I was on a roll after Saturday's Inspiration Challenge using the Charleston Gardens website. I made a second card using this wall grille as my inspiration:
I have an ornamental stamp that looks very similar. I used it to make a quick masculine birthday card:
The stamp is from Stampa Rosa. I stamped it in Marvy dark brown three times on light tan patterned paper (it has a very subtle stripe on it) and punched them out with a square punch. Then I turned them on end and glued them on a piece of patterned paper (unknown origin, possibly from a DCWV autumn stack) and added the fancy brads in the centers. The fabric-look paper and card were edged with the same dark brown ink. I finished the card off with the sentiment (A Muse) in the lower left.
Yesterday the Clean And Simple challenge was simply to use hearts on a card, in honor of Valentine's Day. I offered the cards I posted earlier this week, plus this one that I haven't shown here yet:
I was on a black/white/red roll, obviously! The black card has a strip of white card stock, topped with three red squares (that punch again) which are heavily inked on the edges grunge-style. I split the "Me & You" sentiment between the first and third square, and used the middle square as a backing for two hearts cut out of some DCWV patterned paper. A red Prima flower and a black brad topped off the hearts. I finished the card with a white grosgrain ribbon and some shiny red eyelets down in the corner.
Finally, I have a sympathy card I made for a co-worker who recently lost his father:
The tulip stamp is from Anita's. I had been wanting to play with my Prismacolor pencils for a while, so I stamped it in Stazon black ink on watercolor paper, and experimented with using several shades and then using a blender pen to pull them together and make it look more like watercolor painting. I am pleased with the overall effect, especially on the flower. It really looks like some of the variegated tulips you see in the spring! I would probably go darker with the leaves if I did this over again, but overall I like it.
I tore the edges of the watercolor piece and layered it on a muted green piece of card stock. I layered that onto a light green striped piece of patterned paper (unknown origin) and added a strip of some Basic Grey paper for contrast (yes, it's the same as the turtle's shell in the previous entry!). I used medium brown ink to stain the edges of the card and papers, and tied a copper colored ribbon around the focal piece. Once again I went to my A Muse sentiment stamps for the "Thinking of You" text.
Thanks for looking!