Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fall Colors for Spring?

Today's SCS color challenge featured colors that I would normally think of for fall cards, but it was a nice twist to try to make cards for spring with them instead!

The first card was made with the Summer Cool stamp set from Imaginisce. I stamped the flowers on cream cardstock from PTI, then colored them with a variety of colors from Olive to yellow/orange. I wasn't sure how it would look, but I was really happy with the way the colors blended into eachother. The frame around the sentiment is also included in the stamp set, which is currently on sale for $4.25 for 6 stamps!
The second card features an American Art Stamp set called "Friendship" - I love these whimsical stick chicks! I used some scraps from K&Company's Que Sera Sera paper for the background strip and the paper pieced dress and flower pots. I stamped the main image on colored cardstock for a different twist. The gold hinges are from a package of Grungeboard. I bought a package about a year ago and I still have a ton of pieces... this stuff lasts forever!

Which card do you like best?


Dawn Easton said...

I think both are FABULOUS but the first one brings a smile to my face...such a happy card! Love those flowers! Fun!

Janine said...

Hi Michelle... Love these cards... You do these colors SO well!

Norine said...

love them both really like the orange they are such fun & happy cards

inkohoots said...

Both cards are nice but I would have to say that the second one is my favorite. I love all the added embellishments...the chipboard hinges are awesome. For some reason the colors pop out at me more on the second one. Just love it!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous colours!!

Sandy N. said...

Hey, Michelle,
I love the second one. It's just so pretty and delicate. What did you use to make the oval with the cutouts? Was it Nestabilities? I still don't know all the equipment to use, but I really like that look. Thanks for sharing with us!
Love'n stuff,
Sandy :)


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