Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fresh Cuts & Fabulous Flowers

Hi everyone! Here are a couple cards I made today.

The first one is for today's sketch challenge (#SC179). I've been wanting to try these colors together ever since I saw a card that Silke made with the combo (thanks for the inspiration, Silke!). You can see her card with this color combo HERE.

The scalloped Close to Cocoa circle is up on dimensionals, and then the Barely Banana circle is up on a second layer of dimensionals. The inside includes a white panel of CS with some stamping across the bottom (flowers were stamped in Barely Banana and the stems were stamped in Close to Cocoa).

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Fresh Cuts
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana
Accessories: Brown sparkly brads, circle and scallop circle nestabilities, dimensionals



The next card combines Tuesday's Color Challenge with Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge.

The featured stamper this past Sunday was Maren (mmbc). I can see why she was picked...she has a really great style!! You can view her gallery HERE. This is HER CARD that I chose to CASE.

The rules of the Featured Stamper Challenge are to change some things. I kept the same basic layout, the same flower from the Fabulous Flowers set, and the scalloped edge along the bottom. I just changed the color combo, stamped my ribbon instead of tying a bow, and used Swarovski Crystals instead of brads on the scallops.

The flower was stamped three times in Blue Bayou, and then cut out in three sections. Each of the three sections is up on a separate layer of dimensionals, and the edges of the flowers have some Irridescent Ice embossed on them.

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Papertrey White, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Soft Sky Designer Prints
Ink: Blue Bayou, Black StazOn
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Clear Swarovski Crystals, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals
Technique: Heat Embossing


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

22 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...these are both amazing! I love what you did with the sketch and the new stamp set, and the second is equally fabulous! WOW!

Karen said...

I love both of these cards and the colors you have for the fresh cuts card work so great together. I love the vines underneath too.

dpkennedy said...

These cards are lovely! I really like the first one..those colors are so pretty and it's a great sketch. Beautiful image in the circle! The fab flower is well, fabulous! It's a classic and you did a beautiful job on it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Okay, take everything that Laura said and ditto that for me!! Awesome job girl!!!

JAR said...

Wow! Both are just beauties!!

Joan said...

These are both fantastic. I love the brown card. It's an awesome take on the sketch challenge and I just love the colours. Joan

Kim Gasper said...

Fantastic cards! I think I'm the only demo out there who doesn't own the new Fresh Cuts set yet. I'll be ordering this weekend!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh - absolutely gorgeous!!! Kim stampinscrapnewbie

silke said...

Holy smokes Denise - these two cards are just gorgeous!!!

I'm glad I have inspired you with the first card - I'm so flattered!!!
I love how you worked today's SC with this set!!!

The second one is another *WOW* I love what you have done with the flower and the sketch on this one is awesome!!!

dana wyzard said...

I can tell that you put a lot of thought and precision in the making of your cards, now level with me: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THOSE CARDS? Mine are stacking up, and I love them so much I almost hate to send them, but YOURS are GORGEOUS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise these are gorgeous, love your work girl.

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards Denise, as always!!! I really like that stamp on your Choc. chip card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Both these cards are fantastic! I love Fabulous Flowers but for the life of me can't figure out why I have never ordered it!! Great job with both challenges!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful cards--as usual!! I am still playing with my Fresh Cuts, and had a circle one in mind---yours is just amazing. How sweet your RAKs are too!! Lucky you!
LeAnne

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Denise! Wowzers! GORGEOUS cards...simply amazing girl!
That first one is really making me think twice about not ordering that set yet...love it!
Your second card is so pretty. I love that flower but rarely(only inked once) use it. Beautifully done!

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards Denise!! Love 'em both, but you really did a great job with the Fresh Cuts set ... it didn't really appeal to me until I saw your card. Nice job.

Marisa said...

This sketch challenge was too much for my brain and limited creative abilities so I passes on it. YOU, however, have ACED this one. Your card is simple gorgeous - love everything about it. This stamp set hasn't done much for me but your creation with it has made me think I'd better take a second look.

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations and taking the time to run a blog. Love coming here daily. I've sent you my mailing info - thanks again for the chance to win some blog candy - I still can't believe I won!! :) Have a great day.

Wendy said...

Good Lord, girl...both of these cards are AMAZING!!!! I LOVE the colors on both and your layouts are great! WOW, WOW, WOW! Nice job!

2 days to gooo...

Jen said...

This is so elegent Denise. I love the colour combo, so soft and pretty!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful both of them!

Jennifer :)

lakind said...

I love both your cards, but especially the first one. I saw it on SCS and fell in love...with the colors, the stamps and the layout. I have to case this! Gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!!! Both of these are so amazingly beautiful!! Love 'em!!