I have returned from the wilderness and have been busy cleaning up the mess that is my craft room. It's pretty bad in here! I usually only get home long enough to make a mess and then back to the camper.
Since my card stock took a holiday last week and didn't come camping with me I was pretty frustrated but the crafting gods took pity on me and sent my hubby out of town and now I have a WHOLE WEEK to play! Better not spend this week sleeping!
So this morning I was inspired to make a couple of cards and decided to use the same layout (why change it if it ain't broken?) and make two using the same colors (almost) and the same idea! It worked out beautifully if I do say so myself.
Have a little lookie poo!
Is this not Gorgeous?
I used Off the Grid for the Background. I stamped it in Coastal Cabana, which is the same color card stock. I embossed the flowers from Fabulous Florets, in White embossing powder. I sponged them using Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Summer Starfruit (this color is starting to grow on me) and I colored the leaves in with a Pistachio Pudding marker.
Oh and I used the Sponge Daubers instead of sponges as I find them better for controlled sponging.
I stamped the sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar. This card was sponged and cut out by hand, so if you don't enjoy fussy cutting then this card is not for you lol.
Now on to the other card -
As you can tell this one is the same but very different! I used Gorgeous Grunge for the back ground and Flower Shop and also Papillion Potpourri. I embossed the flowers in White embossing powder and sponged the flowers in the same colors as before but I did change the Strawberry Slush color to Crisp Cantaloupe. Now for the BIG change! Every one of these images were punched out! I used the Flower Shop punch and the Petite Butterfly punch. Can you say Easy?
I colored the butterflies in Pistachio Pudding and used them as leaves. I added another butterfly to the center of the flower closest to the sentiment.
Time to do this one about 10 minutes, time for the first card, Oh double that and a few more. lol.
So simple and so Fun! Here's a close up of the flowers -
Well that's my share for today! I figured since I have been so absent lately you deserved two cards today. I thank Colleen aka the Blog Hogger, for her contributions. She has been a life saver and I love the cards and the tutorial she posted for all of us.
Have a great day, I am off to see if I can more cleaning done.
Not Layin About (almost Layout) hugs!