Anyway, this morning I grabbed one of my new stamp sets, Simply Sketched. It is one of the new hostess sets. I have always loved the 'sketch-type' stamp sets and this one is really lovely. The other day I did this card - you might remember it.
I knew I wanted to do some things with the floral stamp and the leaves so stamped up several using Basic Gray and then colored them in using the markers and blender pens.
The flower looks like the oriental poppies my parents had in a flower bed. They were bright orange but I'm not a lover of orange so I tried a variety of colors. From left to right - Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Crush, Real Red, and Melon Mambo. I used Wild Wasabi for the green on all of them. Some have the leaf image stamped alongside the flower.
So here is what I came up with using ideas I saw on the demonstrators' website and just letting my imagination go as I worked on each card.
Daffodil Delight - I colored this with the markers and added a little Calypso Coral in the center of the flower. The leaves were stamped off along the card front and a piece of retired Wild Wasabi DSP added. Calypso Coral card stock and ribbon and it is done.
Strawberry Slush - this is one of the new IN colors. Very nice! I colored this one using the markers. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. The ribbon is the new ruffled stretch ribbon in Strawberry Slush and I used some Soft Suede card stock embossed with the Herringbone folder in the background.
Real Red - some more retired DSP - sorry, I have so MUCH of that I have vowed to use up at least one package before buying any new. :-) I used Basic Black for matting and the Lovely Little Labels stamp set. A few of the pearls in the corner to make it 'sweet'.
So those are my six - and I love each one :-) Here are a couple more that I did with ideas from some other cards I saw.
I stamped off the image with Basic Gray then cut out an oval using the Ovals Framelits. I cut a smaller oval from a piece of the heavy card stock that comes in the DSP packages (yes I save all of those - never know when you might need one ). I placed the image behind the smaller oval opening to use the smaller oval as a stencil. I held it up to the light so I could be sure I had it centered. I sponged Sahara Sand ink on the image. Removed the stencil and I had a sort of reverse-frame effect.
The larger scalloped oval is cut using the largest oval framelit. I embossed it using the Polka Dot embossing folder and trimmed off one side. The card base is Strawberry Slush and the sentiment is from Petitie Pairs. I'll be trying this reverse frame using my more of the nested framelits.
Had so much fun this morning! Let me know which card is your favorite. I think mine is the Strawberry Slush.