Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's the Scoop? & The Bird Cage

Hi, all! How has you week been so far? I hope you are having a wonderful week. I spent hours reading "Pride and Prejudice" on Monday. Definitely not very productive card making-wise. LOL! I think I probably do love reading as much as making cards. =)

On to today's cards. I am sharing a couple of cards made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs.

I used the yummy ice cream cone image from the What's the Scoop? set for my first card. This is such a lovely set that comes with a few sentiments and it's on sale now!

Who wouldn't want a towering ice cream cone like this in the summer? Especially with those yummy colors. I could certainly use one now! =)

I used The Bird Cage for my second card. I just adore the hand drawn look of these images!

I stamped the bird cage on rustic cream cardstock with vintage photo distress ink. It's then colored with mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door and tumbled glass distress inks with a water brush. I made sure to not go over the image too many times with the water brush just so that the moisture wouldn't rip the paper. The sentiment is from the Hopscotch Sentiments set.

That's all from me. For more inspirations using Purple Onion Designs stamps, please Purple Onion Designs Blog.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

for the "You're Sweet" card:
cardstock: (kraft, Orange Zest, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Purple Onion Designs
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic markers
twine: Divine Twine
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
die: (scallop border) Papertrey Ink
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 3" x 4 1/4"

for the "thank you" card:
cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Purple Onion Designs
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring medium: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
other: sewing machine, thread, water brush
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Alice.
Oh I do love your ice cream card!!
The colours are so pretty.
And your design is perfect.
Great image on your second card.
Love the simplicity of it.
Love, Mel. xx

Laura O'Donnell said...

that ice cream cone is so summery!

love the watercoloring on the birdcage.

you are awesome!

papertrails leaver said...

These are super sweet cards!

yyam said...

These are adorable! Love the CAS style and all the white space! :)

Jennie said...

Ha! Love these! THat ice cream cone is AWESOME!! Love the beautiful colours too xxx

Karen B. said...

Ooh, I do so enjoy when you make clean and simple cards!

~amy~ said...

soooooo SWEET...I always enjoy your POD cards!!!

Anonymous said...

Fab cards - the mouth-watering ice-cream stack is so fun ;)
I linked you up on my blog by the way... loved your Maggie card. Check out my post here if you fancy:

Brenda said...

I love what you did with these POD stamps Alice! YOur colouring and choice of colours is just too wonderful! Loving this CAS style!

BabyBokChoy said...

Absolutely adorable cards Alice :) I particularly adore the birdcage heart one :)

Amy Johnson said...

What sweet cards. I love the CAS layouts with these whimsical images.

Tinchen said...

Hey Alice,ich versuch es mal mit englisch,nicht böse sein wenn es nicht so klappt. Bin dabei etwas englisch zu lernen. Also hier mein Versuch:

Very nice card. You get the same desire for an ice cream.

lg Tinchen

Mimi said...

so sweet! love the rainbow ice cream, and great colors on the bird cage! both cards are super cute! have a great day Alice! ;)

Rach said...

Fantastic cards as always Alice. gorgeous designs. hugs rachxx

Shirley N said...

Both cards are great Alice, you're such an inspiration!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Love them both Alice! Fabby CAS cards. ~jeni :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE these cards Alice...I could use a yummy ice cream cone like that right now!! but my diet does not allow for that... :( Hope you have a great day friend!! xoxoxo!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh How much I love these cards Alice!
Thank You!!

LORi said...

Hi Alice!! Your cards are awesome!! Hugs -LORi

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Alice but my fave has to be the yummy Ice Cream one.

Virginia L. said...

You can do it ALL, Alice!! LOVE the colors and white space---totally cool and cute!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Alice your ice cream card would really hit the spot right about now - very hot and humid. Please do not make me pick favorites as both of your cards are precious!


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