Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vintage Cherry Blossom...

The Digi Shack is offering a free Cherry Blossom digi stamp for a limited time and was holding a sketch challenge. You had to use the sketch below and the Cherry Blossom image had to be the focal point of your card. Below is the sketch and my card. The nice thing about Digi images is the fact that you can resize them, as you can see, I resized the image and made a border with it for the left side of my card. I am also entering this card in the Cute Card Thursday "Floral Fantasy" challenge. All you had to do this week is use any type of flower on your card. Well, since this card has lots of flowers it definitely fits the bill.

I am thinking of using this for a Mother's Day card this year. As much as I love my CM cutting system, on the thicker SU cardstock, it just doesn't seem to cut through as easily, and the ends end up looking uneven ~ which led to the distressing of the oval ~ which in turn took this card in a totally different direction than I had intended, but I really like how it turned out. I think I am going to have to invest in some oval nesties though for those nice clean cuts.....

Card Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Cherry Blossom digi stamp - The Digi Shack; sentiment ~ All Holidays
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Copics (YG06, YG07, YG09, RV000, RV00, RV02, E57, 0)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette; Gina K Pure Luxury White
Accessories: HodgePodge Hardward; Brad; Flowers (Prima); Cuttlebug Embossing folder; Vintage Lace trim; CM Cutting System

Here is a card I made for my daughter's friends birthday. Ashley told me I had to use Rockstar Anya and the color purple, so this is what I came up with......

Card Recipe~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Rock Star Anya - The Greeting Farm; Riveting
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Perfect Plum; Copics (V93, V95, V99, Y11, Y13, E00, E11, R20)
Paper: Perfect Plum; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP~ DCWV
Accessories: Border Punch (EK Success); Liquid Pearls ~ Lavendar Lace; Stickles ~ yellow; Brads (Making Memories); Flowers (Prima); Scallop and Circle Punches

Katharina is giving away 2 Whiff of Joy Summer Stamp kits. I know I would love to win these, since I don't have any of these stamps yet. Hurry on over to her blog and check it out as you have until May 1st, or on second thought, stay right here so I have a better chance of winning ;)


Carisa said...

OMG Jodi, that sketch for TDS is AWESOME, I love how you created the border with the image -- very creative!!! And I love the shabby chic style of the card!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge!

Scrubbysue said...

WOW! what beautiful cards!! I love them!

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