Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hexagon Shapes and Flowers

I am using mostly PaperTrey, Inc stamps on both of my cards that I want to share with you today.  Why, because I love their stamps!
 This hexagon shape stamp is from the Rosie Posie set.  It is one of the lines of shapes, I just stamped it repeatedly to fill my card.
 I stamped it all in the orange color and then on a separate piece of paper I stamped it in a few other colors.  I just cut out single shapes and added them over the orange stamped ones. Some were added with foam tape so there is dimension. Then I added some buttons in the middles of some of the shapes.
 For my next card, I used the color combo in the Play Date Cafe challenge and...
 The retro sketch as well as the Cas-ual Fridays challenge to do a card with flowers. 
 I never would have used these colors together if it had not been for that challenge and I so love how it turned out.
 Again, I used the Rosie Posie set.  Two different sizes of the flower and I thought I needed to add the green leaves although the green isn't in the color combo.  The sentiment is so sweet, it is from Stepping Stones stamps.
 That yummy decorative border is created with a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch, #918.
Gotta share a few photos too...
 One of my favorite flowers are Fuchia's and these beauties are blooming in my yard right now.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

18 comments:

Jackie Rockwell said...

I struggled with the colors in The Play Date challenge. The way you used them looks FANTASTIC! Love your take on the sketch as well. So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the colors and loving those hexagons with the added buttons on the first one!! Your flowers are gorgeous! I loveeeeeee all that pink!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! I'm lovin' those hexagons to pieces right now! And the bit of gingham, paired with the sunshine, on your PDCC take is the perfect touch of country and whimsy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

And I'm so jealous of your fuschia! They are one of my all-time favorite flowers! I got them to grow beautifully, when I lived in Colorado, but I've had a tough go of it here in Kansas. Sigh. They're absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

cnelson said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOOOOOVE these cards and photos!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Beautiful cards AND what gorgeous flowers , I love how u always add such amazing photos after your cards ..hugs

Virginia L. said...

Love your card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, Linda! The layering and details are fabulous! The added gems are absolutely delightful! I'm glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So lovely, Linda! Your special touches are perfect. :)

Tina said...

Fantastic cards! love them all!

Jingle said...

These are great!

Jennifer said...

Linda, both of these cards are fabulous! Love how you combined the challenges and I can really see the inspiration of each in your work.

Fuschias are some of my faves, too, and I'm soooo jealous that you can grow them where you are! I buy a hanging basket of them every year for my patio but our summers are too hot for them to last! :(

Thanks also for the sweet comment you left on my blog -- was so glad to have you stop by!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous cards! LOVE the buttons in the hexagons :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are super gorgeous! Especially that first card! Loooove all the hexagons there! Very very nice! And, like you, I am also totally in love with this set!!
Hugs, Wendy

Ruby said...

Both lovely cards, especially your second one, so very pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards and photos! Going to check out Papertrey's stamps (like I need more!)

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! Love, love, love me some PTI goodness! I absolutely adore what you did with the hexagons, and beautiful design with that color palette, too. I would not think to use those colors together, but they are SO eye catching! Love your flower photos, too. How wonderful to have those blooming in your yard!

Gina Lideros said...

I love Paper Trey's stamps too. How fun, love the hexagon!

Bethany said...

Congrats on your PDCC win!

Julie Day said...

Fab cards! Love that flower image on the second one :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!