Monday, April 7, 2008

Lavender & Gray

Good Monday Morning to ya = ) ! Isn't this a fun color combo? So crisp and clean. Lavender Lace, Going Gray, Basic Gray & Whisper White :) !! Quick post today, to share a couple cards...The first one is for Beate's weekend sketch, WSC42...great sketch and perfect for my new Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. Also used my new Twill background stamp. I tried a little trick that Cami did with this BG stamp... I stamped the Twill BG stamp once vertically, then re-inked, turned the stamp horizontally, and re-stamped. It makes the background look like gingham! Isn't that fun? I don't know about you, but sometimes it's hard for me to make a card without DP. For this card, I made my own DP using the little flower stamp and the twill (good to remember...yes, we can make cards without DP, it IS possible, lol!). I thought white eyelets would look great with this crisp clean little card, but they ended up looking too plain. So, I popped some tiny self adhesive rhinestones in the centers, and it brought them to life and coordinated nicely the the purple rhinestone brad I used with the sentiment =)!!

For this next card, I used a lot of the same supplies, but switched to the Blooming with Love set. I've really enjoyed this set and especially like this little watercan image...there's a sweet simplicity about it. I stamped a couple flowers in and around the can then stamped that same flower image around the edges of the sentiment piece~


Tomorrow is April 8th, so I'll be posting my Divine Design Bible Challenge project tomorrow, along with the other Scrpiture Chicks! Fun stuff, can't wait to show you :) !!!

Supplies for the first card~ Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Twill BG Paper: Lavender Lace, Basic Gray, Whisper White Ink: Going Gray, Lavender Lace, Basic Gray Accessories: 1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle punches, Gray Taffeta ribbon, Purple rhinestone brad, White eyelets, Cropadile, Kaiser self-adhesive purple rhinestones

Supplies for the 2nd card~ Stamps: Blooming with Love, Twill BG stamp Paper: Lavender Lace, Basic Gray, Whisper White Ink: Black Stazon, Lavender Lace, Basic Gray Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 3/8" & Scallop Circle punches, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, SU markers in Certainly Celery, Amethyst & Lavender Lace & Copic markers in Neutral Gray & Cool Gray, Light green Stickles, Gray Taffeta ribbon

Happy Monday & Happy Stamping :)

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

I love the gray and lavender! Very soft and pretty looking cards.

Have a great day!

tonya said...

Both of these cards turned out so great!! I love the color combos, and even more so I love the inspiration of making background/designer papers, your eye is so keen in that department!! Thank you for sharing!!!

nancy littrell said...

Sweet, crisp and simple card designs using such a beautiful color combo. Maybe Jeani and I will be able to CASE....we are all having a blast. Going to the beach again today :-) TFS your beauties......

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful cards! I like the color combo. I'm new to your site, what is a Divine Design Bible challenge?

Amy said...

I really like that grey ribbon. I need some! Great cards! I'm inspired to do something with purple and white.

Michele said...

Just love that first card, Nancy! Well, I love them both, but particularly that first one! I really should try some square cards... never have, but I think it's time. Oh yeah, it's time. :)

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Patti Gingrich said...

Nancy, your cards are so pretty. What a great color combination! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

mochamama said...

just love these colors!! The cards are beautiful

Karen said...

Great cards. I very rarely use any purples in my cards. I think I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

LeAnne said...

Very cute, I NEVER use lavender, but after seeing these, maybe I will force myself to step out of my box!!
Love that Twill background, too.
LeAnne

Charmingdesigns said...

I came over from Cami..Love the color of these cards. That twill background is great. laurie

Lori Craig said...

hmmmmm, JAW DROPPING! Gorgeous color combo, and I'm a tad bit envious of your Kaiser bling... that was such a fun, fun booth at CHA! Gorgeous, Nancy!

ScrappyHappy said...

This card is so peaceful! The colors are wonderful!

Nancy Riley said...

Oh Nancy! This color combo is incredible! Both cards are so springy and fresh .. love them! Thanks for the tip on the Twill Background Stamp .. I didn't know you could create gingham with it (I love love love gingham!).

Gail said...

Nancy, what a beautiful card. I love the colors. This card would brighten anyone's day. You are very gifted. Gail :0)