I *heart* these cards! They're even more amazing in real life. I take NO credit. Like I said, these are K-Dub's creations. Although I did use the red & white striped ribbon on my teacher thank-you instead of the pink taffeta. I may have to make another one with the pink for my other son's teacher. I know they'll love these. Thanks for the inspiration, K-Dub!!
Once I got my crafty juices flowing, I went back to the Great Swaps Girls featured stamper challenge from last week. Last week's featured stamper was Lisa Henke. I had a hard time choosing just one of her great cards for my inspiration, but I settled on this one.
I tend to be a bit of a mono-chromatic stamper if I don't push myself to do something else. I'm not sure why, and it drives me crazy. This card went down that path, and as usual when I don't push myself to add more colors, it's not my favorite card ever. It will be a cute b-day card for a little girl though. I pressed on and came up with another version I liked a little better. Here's that card.
I did one with the yellow flowers with green brads and one with green flowers with yellow brads. I think I like the one with green flowers better, so that's the one you get a close-up of. I was much happier with this card. I found the darling stripes and flowers patterned paper in my Cutie Pie DSP. It's quite different from most of the other papers in that package, so it was fun to find this little hidden treasure in there. Thanks, Lisa, for the great inspiration!!
A quick question for my blog readers (yes, all 3 of you! *wink*) Do you like to see the "recipes" for the cards I post? You know, the papers, inks, accessories, etc? When I'm blog surfing I don't usually read through that stuff unless there's something that has me stumped, so I've been leaving it off. If you, my adoring public, would like to see that info, I'll include it. Drop me a comment and let me know. Thanks, peeps!