Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Side by Side, Leaf Prints & lucky dragonfly

Hi all! I have a couple of cards to share with you today.


I made this card for the Kit of the Month Wednesday over at the PWCO Blog.


The adorable image is Side by Side illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller. I just adore this cute image! It's stamped on Copic X-press It cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. The image is then cut using a Petite Ovals Large die and matted with a piece of cardstock cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die before I stitched the layers together.


The patterned paper, colored cardstock, ribbon and brads are from PWCO's April PaperCard Kit. I love the fun paper from the Playground collection by Echo Park in this kit. It's perfect for boy projects, don't you think? =) The sentiment tag is cut using the Tiny Tags die and the sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set Tiny Tags.


I made this card for a blog friend who was going through a hard time a couple of weeks ago. I used the beautiful Leaf Prints from Hero Arts for the focal panel. The leaf was inked with peeled paint, it was then spritzed with some water before I stamped the first impression off on a scratch paper. I then stamped the second impression on the vintage cream paper for a fainter look. I repeated this for the rest of the piece then switched to forest moss for the darker color. The brown cardstock is embossed with the Tim Holtz Damask & Regal Flourishes (it's on sale!) textured fades embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Find Joy set also from Hero Arts.


I made this card for the poppystamps blog. Please hop over to find out more details about it. Thanks!

That's it for now. Have a beautiful day! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
for the "hello, friend" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink, (white) Copic X-Press It, (yellow) Brazzill
stamps: (Side by Side) PaperWorks Co., (Tiny Tags) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Echo Park
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
ribbon, brads: Bo Bunny, Bazzill
twine: May Arts
dies: (Tiny Tags) Papertrey Ink, (oval, scalloped oval) Spellbnders
die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares
Copic use:
monkey: E35, E34, E31, E30, R35, R22, R32
bird: YR07, YR04, YR02, B12, B000
swing set: B12, B000, B0000, Y26, Y21, Y11, Y15, E59, E57, E55
flowers & grass: Y38, Y35, YR24, YR23, YR31, V15, V12, W1, W00, 0, BV02, YG67, YG17, YG13
ground: E39, E35, E33, E31, E30
card size: 5" x 4"


for the "Heartfelt Wishes" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
embossing folder: Sizzix
die: Papertrey Ink
die cut/embossing machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 4"x 5" with image panel sticking out

25 comments:

Tiffany said...

Beautiful touch of color on each card! I love the darling swing set and that is our favorite 'simple' activity during the summer time! Can't wait for it to be much warmer so we can enjoy the outdoors!

Marja Rolfes said...

the first card is so cute!!!
The second and third are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Dorcas said...

I loooooove that monkey stamp!! Adorable!

Britta Swiderski said...

Lovely, Alice! I always enjoy your creations, but the coloring on the first card knocked my socks off. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE.....that first card is sooooooo cute!! Love ya!

justsomestuffimade said...

Adorable cards Alice! I love the colouring of the cute monkey card, and the elegant feel of the 'heartfelt wishes' card blows me away. Such gorgeous layered stamping ;)
Hugs, Ruth S

Danni said...

These are all wonderful but I really just {heart} that first one, so cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

awwww, how CUTE is that first card?!!!! Love the other cards too ;)

BabyBokChoy said...

How cute is that monkeY?? I need it! Such versatility you display in your cardmaking!! awesome work!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these Alice!!! That first card is SO darling! I totally need to get that image!!

Maria Therese said...

Super cute cards!!

Shirley N said...

All so beautiful Alice! LOVE your first card, awesome job on the kit!

Merry said...

How cute is that swing stamp...and love how you have used it. The leaves on the second card are lovely too. They are all wonderful creations.

Karen B. said...

What a way to show your diversity in card making. All these are beauts!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Marlene said...

both your cards are adorable - but that first one is soo soooo sweet!

yyam said...

That first card is perfection Alice! The mix of papers and the coloring is impeccable!

The other two cards are classy and elegant. :)

sunghee said...

lovely cards! Side by said is one of my favorite ram stamp! ooo~ that dragon fly card is so beautiful! Love the background.

Brenda said...

Phenomenal inspiration here Alice! Fab papers and colouring and image on your first card! But I seriously lov ethe design of your last two cards and I may use some of your ideas here for a Mother's Day card! Just lovely!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Each card is gorgeous on it's own unique way. Thanks for the inspirations, Alice!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Alice the styles of each card are beautiful. You are everything from whimsical to elegant!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh Alice, these cards are all so special. Love them all! But I have to say that I love the leaf card the most -- thank you again for sending it, it really touched my heart. Hugs! :)

Beate said...

Wow! All three cards look amazing. I need to practice coloring ground. Yours always looks amazing! I love the coloring of your first card (of course) and the darling image.
The other two cards look amazing as well.
Hugs and smiles

Suzanne C said...

Three gorgeous cards together. Cute, beautiful and elegant!

Joy said...

So few words to describe your talent...it wraps it all up in these 3 stunning cards...LOVE them all!

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