Saturday, July 18, 2009

Like Day & Night...

...is what these cards are. I wanted to use my new Grow With Love Simply Single stamp, and I wanted it to be really soft and muted. I ended up using the most recent additions to the Copic marker colors (If you're having a hard time finding them, my friends over at Eclectic Paperie may still have some--well...at least they did last I checked), and a piece of patterned paper from my 6 x 6 Aerial (Memory Box) paper. The gorgeous ribbon is from Sharon's Stamp Simply Store. (After I cut the ends of the ribbon, it realized it resembled a butterfly).

Stamps: Grow With Love (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Card Stock: Aerial (Memory Box), White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers (the new colors)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Paper piercer and Template, Scotch Foam Tape, Silk Ribbon

Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI), Friends 24-7 (SU)
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, 1/2 " Circle Punch, Basic Jumbo Grommet, Rain Dot, 5/8 inch Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain ribbon, Stix2 Ultra Clear Tape, Cutter Kit

This card is made with a tag I removed from a shirt I bought my DH recently. I thought the tag was way too pretty to throw away...so I made it into a card. The birthday sentiment and ribbon/grommet treatment hide the original writing on the tag. I didn't alter the tag in any other way...I just built around it. The sentiment is from Birthday Basics (PTI), and the little fragment of damask I stamped for the Rain Dot is from an image in the Friends 24-7 set (SU).

Thanks so much for visiting today!!

19 comments:

Susan Raihala said...

Both are lovely! Great way to recycle the tag!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, you totally achieved softness in that first card!! Love that beautiful ribbon and the light blue tones!! What a fantastic idea to re-use a tag!...and a beautiful one at that!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Your first card is so soft and lovely - love those new colors and the paper piercing! And I love how you used that tag instead of throwing it away - it turned out really nice!

Dawn Easton said...

You definitely were successful in making that first card, soft and pretty! Love that yummy ribbon!
LOVE the idea of keeping that tag and doing something with it...looks fantastic!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend girl!

ChristineCreations said...

Sometimes it's nice to do something completely opposite. The first one is soft and sweet. And I love how you converted that tag into a card. Really rich looking, and the grommet looks great.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Awesome cards Rose Ann! I love the long cards. I forget to use my corner rounder. Love how you did that on the first card.

Carolyn King said...

love this----they are both so different from eachother but they are both fantastic....hard to do....great job!

Mariana said...

Wow, le tue card sono meravigliose!

Susan (rainy) said...

Both are beautiful cards. Love the recycled tag on the second card. Fabulous design.

broni (waterchild12) said...

These are both beautiful in their own right. I love the soft beauty of the first one, and what a beautiful "butterfly" bow!! That second one is rich and warm and yummy!!

chelemom said...

This is very pretty!!! Love the soft colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love both cards, awesome work.

Donna Baker said...

wow! great cards - I totally love you used the tag from your DH's shirt, way to recycle!! it came out fabulous

Joan B said...

gorgeous work. the top card is rocking and the second card is so creative. love the reused tag! good thinking.

Kendra said...

beautiful job Rose Anne!

Lori said...

Soft whimsy comes to mind for the first card. Way to be green with that tag! I love this!

Krista Driessen said...

Great job again ! I especially love the blue one. Great how you did the ribbon !!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, it does resemble a butterfly! Perfect with your flowers and so cute! I love the card! Also the tag is truly beautiful. No wonder you couldn't throw it away. That must have been some special shirt to sport a tag like this one!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What gorgeous creations! LOVE the soft and beautiful 1st card and your ribbon DOES look like a butterfly! The 2nd tag creation is SO PRETTY -- totally love this type of look!!! Great work!!!