Friday, February 17, 2012

Blossom Party x 2–One Design Two Ways

Welcome back!  Gosh what crazy weather we are having here in north Florida!  First we have pollen, then a terrible freeze, and now it’s warm again.  One hardly knows what to wear! 

Yesterday I played Bunco with friends, and just about everyone was dressed in layers… by the time lunch was over, all the sweaters came off and we all felt over dressed!  So… now the flowers and trees are so confused they are blooming and producing pollen all over again!!

Today I’m sharing one card design done two ways.  The basic bones of the cards are the same… same die cut, same Short and Sweet sentiment, yet two completely different looks!Blossom_Party_Sharon_Field_0212

This was the first card I made… adding a few layers, pink and clear rhinestones and pleated blushing bride ribbon.  It’s kind of bold, mixing both bright and soft colored card stock to achieve a clean and simple die cut inspired card.P1110051 blossoms and rhinestone jewels

The Blossom Party Die Cut flowers were cut from Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Wisteria Wonder and Not Quite Navy card stock.3.pleated_satin_ribbon_P1110057

This pleated satin ribbon is so much fun to work with, isn’t it?  The end was simply snipped with Craft and Ribbon Scissors, fired with a gas match (the things you use to light the bbq), and attached directly to the whisper white card stock with Snail double sided adhesive.4BlossomParty_II_Sharon_FIeld_Pastels

Next, I decided to simplify the card, using the same basic design, using pastel colors… bashful blue, blushing bride, and wisteria wonder on a background of Sahara sand.5.wax_paper_doily_die-cut

Just happened to have a wax paper doily die cut sitting on my stamp room table, leftover from experimenting with the paper doily, and the perfect die cut shim.  The perfect die-cut shim produces a clean doily die cut every time it’s used, what a wonderful tool!

The wax paper was ironed onto card stock in an earlier experiment, so the was was gone… so it was easily attached to the Sahara sand card stock using multipurpose adhesive!6.faux_stitching_P1110041

A little faux stitching was added around the ‘thank you’ sentiment using a mat pack, paper piercing tool, and blushing bride marker.7.wisteria-wonder_Die-Cut-flower_Sharon_Field

Wisteria Wonder is such a COOL In-Color, isn’t it?  I love the softness of this card, kind of a classic Donna Reed look with the pearls, softness, and pastels, LOL!

So… which card do you like better, and why?  I don’t usually do pastel cards, this one is growing on me!8BlossomParty_II_Sharon_FIeld_Pastels - Copy

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Tomorrow I’ll be back with a brand NEW Super Saturday Tutorial!  Hope you’ll stop back by to say hi!   I look forward to reading your comments!



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ColleenB. said...

2 great looking cards. Like the colors and design

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful cards

ellouise1969 said...

2 beautiful botanical cards Sharon. I cannot really comment about Wist Wonder as I do not yet have it in my arsenal...but I have not seen anything bad done with it. Love the layouts of teh cards and you have to love minimal stamping cards!! Well done.