Monday, November 8, 2010

Leaves & Flowers

I've unintentionally taken another blog break, but I'm back with a couple of cards today. (I figure I'd better show them both now, as I never know when I'll be back).

The first card uses a beautiful fall set from PaperTrey Ink called Falling leaves. My son told me it's a very simple-looking card, and it is...but I told him to try stamping and trimming out all of those leaves by hand, then tell me how simple it is. Lol. The right edge of my card was die cut with the Perfect Bracket Edge Die-namics die from My Favorite Things, and I sponged in my grassy hill using a punched circle template that I created.

Stamps: Falling Leaves (PaperTrey Ink)
Card Stock: Vintage Cream
Ink: Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, Old Olive, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Perfect Bracket Edge Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (SU), Tombo Mono Multi Glue

My second card was made for a relative of my husband's who recently loss their 16-year-old daughter to a catastrophic asthma attack. So very sad. The main image is from Lovely Labels (Gina K. Designs), and the sentiment is from Notes of Prayer (Verve)

Stamps: Lovely Labels (Gina K. Designs), Notes of Prayer (Verve)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Regal Rose, Copic Markers
Accessories: Label 1 & Label 16 Nestabilites (Spellbinders), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Regal Rose 5/8-inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Thanks for visiting, today! I hope to be back again soon.

Thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the cut out leaves and edge. Very sad about your relative's girl - a child or youth dying is always very difficult.

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful cards, Rose Ann! What a tragedy to lose a child. I'm sure they will appreciate your thoughtfulness and support.

Lauren said...

Yeah for a post!!!! Fabulous cards. I keep taking unintentional breaks too.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that Gina K labels card is gorgeous Rose Ann! WOW such beautiful coloring! Though such a difficult reason to need it.

And I had to laugh that your son thought it looked simple...boy all the education they need on crafting :)

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh that's too funny...simple card! Little did he know. It's great, of course - I love the cut out leaves and your cool, sponged edge! And your 2nd card is so beautifully layered! I love them both, Rose Ann!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are stunning Rose Ann! I love the tree on the first card.

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband's relative. I can't imagine the shock and grief they must be suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Michele said...

Both of these are gorgeous Rose Ann! And how horrible to lose a child like that......my prayers are with the family!

Diane said...

They are both gorgeous Rose Ann!
So sad to hear about your loss!
My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Beate said...

Rose Ann, both cards are beautiful. How horrible to loose his young daughter that way.

Hugs!

Lori said...

Hi Rose Ann! Love the fun edge on the first card, never would have thought to do that. The second card is my favorite, great color combo!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful and sweet cards, and you're right, there is nothing simple about intricate trimming! My eyes usually go crosswards after trimming things like that! I love the edge on your first card! Love all the layers and gorgeous colored flowers on your second one!

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are gorgeous. I love the simplicity and CAS style of the first one. And the colors of the second one are so so vibrant and pretty. I love the embossing too! Beautiful work! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I love it when you stamp, Rose Ann! These are absolutely beautiful. I'm really sorry to hear your second card was made for such a sad purpose. That's truly an unbearable tragedy.

Janine said...

Hi Rose Ann!! I love them both but the second one is beautiful!! I love the colors!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Rose Ann, its nice to be back in blogland :) im trying to get round as many as I can :) missed you all loads!! im loving your creations! always beautiful work, hugzz xx

myhappyplace said...

The tree card may be simple but the cut out leaves really makes it pop!

The sympathy card is lovely! What a sad occasion to need this beautiful card.

Velta said...

Hey girl I have missed you...love what you have created here...the leaves make that card pop wonderfully an I love the second card because, well...I just do...Thank you for sharing...Take care my friend!

Allison said...

Your first card is so subtle and lovely whereas the second so trendy (even for a sympathy card...wow!).

Michele Boyer said...

Your cards are lovely, Rose Ann.

How very sad for your husband's relative. I just can't imagine. Another reminder to be thankful for every day. My heart goes out to them.

Kristine said...

Gorgeous cards Rose Ann! I love the shape on the right side of your first card and the colors on the 2nd are so stunning!! Love those flowers too. =D Happy Thanksgiving this week!

MiMi said...

Wow. I love this card.

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