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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunshine, Rainbows & Kites

It's a hot sunny day here in Northwestern Ontario. We've had a lot of these days this month - we're not really used to high humidity - makes my hair very curly and kinky!! Oh well, I shouldn't complain, as the cold winds of fall and winter will soon be with us!!
Today I have two cards to share:

The first one has a cute little image from Clear Dollar Stamps - a little sun, a little cloud and a rainbow!!. This is the first time that I have tried a colour blocking technique and I really like how it looks. I'll have to try it again!!

The double sided paper from We R Memory Keepers has a whole series of matching designs. All the colours were on the same page in a colour block design with a distressed look which gave me the idea for this layout. I started with a green base, white card stock and  four squares in blue, yellow, red and green. The image was stamped, coloured and then cut out. I mounted it on top of another square of blue paper, mounted on white cardstock. The bottom rectangle is stamped with a sentiment from PTI's Up, Up & Away Sentiments. Three brads match the colours of the paper. 

I used more of the yellow paper on the inside and added a few strips of coloured paper for a 'rainbow' look.

Stamps:  Clear Dollar Stamps; PTI Up, Up & Away Sentiments.
Paper: We R Memory Keepers; Brazzill card stock
Other Supplies: water colour pencils; brads; pop dots.

My second card is one that I made for my son's friend who just finished her residency at our local hospital. I used the kites from Up, Up & Away and the  "high five" sentiment was just right. 

The patterned papers are from the same line as the first card, but this time I used the colourful flowers as the background. All of the kites were stamped onto a white card stock and then stamped again on the coloured papers, cut out and mounted on top to give it a dimensional feel.

I 'sponged' the sky with CTMH Crystal Blue ink and then added a square scalloped mat. The ribbon, button and embroidery floss draws your attention to the paper flower and the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I like the fact that I was able to get two totally different cards from the same paper, and still have some left over for another day!!

Stamps: PTI Up, Up & Away  and  Sentiments.
Paper: We R Memory Keepers; Brazzill card stock         Ink: CTMH
Other Supplies: nestabilities; dimensionals; ribbon; button; embroidery floss;  Stampin'Up Boho Blossom punch; corner rounder punch; markers.


Amy Beth said...

This high five card is priceless! I love punny cards!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Both of these cards are great! So fun and bright and cheery! Love them! :)

Jen Carter said...

I love both of these! The colors are so vibrant and fun!

Jill said...

Karen, these are both very, very cute and that second one--it's so perfect for a congrats card! Great job!