Sunday, March 23, 2008

SCS FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE FS59 PICKLETREE X 2

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We attended a beautiful church service, and had a delicious outdoor meal with family. For those of you still in snow, yes, we actually ate our Easter meal outdoors with a breeze that was just perfect enough to keep the sun from becoming too warm. OK ... I'm rubbing it in! You can all rub it in to me in July and August!

This is a first ... last night I was able to create TWO cards for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge FS59! This FS Challenge features the gallery of Amy Sheffer, PickleTree on SCS. Amy's blog is Pickled Paper Designs.

Ummm .... have I ever mentioned how much I love the new Stampin' Up! Flower Fusion? I used them for both of my FS59 cards! HERE is the first card of Amy's I cased. The things I changed from Amy's original include using different colors and designer papers, and using the Flower Fusion for the center medallion instead of a stamped image.
RECIPE
Stamps: None
Paper: Bali Breeze DP, Rose Red and Taken With Teal CS
Ink: None
Embellishments: "just because" Rub-Ons from SAB Love & Happiness, Flower Fusion, Turquoise Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch
Notes: Card measures 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 4 1/4". Taken With Teal squares measure 2" x 2". Bali Breeze squares measure 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

This next card cases Amy's card HERE. I kept the very same layout, just changed up the colors, used Flower Fusion (again!) instead of stamped flowers, and used a Rub-On sentiment from A Perfect Day (Occasions Mini) instead of a stamped sentiment.

RECIPE
Stamps: None
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, and Taken With Teal CS
Ink: None
Embellishments: "You're so Sweet" Rub-On from A Perfect Day (Occasions Mini), Flower Fusion, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template

20 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Both of them are FABULOUS Nancy! I love them! I'm so into those flower fusions too...lol
I'm going to case your second card for sure!! :)

It's not HOT here like there but we are in the 40's....that's a HEAT WAVE for us.

Glad you had a nice Easter!

Deborah said...

Yummy and bright! Both cards are fantastic! Deb

Mauna said...

Your sure are making me sorry I haven't ordered any fusion flowers yet! These are great cards.

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Both cards are super! I love your take on Amy's cards!

fran said...

These are great! Glad to hear you had a nice Easter!

StampMom said...

WOW, these are high impact cards, love all the color and your layering of the felt flowers. So beautiful!

Alexandra said...

These cards are fantastic Nancy, fun, bright colors and ooooh, how I love those felt flowers!! Totally rockin' cards, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Wendy said...

I'm going to have to try these color combinations! These are really eye-catching! Love them.

JenMarie said...

Oooh, So GORGEOUS!!

Dottie K. said...

Oh so pretty - love those flowers. :)

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy, I LOVE both cards! Those Flower fusions are awesome aren't they!!

Rhonda Beadell said...

I have yet to use a felt flower - but not for long. These are the best samples I've seen yet!

Jackie Pedro said...

I am inspired to break out my Flower Fusion flowers after seeing these darling cards, Nancy!!

Heather P. said...

I'm such a hoarder of my Flower Fushion flowers... Ack! I just ~hate~ to part with any of them. :)

Gorgeous cards! Love how they turned out...

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and what you've done with those felt flowers is magnificent!

corinnesomerville said...

Gorgeous....as usual my friend !!

Cyndi said...

Love both the cards!! Thanks for the gorgeous RAK! It made my day after a long drive back!!

Riley said...

Nancy, these cards are fabulous! Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog! I have added a link to yours :)

Lovetostamp6 said...

Gorgeous cards Nancy, Hope you had a nice Easter. Jennifer :)

Amy G. said...

These are so colorful and so pretty! Great job with the flowers! Sounds like you had a nice Easter! We had nice weather too! Lucky for us southerners! ;)