Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Tropical Party and I create Summer inspired cards

Hi all!
I'm back again with some more summery cards... as we are moving into Autumn here, it seems weird that I've had a sudden flash of summer inspiration... I blame the weather, it isn't autumny yet, still quite summery
I am entering this card into the Less is More challenge, which was to make a one layer card which was off the edge. I have used a few ink colours with the leaves, and the masking technique to get the leaves to sit 'behind' the flowers. The sentiment is from Upsy Daisy, and is a very versatile in what style it can be used on. I like how this card turned out. 
The second card I have to show you, utilising the stamps from Tropical Party, is one I made on Wednesday with Kim, it is actually an almost direct case on a card I made a little while ago. 
This time, I embossed the trees in black, and chalked instead of inked the background. The sentiment is also different, this time using the Sale-a-bration set So Happy For You, which I don't use nearly enough... Anyway, the football is going to start soon, and I have to get some uni work done before settling down to watch the game... so, until next time
Happy Stamping!

18 comments:

Gemma said...

WOW Jess!! Love both cards but my favourite is the first one - fantastic one layer card!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty off the edge flowers~

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Just BRILLIANT . . .both cards . . . but top one is my fave!
Hugs, Sandra (thanks for visiting me too!) xxx

Jan said...

Love this Jess it's beautiful xx Jan

Stamps and Paper said...

Jess a really pretty card.

Anne

Mandi said...

Hi jess
aNother great submission,. love the colours
the masking technique is so simple but effective isn't it
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Jo said...

Both your cards are great, such lovely colours. Jo x

Viv said...

Great cards, so colourful too, well done.Thanks for comments on mine also:O) Viv xx

Kathyk said...

Two LOVELY cards from you

Kathyk

My name is Wynneth said...

Two gorgeous cards Jess.
hugs
wynneth
x

ding said...

Really lovely perfect "summery" cards....made me think of sunshine which is great as it's raining here in the UK at the mo!
Diane x

Chrissie said...

I love your off the edge card. The stamping and masking is so effective!
Thanks so much for joining us. See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Jess, your card is so tropical and summery! Love it!

Susie Sugar said...

2 Fab cards great colouration
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Faith A said...

This is brill such a bright and cheery card, love it.

Caroline Hallett said...

your card made me think of Hawaai - lovely tropical colours - great CAS card

Sasha said...

This is a lovely effective card. Love your masking and the colours.

Aileen said...

Great colours in your card. I've yet to try the masking idea. x