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Monday, June 8, 2009
Happy Monday Morning to you all!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Although the girls are suffering with some real allergy issues here and are not feeling too well, the weather was perfect!!!! Gorgeous!! I had the opportunity to play in my gardens. Woohoo! I did some stamping as well but not too much...


Today I would like to share with you two cards that I have made. The first is using the newest release from Our Daily Bread Designs- Ask Seek Knock. Most of the materials used are items available at ODBD including the Wisteria Dp (Basic Grey), Flowers Soft (Baby Blue and Ivory), Flowersoft wire and glue, Martha Stewart Classic Butterflies, EK Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Label 1 and 3 nestabilities from Spellbinders and Hero Arts Pearls. The only items not from ODBD is the cardstock, three leaf punch (MS), and blue ribbon. I so love the Basic Grey Wisteria Paper. A card with this dp would look delish even without the flowersoft. I do like the added texture the flowersoft gives the card though. I used SC's Wednesday's SC231 for the sketch and layout. I love the verses in this Ask Seek Knock set. They are perfect for Thinking of you cards! This card is being sent to a friend who is going through some life changes right now. When we are going through tough times, we often try to rely on our own strength. I hope this is an encouragement to her.
Card 1 Recipe
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria, Lily Pond Bazzill, Bitter Chocolate Bazzill, Very Vanilla CS
The second card is just a fun card I made before going to church yesterday. I participated in the Featured Stamper challenge (FS122) "Casing Kisa". Kisa had a lot of wonderful cards but after perusing her awesome gallery I chose this card to case: . I change the stamp used, colors, and added a sentiment. Many times I sew on my card, since this was a case, I used faux stiching instead of the real deal (LOL). I colored the image with a combo of copics and prisma color pencils and gamsol (since I don't have a very large selection of copics). I did not have black brads like Kisa's card had so I created my own by inking up silver brads and embossing them in black. The background panel is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder. I thought it went perfect with the bubbles. For the bubbles, I used liquid applique on some of them to make them look like soap suds. Penny Black has so many cute images and I have been missing stamping with them so I thought I just better ink some of these babies up for some added fun. This one is from Penny Black's Clear stamp set "Bubbly". I also have this in a separate wooden stamp but it is much bigger than this!!

Card Recipe 2:

Stamps: Penny Black- Bubbly

Paper: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Black and White CS

Accessories: Black Embossing Powder and Brads, EK Success Fleur De Lis Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder, Blue ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Liquid Applique, Copics, Prisma Color pencils and Gamsol

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed today's post. I so appreciate all the wonderful comments and the smiles each one gives me. I look forward to do some blog hopping today to leave some love for others and to be inspired. Have a great Monday!! Tomorrow I will be back with another intriguing sketch challenge for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

hugs and blessings,



bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Chris, Card 1 is beautiful, love the background and the Scripture is so meaningful! The 2nd card is so cute, love the bubbles you make on the card!

Crystal said...

Love these cards... gorgeous colors and layering ! Great job on the tub and on the flower soft !

Tina said...

Gorgeous cards Chris, so much texture and detail.

Sue said...

Beautiful texture ideas on both cards. Love the blues on the Penny Black card. Always amazed at how many images I have never seen and I have alot of them haha! Very nice cards.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

the first one is like out of a magazine... it's soooo beautiful.

the cat is way too much fun. looks like he's gonna be in there a llllooonnnggg time! LOL.


Michelle said...

Chris - both cards are amazing but that first one is my fav!! I just bought some flower soft but haven't had a chance to use it yet!! I love the colors and all the wonderful details - very, very pretty!!

HOpe the girls are doing better soon!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful cards,gorgeous colours and details!!!

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jackie said...

Too stinkin' cute Chris! I love both cards but the cat one is my fave!!! That image is adorable and you colored it so wonderfully! tfs!!!

Jodi said...

These are 2 very terrific and awesome cards!! I love your eye for detail and all of what you add to your cards! You always do such a fabulous job!
Jodi =)

Carolyn said...

Hi Chris!!

I love both of these cards. They are equally as beautiful as each other. Although, I find the first one very creative and unique. I think you are so awesomely talented.


Kimmie0270 said...

Amazing textures - and your stitch work on the first card is beyond beautiful!

Connie said...

OMGoodness, Chris!! Your flower soft card is just out of this world amazing!! Your second card is totally adorable too!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris your use of Flower Soft makes me want to buy some right away! Stunning!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWIE, girl!! You never cease to amaze me. That flower soft looks FANTASTIC with the Wisteria paper...I'm gonna HAVE to HAVE to HAVE to try that! Love the bubbles on the cat card too. Super cute!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both awesome! Love the dimension with the flower soft and liquid applique..beautiful touches!

Danni said...

First card is just gorgeous! Wow! Second one is so cute!! Wonderful job!
Hope your girls feel better soon!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Roberta Laliberte said...

This is just too cute Chris! Wowzers!THe little cotton balls OMG!


Lovely Linda said...

Chris - what a talent you are, both these cards are fabulous - your scripture one is just 'divine' on many levels, you do these cards so well....and the cat card - adorable, my 11 year old would love this - she is the 'Bath Queen' in our house and a bit of a stamper herself!! Fabulous - God bless you!!

Crystal said...

Chris oh my I LOVE both of these....the first one...wowzars, the stitching the are amazing...and your other one is just way TOOO CUTE for words!! hugs!

Emma said...

What beautiful cards Chris, so elegant and uplifting in their own special ways. I would also like to thank you for your thoughtful comments on my blog - they mean so much to me.

Thank you x

Aimes said...

Wow I love both your cards - both very different but loving them both still! So much attention to detail!
Love the background on your first creation and the soap suds on your second are so cute!
Stamping Hugs,

Judy Rozema said...

Wonderful job on both, Chris!! You have such an eye for detail!

Anonymous said...

WOW Chris!! Both of these cards are just amazing!! I love your take on the sketches for both cards and I adore the bubblebath!! TEE!

Nicola said...

Wowza what awesome creations, you should be running your own company with your expertise Chris. As you know your work always blows me away and your attention to detail can´t be beaten sweetie.
Nicola -x-


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