Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Find Joy.....Five Times!

I had so much inspiration for this set of cards.....these are for a card swap over at The Sketchbook. The challenge was to use BLING - how could I resist?! Luckily All That Glitters is the Fan Club theme at SCS this month too. The colour scheme(s) come from Charmaine's Diva Challenge in the Verve forum - to use Black, White and a "splash" of one other colour! I did five different colours for the swap. I wanted to do a simple card with the focus on the sentiment. For my bling I've used Kaiser Rhinestones as well as some watercolour shimmer paints on the flowers. This might be hard to see in some of the photos.
I used my Square Nestabilities to cut out everything except the card base, which measures 4"x4" I also embossed the layers.
The colours are Certainly Celery, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace and Pretty in Pink. I used my Polka Dot background for the dots.
As for finding joy in the little I'm happy that I've finished my cards and my stamp room is STILL lovely and tidy, I'm grateful the sun is shining and that I'm going out for coffee (and chocolate!) tomorrow, and I'm psyched that there's only two more days before I have Shanan home for the weekend again...I miss him when he's at work! (sappy, huh?)

Hope you have a joyful day!

Stampin Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Background, Polka Dots and Paisley
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Card stock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Kaiser Rhinestones, Watercolour Shimmer Paint (from MFT), Assorted Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
Stamps and some supplies available from Stampin' Up!


Mandyb said...

oh that's not sappy that is C U T E
by the way love the cards... doing the same design in different colours is a good idea....
how do you find it with the postage??? love the square cards but they cost so much more to send

Kelly said...

Do they Mandy? I've always just put the 50c stamp on and sent it! Mind you, at 10 x 10 they still fit in an ordinary envie.

...LOVE those cards Sarah - what a great idea to change just the colour splash - so striking.

Julee from Verve said...

These are Fabulous with a capital F, Sarah! What gorgeous little creations.

Megan said...

These are awesome Sarah. I am just loving those nestibilites! They are on my wishlist to find at SENZ!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

These are so cute! Love the design and the bling on each!! Hugs, michelle

Conni Frankl said...

oh, these are so stinking cute!!! love them