Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Couple of Cards

Three Ferns_August 2010

This card is my adaptation of FTL105 as featured on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog. This card was “all wrong” until I added the narrow strip of Garden Green paper to the right of the scalloped edge. It’s amazing how a skinny strip of color can make such a difference.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Garden Green, and New England Ivy Stamp sets; Garden Green and New England Ivy stamp pads; Hero Arts Three Ferns rubber stamp and Impression Obsession Count Your Blessings stamp set; Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.

Saran Wrap TechniqueThis next card is my take on Unscripted Sketches #70. I used my favorite Saran Wrap technique to add some pattern to the solid Autumn Terracotta cardstock. What’s the Saran Wrap technique? It’s a wadded up piece of plastic wrap basically used as a stamp. The result is a kind of suede-like look. You knew it had to be simple coming from me, right? LOL. The background for my grass was created with round sponges and ink from Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower ink pad. I love the results that look like one of those sunsets take one’s breath away.

Silhouette Grass_August 2010Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, and Cocoa cardstock; Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower, and Cocoa ink pads; Hero Arts Silhouette Grass rubber stamp and Impression Obsession Count Your Blessings stamp set; Basic Craft Buttons; Autumn Terracotta Designer Ribbon Rounds (retired); Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; 3M foam mounting tape.

A Slice of Life: It’s been a quiet, restful day. Nice.

How about you? Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are enjoying yourself. It’s hard to believe there are only a couple of days left in August, isn’t it? Marv will have his last week with Bjorn and Mathias before they go back to school next week. I know he isn’t nearly as excited about it as they are. In fact, I can imagine he’ll be a little lost until he becomes accustomed to not seeing them so much.

I’m off to read for a spell and then perhaps, stamp some more. Enjoy the evening, and as always, thank you for stopping by!

13 comments:

Sparkle said...

What lovely cards!

Sharli said...

Wonderful - it does look like suede. I'm glad you showed the photo, Kathi. I've heard about this technique for years and didn't quite get it. Seeing that crumpled piece of what appeared at first impression to be angel hair ( ! ) then it all sort of clicked for me!

I'm so glad you had a lovely weekend and were able to relax and get some stamping time. It's good for the soul.

Hugs!

Barb said...

Your cards are so pretty! And I, too am glad to see the Saran technique. Belated Happy Birthday, Kathi!

Jeanne said...

Both cards are beautiful, Kathi! You may not think so, but I don't think you ever lose your touch! The second card with the gorgeous colors behind the grass is just stunning!

Hope you enjoy your week!

Alanna said...

Both cards are SO gorgeous. I love your take on the US sketch. Just beautiful, I tell you.

dstandard said...
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dstandard said...

Gorgeous cards and love the lessons in technique! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Linda Beeson said...

Gotta try that Saran Wrap idea, way too cool! LOVE that card, the colors are just wonderful and it fits the Unscripted sketch so nicely. The other card with the green leaves is so pretty too.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I really like your simple leaf with the sentiment over it for the CAS challenge. The coloring on your autumn cards is perfect.

Line of a poem... said...

I like the Saran Wrap tech. Pretty good. Very nice clean card!

SarahKaye said...

The sunset card is just beautiful! the background with the Saran Wrap technique adds just the right amount of texture without being distracting. The sunset and grass is stamped just beautifully! Thanks for playing along with Unscripted this week!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Love the colors and embellishments you used!!! Hugs, Karen

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mE said...

LOOOVE this card! THe colors are so beautiful and rich and I love that texture!

:)

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