Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Study: Garden Greenhouse

I like to take a single SU! set and work with it to come up with a variety of cards. Often my jumping off spot is to check out the SCS galleries to get my creative juices flowing! I think that CASING cards is a great way to expand my style and try color combos that I don't normally use. Of course, the cards are never exactly the same....I may use different products or an idea might hit me and I give the card my own twist. I thought I'd share some of these *studies* that I do...I hope these six cards inspire you as much as they've inspired me! Enjoy!!

This card by stampinfool has a bright color combo that caught my eye. These are colors I don't usually use: Only Orange and Melon Mambo. I love them here paired with white and black. I used my Pink Passion and Pixie Pink Markers along with Only Orange Ink. I stamped off the solid flowers for a softer look. I added distressing and then I ran my stamped panel through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for a fun effect.

I loved the color combo on this card by girl3boy0. The blue panel especially caught my eye. Love that tone on tone stamping. I don't have the punch she used in my possession...yet....so I changed it up a bit. I ran this stamped panel through the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, added a ribbon slide and a double butterfly for fun. Happy Birthday is by Purple Onion Designs.

This card by Kristin Moore also caught my eye. This one uses a lot of colors that I never use: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom and Bordering Blue...as well as a bunch that I do: Brocade Blue, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss. I liked the soft color scheme and decided to make a sympathy card with it. Sympathy is by Stampendous!

I totally loved this card by prchvs. I loved the distressing on the oval...very fun touch! I was looking for a smaller, more mailable bow...so decided to tie my ribbon on my butterfly punch.

This card by Upsey Daisy was a CASE and I've CASED it again! I love the background on this stamp...and then the flowers over it. I decided instead of the layers I would just make my layer a faux layer. I cut out the rectangle, trimmed it down some and re-inserted it. This makes the card flatter for mailing, with only the cut out flowers popped up. Thinking of You is by Wordsworth.

Normally I would show you a few that I was inspired to make....but to be honest, two step stamp sets are not the ones that inspire me most. I did have a fun day today though with Garden Greenhouse, thanks to these talented ladies!!!

6 comments:

Shawne said...

These are gorgeous floral cards, love the variety of colors too!

Renée said...

wow, these are all gorgeous!

Karen Lindsay said...

They're all so PRETTY! Love 'em!

Karen

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh, these are totally awesome! What a great eye you having finding these beauties then turning them into your own masterpieces! You've inspired me and I fully intend to play with this stamp set again today! Thanks for linking my card and letting me know. Love them all!

Kim said...

WOW Michelle these are all stunning girl! Love that oval on the one too! Makes it very shabby chic! Love it!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Jo said...

Wow, thanks for highlighting my card! It's been awhile since I visited SCS and I'm just catching up. You're CASE'd cards are fabulous!

J