What a beautiful day we had here yesterday. I love the warm sunny days of summer...especially when they aren't humid. I managed to spend a few hours out in the yard trying to keep my flowers looking nice, but I must say my garden is definitely feeling neglected this year!. :( At least it's still producing the veggies we planted and hasn't gone on strike! I think tomorrow I'll be picking and freezing more corn. But I still want to have a few more ears of corn on the cob for supper...yummy!
Now on to today's cards. They were inspired by two different challenges. I've been following the blog 4 Crafty Chicks for awhile, but don't think I've entered one of their challenges before. Not sure why I haven't, but I really liked the colors they had for their next challenge and started thinking about what I could do with it. Then I saw the design for The Friday Mashup and an idea popped into my head that would work for both challenges. I love it when that happens! ;)
Just a close up of the first card I made...
...and a look on the inside. Every now and then I like to use the stamp a second time before I clean it off. It's lighter and makes a nice background that can be stamped over with a saying, or even written on when you're just sending a note.
And my second card. I needed to get a birthday out of one of these. It's my niece's birthday in a few days and I thought I would send this one to her.
On the inside of this one I stamped the saying over the muted picture. I must admit the pic doesn't look as nice as the real thing. The picture is making the petals look a little funky. Oh well...
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature & On Your Birthday
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Wild Wasabi
Punces: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle & Word Window
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Ribbon: 5/8" Grosgrain in Marina Mist (retired)
Jewels: Basic Pearls