Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, March 14, 2011

Perfectly Tempting Daffodils

Hi Friends! More from my Stampin' Sleepover.

I encouraged the girls to come up with their own color challenge. They were initially stumped, but then came up with some lovely spring ideas! Today, I'll feature Lauren's combo: Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise,and Daffodil Delight.

The pictures are a little off...Bruce, aka photographer and hubby, was gone when we made these cards. The lighting around noon on a cloudy day wasn't great...but you'll get the idea! Oh, another note: my watermark indicates I made these,but the girls really did. I don't have time to adjust my watermark (can barely remember how!)

Since Lauren came up with the colors, I'll show hers first: Wow! I love how she embossed the lower panel of plum with the vintage wallpaper impressions folder, and used a few rhinestone jewels for a touch of bling. She wasn't sure what image to use, but when she saw this great stamp from All Holidays, it was perfect! The ticket corner punch adds a nice detail. SU markers were used to color the different words. The top half features Greenhouse Gala DSP. She added some daffodil satin ribbon and a non-SU ribbon to finish off the card.

Jenna decided to CASE a card I made with the Sale-a-Bration set "Bliss." She helped me clear some stash,as she used a retired striped grosgrain ribbon, and polka dot turquoise dsp from last summer's Tropical Party. She stamped the butterfly and flower, then added some pearl basic jewels. Love these things! She decided to use a plain layer of daffodil (not patterned) so the polka dots on the turquoise would stand out more. Smart girl! This card just make me wish for spring even more! card. Since the girls had chosen plum and turquoise card bases, I went with daffodil. I just got this stamp set, Morning Cup, and decided to play. I embossed the white layer with the square lattice folder, and added a layer of Greenhouse Gala DSP on the outside and inside. I used my markers to color the tea cups, which were stamped with stazon ink. The image was punched out with the large decorative label punch, and another piece of turquoise also punched out. I cut out the middle, then attached the side pieces on the back (great tip from Mary Fish's blog.)The sentiment was tiny, so I actually cut of the ends of the word window and modern label punches. I added brads from the bright collection, as well as daffodil and turquoise (retired) ribbon. Hope you like it!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. I love the bright color combos! The layout on the second card i just divine - greast stuff!

  2. Great cards, I especially like the teacups/coffee cups. Love the look of your blog too. Very crisp!

  3. All of these are lovely! What a great color combo for spring.

  4. All of the cards are great, Kim! I especially like your "cup" card with the beautiful coloring you did. Sounds like you all had a fun time! :)

  5. That color combo really works. I love your tea card!! I'm a sucker for a cup!!