Sunday, June 28, 2009

CPS #122 and Rennaissance By Design Stamps

It is the beginning of another week and time to show off a new Card Positioning Systems sketch card. This weeks sponsor is Rennaissance by Design Stamps. I have to say I had not heard of them before but loved the stamps I received plus the adorable way they were packaged, in a cute tin! They offer more then just stamps. My package included this wonderful, brown flourish piece that is on my first card and the amazing turquoise ribbon on my second card.
Maybe the hardest category for me to work with in cardmaking would be sympathy so I was happy to pick up this greeting for my card. One of the newer things we are seeing lately are patterned paper with cut or fancy edges. I had a scrap of this Pink Paislee paper with this amazing cut edge and it just seemed to fit the front of my card to a "T"! Does that brown, cut flourish just fit with the simple look of the butterfly and those words?I colored the butterfly stamp with two different colors of stamp pads. Because this stamp is mostly solid, the colors really show off well. Notice the brown cardstock that I used for the card base. I used a piece from The Chocolate Box by Core'dinations. This line of papers has a shade of brown on the top side and then a core of different colors. I picked a piece with a pink core and so when I sanded around the outside edges of my card, it matches all of my other accents just perfectly. Another advantage to using a card that is brown on the outside and colored on the inside is that when opened the card has a surprise on the inside of a different color plus you can stamp or write on the lighter color easier.
While my new package of stamps was out, I just had to create another card. I did received two different sets and it was pretty hard to decide which one to use so I just used both!!! I fell in love with this little tree and the cute bird with the curly tail! I hand pleated the ribbon across my card and then did a line of machine sewing to keep it in place. The buttons just seemed to work as the finishing touch.
I inked the tree and the bird with different colors of stamp pads and then embossed both of them with clear embossing powder. This just adds a richness to the solid colors. The bird is cut out and added to the tree with foam tape for added dimension and you can see my card base is another piece of cardstock from The Chocolate Box collection, this time with a turquoise core.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 122 – WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY card
Materials:
Stamps courtesy of Renaissance by Design
Laser cut flourish – courtesy of Renaissance by Design
Cardstock – Chocolate Box/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Pink Paislee
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stamp n Stuff
Colored stamp pads - Clearsnap
Sandpaper
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc

FRIENDSHIP GROWS HERE card
Materials:
Stamps courtesy of Renaissance by Design
Ribbon – courtesy of Renaissance by Design
Cardstock – Chocolate Box/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – October Afternoon

Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stamp n Stuff
Colored stamp pads - Clearsnap
Sandpaper
Buttons

13 comments:

cheryln said...

gorgeous, gorgeous cards!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Linda, they are just darling cards...

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Great cards Linda, Love the way you sewed the ribbon on the second one especially!

Lindalou said...

Both cards are great. I love the ribbon and flourish as well.

(I have found Sympathy cards particularily challenging as well. Great stamp.)

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are both just gorgeous Linda! I love those images!

(-: Heidi

Stacey Michaud said...

such pretty cards! I love them both!

Diana said...

yummy colors and design

Desire Fourie said...

These cards are gorgeous. I love the butterfly and little birdie. Hugs from Desire

ellen s. said...

the chocolate box is my favorite! they are beautiful, lynda!

dannisdoodles said...

oh linda, these are so gorgeous, wow i love these, that sympathy card made me catch my breath, so incredibly beautiful!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards! Love both the butterfly and the bird... great color combos. TFS!

dstandard said...

Another fabulous card!

wendyp said...

I'm a sucker for anything butterfly related. Absolutely adore that butterfly card!!! Beautiful cards!