Sunday, November 16, 2008

Featured Stamper day!

I love Sundays! After making a yummy breakfast for the family, I had time to browse through today's Featured Stamper's gallery. Today it is Kendra! What a fun gallery she has. I was very inspired by this cute card. I kept the clean look, brads and layout. I changed the color scheme, ribbon placement, added an extra layer, and stamp set.
I used the inspiration to make a little gift set of cards. My sister is giving away my sets to some of her friends this Christmas, so I have to get crack-a-lackin'!! This set has 2 birthday (one masculine, one feminine), 2 thank you cards and 1 any occasion. I used different colors of cardstock, inks and ribbons for the set. I like how they came out. Cute, but not too overdone. Took me on and off all day to do the 5, but I was interrupted quite a bit.
For most of the cards I used Verve's Abundant Blessings for the images, Petals and Stems for the butterfly and various Verve sets for the sentiments. To get both colors on the flower/cat tail images, I inked up the tips and then used a marker for the stems. For the masculine birthday card, I used Verve's Polka Stars set which are punched out with the large and small SU star punches. The large and red stars are on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Verve's Happy Thoughts. The ribbons are from SU, Strano Designs and May Arts. The brads and burlap string are from Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts.
In case you missed it, I am giving away some SUPER blog candy. Scroll down to the next post for all the deets!
P.S. If anyone knows how I can get my pictures to post bigger, please let me know. I have them load to the "large" size... I am thinking it's how I save them in Photoshop Element. I save them at 800 pixels. Any suggestions are welcome!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - abundant blessings, petals and stems, polka stars, happy thoughts
Paper - night of navy, bordering blue, banana, cranberry crisp, more mustard, artichoke, river rock, ridinghood red white
Accessories - various ribbons, brads, bling, swiss dots EF, large and small star punches, red brads, burlap string


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12 comments:

  1. They all look really beautiful !

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  2. Absolutely love these cards. I will have to do some similar. Simple with clean lines works for me. TFS

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  3. What gorgeous cards!! WOWZER!!

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  4. These are all just fabulous Michelle, I especially love the fibers on the birthday card!

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  5. Oh beautiful cards! I love the clean and simple look but they still are FABULOUS!!

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  6. Very pretty set of cards! I usually save my cards in Photoshop too. But it is already a big size (800), maybe try to make it bigger... Or may be take a picture of some details of the cards, or crop them in Photoshop if you want to accent something and make bigger size... Really don't know, but hope this will help. But I love pictures of your cards the way how they are!

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  7. Very pretty Michelle! My grandma asked me to make gift sets too so I may just have to CASE these.

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  8. Love the simple lines of these cards. Also love the different looks you've given each one by changing the colours you've used. :)

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  9. Oooooh I LOVE the set and star card you came up with using this layout!! Great job GF!!

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  10. All of your cards are gorgeous, Michelle!! I love the beautiful images and colors you've used for them!!

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  11. what a beautiful card set, love all the variations

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