Monday, April 20, 2009

Floral Inspiration

I made this card for the Clean & Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers (CAS11) which was to use kids bedding from JC Penney's as the inspiration for the card. I used the Megan bedding set as my inspiration because I loved the right flowers on this cold, rainy spring day.

The first card was a little more clean and simple with the layout. I stamped the flowers with pigment ink from Colorbox. I love how rich & crisp this ink comes out. Of course it's a bit of a pain because it is so slow to dry, so I make sure I heat set it after every color change so I don't smudge. This layout was a little simple me so I felt the urge to mix it up a bit after I took the above photo.

My updated card shows the main image offset and tilted to add interest. I also added ribbon, tabs with rhinestone brads and a few more stamped flowers.

Which card is your favorite?
Stamps: Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants), sentiment (
Paper: White, Hot Pink (
Ink: Colorbox Pigment (Surf, Razzberry, Mango Tango, Lemongrass)
Accessories: Rhinestones (K&Company), Word Window Punch (SU), Green Ribbon (


Mandi said...

They are both GORGE but I htink I like the first one...dont ask why lol

Stunning colours

mandi xx

Janine said...

Love the second one Michelle!!!

Linda B said...

I loved the first one, but when I saw the 2nd one is screamed "Michelle!" It definitely has your spin on it now:)

Brenda said...

I actually stopped by just browsing thru the blogs and I have to say your work is amazing!!!! What a talent you have!! I used to make cards for about a year before I had my daughter she will be turning 5 in July! Maybe when she heads to kindergarten i'll pick back up! I'm going to follow your blog hope you dont mind!

SueB said...

WOW, talk about nailing the inspiration piece - TFS!

Chrissy's Creations said...

I like the second one best, both are great but the second one just pops and I love anything with ribbon. :-) The colors are so bright and pretty.

Amy Johnson said...

What a great job on the challenge! I love those bold, bright colors against the white. My favorite is the second one. I'm really not into CAS cards.

Jessi said...

I love them both - but after scrolling back & forth a dozen times or so I'll pick #1. I've been drawn to more CAS lately :)

Shirley said...

Who could pick! Not me....they are both so beautiful and cheerful!


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