Monday, April 4, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  Once again I have two cards to share with you. One card is clean and simple and the other is a card based on a sketch from Card Patterns.   On my first project I originally made this vellum flower to use on another card.  However, once the card was completed, it just didn't look quite right.  When I saw this weeks sketch from Card Patterns, I thought the flower would work much better with this sketch.  So I took my first card apart and this is the card I created. 

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 I think this card turned out much better than my first one!  To make the flower, I used the Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz.  I  cut  out  each layer of the flower three times from vellum.  I then stamped each cut with white Palette ink using the Thoughts From the Past background stamp by Ippity.  I love how just a little bit of text appears on each layer.  I then layered all the parts of the flower and attached them with a brad.  Each layer  was folded upward  to give the flower some dimension.   The leaves were also stamped on vellum using the leaf stamp from Now and Always.  The sentiment came from another Ippity stamp set, Totally Happy. I used Making Memories paper, a Martha Stewart border punch and a few plum colored rhinestones to finish the card.

My next card is really simple.  I think the eye chart stamp from  Party Hat Wishes is brilliant, but I'm never quite sure how to use it.  Most of the time I get overly creative with it and sometimes it just doesn't work.  So I decided to make a really simple card with this stamp and here is the end result.





This stamp is so unique I think  it can really stand on its own.  I used Memory Box card stock  for the card base, stamped the image with Burnt Umber Palette ink, then matted it with chocolate paper and added this chocolate and white ribbon. 

That's all for today.  Next up on the list is Sara.   Thanks so much for stopping have a wonderful day!

Susan

12 comments:

lynn said...

i just LOVE your vellum flower, susan-sweet card! and the eye chart looks wonderful with the big ribbon!

NoraAnne said...

WOW! That vellum flower is GORGEOUS! I just came across some vellum while cleaning out my room the other day, this is a MUST try! I just love it :) Thanks for sharing!
and the CAS design on your 2nd card is awesome!

shuggy said...

wow! that flower is cool!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love both of these cards! That last one is so CAS and beautiful! And that first one--oh my! That flower is GORGEOUS! FAB JOB!

Chris said...

ok, that flower totally rocks! i have got to try that one. tfs!!

Rona said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous - love the vellum flower!! You are making me want to pull out my old vellum again!!

Lynn said...

that flower is gorgeous, thanks for sharing how you made it! and reminding me about that stamp, I think mine must have gotten tucked away somewhere and I will have to find it and put it to use. Love all your cards!

Kristii said...

What a gorgeous flower!!! Totally catches your eye!! Beautiful work!

Lisa H. said...

wow! the flower on that first one is amazing. love it and the CAS look of the second card is great, too.

whoistracy said...

Wonderful cards! Love that big, bold flower on the first and the simplicity of the second. So glad that you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

Karen said...

Goodness what a gorgeous vellum flower, and the bit of texture the ippity stamp gives is awesome! Your card turned out so gorgeous! Love the 2nd CAS card too ...so fabulous with the yellow background

~amy~ said...

fabulous cards...love the bloom!!! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!