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Sep 3, 2009

Whiff of Joy - 2 cards

Hi all, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you had a wonderful day. Mine has been good, even though I am having a cold. But I am not complaining as my husband has it worse than me. It was also a very exiciting day, it was my daughter's first day of preschool and open house at my son's school.

Today I have two cards to share with you. I normally don't post two at the same time, but this is for a special occasion.

The lovely Katharina from Whiff of Joy is looking for a guest designer and since they have the most adorable stamps, I really wanted to give it a try. You can read all about the Guest Designer Call here. We can submit as many projects as we wanted, so I decided to make two cards for now to show off my style. I really have two styles, I believe, one tends to be sort of vintage, and another one is fresh with no distressing. As you can see, I love adding lots of details to my cards.

Here is the first card.

The first card was made using my most favorite Whiff of Joy Stamp, Willow with umbrella. I colored it with copics. The front part of the umbrella was cut out and adhered with a dimensional in the middle for a 3d look. Designer Paper is from My minds eye and card stocks used are chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, soft sky and white. I computer generated the sentiment, cut it out and tucked it underneath the flower. I also did some sewing around the edges, I just love the look of stitches on distressed cards. The complete recipe can be read below.

And here is the second card.

On this card I used my favorite party animal collection image, Henry celebrating mouse. I just love his big smile!! Again I used copics to color the image, cut it out and framed it with a scallop circle nestabilities shape. Designer Paper is from DCVW, and cards stocks are SU. I embellished with some ribbon, paper flowers and buttons, and added a little bit of stickles to the image. Again the recipe is below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you liked the cards and please wish me luck!

Recipe card 1:
Stamps: Willow with umbrella (whiff of joy), sentiment computer generated
Ink: memento tuxedo black, close to cocoa for sponging, copics for coloring
Paper: choc. chip,
tempt. turquoise, whisper white, soft sky, my minds eye DP
Accessories and tools: grosgrain ribbon, prima flowers, buttons, linen thread, tulle, charm heart and tiny flower charms for the corners, paper doily, sewing machine, sizziz flourish, big kick

Recipe card #2
Stamps: Henry Celebrating Mouse (Whiff of Joy), sentiment Hero Arts
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, basic gray, copics for coloring
Paper: basic gray, whisper white, real red, pretty in pink, sweet stack DP (DCWV)
Accessories and tools: grosgrain ribbon, buttons, linen thread, stickles Martha Stewart cornflower punch, sizzix flourish, big kick, nestabilities circle scallops, scallop border punch.


Crafting Queen said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the colouring. Anesha

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful cards! Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you do absolutely lovely work! Best of luck with the design team!

Jackie said...

Oh I love them both, but the top one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Cindy said...

Both cards are beautiful!! The top one is my favorite! It is so "girly". I love all of the details. Love the crochet work!!
Wish my Gram was still here, she'd be whipping up tons of crochet things for me!!

sarahw said...

I love both of them! So great! Good luck on the DT.

Melody said...

Really well done cards with such cute images!

paige said...

Wonderful cards Ellie! Good luck to you with the design team!

Vicki said...

Great cards, Ellie! Such a super job with the coloring and embellishments! Blessings to you and your little ones as they start their school year!

cheryl said...

2 stunning cards so much detail just love them good luck with teh GD love cheryl xxx

Michelle said...

these cards are wonderful!

dolls like us said...

I liked the first card the best but i liked the second card also .

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Ellie!! That mouse is my favorite WOJ stamp!!

Alicia said...

Ellie beautiful cards I think both of your styles fit the whiff of joy style of images. Good luck

Emma said...

Wow another 2 stunning cards, both totally gorgeous.
Good luck with the call and hope your cold clears up very soon.
Emma x