Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Delight in Life - #3 and #4

Here are my last two cards using the "Delight in Life" set from Stampin' Up! Cross another one off my list! :) (I am on a mission to use all of my retired SU! sets. I'm taking a stack of 7 - 10 sets and using them before I move on to the next stack. I'm finally making progress again.)

For this first one, I stamped the small flower three times on a piece of white cardstock. I colored them with markers. I added gems on each side of the flowers and matted with Crushed Curry cardstock. The sentiment is from another set in my stack of stamp sets to use, "Curvy Verses." I'm thinking that I am not going to make myself use all of the sentiments that I have, but I'll use several. This set consists of eight sentiment stamps.

For this second card, I stamped the flower petals using Brilliance ink. I don't use it very often, but I do really like the shimmer - which of course you can't see in the picture! The stem is from my little scraps beside my paper trimmer. I intentionally added a curve to it, but I think I should have done more of a curve so it just doesn't look "crooked." Oh well! I added a home-made enamel dot for the flower center. I stamped the sentiment using another stamp from the "Curvy Verses" set. I matted with Old Olive and added a small piece for the ground under the flower. (I had to cover up a small smudge!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


bonnie32002 said...

Wow! A 2-fer day! I like both of your creations. And no the stem on the 2nd one does not look crooked to me. Think of it as blowing in the makes me thin of movement.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I think you did a great job with both of those cards. And I didn't even pay any special attention to the stem on the second flower until after I read your description. It's FINE!

Ann Dahne said...

I love both of your cards, and the reminder to dig out Curvy Verses, as it includes some of the best sentiments ever. And the stem on the second card looks perfectly natural to me!

Leslie Miller said...

I like the row of flowers with the pearls in-between. It's a simple but effective design. Same for the second card. The stem looks very natural. The bit of curve looks just right. Love Curvy Verses and use it all the time. It's one of their best ever sentiment sets, I think.