Monday, January 21, 2008

Some 3-day weekend cards!

Weekends are really the only time I have to stamp, so I made sure to make extra time this long weekend! I received an order from Ellen Hutson this week, so I knew I had to get the stamps all inky! The images are just so great for coloring with Copics, so that was where I started.

The colors in this cupcake card were inspired by the ribbon. I bought it at Mikel's on Saturday with a gift certificate I got for Christmas. Thanks, Bestey! Anyway, I thought the colors would make a sunny and happy base for these yummy looking cupcakes.

I colored the image and added dots on the frame with a gel pen and added 'cherries' on top with Burgandy Stickles. While that dried, I Cuttlebugged the background with the dots folder. I like how the dots on the frame are echoed in the background, patterned paper, and ribbon,...kinda ties everything together.

I have always liked geraniums, so this stamp was a no-brainer when I added it to my cart! I colored the image and went from there with picking card stock colors. I really like the Real Red against the Certainly Celery. They compliment each other without being overbearing. The dotted paper and gingham ribbon add the perfect 'country' touches to a laid back card.

I can't believe it is time to start Valentine's! I feel like I JUST finished my Christmas cards! Basic Grey paper was my staring point for this card and it came together really quickly. The image was again colored with Copics and the hearts have Crystal Effects on them for added interest. Nothing too inventive on this card, just a nice basic creation!

And, lastly, I was asked by a woman at work to make some thank you cards for her sister. Penny's brother-in-law is in the hospital and the family has received some donation and needed cards to send. So, since I knew I was going to be making quite a few, I wanted to keep the design simple. I used my oval Nestabilites and stamped Thank You from Warmest Regards in Black Craft ink. A simple ribbon pulls it all together.

I hope you enjoyed the cards I created and hope you enjoy your long weekend as much as I did!


Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, these cards are beautiful, one is lovelier than the other.

TheBombria's said...

All of your cards are absolutely adorable Sarah.......especially that cupcake one!!! I think that the last time that I stamped for my own enjoyment was at the get together which was soooooo long ago! And love your new blog header!!

Janine said...

These are all very nicely done. Love the Lockhart stamps. They are some of my favorites.