Hi there! I have two cards today that started with the die cut sentiments. I'd cut the sentiments from smooshed-ink backgrounds just to see how they'd look and, rather than leave them sitting around as spare parts, I set to work on some cards. I call that "cleaning my room". Any excuse to stamp, right?
The smooshed ink on the first is SU Pink Pirouette and Lavender Lace. The flowers are retired SU Stippled Blossoms, a go-to set when I don't feel like coloring. I cut out and arranged on white wood grain card stock with a strip of wood grain designer paper, and scattered some sequins around. At that point I was disappointed with how high I'd set the sentiment. I wasn't going to throw it out, but it bothered me.
Well, along came the current Dies R Us "Birds" challenge and I suddenly knew how to fix it satisfactorily -- by adding the birdhouse and birds. Proportionately they're way off, but, really, does it matter?
The second card uses SU Cool Caribbean and Barely Banana. More wood grain and sequins. The sentiment is in a better position so I didn't add any extras. I was going for more of a clean, if not simple, look when I made these cards. Actually, they're simple, too, but there was some time involved, especially in the second card.
These are two-step stamps, as I'm sure you can tell, and I thought it might be pretty to do the overlay stamp in white embossing. It took extra time, but I like the result.
The inside of each card coordinates. The sentiment is from a Fiskars set called "Make a Wish Quotes". Lots of great birthday quotes in that set.
ps: This photo with Wally, his blankie, and the cherry blossoms coordinates rather nicely with the first card, don't you think?
The cherry blossoms are mostly gone from the tree now, and the few that are left are faded and limp, but there's always something else coming along in the garden. I love spring!
I'll give a full supply list below my signature. I'm glad you could take the time to stop by. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Dies R Us Birds Challenge
Stamps: SU Stippled Blossoms, Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes Paper: White woodgrain card stock, SU Whisper White for stamping, Ms Sparkle & Co wood grain designer paper Ink: Lavender Lace/Elegant Eggplant, Pink Pirouette/Pretty in Pink, Gable Green/Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, Versamark Accessories: Sequins, white embossing powder, Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die, Memory Box Contempo Birds, Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set