Friday, July 6, 2012

It's Friday and It's Beautiful

Summer - finally!  I know some of you have had lots of sun and heat but here in Washington, we are just now getting our summer.  And I am so glad for sun.  Maybe things in my garden will finally grow and my flowers won't be beaten down to the ground by rains. 

Now on to some cards.
I made two with the same set by Ippity "Now and Always"
The first I used four colors which was a challenge at StampTV (red, lemon, lime, orange).
When I thought about doing some piercing on the corner, it was fun to see that one of my templates was the same stitched swirl as on the flower. 

The second card was based on the sketch at The Craft's Meow

 I outlined all the petals on the red flower and many of the petals on the base CS  with clear Sakura pen.  Give a little sparkle.  Wish it showed up better in the photo.


So the challenges:
Blog Named Hero - stretch your stamps
Crafty Cardmakers - make your own flowers
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - anything
Clear it Out - use yellow
Unity Stamp Co. - summer
Unity - Friday with Flair
DYSU - red

24 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! I so LOVE that flower in that Ippity set!!

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  2. 2 perfect posey cards, Marsha! Beautiful!

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  3. Aw! I like the title of your post. These are beautiful cards! I love the embossing you did.

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  4. Love your cards! The second one is my favorite. Love how you did traced the flowers and then embossed....just beautiful!

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  5. Both of the cards are lovely.

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  6. how beautiful! I so LOVE that flower

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  7. Wow! Love that big flower! So pretty and vibrant!

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  8. Beautiful cards, I really love the layering of colors in the first card's flower!

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  9. Your cards are both lovely. I love how you made two very different cards with the same stamps.

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  10. Beautiful cards! I love the red one :) That set is one that I really want to get.

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  11. Both cards are lovely, but I really like the red one. Now, I have another set to add to the wish list.

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  12. Beautiful cards! Want some of my Midwest heat?

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  13. Very pretty cards! Both so lovely but the red one is stunning!

    We are still waiting for summer on the coast of northern Calif (I'm about 90 minutes from the Oregon border)it's been cold and windy! A few afternoons of sunshine got us excited but today was back to the cloudy, cool and windy!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  15. These are beautiful! I love those Ippity stamps!

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  16. Beautiful flowers, they make into such very pretty cards, love both!

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  17. Simply beautiful, gorgeous card with these elegant blooms!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  18. Both creations are gorgeous Marsha!! So glad you were able to join us at DYSU this week!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  19. LOVING the flowers on your cards!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  20. Very Beautiful cards & I love the sentiment on the top one!
    Thanks so much for participating in our "Yellow Challenge" at Clear It Out!

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  21. Lovely cards and a wonderful way to demonstrate how to stretch your stamps!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  22. Both cards are simply wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!

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