Saturday, August 16, 2008

Feelin' a Little Punchy . . .

. . . er, not really. Actually, I had to look the word up. While I was pretty sure I knew what it meant, just in case I was wrong, I didn't want to sound too dumb for the sake of a catchy title. The word "punchy" actually has three meanings, two of them new to me. The first is being or appearing vigorously effective or forceful. The second meaning is what I had in mind: groggy or dazed from or as if from a punch or series of punches. The third is a short, fat fellow or anything short and thick. Just for the record, I am none of the above.

This first card is my take on Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #29. Unfortunately, I'm not all that thrilled with it. Perhaps, I would like it better if those flowers were Indian Corn Blue or something . . . Oh, well.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Cranberry, Sunflower, and Outdoor Denim cardstock; Outdoor Denim gingham paper (retired); Outdoor Denim ink pad; Because of You stamp set; White Daisy Bigger Brads; Fiskars Daisy punch; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

I like this second card much better. It's simpler, sweeter - less obnoxious! What the camera might not show is that I used Liquid Glass (I'm starting to warm up to this stuff - a little) on the flower centers.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry cardstock; Autumn Harvest B&T Paper (retired); Clover Meadow and Outdoor Denim ink pads; Clover Meadow marker; June Word Puzzle and Say it in Style stamp sets; Fiskars Daisy punch; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing Folder; 1/4-inch hole punch; Empressor Tool and Mat; Liquid Glass.

That's it for now. After a break from the domestic grind, I'm back at it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. I'll catch you later!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Well, I like the color combo and what you did. They are bright sunshiny flowers to me, on what's been a mostly gray day in my neck of the woods. Ü Definitely not obnoxious.

And the second card is terrfic, too. I'm enjoying it! LOL