Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Where is Spring?

I'm soooo tired of the nasty, cold, gray, icky endless winter!! I don't think I've ever been so ready for Spring to start! Why did that dang groundhog have to see his shadow, anyway!

With that in mind, I was pretending it was Spring when I created this card. I got the layout from Mary Jo Albright on SCS. She was the featured stamper this week (FS55), and I "cased" this card of hers:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/ photo/798488?cat=500&ppuser=108913

She, in turn, got the sketch layout from Beate's WSC33. Here is a link to THAT challenge:

http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ 2008/02/01/weekend-sketch-challenge-33

(Sorry, but Blogger is being retarded and won't actually let me "link" these, so you'll hafta cut and paste! Dang!)

The finished dimensions on this baby are 4" x 8 1/2". It's a big ol' card, but I really like it!! I also incorporated TLC157, which was to use two patterned papers together.

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Provo Craft dsp
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey) and Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU)
Diecut: Cuttlebug Flower
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rain Dots, Doodlebug Jewels, 1" & 3/4" circle punch, May Arts polkadot organza ribbon, SU brad

This card was one I did for WT154. The challenge was to use a "window" of some sort in your creation. Having just come back from CHA where I created at least a zillion "window" cards as part of the make and take we did in the Spellbinders booth. We used the heart Nestabilities there, but I chose to use the great Star diecuts. It is kind of like a Nestie set, it just doesn't have a scallop set that coordinates. By rotating the five point star and recutting the window, I was able to create a 10-point star. I then layered stars, rotating them and filling in the spaces. (Using pop-up glue dots between every two layers made it more three dimensional).

This also brings me up to card #26 in my "Follow the Butterflies" challenge (see sidebar for details).

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Linen prints dsp
Stamps: Out on a Limb (Sentiment - Papertrey), Butterfly (unknown)
Diecut/machine: Spellbinders Stars, Wizard
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft, Whisper White craft
Accessories: Vanilla satin ribbon, pop-up glue dots, SU brads

I've also been busy creating things for the Spellbinders online gallery. I'll be posting them here soon! Have a great week (and think SUNSHINE!!!)


Sharon Harnist said...

Great job with the window & star layering, Wendy -- this card is awesome!

Lisa Martz said...

Both cards are just wonderful and I want spring to come, too!

Lisa Martz

Heidi Blankenship said...

Hey Wendy!
Great job on both of your cards!! They are wonderful!! BTW I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Excellent Blogger award.

KOstvig said...

pretty pretty pretty,as usual, I am also sick of Winter(cold)
& I need Spring...

Anonymous said...

Love this spring twist using the star die!! You've inspired me!


Denise said...

Your cards are so beautiful, thanks for sharing. I like the color combinations you put together.

Maureen said...

Great cards!! Especially love how you made the 10-pointed star!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

I love the long crad, so pretty! I hope that you are feeling better!

KOstvig said...

Well I know I cam and looked at this before I dont know why I didnt comment maybe I was speechless they are beautiful