Thursday, August 21, 2008

Finally, New Cards...


I finally got these two cards done last night.....I've been to medical appointments and starting to get ready for school, so I haven't been doing much creating lately . I think I was more consistent with my blogging when I was at school - go figure.

Anyway - This first floral card is for last weeks Inspiration Challenge from Athleta Swimwear. I chose the top that's shown in the thumbnail. I embossed the flowers on
Glossy paper using the Craft Ink and Clear Embossing powder. To add the bit of white I embossed the flowers in white on the coloured paper I'd chosen and used dimensionals to attach them.

This second card is a total case from Stephanie at Inkgenious Inkling. I loved the way she used the word window as a way to use up scrap pieces of designer paper - which I'm sure we all keep waiting to use them - not waste them.

I don't think I've completely lost my mojo, but I'm certainly going with the plain and simple cards lately. HOWEVER - I got my big Stampin' Up! Order yesterday full of new wonderful stuff. I've unpacked it, but I HAVE to do some cleaning, school work and Knee exercises before I play!
Thanks for stopping by - Have a great day - JOAN

12 comments:

Ila said...

These are both Gorgeous cards Joan...but don't look a bit simple to me....Oh.. there is nothing like getting a parcel full of new goodies!..Have a Great Day!!

beate said...

Both cards look great, Joan!
Hugs and smiles

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the colour combo on the 1st one

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous interpretation of the swimwear Joan and I love the window punch card, a great reference to all the great SU dp too! Look forward to seeing your work with all your new goodies, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Alexandra said...

these are beautiful Joan - and what a fabulous way to use the word window punch, looks awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty cards! I love the second one using scraps-it's really nice!!

Ana Baird said...

Gorgeous and fantastic cards!

Deb Neerman said...

These are beautiful!!

I think I'm gonna have to CASE your CASE of Steph's card; I love this idea! Great way to get some mileage outta my word window punch, too! It's a win-win!

TFS!

Rleen said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the color combo and the flowers in the first card. And I love the design of the second card. Awesome job!

Cassie said...

WOW! Love this card -

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a pretty challenge card! And the Word Window Punch Card.............SMASHING!!!! You're so creative!!!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Cool cards- especially the 2nd one. I don't have the punch but I love that idea to use a punch to use scrap papers.