Weathered Wood.
Papers: Card 1 - Pugnacious Signature Paper – Cream, MME Miss Caroline 6x6 paper pad. Card 2 - Pugnacious Signature Paper - White, Bazzill Basics brown cardstock,  MME Follow Your Heart 6x6 paper pad.
Dies: Card 2 - Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Floral Doily Accents, Magnolia leaf die.
Other: Card 1 - White satin ribbon, Petaloo flower, cream pearl from Kaiser Kraft, Copic marker. Card 2 - White satin ribbon, white lace, white pearls from Kaiser Kraft, Glimmer mist, Sakura glitter pen