Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Retro Sketches meets Krafty Girls

Today I have two cards for you with two totally different stamp sets. I feel like I need to get double posts done all week to catch up. Cue the Indiana Jones music - here come June, lol!!

First up is a quick but cute I CHAIRish you card done with the Stella WOTG set (wonder why that one was on my desk...). I used the sketch from RetroSketches for this card. You have until Thursday at midnight to play - go on out there and check out the amazing cards!

For the tag I used a long shape from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. I stamped around the edge with Black ink using the small flower from the set. I also stamped that onto the scalloped border I attached to the bottom of the card. I covered my tag in grey dots from the Dotty for You paper packet (only available one more day...my heart is breaking). The file frame on the right of my tag and the heart at the top are also Art Philosophy.

I stamped the chair in Black ink and colored it in using Tulip, Smoothie, and Grey Flannel markers. I fussy cut the chair out, then added a row of Mocha Opaques to the bottom (like nailheads) before popping it up on my card with 3-D Foam tape.

Here you can see the stitch stamp that I used in the background instead of adding another layer of paper. I just love a good stitch stamp! I w2rapped the top of my tag in Baker's Twine and added a few sparkles and Pearl Opaques to bling it up!

I also have another June SOTM card for you. This time I used the Krafty Girls Kopy Kat Challenge - the idea was to stamp lift someone else's design. There were a bunch of cute cards to choose from, but I chose the last card by Amy. Amy's card was an adorable trio of red hearts on Kraft with Pink accents.

I liked the design of her card, so I filled it in with three paper pieced birds from my current fav, June SOTM. I used the Dotty For You and Stella papers, plus black Mini Medley Ribbon and Bakers Twine.

Wiggly eyes make my heart happy. Just sayin...

Take a closer peek at the birds cute little beaks. Can you see what it is?


I used old heart eyelets from my stash for the beaks! I attached them with my Cropadile, then used 3-D foam tape to pop up the birds. I added Liquid Glass to the centers of the Eyelets and clipped their heads down to the eyelet until it dried. This may be the only time I've been in my stamp room wishing for clothespins!

Blog Hop for June SOTM starts June 1st, so I'll see ya back here then!



Ooh - if you have a sec, I'd really appreciate your vote! Go over to the left column and like me on Facebook (in case you haven't already...hi, Stamping Rules Friends!!). Then go to my page on FB - you'll find the link there to vote for my triple bird card that's in the contest from the link. I'm pretty sure you have to be on FB to vote - so I hope I'll see you there! Thanks a bunch!!

6 comments:

Rockwell Designs said...

Both cards are wonderful! The one for RetroSketches is so unique—LOVE it! The paper pieced chair is beautiful! LOVE the colors in this card too!!! So glad you played in this week's RetroSketches challenge!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What an adorable bird card! I love googly eyes as well :) Thanks so much for joining us at Krafty Girls!

Stacey
Krafty Girls DT

Arcy Scraps said...

Both cards are beautiful! The bird card is just gorgeous! I love all of the colors/paper you used! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us Krafty Girls!
♥ Cyndy

Maribel said...

These cards are so much fun! I love your take on Amy's card. These little birds are so cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!
Maribel

Ruth G said...

Super fun and sweet! I really like them both! TFS!

Jennifer said...

Very very cute. I love the patterns. Thanks for playing with us over at Krafty Girls.

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