Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pillow Soft Clouds Up In The Air + More!

Pretty pillowed clouds serve as a background for the bird and branch image from the Up In The Air Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

Today’s Cards are CAS (clean and simple) cards which we make at local Jacksonville, FL. Senior Centers and Christ The King Card Makers Group!Cards for senior stampers and ctk group with saleabration stamp

Papers used today:  Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Pear Pizzazz from the 2010-12 Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP).  The stamped sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set found on page 168 of the Idea Book & Catalog, and is available in both Wood Mount (WM) and Clear Mount (CM) formats.Close up of the sponged background and coloring on card one

The pretty pillowed cloud background was sponged.  After punching a scrap of card stock with the scallop circle punch, it was placed atop the whisper white card stock and sponged with bashful blue ink.  Moving the scallop circle around in a random pattern resulted in a soft and pretty cloud background.bunny_Ear_Bow_Artichoke_Seam_Binding_Color

Using an old quilters trick, I chose Always Artichoke Seam Binding for the cute little bunny ear bow which was attached with mini glue dots.  Quilters will often intentionally have a color that is not an exact match… just a little off to add interest and sometimes a pop of color to the quilt top.retired stamp set and 5 petal flower birthday card.

This second card features Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black card stock, the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set, and a retired flower stamp… LOL, not sure how that got pulled into this card, but I think it was because I wanted to use the 5-petal flower punch!

Have you collected all your favorite Sale-A-Bration free stamps yet? There are just a few more days of this phenomenal special opportunity! Contact me to find out more, or shop my convenient online stampin’ up store to have your order delivered to your door!

Later today I’ll be making a special announcement… and just maybe a little extra too!  Check back around 2pm EDT!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing new versions of last weekend’s gift card fancy fold card… and a special Easter Card as well.  I hope you’ll stop back by to say hello!

Hugs,

Sharon

Stamps and Supplies Used in the Cloud Sky Up In The Air Card

Stamps:  Curly Cute WM 117014, CM 120510; Up In The Air Hostess* WM 122475, CM 122477

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Bashful Blue 105120, Early Espresso 119686, 2010-12 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack 117158

Ink:  Early Espresso 119670

Terrific Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch 119854, Stampin’ Sponge wedge 101610

Awesome Accessories:  Always Artichoke Seam Binding (retired), Pure Color Pencils (retired)

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9 comments:

Kelly Wentling said...

Very pretty Sharon! A perfect card for Spring. I like the seam binding ribbon color too.

Ynweber said...

Congratulations on joining the desing team on Splitcoast. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sharon Field said...

Thank you Kelly, love having your here and commenting too ;)

Venicepat said...

These cards are lovely. I'm especially partial to birds so the first one is my favorite, of course!

Lorican said...

I absolutly love the up in air stampset the curly cute stamp set is one of my favorite go to stamp sets. Thanks for all the Ideas on how to use them!
later,
Candy

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

love that first card especially! What a perfect Spring card!

ellouise1969 said...

Love the sponged clouds Sharon. Just beautiful. The more I see of Curly Cute the more I like it. Brilliant card.

Cindy Ware said...

This is one of my fave cards that we made! I love the card with the sponged sky & clouds and is really love that stamp set!!!

Patrice H said...

I like them both. Thanks for the Tip about the off color nice to know!